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Browns Rookie Tackle Showcase
The Browns hosted the Rookie Tackle Showcase, where leaders in the game of football will gather to learn about Rookie Tackle while the NFL welcomes a new batch of future stars with the 2021 Draft in Cleveland. Rookie Tackle is a modified game to introduce tackle football to youth players. Rookie Tackle serves as a bridge game between flag football and full-field tackle. It is also a part of USA Football's Football Development Model. During this event, participants discussed all aspects of Rookie Tackle and participated in an on-field demonstration with youth football players and coaches.
Chris Rose visits the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit
Chris Rose visited the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit. The Summit's purpose is to celebrate themes of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) that demonstrates the power of sport to be a catalyst for positive change. The Browns' Dee Haslam was there to talk about the Stay in the Game initiative.
Browns facilitate Build The Bridge Chalk Talk
The Cleveland Browns hosted student athletes from Olmsted Falls and Cleveland Heights for a Build The Bridge Chalk Talk session. The students assembled benches together that will be placed in the locker rooms of each school.
Stephen Carlson Tackles Read Across America Day
Tight End Stephen Carlson joined a fourth grade class from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to read a book together and gave them advice to #StayInTheGame by finishing the school year strong.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Donald Bloom
This week's hero is Don Bloom, the head custodian at Akron Public Schools. When the pandemic began, Don not only took on the sole responsibility of cleaning the school to make it safe for students and staff, he also volunteered to pass out breakfast and lunch to kids in the neighborhood that needed help when the school was shut down.
Rashard Higgins Visits Virtually with Maple Heights Students
Wide receiver Rashard Higgins hosted a Q&A session with Maple Heights students hosted by Nathan Zegura. Higgins discussed with the students the importance of education and making good decisions.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Holly Miller
This week's hero is Holly Miller, the Director of Nursing at Crawford Manor, who gave up her wedding day to care for her patients. Holly works primarily with the elderly in the nursing home and works all hours around the clock to care for them.
Jedrick Wills Jr. donates nearly $50,000 in gifts during his inaugural Winter Blast
Offensive Lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. was in the giving spirit this holiday season, giving away a new car, $10,000 and much more to Cleveland-area families in need.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Cathy Davis
This week's hero is Cathy Davis, the Administrator for Northern Ohio Recovery Association. Cathy wears many hats and has helped manage to keep the food pantry open during the pandemic, despite the uptick in individuals needing assistance, whether it be from food, mental health or addiction. Cathy mentors the youth by teaching them job skills and helps court appointees reduce their fines by volunteering at NORA. Cathy does a little bit of it all to help those in need.
Browns Award 2020 Marion Motley Scholarship
Last week, as part of the Browns annual 10 days of giving, the Cleveland Browns' and College Now Greater Cleveland's partnership for the Marion Motley Scholarship awarded two Cleveland Metropolitan School District scholars $10,000 to put towards their college education. The Marion Motley scholarship provides an opportunity for Northeast Ohio high school seniors to pursue their dreams of receiving a college education.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Nick Frank
This week's hero is Nick Frank, a registered nurse at University Hospitals. When the pandemic began, Nick not only had to deal with COVID-19 at work, but also at home, when his 1.5 year old tested positive for the virus. After his recovery, his wife started showing symptoms and Nick stayed home to take care of the household while his wife recovered. Nick not only helped his family through COVID, but numerous others as well.
Browns Give Back Photos
Photos: Troy Hill Day
On Saturday the Browns newest cornerback, Troy Hill, hosted Troy Hill Day presented by his foundation, Star Players Academy. The event was held at Youngstown Boys & Girls club on April 24th and included activities, food, and a chance to meet Troy. Additionally, Troy was presented with a key to the city by Mayor Jamael Brown to welcome the Youngstown native home. Troy's new foundation relaunch will focus its efforts on uplifting low-income communities in Ohio through resources, connections, and opportunities for BIPOC students. The foundation's first effort was a $5,000 donation presentation at the event on behalf of Troy to Chaney High School, Troy's alma mater.
Photos: Myles Garrett Reveals #VoicesofCLE Public Art Installation
On Thursday Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett revealed the latest #VoicesofCLE public art installation, in collaboration with Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), Destination Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Commissioned by Garrett, the new multi-paned work is by local artist Glen Infante whose #VoicesofCLE pieces have adorned many facades throughout the city center. Following last year's civil unrest, the public art initiative began to provide a platform, especially for those of color, for expression and to spark the necessary conversations and actions to inspire change.
Photos: Inaugural Girls High School Flag Football Game
The Inaugural Girls High School Flag Football Game on March 19, 2021 at Mentor High School. Players were surprised with an appearance by Browns Chief of Staff Callie Brownson.
Photos: Cleveland Huddle
In alignment with the team's Black History Month celebration and Be the Solution social justice initiative, the Browns have launched Cleveland Huddle in partnership with Bud Light to assist local Black-owned restaurants while also providing food relief to individuals in need. To start the campaign, the Browns are collaborating with Goodfellas BBQ, Soul Fo' Real BBQ and Sauce the City to host three unique meal distributions throughout the month of February. Each week beginning on February 9, the team will distribute 100 meals to one of the following local shelters: The City Mission's Crossroads men's crisis center and Laura's Home women's crisis center and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Men's Shelter.
Photos: My Cause My Cleats Reveal 2020
A close up look at the cleats and the foundations represented by our players for this years My Cause My Cleats campaign
Photos: Thanksgiving at the Food Bank presented by Vitamix
To continue the Browns' annual tradition of volunteering at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank around Thanksgiving, Browns staff and alumni players packed boxes of food to be distributed to local families in need. Vitamix contributed $2,500 to support the Food Bank's efforts, providing 10,000 nutritious meals.
Photos: USO Family Care Package Event with Elk & Elk
As part of Browns Salute to Service efforts, this drive-through style event invited 100 families of currently deployed service members to receive a care package filled with items such as Browns branded gifts, family games, books and more.
Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week Photos: St. Edward vs St. Ignatius
St. Edward vs St. Ignatius football game at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 19, 2020. St. Edward won 17-0.
Photos: National Voter's Registration Day
The Browns, Cavs and Indians, in partnership with Cleveland Votes and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, hosted National Voter's Registration Day at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday, September 22nd. The non-partisan event will give all Cuyahoga County residents the opportunity to register to vote in the upcoming General Election.