DEER PARK, Ohio -- The Cincinnati Bengals are giving back to Deer Park High School in the form of a new football field.
The team is donating $200,000 to the project. Another $500,000 came from donors large and small, including Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.
"From the $5 donations to the $50 donations to the folks who donated $1,000, we just could not be more excited or more pleased that everyone stepped up to this campaign," Superintendent Jeff Langdon said.
The campaign kicked off nine months ago and is a literal game-changer for the Deer Park Wildcats. Langdon said he's now calling it a "24-7 facility."
"This field will give us an opportunity to even practice two teams at a time," football coach and athletic director Eric Taylor said. "You know, of course on game nights, it's going to be the best surface to play on."
Deer Park is the eighth Tri-State school to work in conjunction with the Bengals to lay down a new football field.
Watch the video above to see more from Monday's groundbreaking ceremony.