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Browns Community Highlights - August 6


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. This week we are featuring those who have stopped by the First and Ten activation at Browns Training Camp and have pledged to #give10! Get inspired and check out what these fans are doing to help their community:

The Ward Family- Piggy Back Foundation
Keith and his two children, Lexi and Kohen took the pledge to #give10 at Training Camp this week.  One way they give back is by teaming up with The Piggyback Foundation.  The Piggyback Foundation helps families in times of need by providing assistance to children and their loved ones when they are confronted with a serious physical illness.  Keith, Lexi and Kohen first got involved with this organization when a family friends' daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Recently, their youth soccer team raised $1,200 to donate to The Piggyback Foundation.  Great work, and thanks for sharing your story with us!


Anna Marie and Rich- Church Food Pantry Program
Anna Marie and Rich continuously serve their community in many ways.  Both are very involved members of their church's Food Pantry programs, and every year during the Holidays, they volunteer to distribute presents to children in need.  In addition, Anna Marie and Rich also help to run many fundraisers put on by their church throughout the year. Thanks for taking the pledge to #give10 Ann Marie and Rich!* *

Abbey and Alyssa- Girl Scouts
Abbey and Alyssa are both members of Girl Scout Troop 30320, based out of Lake Erie, Pennsylvania.  When they came to Training Camp this week with their mom, they made the commitment to #give10, and also shared their story with us about how they are already giving back.  As Girl Scouts, Abbey and Alyssa are always looking for ways to help to their community.  One of their latest projects completed with their troop was painting mugs for children with cancer.  Awesome job, girls!


Cindy and her 4th Grade Class- Treats for Troops
Cindy is a 4th Grade teacher at Grindstone Elementary in Berea.  For the past two years, Mrs. Millen and her students have participated in a program called Treats for Troops.  The students donate Halloween candy that they then distribute around the country.  They have sent out candy to local VFWs, military bases, and even around the world!  Last year, Mrs. Millen's fourth grade class collected 35 boxes of candy for Treats for Troops.  Students will start collecting candy again at the beginning of this school year for their third year of the Treats for Troops program.  Your enthusiasm to share you and your students' story with us at Training Camp is what First and Ten is all about!

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 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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