News Launches with NYC Media Campaign

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Over the past few days, Johnny has made several appearaces in New York City with CNBC, Fox Business and Sirius XM to help promote the Smithfield School App. Johnny explains, "This is “THE” app needed for schools, teachers, parents and students to communicate about everything school related. The special features can send alerts to warn about school closings and serious incidents."

Most importantly, as part of National Bully Prevention Awareness month, the app allows for students and parents to report issues of bullying and safety, so that kids can feel safe in their learning environment. "Kids not only avoid school but at least home used to be a safe space, now technology has allowed for cyber bullying. We should give students just as much technology to defend themselves" his son Bobby Bench and partner in developing the app described.

The Bench family along with Cincinnati TV personality Pat Barry worked with local development firm Known Decimal to develop the Smithfield School App, and you can find out how to get it for your school at

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Johnny Bench Accepts American Legion Good Guy Award

Aug 29, 2016 - Johnny was a American Legion Baseball player as a kid, later served in the Army Reserve, but at the 98th National Convention, he was awarded the James V. Day Good Guy Award by the Past Department Commander's Club for his commitment to philanthropy that supports active and veteran troops.

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"Hope for the Warriors Invitation Raises $212,000"


Hope for the Warriors is a program that works to enhance the quality of life for post 9/11 service men, woman and their families by understanding the pride and challenge that going into a military life. Johnny and Doug Flynn have been regular supproters of this cause and annually attend the Scarlet and Gold Invitational Golf Tournament.

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2016 Little League World Series

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Two of the most important things that Johnny's father taught him was that being a catcher was the fastest way to the big leagues, and how to lose. "You're winners for being here," he told the little leaguers participating in this years World Series in Williamsport, PA, and wanted them to understand how to lose and how to learn from it. The LLWS serves as such a great opportunity for future stars to come together, have fun and share their cultures. Johnny always remembers his dad telling him after defeat, "that's okay son, we're get 'em tomorrow, let's go get a cheeseburger."

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