Huddle up for Hometown Huddle Project

Tuesday, Oct. 18, Ryan’s Sports Complex, Westwood

Here’s your chance to make a play to improve your community. Cincinnati’s 2016 Hometown Huddle project is an NFL/United Way initiative coordinated by the Marvin Lewis Community Fund and the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Hometown Huddle partnership, which happens in all NFL markets on the same day, is geared toward promoting volunteerism and creating a lasting impression in the community.

The Marvin Lewis Community Fund works with the Bengals to coordinate the project, including volunteers and donations.

This year’s plan adds a Challenge Course to the sports complex, with artificial turf flooring geared to ages 5 through adult. It is said to be the first such installation in Ohio.

Along with constructing the Challenge Course, other components include:

  •    Installing a new playground structure and providing new swings.
  •    Incorporating four accessible fitness equipment pieces around the existing walking track.
  •    Resurfacing and restriping the basketball court at Gamble Montessori School.
  •    Providing new basketball backboards, hoops and nets while repainting the basketball posts.
  •    Improving Gamble Montessori’s garden, where students grow fruits and vegetables and which teachers use the garden as a learning tool.
  •    Creating a walking path connector from Gamble Montessori to Ryan’s Sports Complex.
  •    Beautifying the space with landscaping and hand-painted bench seating.

Natalie Anderson, 513-381-5437, 

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