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:
Rob - Teacher and coach at Orange High School
What he does to give back:Rob is a teacher for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and gives back in a very cool way. Rob is an assistant football coach at Orange High School and has been an active member of the Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association for 10 years. Along with this, Rob has also been the east-side coordinator for the annual East-West Scholarship football game where many other coaches volunteer. Rob says that one thing he enjoys about working with kids and giving back in the community is getting to know the kids in Northeast Ohio beyond where he teaches, and he likes to be of assistance to them in any way he can.
Laura - Helps raise awareness for local hunger
What she does to give back:Laura is a loyal fan who has dedicated her time to help raise awareness about fighting local hunger in the Cleveland Community. One of the ways she does this is by being part of a charity community project which helps raise awareness of this cause through arts and education. The group creates bowls that are later are filled with soup which is donated by local restaurants. A special event is held where people in the community can come enjoy a bowl of soup and bread while donating and even buying the bowl. All the proceeds raised at the event go to the hungry. Good job Laura!
John - New Berea-Midpark Head Football Coach
What he does to give back:John Hunek and his team have completed various community service opportunities this year! The team helped run the Special Olympics powerlifting meet, along with the Brook Park Jiu Jitsu Tournament. With those two community service activities alone, the entire team has volunteered for a total of 10 hours! They also plan on working with the Cleveland Browns Adapted Football League on July 15th at their "night under the lights" event. John Hunek is dedicated to making a difference in the community and helping those in need, while also getting a little help from his team. Now that's good team work!
Tom - East-West High School All-Star Game Volunteer Head Football Coach (East Side Team)
What he does to give back:Tom Mitchen is beginning his 5th year with the Orange High School Football program as Defensive Coordinator. Previously working with community/school-based behavioral interventions in the Akron City School District, he continues his work teaching for Orange High School at a facility that helps students struggling with substance and alcohol addiction. This year, Tom was honored to be the volunteer head coach of the East All-Stars in the 44th Annual East-West High School All-Star Football Game. The game took place at Mitchen's alma mater, John Carroll University, in Don Shula Stadium on June 10th, and took hundreds of volunteer hours from Tom and his selected coaching staff to put together. Tom's favorite part of coaching the game was seeing student-athletes from so many different schools and demographics come together as a team. In addition to the East-West game, Tom and the Orange High School Football program host an annual Youth Football Camp for 4th-8th grade athletes in their community. He also attends the monthly meetings for the Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association and is becoming a more active member. Thanks for giving back to your community, Tom!
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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 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.