Bengals Announce $200,000 Grant for New Athletic Field at Cov Cath
9/25/2014 - by The River City News
A $200,000 National Football League Foundation Grassroots Grant will be awarded to Covington Catholic High School next week when executives and players from the Cincinnati Bengals plan to come to Park Hills for a presentation.
The money will be used to help build a new athletic field at the school and the official announcement will be made just before kickoff prior to the Colonels' Homecoming game against Beechwood on Saturday, October 4 at 12:45 p.m.
Cincinnati Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn and Director of Development Bob Bedinghaus will be on hand to present the grant along with representatives from LISC Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Covington Michael Clines, Principal Bob Rowe, Athletic Director Mike Guidugli, as well as members of the school board and capital campaign committee will be on hand to receive the grant.
Representatives of the Colonel Youth Football program will also be on hand to celebrate the announcement.
The Bengals, the NFL, and LISC will provide Covington Catholic with a $200,000 grant for the field replacement project, which includes installation of a synthetic playing surface that will be utilized by the school and the surrounding community on a daily basis.