CLEVELAND, Ohio - Browns tight end Gary Barnidge does not only score touchdowns with his cleats. He also gives hope.
In partnership with a non-profit called Samaritan’s Feet, after every home game he gives his cleats away to a child involved with OhioGuidestone, an organization that in part serves foster children.
Barnidge brings ten children to every home game from OhioGuidestone. He gives one of those children his cleats after the game as a symbol of hope. In addition, he provides the child with a pair of shoes in their own size that they can wear.
When the Browns took on the Arizona Cardinals, Jeron Cox was the recipient of Barnidge’s shoes. Cox is a foster child who is on the verge of being adopted by his grandparents.
“Jeron loves football,” his grandfather Gregory Cox explained. “This will be something they will remember for the rest of their lives.”
While Jeron has walked through tough times in his past, Barnidge provided him with shoes to wear as he walks towards a better future.
Barnidge explained, “This is going to change your life, put these shoes on and walk in a new path."
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