Hometown Huddle is part of the Browns Play 60 movement which encourages kids to get 60-minutes of activity a day.
More than 200 volunteers from the Cleveland Browns, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, along with United Way partners, American Greetings Corp. and Fifth Third Bank, will join forces to build a new, ADA friendly playground at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation as part of The United Way Hometown Huddle. The new playground’s design will feature a new jungle gym, stone story circle, interactive paint panel and benches.
This year marks the 13th annual partnership of the Browns and United Way of Greater Cleveland for the Hometown Huddle. The Hometown Huddle is United Way’s National NFL Day of Caring in which NFL teams work with their local United Way affiliates league-wide. The local Cleveland effort is one of the most extensive hands-on volunteer projects in the country. This will be the 13th playground built in our community through the United Way/NFL partnership.
Generous donations have been made for Hometown Huddle including paint, stain and supplies from Sherwin-Williams Company, landscape materials and plantings donated by Petitti’s Garden Center, breakfast for volunteers from Sammy’s and lunch for volunteers from House of Blues Cleveland.
Hometown Huddle is part of the Browns Play 60 movement which encourages kids to get 60-minutes of activity a day. The Cleveland Browns Play 60 program is presented by GlaxoSmithKline in association with Cleveland Clinic, Medical Mutual of Ohio, the American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to Play 60. Funding and editorial support for this program was provided by GlaxoSmithKline.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Kick off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Best viewing of playground construction
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Final construction phase and adjustments
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate new play area
(Note: all times approximate)
WHERE: Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation
2801 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
WHO: Approximately 20 Browns players are scheduled to participate throughout the day, including wide receiver Joshua Cribbs who will serve as a speaker during the dedication ceremony.