The Cleveland Browns took a time out from running plays to build a playground at Louis Agassiz School.
The Browns teamed up with United Way for the 16th annual Hometown Huddle on October 21, a league-wide day of service across the country. More than 100 volunteers tackled the construction, which took about six hours.
Surrounded by Louis Agassiz students, United Way volunteers, and teammates, Browns linebacker Jabaal Sheard officially cut the ribbon in front of the new structure. The Browns stuck around to take pictures with the kids and sign autographs.
It’s the first time the school has had a playground in more than 10 years. As part of a youth health and wellness campaign called “Play60,” the Browns hope the playground will encourage kids to get more active for at least 60 minutes each day.
Louis Agassiz Principal Tina Hericks said the playground will make a huge difference, and it’s a day she’ll never forget.