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Browns Community Highlights - April 13

Posted Apr 13, 2018

The Cleveland Browns are committed to the community. Through First and Ten, the Dawg Pound is encouraged to share what they are doing to give back. Get inspired and check out what these fans are doing to help their community:
How do you give back?
#give10

Name: Dr. Carolyn Benion
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Dr. Benion is a teacher who is adamant about getting active and making sure her kids have the opportunity and knowledge to do so as well. It’s exciting to see how each year the students progress and commit to living healthy lifestyles. Dr. Benion started a running club because she is passionate about running and she hopes that her students will be too. She and her school have joined the Browns Play 60 Challenge for the past few years and have succeeded in exercising for at least 60 minutes a day, making themselves and their communities better.

Name: Diann Long
Hometown: Brook Park, OH
How they give back: Diann is an educator who is always looking for a creative way to give back and help others. She has decided to do so each spring by assisting with her school’s community garden. The garden is an educational tool that provides a product for those in need. It also teaches students responsibility and patience.

Name: Denise Williams
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
How they give back: Denise has a kind heart and the ability to connect with people on any level. She recently attended the Fair on the Square event to find opportunities for those that she assists in the special needs and deaf community. While they are not youth, the adults she works with are continuously learning and eager to get out into the community to help others and make a difference despite any challenges they may face.

Name: Melissa Rodea
Hometown: Mentor, OH
How they give back: Melissa, or Missy, is so active at her school and in her community. As a teacher she is very busy with multiple periods, hundreds of students and her own curriculum, but she still makes time to give back and volunteer her time. Just this spring she was involved in the school book fair, promoting literacy, education conferences, science labs and school tutoring. This is all before or after her normal school day.

Name: Julie Walker
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Julie is a dedicated parent and teacher who gives of her time freely in a plethora of ways. Her most frequent volunteer role is as member of the local school’s PTA. She helps on committees to run events, fundraise and support athletic boosters. She is also passionate about curing cancer, which is why she volunteers at St. Baldrick’s event each year, where participants shave their heads to raise money toward cancer research for adults and youth.

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click here http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/firstandten.html to learn more about how to #give10

Follow @BrownsGiveBack on Twitter and Instagram and tell us what you are doing to help others using #give10 to unite us all as Browns fans. Give 10 hours, help your community.

The Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team’s First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team’s community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Since its inception, Browns fans have committed to volunteering more than 1.5 million hours to impact their communities by pledging to #give10. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as the franchise’s local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team’s website and by sharing their stories with #give10


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