Browns media advisory – Browns, Vitamix #give10 at Greater Cleveland Food Bank prior to Thanksgiving holiday (11.25.19)
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*WHO: Cleveland Browns
2019 Browns rookie class shift (1-2 p.m.)*:
|TE Stephen Carlson||DE Porter Gustin||K Austin Seibert|
|QB Eric Dungey||S JT Hassell||LB Sione Takitaki|
|G Drew Forbes||LB Willie Harvey||CB Greedy Williams|
|P Jamie Gillan||G Malcolm Pridgeon||LB Mack Wilson|
Browns veterans (one-hour shifts from 1-3 p.m.*:
G Joel Bitonio
CB T.J. Carrie
WR Jarvis Landry
QB Baker Mayfield
TE David Njoku
T Greg Robinson
LB Joe Schobert
TE Ricky Seals-Jones
Browns alumni (12-2 p.m.)*:
LB Tom Cousineau (1982-85)
QB David Mays (1976-77)
RB Jamel White (2000-03)
Additional Browns volunteers (noon-4 p.m.):
Browns Women’s Organization
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
*WHEN: Noon-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
WHERE: Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 S. Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
WHAT: On Tuesday, Browns players, alumni and staff, members of the Browns Women’s Organization and Vitamix representatives will join the Greater Cleveland Food Bank prior to Thanksgiving to package meals and food items for local shelters, food pantries and food sites throughout Northeast Ohio. The gathering is one of many jointly hosted events by the Browns and Greater Cleveland Food Bank, a First and Ten community partner, as they team up to help fight hunger and ensure families have access to nutritious meals throughout the year, particularly during high times of need like the winter holidays.
Vitamix, the presenting partner of this year’s Browns Give Back Greater Cleveland Food Bank visit, will also present a $2,500 check to the organization, which will help provide 10,000 meals to members of the community.
The 2019 Browns rookie class will be onsite from 2-3 p.m. to assist the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in various capacities, including by loading trucks that will transport goods to food sites throughout Northeast Ohio, while several other Browns players will contribute during one-hour blocks throughout the afternoon.
Prior to the Browns-Bills game at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland hosted its annual Browns Give Back First and Ten Food Drive, presented by Sugardale, as fans helped provide more than 30,000 meals through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Including 2019, the team’s food drive alone has contributed to the distribution of nearly 200,000 meals to families in Northeast Ohio, courtesy of the generosity of Browns fans and partners.
Each year, the Browns and Greater Cleveland Food Bank also host Taste of the Browns, which features Cleveland’s top chefs and raises money and awareness to combat hunger in the local community. In September, the 20th Annual Taste of the Browns was co-chaired by WR Jarvis Landry and alumnus WR Josh Cribbs.
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, nearly two 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 Greater Cleveland Food Bank:
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, a community partner of Browns Give Back’s First and Ten movement, is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, helping make more than 50 million meals in 2019 available to more than 350,000 hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the community has the nutritious food needed every day through both food distribution and SNAP outreach efforts. For more information, visit www.GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org.
The Vitamix family of companies is privately held and family-owned and operated. Founded in 1921, Vitamix manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. Millions of consumers around the world use Vitamix products to help achieve their personal health and culinary goals. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. The company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, which ignited the smoothie movement, and has been named the Best in Class Overall beverage blender for nine consecutive years by readers of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. Vitamix continues to win awards for its products, culture, and user experience, and is found in more than 130 countries. The company is headquartered in Olmsted Township, Ohio, near Cleveland. For more information, visit www.vitamix.com.
For nearly 100 years, Sugardale has been delivering innovative thinking and premium products to leading food service operations, restaurant chains and grocery stores around the globe and around the corner. Founded in 1920, Sugardale has grown from its roots in Northeast Ohio as a regional provider to a nationwide supplier of American-made bacon, ham, hot dogs, deli meats and dry sausage. Sugardale is the No. 1 ranked branded hot dog in the Cleveland market and proud partner of numerous Ohio sports organizations, including the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavs, Canton Charge, Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus Clippers and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. From the ballpark to the arena, hundreds of thousands of sports fans enjoy Sugardale hot dogs every year while cheering on their favorite teams. For recipes and more, visit Sugardale.com or follow @SugardaleFoods on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
*Time and players subject to change