American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to Play 60's Breakfast with the Browns' series, OL Cam Erving joined Richmond Heights Elementary School students for a nutritious breakfast. (All photos by John Reid)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS — Cameron Erving seemed at ease Friday morning entertaining and engaging the students at Richmond Heights Elementary School.
The second-year offensive lineman and 2015 first-round draft pick played host to the latest edition of Cleveland's Breakfast with the Browns, where Erving spoke about the importance of eating healthy and taking full advantage of educational opportunities.
"It was a good experience," Erving said. "I just love coming down and showing the kids a little love and informing them about breakfast."
The feeling was mutual as Erving posed for dozens of photos, signed autographs and visited classrooms throughout the building. Several students were in awe of the offensive lineman's size while some teachers were impressed at how the 23-year-old handled himself.
"It means the world to me because these are things that I wish that were given back to me as a kid. It's what you always saw on TV," Erving said, "but you never felt like it was close to home. It's always a good feeling to give back."
The Browns' PLAY 60 movement — which is part of the NFL's nationwide initiative to promote youth health and wellness by getting active at least 60 minutes each day — works with University Hospitals and American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to PLAY 60 to encourage and educate kids and their families about the steps they can take toward a healthy lifestyle.
Fuel Up to Play 60, launched by National Football League (NFL) and NDC in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Play 60 initiative, is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. The program additionally encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
The American Dairy Association Mideast provides science-based dairy nutrition information aimed at educators, school nutrition directors, health professionals, consumers and media. ADA Mideast is an affiliate of the National Dairy Council. For more information about ADA Mideast, visit www.drink-milk.com.
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. Through First and 10, 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.