To celebrate the holiday season, the Sam Hubbard Foundation partnered with the Boys & Girls clubs of Greater Cincinnati to provide twenty students with a night of fun, food and shopping with Sam. The event was hosted at King Arthur’s Court where Sam provided the group a pre-shopping pizza party in the store’s private play room. Then each child was given $250 and a few hours to shop for their Christmas gifts. He stayed and played with the kids until the last child went home.
On Tuesday, August 16th we distributed over 650 backpacks to each and every student in the Bellevue school district. We partnered with educational partner, Crayons to Computers which tailored each backpack to the student’s grade level to execute this program. Also on hand during the event were Who Dey! from the Bengals, an ice cream truck courtesy of UDF, and the Shamrocker from Jake Sweeney Automotive Group.
Students got the chance to take pictures with the defensive end prior to getting their backpacks, many of them sneaking away with the ultimate hall pass, an autograph from Hubbard himself!
With a foundation dedicated to fighting food insecurity in his hometown, Sam along with his Bengals teammates, stepped up to provide over 150 full Thanksgiving meals to those in need in the Cincinnati area. Understanding that so many people are hungry, Sam was determined to expand the impact he could have over the Thanksgiving Holiday by providing meals for two local Cincinnati organizations.
THANKSGIVING DAY TIMELINE
The day began with Sam helping prepare and package each meal.
Then, it was off to the Freestore Foodbank to provide meals for the families of students in the Cincinnati COOKS! program.
“The program is a free culinary job training program for under- and unemployed individuals. During the 10-week course, students learn the mechanics of a commercial kitchen, as well as professional and life skills to ensure success in the food service industry and in their personal lives.”
Rounding out the day, Sam spent time with the young adults at Lighthouse Youth Services before handing out 40 more Thanksgiving meals.
“Lighthouse Youth Services provides shelter, programs, and resources for homeless young adults (aged 18 - 24) to help create a plan for self-sufficiency, safety, and success.”
Launched in the summer of 2018, the Annual Sam Hubbard Youth Football Camp has served over 200 Cincinnati youth and raised over $30,000 for charity by offering tips and hands-on instruction, including:
fundamental football skills stations
The camp places a special emphasis on serving underprivileged children in the Cincinnati area by partnering with local non-profits to reserve spots for campers who may not normally be able to attend a summer football camp.
The Sam Hubbard Foundation has teamed up with UC Health and The Freestore Foodbank to support more individuals and families in the Cincinnati community who are suffering from food insecurity through UC Health’s Food is Medicine program. The Foundation’s first gift was a family affair, as Sam has a personal connection to UC Health and its mission to advance healing and reduce suffering: his mother, Amy, and sister, Madison, both work as nurses at UC Medical Center.