On the third day of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Browns hosted members of the Jr. Browns NFL Flag Football team from the City of Cleveland Fairfax Community Center at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to help announce the Browns' draft picks.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 local youth football players helped welcome new members of the 2019 Cleveland Browns Draft Class to northeast Ohio.
On Day 3, the Cleveland Browns, TE David Njoku and alumni RBs Kevin Mack and Eric Metcalf announced the team's Round 4-5 selections live from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Browns also hosted members of the Jr. Browns NFL Flag football team from the City of Cleveland Fairfax Community Center.
Nearly 100 years after the NFL was born in Canton, Ohio, the league celebrated the 13 communities that were home to the 14 teams of its inaugural season. The recognition was incorporated on Saturday, April 27th, when eight "Original Towns" outside of the 32 current NFL markets hosted live telecasts for the draft. Including Cleveland, five of those 13 cities are in located in Ohio (Akron, Canton, Columbus and Dayton). To honor the occasion, youth football players from Akron Parent Pee Wee Football were invited to assist with the announcement of the sixth-round selection, while the Browns also supported a Family Festival in Akron as part of the city's draft day activations.
During the family festival, the Browns and Akron Parent Pee Wee Football league unveiled the $25k worth of new Xenith helmets that were donated during the Browns 10 Days of Giving. The $25k worth of helmets helps support Akron Parent Pee Wee's six youth football organizations (Central Raiders, East Dragons, Firestone Park Rams, Patterson Park Vikings, South Rangers, and West Griffins), impacting nearly 500 youth football participants.
About the Cleveland Browns and Browns Give Back:
The Browns Give Back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through the team's signature First and Ten volunteer movement. For more information, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
Education – The Cleveland Browns are dedicated to improving the quality of education for students in Northeast Ohio by making investments that keep kids in school every day so they can succeed. The team engages local schools and promotes education in various capacities throughout the year to help identify and remove attendance barriers and support engagement opportunities for students to thrive by monitoring attendance patterns to help understand how best to support students and schools.
Youth Football – The Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Northeast Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns' goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.
First and Ten – Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to #give10 and help their communities by volunteering for 10 hours each year. 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. To date, nearly two million hours of volunteering have been pledged through First and Ten. 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.