The Bengal Bomb Squad have teamed with The Elf Pack (Cleveland Browns tailgate) to support Cancer Free Kids! At both the Cleveland and Cincinnati tailgates, we’ll be passing around our “Smack Talk Football” … sign it with some pregame smack, and then bid to buy one of the balls! All of the proceeds from the auctions go directly to Cancer Free Kids!
CancerFree KIDS was founded by Ellen and Sam Flannery after their baby daughter was diagnosed with cancer at 5 months of age. Today, due to advances in cancer research and the grace of God, that baby is a healthy high school student. But there is much work to do.
This is an exciting time in cancer research. The Director of the National Cancer Institute has said, “We can now say with certainty we know the road to take, the only question is the speed at which we proceed along that road.” In other words, curing cancer is no longer the impossible dream. It is simply a matter of money ~ enough money to continue the research in the labs, to translate that research into clinical trials, and to bring the treatments to the general public so everyone can benefit. All of the vast improvements in the way we diagnose, treat and cure cancers have come as the result of research and we need money to continue down the path with increased speed.
Why is pediatric cancer research so important to all of us? Saving every precious child’s life is first and foremost. In addition, research on childhood cancers gives us insight into all kinds of cancer and often has important applicability to adult cancers. Unfortunately, research on childhood cancers is extremely under-funded as compared to adult cancers.
All proceeds generated by our annual Draft Party TAILgate are donated to the Butler County Animal Friends Humane Society! In addition, a portion of our tailgate donations are donated towards the sponsorship of a kennel at their shelter!
Our mission: to promote humane principles, protect lost, homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals, and act as advocates for animals in our communities.
AFHS was established in 1952 and is the only open-admission shelter in Butler County. In 1986, the original shelter was enlarged to accommodate a growing animal population. Over the years additional upgrades have been made including: an in-house veterinary clinic for spaying, neutering and medical treatment, and a PetMobile trailer and van for volunteers to take adoptable animals to public events on a regular basis. Most importantly, we have developed an active volunteer program where adults and children 16 years of age or older assist with everything from walking dogs, to socializing cats and raising funds at annual events.
Operation Warrior Wishes is on a mission to honor heroes, keep legacies alive, and provide once in a lifetime experiences to warriors from the battlefield to the ballfied.
Father & son —Matt & Craig Steichen — never imagined their journey to visit all 32 NFL stadiums in 1 season would have turned into the mission it has today. This mission has helped them better understand the sacrifices that brave soldiers make for us and has given them a huge appreciation for everyone who has served and sacrificed for our country’s freedom. The two are so thankful for the opportunity to show their appreciation by doing everything they can to provide a stress-free day filled with fun, once in a lifetime memories at events across the country for the brave men and women who have given us the freedom to attend such events. They are also very thankful to everyone who helps us make all these warrior wishes come true too! Operation Warrior Wishes hopes to inspire by sharing these warriors stories and help give a greater appreciation for the service and sacrifices they make. They encourage everyone to get involved and make a difference.
A portion of the proceeds from the GameDEY Facepainting at the Bengal Bomb Squad tailgates benefits CancerCare.org.
A cancer diagnosis turns a person’s world upside down — emotionally, physically and financially. CancerCare can help.
CancerCare is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts..
The Bengal Boob Squad is the name given to all of the Bengal Bomb Squad efforts to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research! We offer our special “Bengal Boob Squad” t-shirts for sale during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) in the NFL! In addition, we occasionally host a Cook’N 4 A Cure! Tailgate during training camp which is 100% dedicated to raising money for breast cancer research & awareness (Susan G. Komen).
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.
You can donate to the Bengal Boob Squad’s efforts every October at our tailgates! During these events, donations receive a special “Pink” Bengal Boob Squad tailgate souvenir!
Kicks For Kids (KFK) was founded in 1995 by Doug Pelfrey, the Cincinnati Bengals’ kicker from 1993-1999 and third all-time leading scorer. A “hometown guy” who starred at the University of Kentucky, Doug started the charity as a result of his passion to help kids and his commitment to the community in which he lives.
Helping to level the playing field for local children at risk, KFK serves the communities of Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Greater Cincinnati. Shortly after launching KFK, Doug was joined by Jim Breech, who played at Cal and with the Raiders before becoming the Bengals’ all-time scoring leader (1980-1992). Jim has continued to play an active role in KFK and has served on KFK’s Board since 1996.
While the fact that the game-winning field goals of these two men influenced the name of the charity, it is not the main reason they have joined forces. More important than their accomplishments on the gridiron, Doug and Jim share an intense concern for children and a desire to give something back to their community. As a result, the mission of the 501(c)(3) organization is to level the playing field for local children at risk. Through offering a variety of unique and exciting opportunities, KFK achieves this goal. Made available to children who are challenged mentally, physically, or by the environment in which they live, these opportunities are provided through the organization’s interactive programs, by fulfilling the special requests of individual youths, and through a collaborative effort with other local kids’ organizations.