Greg Joseph, Damion Ratley and Howard Wilson visited Case Elementary to deliver Special Teams Packages to 3rd grade students. Each student received a clothing package from Shoes and Clothes for Kids that included three school uniforms, a shoe gift card and other necessities to help them get to school every day.
Fans at Sunday's Browns game against the Panthers can increase their odds in a big way with special, holiday pricing for the Browns Give Back's 50/50 raffle.
A $40 purchase will net 160 tickets, double the amount that is typically distributed.
Fans can purchase tickets in multiple ways at FirstEnergy Stadium. Tickets are not only available from a number of on-site representatives — including kiosks and sellers throughout the stadium — but also through the Browns' Mobile app, at Browns5050.com and the official 50/50 Raffle website.
The winning ticket number will be announced in the fourth quarter.
All net proceeds will benefit Shoes and Clothes for Kids, a longstanding partner of the Browns. Shoes and Clothes for Kids is the only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new school uniforms, shoes, clothes and school supplies through the year to thousands of children in need at no charge.
Shoes and Clothes for Kids, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Browns Give Back work together to provide uniforms, clothing, shoes and school supplies to Cleveland scholars through a program called "Special Teams Package". These necessary items are distributed to students in need and identified by CMSD. The initiative supports the "Get 2 School. You Can Make It!" attendance campaign and has helped reduce absences by up to 25 percent the month after receiving the package. To date, 6,000 Special Teams Packages have been distributed to Cleveland students in effort to remove lack of appropriate clothing as a barrier to school attendance.