Andy Dalton helps 40 families become a ‘king for a day’

Bengals QB Andy Dalton at training camp in 2012. (Photo Courtesy: Navin Rajagopalan (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife Jordan, made over 40 families a “King for a day” on Sunday.

On a rare off-day from training camp, Dalton took the families to the Kings Island amusement park, located just outside of Cincinnati.

This was a part of the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation’s fourth annual “King for a Day” community outreach program.

“It’s fun for them. It’s not every day that you get to meet a guy that’s in the NFL,” Dalton told ESPN. “They get excited. Some kids know exactly who you are, and some have no idea. They just know that they get to go to Kings Island. You get both sides of it.”

Dalton, gave our high-fives, signed pictures and ate lunch with the children. It’s a tradition that started in 2012, to help families in the Cincinnati area who are ill or have special needs.

“Spending a summer day at Kings Island is a tradition for many Cincinnati families, and we’re thriled to give that experience to these kids,” Andy Dalton said at Kings Island. “Jordan and I love spending time with these kids and getting to know their families. To provide such a fun day for them is always a special treat.”

The mission of the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation is to provide daily support, opportunities, resources and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families in Cincinnati and Fort Worth.

The Daltons are believers in Jesus Christ and openly share scripture on their social media pages to let people know who they’ve put their trust in.

Back on the field, the Bengals hit the road to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday at 4:30 EST in their third preseason game.