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: Andrew Seager
Hometown: Parma, OH
How they give back: Andrew volunteers for the Parma Area Historical Society and runs the Stearns Homestead Farm site in Parma, OH. Andrew specializes in fence building, painting, tractor driving, and general labor. He loves working on this project with others as it is a community effort. He is so appreciative of fact that he is able to help serve in this way.
Name: Joe Hawkins
How they give back: Joe participants in the Battle of Worthington every year. This event is held in the community and is where their Special Olympics basketball team plays a group of 8th graders from the district middle schools. For the past eight years, Joe has been honored to serve as a referee. He loves and appreciates this opportunity to be a part of something so special to their community.
Name: Deja Whitner
Hometown: Inkster, MI
How they give back: Throughout the week, Deja gives back to her community by volunteering at her church. She enjoys working with the youth in her church and is also passionate about music. Deja loves volunteering with her church group, but they also get the opportunity to hang out at social events as well like Browns and Cavs games.
Name: Mallory Luca
How they give back: Mallory is very involved in her community and loves being able to help others. She volunteers with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Girl Scouts, Make-A-Wish and her local book store. She first started volunteering at her church, then her mom encouraged her to start giving back to different organizations in her community. One of Mallory’s favorite memories is when she shared all of her old books with children in need.
Name: Regina Puryear
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Regina began volunteering through her local church. She stays involved with the community by assisting her church with its outreach programming. She enjoys seeing her Cleveland community impacted in a positive way and says that it gives her a warm feeling inside.
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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 1.5 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