Get 2 School, Stay in the Game! Network Launch Event
On August 3, the Cleveland Browns Foundation, Ohio Department of Education and Proving Ground at Harvard University launched the Get 2 School, Stay in the Game! Network (Get 2 School Network), a statewide initiative designed to promote the importance of school attendance and put an end to chronic absenteeism.
The goal of the Get 2 School Network is to increase student attendance at the state level and locally in partner districts and schools. The equation is simple: The more students attend school, the more prepared they are for success beyond school.
For more information, visit Get2School.org
Tackle Wheel Drill: Play Football Tip of the Week
Sione Takitaki and St. Ignatius Head Coach Chuck Kyle gives us an alternative for full contact tackling in practice by utilizing the tackle wheel.
Browns, Maple Heights School District celebrate launch of Get 2 School Network
As part of Browns Give Back’s commitment to education, the Cleveland Browns Foundation and Maple Heights School District celebrated the recent launch of the Get 2 School, Stay in the Game! Network during a visit to Barack Obama Elementary School. While at the school, Browns players David Njoku and Demetrius Harris recognized select students and congratulated them for showing exemplary or significantly improved attendance.
Get 2 School initiative launched to tackle absenteeism
Student success starts with school attendance. Students who are absent from school miss important learning opportunities, which can be difficult, or even impossible to make up. The mission of the Get 2 School Network is to prioritize attendance by connecting its users to resources aimed at tackling chronic absenteeism. The Cleveland Browns Foundation, Ohio Department of Education and Proving Ground are deeply committed to this mission.
Speakers at the press event included Browns' owner Dee Haslam, former player Michael Lehan, Ohio's Superintendent of Public Institution Paolo DeMaria, Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan, and Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Browns Foundation Renee Harvey.
Ninth annual Adapted Football League All-Star game held at FirstEnergy Stadium
The Adapted Football League held it's 9th annual All-Star game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Joel Bitonio, Austin Corbett and others participated in the All-Star game as lead blockers and quarterbacks for the adapted football athletes.
Fuel Up To Play 60 10 year anniversary at FirstEnergy Stadium
The Fuel Up To Play 60 2019 student ambassador summit was held at FirstEnergy Stadium and hosted more than 240 ambassadors from across the country. They had the opportunity to play flag football with members of the Cleveland Browns to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Greedy Williams and rookies attend Youth Football Camp at FirstEnergy Stadium
The 2019 rookie class attended and participated in a youth football camp held at FirstEnergy Stadium on June 12, 2019. Greedy Williams danced with the kids, Sione Takitaki lead tackling drills and other members of the rookie class coached flag football games and talked with the kids about their love for the game of football.
Cleveland Browns Foundation hosts 20th annual golf outing
The Cleveland Browns Foundation hosted its 20th annual golf outing at Westwood County Club on May 20, 2019 to raise money for education and youth football for kids in Northeast Ohio. Follow along with some of your favorite players as they try to perfect their swings and have fun on the golf course.
Browns surprise Berea-Midpark football team with $25,000 in new Xenith helmets
The Cleveland Browns hosted the Berea-Midpark football team to watch an OTA practice on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Following the practice, head coach Freddie Kitchens addressed the team until Jarvis Landry, Joel Bitonio and Joe Schobert surprised the team with brand new Xenith Helmets.
Browns host field groundbreaking at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio
The Cleveland Browns hosted an official groundbreaking for a 70-yard field at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio. The team will install high-quality synthetic turf at the center, which becomes the eighth of nine multi-sport playing fields to be funded since summer 2016 through the Browns’ and Dee and Jimmy Haslams’ commitment to youth football as part of Browns Give Back.
Cleveland Browns donate $75,000 to leadership institute
Members of the Cleveland Browns organization took a tour of Edwins Restaurant & Leadership Institute in Cleveland. On the tour they learned about the rehabilitation for its employees and donated $75,000 to renovate housing and help with the addition of a bakery.
Register for the Cleveland Browns Camp Today!
The Cleveland Browns Football Camp, in association with University Hospitals and the PURELL® brand, helps kids 7-13 years old sharpen their skills as they work on all the basics. Participants get the opportunity to be coached by local high school coaches and experience once in a lifetime activities, including interacting with members of the 2019 Cleveland Browns Rookie Class!
Joel Bitonio at the Special Olympics Play 60 Football Festival
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.
Browns alumnus Reggie Hodges leads 2019 High School Showcase
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.
Drew Stanton & Browns take kids on shopping spree at Target
Drew Stanton hosted kids from the Cleveland area to a Passing Along the Joy shopping spree at Target for the holiday season. Drew was joined by teammates Baker Mayfield, Tyrod Taylor, David Njoku, Breshad Perriman and Earl Watford to spend the evening with kids and assist them on their shopping spree.
