The Cincinnati Bengals are doing their part to help a local community devastated by yet another mass shooting in the United States.
Nine people were killed and another two dozen injured early Sunday morning in the Oregon Historic District when a man opened fire, shooting people at random.
While the situation was controlled within 30 seconds, it represented the second mass shooting in the United States within the matter of 13 hours.
With the entire state of Ohio reeling following this senseless act of violence, the Bengals announced on Wednesday that they have donated $75,000 to help the victims of the attack.
“Dayton is part of our community and we are saddened by the tragic events that took place this weekend,” said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn, via the team’s official website. “Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and all of those affected.”
The donation will be under the umbrella of the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, through the Dayton Foundation to help those most impacted by the mass shooting.
It’s something that we’ve seen around the sports community when tragedies like the one we saw Sunday unfold.
NFL teams are part of the larger community. They have a responsibility to hold up their end of the bargain. The Bengals are doing just that.