The Cleveland Browns broke ground on a new field at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio back in May. They returned late last week to complete the project with a dedication.
Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Browns running back Nick Chubb assisted with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the newly minted Haslam Field on Friday in Garfield Heights. The high-quality, synthetic playing surface was installed alongside Boys Hope Girls Hope's recently constructed Rajan Center, and named after the Haslams in special recognition of their support.
The 70-yard field is the ninth synthetic turf surface in Northeast Ohio to be funded by the Browns since summer 2016 through the Haslams' commitment to education and youth football.
Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland 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. 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. For more information or to sign the pledge, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
Jimmy Haslam and Dee Haslam visit Boys Hope Girls Hope for the dedication of Haslam Field