Browns fans raise money for new Parma playground for kids with disabilities
Playground to be built at James Day Park
Bob Fenner, newsnet5.com
4:23 PM, Oct 27, 2013
PARMA, Ohio - Fans of the Cleveland Browns turned out in full force Sunday in Parma to not just watch the brown and orange take on Kansas City, but to help children with disabilities.
All Kids Playground, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a new playground at James Day Park in Parma for kids with and without disabilities, held a "Browns, Brewskies & Babushkas" watch party fundraiser at Rock City Tap House on State Road to help raise money for the playground's construction.
In addition to being entertained with polka music, Browns fans dined on Polish sausages, pierogies, cabbage and noodles.
Former Browns players Greg Pruitt and Kevin Mack were on hand to sign autographs. There were also silent auctions for prizes and gift baskets.
All Kids Playground organizers said ground will be broken on phase one of the project in Spring 2014.
"It's going to be a one-of-a-kind park, which is going to have equipment that will make, will allow all children to play together, but it's also going to be a green space," said All Kids Playground project director, Tammy Tomasello.