It's been a busy summer of two major events for the FreeStore/FoodBank.
Bengals kicker Shayne Graham signed autographs.|
(Philip Groshong photo)
At the second-annual Cincinnati Bengals Taste of the NFL Celebrity Dinner, 600 guests mixed and mingled with Bengals players, coaches and alumni and sampled dinner-by-the-bite from 26 Greater Cincinnati restaurants.
Taste of the NFL is a National Football League-sanctioned event which aims to raise hunger awareness and benefit hunger relief organizations in cities with NFL teams.
The event raised $65,000 for the FreeStore/FoodBank. Event chairs were Cheryl and Ross Love.
Hosts were Marvin Lewis and Troy and Katie Blackburn. Shayne Graham, kicker, was the Honorary Player, and Jean-Robert de Cavel was the Honorary Chef. Provident Bank was the presenting sponsor.
Earlier, the FreestoreFoodbank's first Hunger Walk drew 1,000 runners and walkers to Sawyer Point.
The event raised more than $30,000 for more than 65 food pantries, emergency shelters and other non-profit service agencies.
Channel 12's John Lomax emceed the race. Chairmen were Russell Mackey and Travis Green. U.S. Bank was the presenting sponsor.
Remembering The Beatles
Events go beyond the Beatles exhibit
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
'Squeeze Box' actress is off-Broadway bound
'Apprentice' applies to Cincinnati
Gay-marriage debate fuels Showtime drama
On new tour, Incubus vows every show will be different
Copernicus' sun-centered theory shook the universe
'Lucas' film short finally pays off for 'Sleepover' director
SEEN: BENEFITS AND BASHES
NFL Celebrity Dinner, Hunger Walk
Volunteer Spotlight: Lynda Thomas
Demaline: Educational Theatre turns 75
Blessid drummer promotes solo act
Travel-savvy snacks keep kids happy
Get to it: A guide to help make your day