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Players Give Back
Throughout the season, our players hosted a variety of community-centric events aimed at supporting their very own local Northeast Ohio community. Browns players and coaches are also active with charitable endeavors.
Browns players provided holiday gifts for 30 students from CMSD's Project Act and youth residing in temporary emergency shelters, transitional housing and doubled-up students staying with other families due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar situations.
AWalk's Turkey Bowl Classic
Anthony Walker Jr. invited students from East Cleveland who showed improved attendance to CrossCountry Mortgage Campus to play flag football and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
Cleveland Muny Helmet Distribution
David Njoku helped surprise the Cleveland Muny Football League with 100 custom Xenith helmets through the Browns HELMETS program presented by Meijer and in association with University Hospitals and Xenith.
Deshaun Watson's Christmas Around the World
Through the 'Deshaun Watson Foundation,' over 300+ City of Cleveland youth participants were invited to celebrate Christmas with worldwide cuisine tastings, presents and more.
Girl's High School Flag Football Championship
Greg Newsome II, Anthony Walker Jr., Mike Ford and Thoams Graham supported the Girls High School Flag Football Championship at Mentor High School.
Gym Class Takeovers
Martin Emerson Jr., Mo Hurst and Greg Newsome II hosted their own 'Gym Class Takeovers' in tandem with the Browns Flag In-School program and Stay in The Game Network! Students received hands-on instruction through football drills, stations, contests and more.
Halloween Fashion Show
In partnership with University Hospitals and The Littlest Heroes, Browns players escorted pediatric cancer patients down the red carpet to celebrate Halloween in style.
Joel Bitonio Shop With a Pro
Joel hosted 40 children from the City of Cleveland for a Shop with a Pro event at Meijer, where children were able to pick out holiday gifts with the help of Browns players and staff.
JumpStart Small Business Showcase
Anthony Walker Jr. and Rodney McLeod served as panel judges at JumpStart's Small Business Impact Program Showcase. JumpStart aims to create opportunities for entrepreneurs to engage with free, hands-on workshops, industry-specific advising and networking opportunities.
Myles Garrett Back-to-School Event
Myles welcomed local youth from the United Way of Greater Cleveland to Cleveland Browns Stadium where participants received school supplies, shirts, essentials and more.
Principal for the Day
Shelby Harris served as the Principal for the Day at Bluestone Elementary School. Harris visited multiple classrooms, participated in activities and more to reward students for their improved attendance during the school year.
The Rookie class partnered with nonprofit group RISE, to invite local scholar high school football athletes to CrossCountry Mortgage Campus for an afternoon of leadership conversations and workshops.
Walter Payton Man of the Year
Anthony Walker Jr. was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. Walker serves as the first-ever Stay in the Game! Attendance Network ambassador and is passionate about work in the social justice space.
Za'Darius Smith Holiday Event
Za'Darius Smith and his 'The Za'Darius Smith GOoD Life Foundation' visited Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and distributed holiday gifts to over 100 people of the Fairfax community.
Players' Charitable Endeavors
ANTHONY WALKER JR: STAY IN THE GAME! ATTENDANCE NETWORK
Anthony Walker Jr. is the inaugural ambassador for the Cleveland Browns Foundation's, "Stay in the Game! Attendance Network." Walker Jr. helps promote the importance of regular school attendance to over 2350,000 Ohio students across 42 school districts. To learn more, visit https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/stayinthegame/
DESHAUN WATSON: DESHAUN WATSON FOUNDATION
Established by Deshaun in 2019, the Deshaun Watson Foundation is dedicated to education, health, housing and other charitable causes that support families and youth in underserved communities. To learn more, visit https://www.deshaunwatsonfoundation.org/about/
DENZEL WARD: MAKE THEM KNOW YOUR NAME FOUNDATION
Created by Denzel Ward, the Make Them Know Your Name Foundation (MTKYN) helps provide resources to educate and activate people to take action when it comes to heart health. To learn more, visit https://mtkyn.org/
DUSTIN HOPKINS: THE WELL FOUNDATION
Dustin's personal foundation aims to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus by serving Special Needs families and beyond. To learn more, visit https://www.instagram.com/thewellfdn/
JACOB PHILLIPS: GOD'S WARRIOR
The God's Warrior Foundation was created by Jacob to empower the youth in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee and Cleveland community. To learn more, visit https://thejacobphillips.com/
JEREMIAH OWUSU KOROMOAH: THE JOK FUND
The JOK Charitable Fund is an impact investing fund created to support community and economic development opportunities in the US and Africa. To learn more, visit https://sagamoreinstitute.org/jok-fund/
OGBONNIA OKORONKWO: THE OGBO OKORONKWO FOUNDATION
Created in 2022, The Ogbo Okoronkwo Foundation hosted its inaugural youth football camp focused on giving back to local youth in Houston, Texas.
ZA'DARIUS SMITH: THE ZA'DARIUS SMITH GOOD LIFE FOUNDATION
The Za'Darius Smith GOoD Life Foundation is dedicated to helping guide the lives of young adolescents by promoting life skills through academic, leadership, athletic and social development. To learn more, visit https://twitter.com/zsmithgoodlife.