Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - January 13


*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: Edward Hometown: Cleveland, OH What you do to give back?
**Edward is a State Licensed Social Worker and Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Edward is also a Disabled Combat US Marine Corps Veteran that has been re-schooled by the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation with the intentions and purpose to give back to my fellow Veterans. Edward says he gives back by spending a majority of his life working with the Veteran Homeless population and more recently with Veterans Mental health problems and struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. Edward is currently working at a local North East Ohio College as the schools, Veterans Program Coordinator.  Thanks for all that you do, Edward!

Name: Matt Hometown: McDonald, OH What you do to give back? 
Matt and his wife feel that it is very important to give back to our community every chance that they get. As a father of three boys, Matt has coached and continues to coach many football, baseball, and basketball teams. Matt feels that it is very important to teach kids the importance of sportsmanship, respect, and loyalty. Matt stresses the safety of on the field and assures the parents of players that he will do whatever it takes to help their child learn the game while having fun doing it. Thanks, Matt!

Name: John Hometown: Cleveland, OH What you do to give back?
**Each year the Cleveland Browns combat hunger in Northeast Ohio by providing meals to families in need. One donation or effort to #give10 can truly make a difference in the community. John assists with the Greater Cleveland Foodbank throughout the year and then at the event he helps by cooking at the Taste of the Browns Cleveland Food Bank fundraiser! It's an awesome way to #give10, help the community and provide food for those in more than six counties.

Name:  Mindy
Hometown: Rocky River, OH
What you do to give back?
Mindy is in charge of the Westlake high school student council, where she helps the students give back by interacting and working with other schools. Mindy has been in charge of Halloween Fun Night, an event where Westlake students set up crafts and games for the elementary school kids of Westlake. Mindy helps with Westlake's Class Olympics that is held in the spring, which allows the high school kids to engage with the community and also raise funds for a good cause. Last year, the Class Olympics raised $2,000 and gave it to a local charity in need. Thanks Mindy!

Name: Cynthia
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
What you do to give back?
Cynthia says that she gives back at family gatherings and other social events I am representing the Browns. Cynthia says that when she gives gifts to her friends or to others it is usually Browns or Cleveland sport memorabilia. Every year since the Browns existence she has always chosen to represent and proudly wear team gear to show her support. Cynthia chooses to spread cheer and Browns support wherever life takes her. Thank you for your continued support, Cynthia!

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click here 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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