Browns media advisory – Browns host dedication ceremony at Akron Public Schools’ Ellet High School prior to Ellet-Lutheran East game, the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week (10.4.19)
*WHO: Cleveland Browns
*DE Myles Garrett
Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week
Ellet High School football program, students, families and fans
Lutheran East High School football program, students, families and fans
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan
Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James
Reverend Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Akron Public Schools Board Chairman
*WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4
WHERE: Ellet High School
Akron Public Schools
309 Woolf Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44312
WHAT: Prior to Friday’s Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week – featuring Ellet and Lutheran East High Schools – the Browns and Akron Public Schools will celebrate the installation of the high-quality synthetic turf field at Ellet High School.
This offseason, the Browns began installing high-quality synthetic turf at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio and Ellet High School, the eighth and ninth multi-sport playing fields funded since summer 2016 through the Browns’ and Dee and Jimmy Haslams’ commitment to education and youth football. The new multi-use field will serve as a resource to further engage students throughout the district and will also be available to other youth and groups in the local community.
The Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week (HSGOTW) has returned this fall for the 10th consecutive year, presented by Ohio Cat and in association with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Since the program began, more than eight million votes have been submitted for weekly matchups posted on ClevelandBrowns.com, making the Game of the Week page one of the most visited pages on ClevelandBrowns.com. In addition to a special game profile on the team’s website, the winning team receives a $2,500 contribution to their high school football program on behalf of the Browns, Ohio Cat and LECOM, in addition to each winning coach being nominated for High School Coach of the Year and the opportunity to receive an additional $5,000.
Last year, Lorain City School District’s George Daniel Field and Toledo’s Roy C. Start High School received new high-quality synthetic turf fields to accommodate multiple male and female high school sports and other programs at each school.
In 2016, the Haslams announced a commitment to provide five Cleveland Metropolitan School District fields with high-quality synthetic turf through a two-year project. Roye Kidd Stadium, James F. Rhodes Stadium and Bump Taylor Stadium were renovated prior to the 2016 high school football season, while John Adams High School and John Marshall High School were updated prior to the 2017 campaign.
The Browns donate all of the team’s net proceeds from items purchased in the Browns FirstEnergy Stadium Pro Shop to support Browns Give Back’s commitment to education and youth football, including to benefit educational initiatives and additional neighborhood fields projects.
Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team’s First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign 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. For more information or to sign the pledge, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
About the Cleveland Browns and Browns Give Back:
The Browns Give Back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through the team’s signature First and Ten volunteer movement. For more information, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
Education – The Cleveland Browns are dedicated to improving the quality of education for students in Ohio by making investments that keep kids in school every day so they can succeed, highlighted by the “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network. The “Get 2 School” Network is a statewide initiative designed to promote the importance of school attendance and put an end to chronic absenteeism. The team engages local schools and promotes quality education by using attendance data and feedback from families to build a school-going culture, uncover and reduce common barriers to attendance and support engagement opportunities for students to thrive. To learn more, visit Get2School.org.
Youth Football – The Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Northeast Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns’ goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.
First and Ten – Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team’s community program, established to inspire fans to #give10 and help their communities 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. To date, more than 2 million hours of volunteering have been pledged through First and Ten. 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.
*Time and personnel subject to change