Browns media advisory – Browns Salute to Service #give10: Care package and deployment bag assembly with USO of Northern Ohio; US Coast Guard Station – Cleveland Harbor tour (11.4.19)
Tuesday, Nov. 5
*9:30-11:30 a.m. Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex
76 Lou Groza Boulevard
Berea, Ohio 44017
Cleveland Browns players and staff
USO of Northern Ohio
Elk & Elk volunteers
*1-2 p.m. US Coast Guard Station – Cleveland Harbor
1055 E 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44052
*Media must RSVP to Browns communications in order to attend the meet and greet/facility tour; due to space limitations, media are unable to join the boat tour but b-roll/photos are available upon request
*C JC Tretter
*LB Mack Wilson
*Browns Legend CB Hanford Dixon
US Coast Guard members
WHAT: As part of Browns Give Back’s commitment to Salute to Service throughout November and the entire year, Browns players and staff will #give10 on Tuesday through two opportunities to support Northeast Ohio and show appreciation for military members, veterans and their families
From 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the team’s training facility in Berea, Browns players and staff will prepare care packages and deployment bags for troops stationed overseas alongside the USO of Northern Ohio, a First and Ten community partner. The packages will include daily care necessities for the military men and women, Browns Salute to Service items and personalized notes of appreciation and encouragement from Browns players and staff. Elk & Elk will also join the event and #give10 by providing additional volunteers to ensure as many servicemen and servicewomen as possible receive a parcel from the team.
Beginning at 1 p.m., C JC Tretter, LB Mack Wilson and Browns Legend Hanford Dixon will visit the US Coast Guard Station at Cleveland Harbor, in partnership with USAA. Following a special meet and greet with Coast Guard representatives onsite, the players will receive a unique tour of the facility and ship out on Lake Erie to learn about the group’s year-round efforts, including its assignments during Browns home games.
The Browns will highlight their year-round commitment to local and national military appreciation by recognizing military personnel, veterans and their families at FirstEnergy Stadium during the Browns-Bills game on November 10. Sunday’s game is presented by USAA.
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.
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.
About USO of Northern Ohio:
Since 1941, the USO of Northern Ohio has served as a private, civilian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives no direct government funding but relies solely on the generosity of corporations, organizations and the American people. The USO of Northern Ohio touches the lives of nearly 50,000 active duty, guard and reserve military and their families throughout the 31-county region. For more than 75 years, the USO of Northern Ohio has provided morale, recreation and social services to US Armed Forces personnel and their families through its programs and services. USONO Center facilities are located in the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), Cleveland Hopkins Airport, the NOSC in Toledo, Youngstown Air Reserve Station and care package processing centers in Warren and West Geauga. The network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 20,000 hours of service annually in honor of these brave men and women.
*Time and players subject to change