Bengals, NFL Foundation donate $75,000 to Dayton
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals and NFL Foundation are donating $75,000 to help those directly affected by a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio that left 10 people dead.
The donation to The Dayton Foundation will go to a fund for the wounded and the families of those killed in the city’s popular Oregon District early Sunday. The shooting occurred a few hours after 22 people were killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.
The Bengals made the hour-long drive to Dayton last month and held their first training camp practice there as part of the NFL’s celebration of its 100th season.
The league considers a game played in Dayton in October of 1920 between the Triangles and Panhandles as its first.
The NFL traces its origins to the American Professional Football Association, which was formed at a meeting in Canton, Ohio in 1920.