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Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - August 3

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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?
#give10

Name: Scherrye King
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Scherrye is a coach for the youth football team the Cleveland Warriors, which ranges in age from 6-13 years old. She finds the work very rewarding as she doesn’t personally have a child on the team, but she sees the team as all her kids. She thinks playing football is a really good activity for the kids because it helps give them structure and keeps them off the streets.

Name: Brian Hodkey
Hometown: Amherst, OH
How they give back: Brian coaches fourth and fifth grade kids in the art of tackle and flag football. He has a son on his team, which he has been coaching since his son was in kindergarten, and really enjoys the work he does as it allows him more time to bond with his son. He also likes that he gets to impart his knowledge to the kids and watch as they translate what he says into reality.

Name: Contessa Hoskins
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: This is Contessa’s third year coaching the Gators, a football team with kids ranging from 12-14 years. She really enjoys seeing how kids learn in different ways depending on their personalities. She finds it challenging but rewarding and loves to see how fast the kids pick up different techniques. She also really enjoys seeing the kids happy and tries to reward the kids after practices and games with healthy snacks.

Name: Rynell Taylor
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Rynell is very passionate about his family and therefore has started coaching his son on the Westside Wolves Youth Football. He loves seeing the kids grow up, mature and become good citizens. He volunteers five days a week and will always remember winning two back-to-back championships.

Name: Mike Yondo
Hometown: Independence, OH
How they give back: Mike Yondo, the head coach of the St. Alberts’ Mustangs Football team, brought his team to their first ever Cleveland Browns Training Camp. His team, ranging in age from 7 to 14, is looking forward to starting its volunteering efforts and help its community as best as it can. Mike is excited to teach his kids about helping others and how important it is to do even at a young age.

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click here_ to learn more about how to #give10

Follow @BrownsGiveBack on Twitter and Instagram and tell us what you are doing to help others using #give10 to unite us all as Browns fans. Give 10 hours, help your community.

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

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