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The Ickey Woods Youth Foundation

A portion of all donations from our Gameday Facepainting by Air Grafx is donated to The Ickey Woods Youth Foundation!

The Ickey Woods Youth Foundation was formed in 2004 as a non-profit organization to provide guidance and mentors to youth in the inner city of Cincinnati, Ohio. We have based our organization on the “Whole Person” concept, which simply states that all individuals can achieve their full potential when they are developed physically, mentally, intellectually and spiritually (service to others). The stated mission of the organization is “To create and administer programs that will insure that all active participants are accepted into society at their highest potential.” Our purpose: “We seek to truly develop all aspects of an individual, mind, body and spirit.” The development of physical strength and agility can be achieved in a positive atmosphere. In addition to building a strong physical body, the focus is on developing social skills that must be learned in order for the individual to be fully accepted into society.

The above concepts are at the core of what we attempt to accomplish with working with children. Though our activities may be brief, we cannot stress enough the importance of focusing on the positive and good things to accomplish in life, staying in school to gain the knowledge necessary to be self-sufficient individuals in life and to have a career that they are able to choose.

www.IckeyWoodsFoundation.com

Butler County Animal Friends Humane Society

All proceeds generate by our annual Draft Party TAILgate are donated to the Butler County Animal Friends Humane Society! In addition, a portion of all tailgate donations from the Cleveland Browns at the Cincinnati Bengals tailgate is 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.

www.animalfriendshs.org
1820 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011
513-867-5727

Cancer Free Kids

The Bengal Bomb Squad have teamed with Old Man Jay, The PhoDAWGrapher, Burnt River Bob, and the Burnt River Browns Backers 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.

www.cancerfreekids.org
(513) 575-KIDS (5437)

Susan G. Komen ("Bengal Boob Squad")

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, our annual Cook'N 4 A Cure! Tailgate during training camp 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 today to the Bengal Boob Squad's RACE FOR THE CURE efforts!

www.komen.org

The Dragonfly Foundation

Make a purchase at CincyShirts.com today and use the promo code "BOMB SQUAD"! Not only will you save 15% on your entire purchase, but 10% of your purchase will be donated to The Dragonfly Foundation!

The Dragonfly Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, brings comfort and joy to kids and young adults with cancer and blood diseases that require chemotherapy, radiation and/or bone marrow transplants. We provide support to patients (and their families) from their date of diagnosis until they are 5-years free of their disease. Our Dragonflies range in age from birth to age 30.

The Dragonfly Foundation provides distractions from the emotional, physical and financial toll of cancer and blood diseases. We also work to establish connections at a time when patients, siblings and caregivers feel the most alone and isolated. Through our efforts, numerous Dragonflies have been distracted from the physical and emotional pain of treatment, as well as the post-traumatic stress associated with the diagnosis of a serious illness.

www.thedragonflyfoundation.org

Kicks For Kids

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.

THelping 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.

www.KicksForKids.org

Pro Football's Ultimate Fan Association (PFUFA)

In 1999, Visa in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall Of Fame sponsored a new promotion called the Visa Hall of Fans award. The charge card company, working through a select committee, would pick one fan from every NFL team to represent their team in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. A special display in the Hall was created and each selected fan was inducted into "Hall of Fans."
Of that first class, 22 fans came back in August for the first reunion. Once again, the fans enjoyed themselves and each other so much they decided to form a group honoring that "bound" between fans. The group came up with a mission statement: "TO PROMOTE THE FELLOWSHIP OF ALL FANS, ENCOURAGE SPORTSMANSHIP AND SUPPORT CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES" and named themselves: PFUFA.
Since it's birth, PFUFA has become bigger, better, and more well-known than ever before. Some of our most noteable fans are: Barrel Man, Denver Broncos; the Hogettes, Washington Redskins; and of course, all of our other GREAT FANS!! Unfortunately, in 2005, Visa ended its sponsorship of the "Hall of Fans" and the selection process was stopped. At this time, no future selections are scheduled. The Hall of Fame, however, has decided to remove the "Hall of Fans" and the room has become the Lamar Hunt Super Bowl Room. In 2007, PFUFA embarked on a new era!! Up to this time, PFUFA members could only come from selected fans of the "Hall of Fans." As a result, PFUFA’s membership leveled off and actually began to recede. However, at the 2007 Annual Business Meeting, this rule was changed. PFUFA is now searching the stadiums of the NFL to find more great fans!!

www.pfufa.org