The Haslam family and the Cleveland Browns were presented with the Community Leader Award on Wednesday by the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio.
Today's the day! The 2021 #NEO Hero Awards, hosted by Leon Bibb of @wkyc, start at noon. Congratulations to the Haslam Family & @ClevelandBrowns who will receive the Community Leader Award. Join us here: https://t.co/PMZbttbCeC pic.twitter.com/Q4fQMZ9PjK
— Red Cross- Northern Ohio Region (@RedCrossNOH) May 12, 2021
The American Red Cross stated that the Haslam family earned the honor “for serving the Northeast Ohio community with outstanding leadership, vision and a commitment to the health and well-being of the region.”
The Haslam family accepted the honor as part of a virtual ceremony.
In March 2020, the Haslam family donated $1.5 million to coronavirus relief efforts in Northeast Ohio.
When they made the donation, Jimmy and Dee Haslam said:
“We are humbled by the tremendous work of people around the world in their efforts to help those impacted by COVID-19 and we wanted to try to positively impact those affected in our own communities of Cleveland and Columbus. We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making.”
$1 million of that money went to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Release Fund which helped address issues related to addressing the outbreak locally.
The remaining $500,000 went to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund which assists non-profit organizations working to contain and control COVID-19.
— BrownsGiveBack (@BrownsGiveBack) May 12, 2021
Cleveland Browns In The Community
Jimmy and Dee Haslam are not the only members of the Cleveland Browns involved in the community.
After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Jarvis Landry will be hosting his celebrity softball game on June 12 at Classic Park in Eastland, Ohio.
Don't miss out! Get your 🎫 for the 2021 Jarvis Landry & Friends Celebrity Softball Game!
— Lake County Captains (@LCCaptains) April 29, 2021
6,000 spectators are expected.
A home run derby followed by a seven-inning softball game are planned.
Proceeds will benefit the Jarvis Landry Building Winners Foundation and the Lake Health Foundation.
To learn more, go to the Jarvis Landry softball website.
In addition, Baker Mayfield will be the ambassador of the Race for Kids event on June 26 benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio.
Honored to be the official ambassador for the June 26 Boys & Girls Club Race for Kids at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. There’s a virtual option for those who can't attend. Register @ https://t.co/PBs9YZFzIz before 5/31 for a chance to win 1 of my signed jerseys. We race & kids win. pic.twitter.com/kxg7b3CqN0
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 11, 2021
For more information about this event, go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio website.