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Browns Community Highlights - August 4

Posted Aug 4, 2017

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: Kirt Williams, Renee Borghesi
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: 
Kirt Williams and Renee Borghesi have been volunteering at the Women’s Domestic Violence shelter for a couple of years now and love to give back to the community. Kirt got involved because he noticed there were not that many males that volunteered at the shelter and wanted to change that. Renee works mostly with the kids of the shelter and helping them out with whatever they need. They both said volunteering is such an uplifting experience for both parties and will continue to give to the families in need.

Name: Ann Marie Fisher
Hometown: Leroy, OH
How they give back: 
Ann has been giving back throughout her life. One of the places that Ann has recently volunteered is her local church’s pantry were she assists in distributing food and other services that the church provides. She also is involved with the “Just Run” club at her local school. She and a couple of other teachers meet with the students every day after school and every Sunday to teach kids about the benefits of running. When asked why she continues to give back Ann said, “I am blessed enough and truly believe that my service is a gift from God.” 

Name: Michael Stone
Hometown: Medina, OH
How they give back: 
Michael and his group provide volunteer security services for large events all throughout the county. Michael most recently volunteered his time and did security at the Fairgrounds for a train festival. While he was there he assisted the elderly people who attended and made sure that they had the best possible time. His group has also helped out at Relay For Life events, PTA sales and much more. In addition to volunteering at events he also helps teach local students about Security and the opportunities that come with it. He helps out with a vocational school were he donates his time to ensure that his students are receiving the best education possible.

Name: Kyriece Brooks 
Hometown: Lorain, OH
How they give back: 
Kyriece is a local youth football coach and has been volunteering helping coach the local kids from Lorain for a couple of years now. In addition to coaching, Kyriece also created and runs his own volunteering organization called “Lorain County Stop the Violence.” His organization's main mission is to help mentor the kids and raise them. In addition to helping mentor the kids, they also assist local law enforcement in trying to find kids that go missing within their communities. Kyriece has been doing this for five years now and loves to give back to the city. He loves working with the young people and his main mission is to help make their future great again.

Name: Wendy Graves
Hometown: Fair Hill, OH
How they give back: 
Wendy helps out at a community center with senior programs and parents over the age of 50 taking care of grandchildren. It's a way for her to give back by reading and doing activities. Her mom got her into it through the matter of balance class where they help people make sure they can have a life that is peaceful and in balance with all of the demands.

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 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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