Photos: Duke Johnson joins Berea CSD students for Play 60 event
RB Duke Johnson visited 4th-graders at Grindstone Elementary School for outdoor recess and Play 60, promoting the importance of staying active.
Duke Johnson spent his off-day at the playground.
The Browns running backs hosted a PLAY 60 youth football session at Berea’s Grindstone Elementary School, playing flag football, among other activities, with fourth-graders on Tuesday afternoon. In association with University Hospitals, the Browns also provided the school with official NFL flag football equipment to use throughout the year.
“I think it’s important because it’s showing the youth that they have somebody they can reach out and touch and see,” Johnson said. “It’s not all about just seeing guys on TV; it’s actually being able to relate to them and going to them."
The visit is one of four Browns’ PLAY 60 youth football sessions the Browns will host throughout Northeast Ohio this fall. It also underscores the team’s commitment to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Northeast Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents.
Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns hope to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.
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.
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. 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.
About the Cleveland Browns and Browns Give Back:
The Browns Give Back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through the team’s signature First and Ten volunteer movement. For more information, visitwww.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.