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Browns celebrate youth football on Draft Day 3

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The Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Day 3 celebrated youth football in northeast Ohio.  Participants joined Browns Legend Bernie Kosar and others to announce NFL Draft picks (Rounds 4-7) at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The Browns third day of the NFL Draft began with the 2017-18 NFL FLAG National Champions from Youngstown, Ohio, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO David Baker in selecting WR Antonio Callaway with the No. 105 pick (Round 4) of the NFL Draft.  The NFL FLAG team welcomed Antonio to the Browns in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Busts Gallery, where many NFL draft picks and undrafted free agents desire to finish their respective careers.

The Cleveland Browns also hosted a FREE Parents Clinic, presented by the PURRELL® brand, and Play 60 skills & drills camp.  The Parents Clinic is an interactive and education form designed to educate parents about football fundamentals while offering a player safety clinic.  Participants learned about CDC-approved concussion recognition and response protocols, proper equipment fitting, Heads Up Tackling, Heads Up Blocking, heat emergency preparedness and hydration and sudden cardiac arrest.  Participants heard directly from University Hospital medical experts: Dr. Christopher Snyder (Division Chief for Pediatric Cardiology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Michael Karns (Orthopedic Sports Medicine M.D. and Orthopedic Surgeon, UH).  This program allowed parents to interact with other parents from around the sport and discuss mutual concerns.  This event is one of a series of Football Safety Clinics for parents around the NFL, working directly with the Cleveland Browns to improve the game of football.  The Parents Clinic also featured presentations and panel discussions with Browns Performance Dietitian Katy Meassick and legendary Head Coach and Browns Youth Football Advisor Chuck Kyle. 

Participants also had the option to bring their child, ages 6-14, to participate in a Play 60 skills & drills camp during the Parents Clinic.  The Play 60 camp is designed to teach fundamentals and techniques in a fun environment.  Volunteer high school football coaches from Streetsboro and Cuyahoga Falls High School led the Play 60 camp.

The Browns Play 60 movement, contributing to the NFL’s nationwide initiative to promote youth health and wellness by getting active at least 60 minutes each day, is in association with University Hospitals.  The Browns actively bring Play 60 to the local community throughout the year to ensure kids and families are learning about and taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle. 

Heads Up Certification As a part of the Cleveland Browns and University Hospitals desire to promote health and safety, University Hospitals have agreed to pay for the first 1,500 youth football coaches in northeast Ohio to become Heads Up Certified.  To learn more about USA Football (Heads Up Certification), University Hosptials, and Cleveland Browns youth football initiatives, please visit www.ClevelandBrowns.com/BrownsPlayFootball.  #give10

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