CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns gave more than 50 children at Rainbow Babies & Children's a Halloween celebration to remember on Tuesday.
Linebackers Jabaal Sheard, Darius Eubanks and Keith Pough joined offensive lineman Joe Thomas, defensive lineman Billy Winn, long-snapper Christian Yount, wide receiver Kevin Cone and defensive back Johnson Bademosi in a fun-filled afternoon with young patients who will be spending this Halloween indoors. Cleveland Browns Mascot Chomps also made a surprise appearance, much to the delight of those in attendance.
"It was so much fun seeing the kids today," said Thomas, recognizing the impact he and his teammates had on the kids. "Every single one of them had a huge smile on their face."
Players participated in a brief question and answer session before interacting with the kids in festive activities and Halloween crafts. Between painting pumpkins and dressing the players up in costumes, this year's Halloween will be a memorable one for those who attended.
"The Cleveland Browns are larger than life in the kid's eyes, but on a day like this, the Browns players are just like them… a kid at heart!" said Joshua D. Studzinski, Director of System Events and Sponsorships. "This is the part of the job that makes everything worthwhile for us…it truly makes me proud to work at UH and partner with a great organization like the Browns."
The Browns are continuing their pledge to #give10 hours of community service, with the players committing their off-days on Tuesdays to various engagements. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's new 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.