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: Dawn Boston
Hometown: Macedonia, OH
How they give back: Dawn joined the Jax Browns Backers in 2011 and became president in 2013. She thinks it’s a great way to bring Browns fans together, especially when they live so far from home. It also helps them to give back to their community of Jacksonville, FL. This organization has changed her as she has become more active and vocal. For Dawn, it is a very rewarding experience to help and give back to her community.
Name: Conrad Briton
Hometown: Warrensville Heights, OH
How they give back: Conrad volunteers for an organization called Southgate Fellowship Room where he helps people through their recovery process. He also likes to provide a sober location for fans to watch the football games. This organization has become very near and dear to him as it is a very rewarding experience for him to see success the success of others living sober.
Name: Paul Fabri
Hometown: Medina, OH
How they give back: Paul is a member of the North Coast Browns Backers and is constantly volunteering with his group. As a club, the North Coast Brown Backers collected over 6,500 cans last year during a food drive. They were also awarded $2,000 scholarship for senior athletes in Medina. Paul is very proud to be a part of this club and cherishes that they were named Club of the Year in 2008.
Name: Nick Frasco
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Nick Frasco is another member of the Cleveland Browns who volunteers whenever there is a staff First and Ten opportunity as well as in his own time. This year he’s been devoted to the March of Dimes, helping kickstart an event at the stadium and supporting families and championing the health of mothers and babies. He also is a huge supporter of Project Preemie, a nonprofit his wife started and built from the ground up.
Name: Carol Meier
Hometown: North Royalton, OH
How they give back: Carol is a long-time Cleveland Browns employee who supports nonprofits and helping others in her community whenever she can. While there aren’t always opportunities to get out at events she’s philanthropically active and loves the giving tree event each year where she can provide holiday gifts for youth in need. This year she had a chance to support the military through the USO honor flight. One Saturday morning a month at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, veterans conduct a ceremony for those families having to receive their loved ones who were kia. Carol baked more than 50 blueberry muffins for the vets who conducted the honor flight early that morning.
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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