Browns fans turn out for 'Kick-Off to a Cure/Tailgate 2012' Cystic Fibrosis Foundation benefit

Funds raised go toward research for cure

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Even though the Cleveland Browns were on the road Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, fans of the brown and orange turned out for an indoor tailgate party to watch the game and help raise money for a good cause.

Shula's 2 Steak and Sports in Independence was the place to be Sunday for the 8th annual "Kick-Off to a Cure/ Taligate 2012" Cystic Fibrosis Foundation benefit.

Guests feasted on a tailgate buffet and participated in a cornhole competition. There were also many raffle items to choose from.

NewsChannel5 Sports Director Andy Baskin was the master of ceremonies for the benefit.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Money raised at Sunday's fundraiser will go directly toward world-wide research being performed to help find a cure.

"Northeast Ohio is a great place to raise money, a lot of caring people in northeast Ohio," said Tailgate 2012 Chairman John Renner. "It has been growing every year and we're very pleased to have such a nice turnout."

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