Rothenberg, South Avondale Students Show off Their Skills Alongside Bengals Players
Look out Ja'Marr Chase—Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and South Avondale School students are showing off their skills at Paycor Stadium.
Close to 100 elementary students participated in the Bengals PLAY 60 event. The health and wellness campaign encourages kids to get physically active for at least 60 minutes a day.
Students taking the field for skills and drills events were greeted with special surprise visitors: Bengals players Mike Hilton and Evan McPherson.
"It just reminds me of being a kid, running around and trying to meet NFL players," Hilton said. "It's a great opportunity for us to give back to the community that we love and bring energy too. It was a good day.”
Rothenberg fourth-grade student Mya Sharpe wore her Joe Burrow jersey for the occasion. She enjoyed participating in races, catching footballs and jumping high.
“I just had a good time here,” Mya said about her first time at Paycor Stadium.
Hilton and McPherson led the students in drills before signing autographs and participating in a question and answer session while the students enjoyed lunch.
“You know, growing up, me and my two brothers were outside all the time, playing whatever sport we were into at the time, so I think it’s really important for the kids to get out here,” McPherson said. “It’s a lot of fun that we get to be out here with them and just kind of experience it with them.”
Rothenberg fourth-grade student Eric Taylor enjoyed completing one-on-one drills and says you may see him back on the field as a Bengal.