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Browns Community Highlights - July 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?

Name: Raymond
Hometown: Olmsted Township, OH
How they give back:
Raymond is dedicated to taking action and sticking with others when they are down. When it comes to decreasing and preventing bullying in schools, he used to volunteer with his dad and other organizations until he came across the Buddies group and felt a strong pull for this cause. He values friendship and acceptance, and really enjoys making connections with everyone he meets.

Name: Michael Cooper
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Michael is a lacrosse coach who gives his time by teaching youth ages 7-12 the fundamentals of the sport in order for them to learn the skills correctly so as to prevent injury in the future. He also enjoys sharing his knowledge and wisdom from his own life so the kids can learn valuable lessons while they're still young. He's currently an active member of our military in the local area but wanted to start a team playing the sport he loves. This is how he gives back.

Name: David Nodal
Hometown: Bay Village, OH
How they give back:
Every year, David donates to professional athletes organizations because of his experience growing up in the area, and feeling the connection to his roots. He has also volunteered for an organization in San Diego every Saturday for more than twenty-five years, and really enjoys his time volunteering during holidays and summer camps. The youth are the future and he is committed to making sure they have just that.

Name: Hannah
Hometown: Brook Park, OH
How they give back:
Since 8th grade, Hannah has volunteered her time to an organization that works with mental health issues in seniors. Even though she did it at first for school credit, she has continued to work with the organization for about five years because of her enjoyment in helping with activities like bingo, painting nails, and making strong relationships. It's a passion of hers that she can't seem to contain.

Name: Dan Crane
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
How they give back:
Dan is a superior athlete who rides bikes for fun and for charity. He originally competed in the Tour du Rouge for the American Red Cross and now he's doing another ride from San Francisco to San Diego — a 620-mile ride over the course of one week. That's a lot of biking, but all for a cause. He will be supporting those with physical challenges who are attempting to pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics. He's so excited about supporting others and giving back in this way.

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