The Browns welcomed students from Euclid's Central Middle School, the top class of the PLAY 60 Fall Challenge, to the team facility in Berea for a special PLAY 60 session.
Browns players Spencer Drango, Rashard Higgins, Ibraheim Campbell and Anthony Fabiano tried their hands as coaches Tuesday afternoon.
The four headlined a day meant to congratulate and celebrate students from Euclid City Schools' Central Middle School, which earned the distinction as the top class from the Browns PLAY 60 Challenge this fall. They guided their guests on a special tour of the team's facility and led an exclusive Browns PLAY 60 session in the team's fieldhouse that was highlighted by a spirited relay race.
"It was a lot of fun," Campbell said. "The kids were great the whole time."
Through the Browns PLAY 60 Challenge this fall, students throughout the Greater Cleveland area logged more than nine million minutes of physical activity, equivalent to more than 17.5 years of exercise in a six-week stretch by nearly 5,000 students.
The Browns PLAY 60 Challenge, in partnership with the American Heart Association and in association with University Hospitals and American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to PLAY 60, is a six-week program for second- through eighth-grade students that provides schools additional opportunities to help students be active and healthy throughout the school day.
American Dairy Association Mideast is also donating milk for a celebratory toast with Central Middle School, while Arby's will provide lunch for the students.
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.
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.
"It's really just a thank you to those tremendous fans and support that we have throughout the week and on Sundays," Campbell said. "It's the least we can do
The Browns PLAY 60 movement, contributing to the NFL's nationwide initiative to promote youth health and wellness by getting active at least 60 minutes each day, is in association with University Hospitals and American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to PLAY 60. The Browns actively bring PLAY 60 to the local community throughout the year to ensure kids and families are learning about and taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle.