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: June Ginther
Hometown: Vermilion, OH
How they give back: June volunteers with a multitude of organizations including her church, the Peace Corps, and the school community programming for the board of developmental disabilities. She tries to volunteer at least once a month and often brings her children along so they can start learning the importance of it at a young age. Her favorite act of volunteerism thus far was when she participated on a volleyball team with kids of all abilities.
Name: Brittany Queen
Hometown: Amherst, OH
How they give back: Brittany is very passionate about volunteering as seen through her 90 hours of community service in 2017, and her 77 hours and counting so far this year. She volunteers, attends walks, hosts book and toy drives with a varying of organizations like Providence House, a First and Ten community partner, The Salvation Army, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of NEO. Brittany cares deeply about her community and strives to find ways to leave everything better than when she came.
Name: Gabrielle Hosten
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, OH
How they give back: Gabrielle volunteers at the Food Bank in Cleveland every second and fourth Thursday of the month. She works for two days setting up the largest spread she can as they usually have more than 200 families come through on those days. Gabrielle loves seeing how much joy these families experience and how appreciative they are for such a small amount of effort.
Name: Ayrn Pluta
Hometown: Berea, OH
How they give back: Ayrn volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters aiming to make a difference for young kids who come from troubled upbringings. Her current little brother currently doesn’t live with his biological parents, so Ayrn tries to spend 5 to 10 hours a week with him. She enjoys being able to serve as a mentor and tutor to her little brother during the school year.
Name: Joe Vitale
Hometown: Lyndhurst, OH
How they give back: Joe is the treasurer for the DDC Clinic which works with special needs children. He loves being a part of an organization where a wheelchair-bound child was empowered to compete with the cross country team during his senior year of high school. Joe loves being a part of an initiative that helps bring dreams come true.
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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 2.0 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