LEBANON, Ohio - Bengals players past and present used their athletic skills on the golf course Sunday to raise money for local school children.
The Ninth Annual Marvin Lewis Golf Classic took place at the Shaker Run Golf Course in Lebanon.
As a result of the fundraiser, five Greater Cincinnati students received $20,000 scholarships for college. "It's really a great opportunity for us to watch and help fulfill the dreams of young people," said Marvin Lewis, Bengals Head Coach.
Lewis meets with all the candidates before making the final selections.
"I want to meet with them and try to choose the final candidates and then we award them this afternoon after we play golf. It's a great process, a great chance to meet young people and listen to them talk about what their dreams and futures are about," said Lewis. "They stay in contact with us. We see their grades and they write us letters. We have a number of them who come back and volunteer when they are home on break and so forth and help us and work in the office."
The recipients include Ryan Reid of Sycamore High School, Andrea Metzger of Seton High School, Adam Fangman, Aunjanne Million of Middletown High School and Malika Smoot of Clark Montessori.
The Marvin Lewis Community Fund has donated more than $6 million to the Greater Cincinnati community since it began in 2003.
After the golf outing, Lewis said he's excited to turn his attention to football.
"I think the one thing the draft always provides for me is an opportunity to get back and start doing football," said Lewis. "Now all the speculative talk about football is over and now it's a chance to get on the field and get to work and start making our preparations for the season."
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