Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, a Teammate since 2009, hosted his 6th Annual Youth Football Camp last week at Paul Brown Stadium. Over 350 boys and girls from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission were able to attend the camp at no cost, because scholarships funded 100% of the participants.
Lewis and a staff of over 65 coaches, including 10 from the Bengals staff and 12 Bengals rookies, helped the youths improve their football skills and overall athletic capabilities. Marvin, who was named 2009 NFL Coach of the Year, has been head coach of the Bengals for the past 11 seasons. Prior to that, he was defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens when they won Super Bowl XXXV.
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission offers many sports and leagues throughout Cincinnati. Some are competitive, while others are recreational. Learning something new or improving existing skills is part of the commission’s dedication to sports.
This year, for the first time, Teammates will present a Good Teammate Award to one camper at each of the Pro Camps they provide scholarships to over the summer. The award is given to a camper in recognition of his or her traits of a TOTAL TEAMMATE: leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. At Lewis’s camp, the Good Teammate Award was presented to 8-year-old Maliki Longieliere of Norwood, OH.