What You Need To Know
- June 6 marked the 22nd Annual Cleveland Browns Foundation Golf Tournament at Westwood Country Club in Rocky River
- The event benefits the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s Stay in the Game! Keep Learning, Every Day Network
- The golf tournament is the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s longest standing fundraiser
- Since its launch, the event has raised more than $3.2 million
Cleveland Browns players, coaches and alumni played 18 holes in a five-person scramble. The game started a little after noon and the event included a silent auction, dinner and ceremony.
The event benefited the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s Stay in the Game! Keep Learning, Every Day Network.
In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, Harvard University’s Proving Ground and the Columbus Crew, the statewide initiative is teaming up with 17 school districts in the 2022-23 school year to promote the importance of school attendance.
Browns staff also volunteered as part of the Browns Give Back First and Ten campaign. The program aims to inspire fans to volunteer for 10 hours each year.
Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski said the money raised will also support youth football and social justice programs.
"The money we’re raising today is going to the foundation which effects social justice," Stefanski said. "I mean, we’re going to help Black-owned businesses. We’re going to help with economic mobility and the programs that work to make things better and I think it should be a concern not to me, it should be a concern for everybody."
Players like Donavon Peoples-Jones have been spending the off-season giving back in other ways, too. On Saturday, June 4 he hosted a free youth football camp in his hometown of Detroit.
"First annual camp, the DPJ Limitless Foundation. That really went well," Peoples-Jones said. "It was at my high school back at Cass Tech. So, had all the guys come out there and support, had the kids, about 150 kids come out. Felt like they had a really great time and it was just exciting for me to, you know, be in my community that raised me and come back and kind of give back and connect with the kids"
The golf tournament is the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s longest-standing fundraiser. Since its launch, the event has raised more than $3.2 million.