98 Degrees Pays Visit To Hometown School

The members of 98 Degrees paid a visit to their old stomping grounds at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati on Thursday and presented the school with a financial grant and several musical instruments.

During a brief ceremony, brothers Drew and Nick Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons (the only non-Cincinnatian), presented the school with a check for $2,500 on behalf of Time Warner Inc. and a grand piano provided by the Disney Channel.

98 Degrees was in Cincinnati at the city's Waterfront complex with Hoku to tape a "98 Degrees & Hoku In Concert" TV special, slated to air on the Disney Channel in October.

Aside from hanging out at its old haunts, 98 Degrees has been soaking in the hometown vibes for much of the week, as the guys sang the national anthem and took batting practice with the Reds prior to the team's win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

On Wednesday, the foursome received a key to the city during

a press conference at City Hall.

On August 26, 98 Degrees will take to the tennis court to perform with Jessica Simpson as part of the Arthur Ashe Kid's Day event in Flushing Meadows, New York (see [article id="1432679"]"98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson To Play Kids' Day Show"[/article]).

98 Degrees will release its new album, "Revelation," on September 26, and has already issued the first single from the record, titled [article id="1438973"]"Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)." [RealVideo][/article]