Baker Mayfield helps raise more than $100,000 for Providence House
As part of Browns Give Back, the Browns hosted the 23rd Annual Deck the House Benefit Auction for the Providence House. With the help of Baker Mayfield, the event helped raise over $250,000. Terrence Mitchel was also awarded this year's Ed Block Courage Award for his ability to battle back from injury, while still giving back to his community.
Browns donate $75,000 to Towards Employment
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.
2018 Marion Motley Scholarship recipients recognized at First Energy Stadium | Browns Give Back
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.
Players Volunteer for Titan Pride School Uniform Program
The Cleveland Browns Foundation and Lorain City School District officially launched the “Titan Pride Uniform” program at Toni Morrison Elementary School on Tuesday. During the visit, the Browns presented a grant check to the district and distributed packages to students in support of the uniform program’s mission to enhance students’ school attendance.
Browns reward class with good school attendance
As a part of Browns Give Back, Browns players visited a third grade class on Clark Elementary and rewarded them for their good school attendance and emphasized the importance of attending school as much as possible throughout the year for a thorough education.
Browns visit UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals for special Halloween Visit
Jarvis Landry, Myles Garrett and other Browns Players visited UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals for a special Halloween Visit! Festive activities took place along with room visits by players to brighten the days of kids who may not be able to leave.
Browns participate in Neighborhood Equality and UNITY Summit
As an extension of the UNITY platform, Browns players were invited to join teenagers from local rec centers in addition to Safety Forces for round table discussions. The groups came together for the third time to have conversations with the Cleveland students.
Browns deliver special teams packages to students
The Browns visited Case Elementary school in Cleveland to deliver special teams packages; which included clothes, school supplies and a gift card to purchase shoes of their choice. Greg Joseph, Damion Ratley and Howard Wilson also spent the afternoon in the classroom with the kids and participated in a Halloween activity.
Josh Cribbs rewards students with perfect attendance
Josh Cribbs visited Louisa May Alcott Elementary School to giveaway bikes to students with perfect or improved attendance within this school year. The Cleveland Browns partnered with Get 2 School You Can Make It to emphasize on the importance of attending school each and every day for higher chances of academic success.
Browns host 20th annual Taste of the Browns event
The Browns hosted the 20th anniversary of Taste of the Browns to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle with Cleveland Browns celebrities as they sampled dishes from our area’s most exciting restaurants.
Duke Johnson visits Grindstone Elementary to PLAY 60
The Browns hosted a PLAY 60 youth football session with Grindstone Elementary school fourth grade students during their recess. Duke Johnson coached and interacted with students in flag football drills, while the team also provided the school with official NFL flag football equipment to use throughout the school year.
Keeping quarterbacks' eyes downfield: PlayFootball Tip of the Week
Head Coach Rick Adams of Independence High School teaches a few drills that will help a quarterback learn to keep their eyes downfield looking for receivers. Then coach teaches how to read a linebacker's hips to determine the correct route to run.
Browns invite kids to training camp to do drills with players
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.
Adapted Football: Friday Night Lights
Adapted Football League athletes got the opportunity to play under the lights at the Lou Groza Field. The event also allowed families and volunteers to celebrate the athletes’ hard work and showcase their confidence, teamwork and football skills they developed throughout the season.
Browns players and staff take part in Second Annual Browns Give Back Summer Volunteer Blitz
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.
Hue Jackson fulfills Lake Erie jump promise
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.
Toledo community comes together as Browns and NFL provide a new turf field
The Cleveland Browns and National Football League worked together to donate $250,000 towards a new turf field. The community gathered around the football field at Roy C. Start High School in Toledo for a groundbreaking ceremony.
Jarvis Landry surprises Warren G. Harding with new Xenith Helmets
Jarvis Landry took a trip to Warren G. Harding high school to surprise the football team with band new Xenith Helmets. The Helmets Program is able to donate $66k worth of helmets to Ohio Schools throughout the year in collaboration with the Cleveland Browns, Ohio Lottery, University Hospitals and Xenith.
Browns host Social Justice Summit attended by Jim Brown, Christian Kirksey, Jamie Collins
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.
Browns host students to discuss social justice and neighborhood equality
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.
Jarvis Landry attends first community event as a Cleveland Brown
Cleveland Brown wide receiver Jarvis Landry attended and spoke at the groundbreaking of Lorain High School's George Daniel Field. As part of Browns Give Back, Dee and Jimmy Haslam have extended their pledge to donate a sixth field to a local high school.
Browns host 2018 High School Showcase
As part of the team’s commitment to youth and high school football through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns 2018 High School Showcase was hosted at the team’s field house on Saturday, when local freshmen, sophomores and juniors had the opportunity to compete in front of talent evaluators from local colleges and universities.
Joe Thomas hosts annual "Shop with a Pro"
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.