Browns Give Back - Olmsted Falls City Schools

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The Browns traveled to Olmsted Falls City Schools Vitamix Field at Charles Harding Memorial Stadium to announce a much-needed upgrade. The field at Olmsted Falls High School Stadium was not in good condition. Listening to the student-athletes talk about the area, you would even say it was in poor condition. With the help of some local companies, the Browns and Browns Give Back came together to help upgrade the field to a high-quality synthetic turf field. A crowd of a few hundred people gathered for what many student-athletes have said could not come soon enough. Olmsted Falls football player Rocco Conti spoke of the struggles all sports teams faced when playing on the field at Olmsted Falls High School.

"You might have seen the football team running down Bagley road to practice at Falls Lenox. This will no longer have to take place with the installation of a turf field. I think the football team will appreciate that. " - Rocco Conti.

The jog from Olmsted Falls High School to Falls Lenox Elementary School is just under a mile.

The field isn't just home to the sports teams. As Marching Band Member Alyssa Webb pointed out, the area is where memories and moments are made.

"For just a moment, it doesn't matter about the score of the game. We're really in such a big area almost feels unreal; it's like time slows down. I can confidently say that every member of the band feels the same way when performing were once held a competitive game that transforms into the way up for over 250 musicians." - Alyssa Webb.

The construction project will be finished by the fall, just in time for the fall sports season.

You can read more about the Browns #Give10 Below.

Browns Give 10

Olmsted Falls Rocco Conti, Cleveland Browns, Isaac Rochell, Olmsted Falls Alyssa WebbPhoto: Jake Underwood/WTAM

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  


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 Stay in the Game! Keep Learning, Every Day Network. The Stay in the Game Network is a statewide initiative designed to promote the importance of school attendance and put an end to chronic absenteeism through a partnership between the Cleveland Browns Foundation, the Ohio Department of Education, and Harvard University’s Proving Ground. The team engages local school districts 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. In the 2022-23 school year, the Stay in the Game! The network will partner with 17 school districts, benefitting more than 150,000 students in Ohio. No matter the circumstances, the Stay in the Game! The network will continue to encourage and support students to maintain a strong educational-going mindset to keep learning, every day, aligned with its overall goal to help end chronic absenteeism and provide all students equal opportunities to be successful. To learn more visit, visit


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 the 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 2.75 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.

Olmsted Falls High School Football team at ground breaking

Photo: Jake Underwood/WTAM

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