Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - July 21


*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: Jerry Jackson
Hometown:  East Cleveland, OH
How they give back: 
Jerry teaches youth the sport of boxing. It is for competition and he makes sure that he gives back in the same way someone gave back to him. Jerry says that it kept him off the streets, so he hopes the same thing for the kids that come through the civic center in East Cleveland. His program is about competition and technique and it teaches discipline, and less about self-defense and using the moves out on the streets against others. Jerry really enjoys it and he doesn't see it as going out of his way or volunteering really. He says, "It's just the right thing to do, and I'm happy to do so. "

Name: John Glasgow
Hometown:  Mentor, OH
How they give back:
John is a volunteer with the Cuyahoga County Division of Developmental Disabilities. Once a month John and his group go out in the local communities and do outings with all of the adults. John and his group do anything from fishing to car wash fundraisers. They currently are working with the Akron University and Cleveland State University softball teams where they help raise money for the Cuyahoga County Division of Developmental Disabilities. John loves spending time with his group and says they have become like family. In the end, he works to make sure they have a fun time and have opportunities to do things and have a normal life. This past weekend his group signed up for the Plane Pull that helps raise money for Special Olympics.

Name: Carol Schulien
Hometown:  Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Carol and the rest of her group have been volunteering for a while now and this past weekend they decided to venture out and volunteer as a team. Carol and her group participated in the 8th Annual Plane Pull that takes place at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which benefits the Special Olympics of Ohio. Carol's team, "Large Plane Pizza," competed against countless other teams to see who could pull a large Boeing 737 the furthest and fastest. This is "Large Plane Pizza's" second time competing. They came in 2nd place last year. Carol and the rest of the group love to give back to their local communities and are always trying to find new ways to give back and to #give10.

Name: Joseph Smith
Hometown:  Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Joseph has been volunteering with his church for quite a while now. Joseph helps feed the homeless at his church, St. Augustus. He initially got involved when he played basketball at the church gym. As time went on, he saw what they did to help others by providing meals to those in need and he joined in. Joseph now works for the city, but in his spare time he loves to go back and help out each week. When asked why he continues to do it he said, "I love giving back and seeing people smile." The Cleveland Browns thank you Joseph for continuing to give back and to #give10.

Name: Jermaine Lawrence Jordan Jr. 
Hometown:  Cleveland OH
How they give back:
Jermaine has been volunteering for most of his life, helping his dad on various projects such as putting up fences for people in their community, building rooms, and countless other things. Jermaine also used to mow lawns when he was younger. Jermaine feels that it is important to give back, because when he was younger other people helped him out and now he wants to return the favor. Jermaine currently attends Horizon Cleveland High School and pledges to help others in his community by choosing to #give10.

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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