The Cincinnati Bengals are currently on a break before training camp festivities commence at the end of next month. However, they’re still making their fans proud.
Bengals’ linebacker, Logan Wilson, held his first annual celebrity softball game at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton, Ohio last week.
The purpose of the event was to raise money for “The Brooks Joshua Anderson Foundation” which is a sudden infant death and research program that Willson has worked closely with that’s dedicated in Brooks’ name who unfortunately passed away in 2016.
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“It’s just about getting out into the community, but being somewhere other than Cincinnati, we’re reaching out in the Dayton, and it just be a fun experience for guys to kind of show off their baseball backgrounds if they have any,” said Wilson.
The event featured a home run derby. Participants included Wilson himself of course plus current teammates defensive end Trey Hendrickson, cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt, and linebacker Joe Bachie who won the contest.
Other Bengals’ players that were in attendance for the Celebrity Softball Game that followed were wide receiver Tee Higgins, running back Joe Mixon, safety Dax Hill, defensive end Joseph Ossai, cornerback Mike Hilton, defensive tackle B.J. Reader, and even head coach Zac Taylor.
Here’s a Grand Slammy from @Joe_MainMixon.
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“Lots of guys showed up, which is just a credit to our teammates, the locker room we’ve got,” said Bengals’ defensive end Sam Hubbard.
There were also past Bengals in attendance.
Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, one of the Bengals’ most popular players ever was there. Also, former running back Giovanni Bernard, who retired back in April, made an appearance as well.
Salute to Wilson and his teammates for their efforts in making a difference in the community.
Logan Wilson on why he decided to organize a charity softball game for
The Brooks Joshua Anderson Foundation – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research program and scholarship fund that Logan works closely with pic.twitter.com/5R1M5WdiLc
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“This definitely feels like home, I spent eight years here, a lot of my ups and downs were spent in Cincy,” Bernard said. “I have nothing but respect for all the people, all the support that I have had throughout my years here.”