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Browns Community Highlights - May 4

Posted May 4, 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: Kristen Yonosik
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Kristen is a part of the committee of volunteers for A Prom to Remember. Kristen has been a part of the foundation for seven years now. She started out as a general volunteer just filling in where needed. She then took on entertainment lead the following year and now she oversees all the decor and gets to pick out the theme. She loves being a part of the group and being able to give these kids a night they may not otherwise get, due to their treatment, and being a patient is so rewarding. Because of the volunteers and sponsors they can provide this prom experience free of charge, from dresses to limos and they get to be stars for the night. 

Name: Rock The House Entertainment Group
Hometown: Oakwood Village, OH
How they give back:
As part of the RTH Gives Back initiative, the Rock The House team donates time and resources to various community events and organizations in the Cleveland area. Specifically, RTH has partnered with A Prom to Remember for the past six years. Not long after the event expanded to Cleveland, Rock The House came on as the DJ entertainment sponsor through their connection to MK Photography and the school dance scene in Northeast Ohio. Each year, RTH sends a DJ/MC team to the prom to provide the ultimate dance soundtrack and create a fun, engaging environment for all the kids. Their team members greatly look forward to this event every year. It means a lot to them to be involved in the Cleveland community and use their talents to bring joy to kids who have battled so hard against cancer. In addition to working with A Prom to Remember and collecting resources for The City Mission, RTH works with numerous non-profits at discounted rates throughout the year.

Name: Adam Kidd
Hometown: New London, OH
How they give back:
Adam is a volunteer for Light the Night! He is a part of Team Lisa and they are compiled of people from all over the state of Ohio. He got started with Light the Night when his sister was diagnosed with Leukemia. Now every year they are dedicated to raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is his way to keep fighting for his sister who is no longer here and the families affected just like his! They raise money by throwing fundraisers and bake sales. They recently planned a fundraiser for her on June 30th to help support research and other resources for those living with the disease.

Name: Brittany Harper
Hometown: Massillon, OH
How they give back:
Brittany is the president of the Massillon Washington High School Golf booster club and she got involved with this booster when her son started playing golf for the high school. Some of the parents suggested she start a booster club to help with costs for the girls and boys golf teams. They also were able to generate funds to purchase a golf simulator, so the golf team could practice year round. She loves to help with non profits and in the development of the girls and boys in her community.

Name: St. Michael's School Class of 2019
Hometown: Findlay, OH
How they give back:
Students at St. Michael’s helped raise funds for events that their class will hold throughout the year. They have been doing service projects for the community since they were in Kindergarten. Everything from pulling weeds at a local park to raising money for the local Honor Flight to send Veterans to Washington DC. Money raised each year has a purpose and they are grateful for all of the hard work the students and parents put into helping others.

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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