Bengals defensive end and Cincinnati native Sam Hubbard continues to make an impact on and off the field.
Hubbard will be at Bellevue High School on Tuesday, August 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. to distribute 650 backpacks filled with school supplies to Bellevue students through his Sam Hubbard Foundation. The backpack drive will be held at Bellevue High’s Ben Flora Gymnasium at 1 Tiger Way in Bellevue.
Bellevue Schools’ enrollment is approximately 650 students. 72% of the student population qualifies for free and reduced Lunch.
The Sam Hubbard Foundation is partnering with Crayons to Computers, a charity whose mission is to distribute school supplies to teachers, students and school districts in need. Crayons to Computers has distributed more than $185 million worth of basic school supplies, educational tools and incentive items, an announcement said.
“We want to make sure students get off to a great start at the beginning of the school year,” said Hubbard. “We’re excited to partner with Crayons to Computers to make sure students have the supplies they need for a successful year.”
The backpacks for elementary school students will be filled with items such as notebook filler paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, pocket folders, glue sticks, scissors, zip lock bags and Play Doh.
High school students’ backpacks will feature filler paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, colored pencils, pocket folders, glue sticks, scissors, zip lock bags, graph paper, a calculator and ruler.
Joining Hubbard will be Bengals mascot Who Dey, a UDF ice cream truck and the Shamrocker from the Jake Sweeney Auto Group.