The Cleveland Browns are committed to the community. Through First and Ten, the Dawg Pound is encouraged to share what they are doing to give back. Get inspired and check out what these fans are doing to help their community:
How do you give back?
Name: Cade Cohen
Hometown: Solon, OH
How they give back: Cade is a 17-year-old head coach for a flag football team at Solon Recreation. This is his third year doing it and his first year coaching 5th-6th graders. Previously, he coached 3rd-4th graders but wanted to move up with his athletes so he could continue coaching them. He loves how much fun it is to coach these kids and to see them grow up. He also likes to see them start to love the game and play in high school.
Name: Nate Moore
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
How they give back: Nate was a volunteer football coach for the Struthers Premier Wildcats in Youngstown. He coached for six years while his son was on the team, and coached 5 to 12 year old kids. Even though he isn’t coaching this year, he still loves to help out with the team any chance he can. He loves seeing all the kids every day and hearing all the stories they like to tell.
Name: Mike Ginley
Hometown: Westlake, OH
How they give back: Nineteen years ago, Mike was asked to coach youth football, and he hasn’t looked back since. He coaches for CYO athletics which emphasizes participation, instruction, sportsmanship, Christian values, safety and fun—all things that align with Mike’s values. Mike especially loves seeing the smiles from the kids everyday as they continue to learn, compete and grow holistically.
Name: John Hoofs
Hometown: Oregon, OH
How they give back: John is a flag football league coach through the Play 60 program. He volunteers his time to the program for two seasons each year. He enjoys his job as he helps kids grow and equips them with tools for success, all while teaching them the game of football. John is also passionate about the military and the Browns!
Name: Ron Schimmel
Hometown: Toledo, OH
How they give back: Ron gives back by volunteering his time to the NFL Flag Football league in the Spring and Fall. By coaching flag football, Ron is able to share his love of football and mentor young men in his community. His favorite flag football memory was seeing the kids’ reaction after they won their first game.
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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. Since its inception, Browns fans have committed to volunteering more than 1.5 million hours to impact their communities by pledging to #give10. 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. 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