Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - September 29

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*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: Will Stark
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: 
Will is a member of the fraternity Sigma Chi at Case Western University. Will and the rest of the fraternity have been going out to their local communities and volunteering their time. Each year he and his brothers try to complete 1,500 hours of community service. Some things that Will and his brothers have been doing are blood drives, fundraisers and other events to raise funds to support causes in and around Northeast Ohio. They are currently on track to hit 1,500 volunteer hours and plan to keep volunteering even after they reach their goal! #give10

Name: Troy Selzer
Hometown: Wadsworth, OH
How they give back: 
Troy, also known as "T-Roy," is a volunteer at Wadsworth High School sporting events. Troy volunteers his time by working in the snack stand where all the profits go back into Wadsworth sports teams and band. Troy got involved with volunteering at the snack stand when his son was in the marching band. Troy sees how much the school gives back to their students and wants to help out to make sure that continues. Troy has been doing this for six years now and has been one of the most committed volunteers at the school.

Name: Erin Crandall
Hometown: Napoleon, OH
How they give back: 
Erin gives back to her community by helping out with the Symphony of Trees, which is an annual fundraising event. The proceeds generated from this event benefit child treatment programs at local hospitals. Erin has been volunteering here for three years and has also been elected the 2017 Symphony of Trees' Chair. Erin says that the best part of giving back with this organization is that "the programs and influence that our agencies have on the community would not be possible without the money Symphony of Trees raises, and knowing that I am able to contribute to that means the world to me."

Name: Erica McCormick
Hometown: Kettering, OH
How they give back: 
Erica is a huge advocate for animals and started volunteering with animals over a year ago at a pet adoption center. She wanted to not only help homeless pets but also rehabilitate wildlife. She was given information on Wild Again Wildlife Rescue and was very fond of their mission. Erica continues to do it because she believes all animals stand a chance, and if she can be part of that process, she will!

Name: Shannon Tyler
Hometown: Wadsworth, OH
How they give back: 
Shannon gives back to her community by helping out with the 50/50 raffle each Friday night at the Wadsworth football games. Shannon has been doing it for three years and continues to do this because she feels that it is good give back. She also sees how hard the students and the faculty work and wants to reciprocate through volunteering.

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click herehttp://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/firstandten.html* 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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