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Browns Launch Jr. Browns NEXT, Provide $25,000 in Grants To Local Youth Football Programs

As part of the Cleveland Browns' commitment to assisting the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Ohio, the team launched "Jr. Browns NEXT," designed to further connect youth football programs with the team and important resources for coaches and athletes prior to advancing to the next level of play in high school.

To commemorate the establishment of Jr. Browns NEXT, the Browns provided $25,000 in grant funding this year to assist local youth football programs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After registering for Jr. Browns NEXT, programs submitted a grant application to be considered for contributions ranging from $500-$2,500, which were evaluated by a panel of Browns staff members.

The following Northeast Ohio-area youth and school-based school programs were awarded a 2020 Jr. Browns NEXT Grant:

  • Ohio Cardinals
  • Collinwood Cobras
  • MYEFC – Cleveland Bombers
  • Cleveland Muny Football
  • Lorain Raging Titans
  • Westside Wolverines
  • St. Mary of the Assumption
  • Lake Erie Explosion All Stars
  • Impact Youth, Cleveland Bearcats
  • Riverside Youth Football
  • Perry Youth Football
  • Lake Erie Sharks
  • Maple Heights Youth Football
  • Ohio Elite Youth Football
  • Hudson Hawks Youth Football
  • Jefferson Youth Football League
  • Blimp City Bears
  • Orrville Area Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Warren Little Raiders
  • PAL 6 Reddogs
  • Crestwood Youth Football & Cheer
  • Euclid Youth Football
  • UMOJA Jaguars

To register and receive access to all Jr. Browns NEXT activations and future assets, youth football program directors or coaches can register here while parents and youth athletes can do so here. To learn more about the Jr. Browns NEXT program, visit


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