Run Gio Foundation

The RUN GIO Foundation is the Cincinnati Bengal’s running back, Giovani Bernard’s non-profit organization promoting education, health and sportsmanship in low-income areas by way of free youth football camps.

Giovani is an electrifying running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2013, Bernard made an immediate impact on the Bengals offense in his first pro season and was rated among the NFL’s top rookies. His performance earned him a spot on the All-Rookie Team, presented by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association. His 1,209 yards from scrimmage ranked second-most in history by a Bengals rookie.

Giovani possesses extraordinary play-making ability on the field, but it is his humble beginnings that make him a star off of it. Bernard is very passionate about his Run Gio Foundation – Giovani’s non-profit organization promoting education, health and sportsmanship in low-income areas by way of free youth football camps.

BERNARD FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Dream

Being the child of Haitian immigrants, I knew financial struggles at a young age. I’ve persevered, and dedicated myself to education and sports. I was blessed with a scholarship to attend St. Thomas high school in Fort Lauderdale and was fortunate enough to continue my education, having earned a full ride football scholarship to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through hard work and dedication I became the first running back selected in the 2013 NFL draft to the Cincinnati Bengals football club. Humbled, I was determined to give back to youth. I believe that every child, no matter their race, religion or income, deserves the opportunity to play sports and more importantly, earn a quality education.

The Goal

Our goal is to provide youth football camps free of charge to children who may not have had the opportunity to do so otherwise.  We believe that sports build character in a positive, healthy, and familiar environment within their community.  The RUN GIO Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides children with the football fundamentals they will need whether they can afford it or not.  We want to benefit as many children as we can through football.

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At The Bernard Family Foundation we believe that all children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.

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