Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - October 27


*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: John Deighton
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
How they give back:
John's aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer about six months ago. From talking to his friends and family, it seems as if everyone knows at least one person who was been affected by breast cancer. John was happy to participate with the Browns in an event like the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to raise money for an important cause. While he was in school at the University of Missouri he also volunteered with the Wounded Warrior Foundation, the MS Institute of Mid-Missouri and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.* *

Name: Brian Beroing
Hometown: Cuyahoga Heights, OH
How they give back:
Brian was caught in the act of volunteering when he was helping at the High School Game of the Week featuring Kirtland and Cuyahoga Heights this past Friday night. Brian is a firefighter for Cuyahoga Heights and was selling pink breast cancer fire department shirts at the Friday night game. Brian has been a firefighter for 22 years, and this is their first year selling their shirts to raise awareness for the cause during the month of October. All of the proceeds from their sales will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.* *

Name: Nick Bradley
Hometown: Rochester Hill, MI
How they give back:
Nick is an active member of the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign and coached Special Olympics athletes in college. A couple of weeks ago Nick participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. It was a unique opportunity for him to support the cause that has affected so many, including himself. Nick's aunt, Chris, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and, by the grace of God, beat it. He says, "Thankfully, she is still around to see me wear pink and raise awareness in hopes of finding a cure." She is one of the strongest individuals Nick knows, and he says it was an honor to walk in her name.* *


Name: Shelby O'Brien
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Recently Shelby and other members of the Browns team spent their Saturday morning walking at the 25th Annual Make-a-Wish Walk for Wishes. During the walk, the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to raise $100,000, which will all be used to help make children's wishes come true. Shelby started working with Make-a-Wish in college when her sorority, Chi Omega, used to do the Walk for Wishes and orchestrated other fundraisers that helped raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.* *


Name: Alice Tyna
Hometown: Cuyahoga Heights, OH
How they give back:
Alice has been volunteering for 30 years at the Cuyahoga Heights snack stands. Alice has volunteered at all of the sporting events for the past three decades. She says that she got involved with it back in 1986 when she joined the athletic boosters club, and then started to take over the snack stand responsibilities. Alice has been volunteering for 30 years and doesn't plan on stopping anytime in the future.

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 1.5 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**

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