Take a look back at some of the best moments from Browns community events in 2017!
Follow Joel Bitonio, as he attends the annual Cleveland Browns Play 60 Football Festival to support Special Olympics! Hundreds of athletes and coaches from the CMSD Special Olympics program were on hand at the Browns Training Facility for a day of Play 60 activities.
The Cleveland Browns hosted the 2019 High School Showcase in the team’s field house on Saturday. During the event, freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to compete in front of talent evaluators from local colleges and universities.
Offensive lineman Joel Bitonio hosted 30 children from City of Cleveland Recreation Centers to “Shop with a Pro” at DICK’S Sporting Goods as part of the Browns’ continued effort to give back throughout the holiday season.
During a visit to Bloom Bakery, Browns players presented Towards Employment $75,000 as part of their commitment to social unity and equality initiatives. The grant is comprised of personal donations made by Browns players, as well as contributions from the team through the NFL’s matching club grant program focused on supporting social justice causes.
Kaylon Cowan-Ross and Omowonuola Obasa were recognized as the 2018 Marion Motley Scholarship recipients. Kaylon and Omowonuola were recognized in an on-field check presentation with Browns alumni Dick Ambrose, and served as the honorary Coin Toss Captains for the game.
Baker Mayfield, David Njoku, Myles Garrett and more Cleveland Browns have specially crafted cleats for this year's My Cause, My Cleats.
The Cleveland Browns Guest Services team has partnered with The Up Side of Downs to employ two team members.
In association with Hard Knocks, players spent time before training camp practice to do drills with kids on the practice fields. Tyrod Taylor led the kids through warm up drills followed by players leading football specific drills and encouraging them to have fun.
The Cleveland Browns Gatorade Junior Training Camp is designed for middle school students, ages 12-14. The camp focused on football fundamentals, skills and personal development.
The Browns First and Ten Blood Drive is coming up this summer on Saturday, July 28.
The Cleveland Browns hosted their Second Annual Browns Give Back Summer Volunteer Blitz. Throughout the day, Browns executives, staff and players committed time from their daily schedules to volunteer for the benefit of Northeast Ohio, focusing on the team’s commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through its signature First and Ten volunteering movement.
Head Coach Hue Jackson, accompanied by Cleveland Brown staff members, plunged into Lake Erie to fulfill the promise he made at the end of the 2016 season. For every staff member who jumped into the lake with him, Jackson donated $100 toward the Hue Jackson Foundation, which combats human trafficking across Northeast Ohio. The Haslam family matched the funds, totaling to $30,000 raised.
Browns coaches, players, alumni and staff attended the 19th Annual Golf outing to raise money and awareness to benefit education in Northeast Ohio, the mission of the Cleveland Browns Foundation.
The Cleveland Browns hosted a Social Justice Summit and invited Cleveland community leaders and players to discuss ways to positively affect social change in the region. The Summit was attended by Jim Brown, Christian Kirksey, Jamie Collins, Seth DeValve, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, state Senator John Eklund, Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams, among others.
The Cleveland Brows hosted their second equality summit in collaboration with the Cleveland Police Department in which students were invited to continue the conversation about social justice and neighborhood equality and unity.
As part of First and Ten Tuesday, the Browns visited with students at the Glenville Early Learning Center to support the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program supported by the Browns Foundation and the 2000 Days pledge.
Students from Ginn Academy received a tour of the Browns training facility, met staff members from multiple departments for a career day and participated in a mock interview with defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun.
With the collaboration of the Cleveland Browns, Special Wish, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland FBI, Special Agent Hall pieced together enough clues to solve the mystery behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's stolen guitar.
General Manager John Dorsey and Pro Bowl Linebacker Joe Schobert attended the annual Police Chiefs Luncheon held at First Energy Stadium to speak with local police chiefs.
Cleveland students at Nathan Hale learn about the importance of staying healthy so they can get to school.
Cleveland Browns tight end Randall Telfer shares his motivation to serve the community and what the Browns need to do to avoid going winless this season.
Joe Thomas hosted 30 children from City of Cleveland recreation centers to “Shop with a Pro” at DICK’S Sporting Goods on Tuesday as part of a continued effort to lift spirits throughout the holiday season. Thomas, who was joined by his teammates to #give10 through the Browns Give Back First and Ten volunteering campaign, helped the kids purchase holiday presents, with each child receiving $200 to spend on themselves, family and friends. Each child also receive a new pair of shoes.
In partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland, Browns Give Back offers a scholarship every year to two Greater Cleveland high school students in honor of former Cleveland Browns fullback Marion Motley.
On Day 8 of the Browns’ 10 Days of Giving, Browns alumnus WR Andrew Hawkins surprised 200 kids and teachers from Breakthrough Schools’ EPrep & Village Prep Willard with a special holiday experience and gifts through his personal generosity during Hawkins Christmas Takeover x4 at FirstEnergy Stadium.