Cleveland Browns fan Bryan Stork of Hilliard, Ohio, is the winner of the $50,000 grand prize in the CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM) Dedicated Dawgs Sweepstakes. Bryan and his family were recently notified of the cash prize following a special behind-the-scenes tour and surprise reunion at the Browns' CrossCountry Mortgage Campus in Berea. Cleveland-based CCM is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing retail mortgage lenders and the Official Mortgage Partner of the Cleveland Browns.
Through the sweepstakes, Bryan and his children were invited to the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus for an exclusive tour of the team's facility. While they arrived excited to see where and how their favorite team prepares for gamedays, they were surprised with two special moments. Upon entering the locker room, they were reunited with their wife and mother, Lisa Stork, who was flown to Cleveland by the USO following an extended deployment with the Air National Guard.
The surprises continued when Browns Pro Bowl guard Wyatt Teller, team mascot "Chomps" and a representative of CCM notified them of their $50,000 prize. The family also received an official Browns jersey and personal gift bags, all positioned in a locker featuring a "Bryan Stork" nameplate.
"Had we just come and taken a tour of the building, this would have been one of the greatest days of my life," Bryan said. "I didn't think I could a bigger Browns fan but I sure am now."
Beyond the Storks' $50,000 grand prize, CCM distributed 95 additional Dedicated Dawgs Sweepstakes awards with a combined value of more than $40,000. These included an all-expenses-paid trip for two to last year's Browns game at New England, dozens of passes to enjoy a home game from the CrossCountry Mortgage Landing at FirstEnergy Stadium, tickets for a "Best Seat in the House" experience, Browns gear, and more.
"CrossCountry Mortgage is so proud to have been a part of this moment for this deserving family," said Laura Soave, Chief Brand Officer, CrossCountry Mortgage. "It's just one of the many ways we were able to elevate the fan experience, and we look forward to more great activations with the Browns this year."
About CrossCountry Mortgage
CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM) is one of the nation's largest retail mortgage lenders, with 7,600 employees operating nearly 600 branches across all 50 states. Our company has been recognized eight times on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing private businesses and has received many awards for our standout culture. We offer more than 100 mortgage, refinance and home equity solutions – ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to government-insured programs for Veterans and rural homebuyers – and we are a direct lender and approved seller and servicer by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae. Through our dedication to getting it done, we make every mortgage feel like a win. Visit www.crosscountrymortgage.com.