Heart Sign Made By Dragonflies at the Devon Still/Beyond The Stripes Taping

Enquirer Article/Post: “8 coolest things we saw Bengals do off the field”

*** Today, The Dragonfly Foundation was featured in a story by the Sports Team of the Cincinnati/NKY Enquirer. See #8.

It really WAS one of the “coolest things!” Thank you, Enquirer – Cincinnati and Kentucky, for giving The Dragonfly Foundation the opportunity to introduce Cincinnati Bengal Devon Still to our Dragonfly families. The event meant so much to them. (Devon couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating!)

The photo above (Credit: Cara Owsley, photojournalist) is one of our favorites from the Beyond The Stripes meet and greet/show taping. The story behind the photo is that the little Dragonfly (pictured), along her siblings and a couple other of our kids, had gone outside and were making this heart sign to Devon Still through a window directly behind where he was sitting…  To see more photos taken at the event, please CLICK HERE.

The link to the taping is including in the article below.

 Reprinted from http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2014/12/30/beyond-the-stripes-bengals-autographed-football-giveaway/21047873/

Two lucky Bengals fans will win Tuesday an autographed Devon Still jersey or a football autographed this year by more than 15 players and coaches.

The names will be drawn during the next episode of Beyond the Stripes, the live football talk show hosted by Enquirer Sports and recorded in front of an audience. Attending the show this season makes you eligible to enter.

The show begins at 7 p.m. at Moerlein Lager House. It is also streamed live on www.cincinnati.com and the mobile apps.

Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will be the special guest.

He is one of 19 Bengals players and coaches to appear on Beyond the Stripes this season. They give behind-the-scenes analysis of the team, commentary on the NFL and a peek into their personal lives that you won’t see anywhere else.

Here are the 8 coolest things we saw the Bengals players do on the show this year:

  • Former Bengal Ickey Woods welcomed fans on set and judged an “Ickey Shuffle” contest. Watch here.
  • Safety George Iloka impersonated columnist Paul Daugherty, head coach Marvin Lewis and even Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian. Watch here.
  • Iloka also joined OTRimprov actors for an impromptu skit. Watch here.
  • Defensive end Wallace Gilberry cooked gourmet-style shrimp and grits on air. Watch here.
  • Running back Jeremy Hill taught co-hosts Richard Skinner and Lindsay Patterson how to dance the South Dallas Swag. Watch here.
  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu took on Cincinnati Saints players in a soccer juggling contest. Watch here.
  • Punter Kevin Huber joined the Ugly Christmas Sweater theme, then teamed up with Daugherty to see who could finish the most song lyrics — from Christmas classics to Taylor Swift. Watch here.
  • Defensive end Devon Still met and gave big hugs to families from Dragonfly Foundation, the nonprofit that supports kids and young adults with cancer. Watch here.

See more highlights of the show at www.cincinnati.com/beyondthestripes.

Other players who appeared this season are placekicker Mike Nugent, linebacker Jayson DiManche, cornerback Terence Newman, offensive tackle Andre Smith, defensive back Leon Hall, fullback/tight-end Ryan Hewitt and cornerback Darqueze Dennard.

Other personnel who appeared were head coach Marvin Lewis, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, director of player personnel Duke Tobin and running backs coach Kyle Caskey,