CLEVELAND — **Superman, Batman and Captain America converged on University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital on Tuesday.
That's the best way to describe an afternoon in which the Browns' rookie class came here to visit patients for a Halloween party in Angie's Garden, a colorful and peaceful rooftop garden at the facility.
Cloaked in a wide array of costumes, Corey Coleman (Superman), Emmanuel Ogbah (Mr. Incredible), Spencer Drango (Captain America), Carl Nassib (bacon and eggs) and Joe Schobert (Batman) headlined a group of almost 20 rookies who made their way to the hospital for crafts and photos.
The players also spent time moving about the hospital for special room visits, handing out gifts and signing autographs in an effort to help put smiles on the faces of patients and their families.
There wasn't a costume contest, but the Browns wore their very best. Among the most well-received outfits (aside from the superheroes) were George Atkinson III and Derrick Kindred (Spider Man) Anthony Fabiano (penguin), Danny Vitale (hot dog), Briean Boddy Calhoun (Clark Kent), Tyrone Holmes (The Flash) and Scooby Wright III (Hulk).
UH's Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital is a full-service children's hospital and pediatric academic medical center with experts in 16 medical divisions and 11 surgical specialties who offer nationally ranked care not available at other institutions in the region, including a center dedicated to adolescent and young adult cancer treatment and Northeast Ohio's only single-site provider of advanced maternal fetal medicine and neonatology services.
The Browns rookies dressed up for Halloween and visited with patients at University Hospitals' Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. #give10
As an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the region, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital offers access to novel therapies, advanced technologies and clinical discoveries long before they are available nationwide.
Rainbow pediatric specialists – all of whom also serve on the faculty at the School of Medicine – are engaged in today's most advanced clinical research and are widely regarded as the best in the nation – and in some specialties, the best in the world. Learn more at www.Rainbow.org.
Tuesday's hospital visit is part of the Browns' First and Ten initiative, which 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.