CLEVELAND — Have you ever watched the Browns' less-than-stellar offensive play-calling over the years and screamed "I can do better than that!" at the TV? Well, your chance has come!
New head coach Kevin Stefanski (who we hope will do a much better job running the offense) is offering one lucky fan the opportunity to help script the team's first 15 plays during a preseason game later this summer. The offer is part of Fanatics' "All In Challenge," a global sweepstakes and auction meant to help raise money for the fight against COVID-19.
"Giving back is a core component of who we are as an organization," Stefanski said. "With the global pandemic, it's really important we step up when there are others in need. Just look around at the frontline workers, the health care workers, they're stepping up right now, they're working tirelessly, they're working courageously and it's really inspired our organization to join the All In Challenge."
Stefanski is one of more than 400 celebrities taking part in the challenge, which has raised north of $45 million so far. While this particular gift must be bid on, other prizes are being offered as free sweepstakes options, include season tickets in the first 10 rows of your favorite team's stadium for the next five years or a private putting lesson with Tiger Woods.
A chance to lead the Browns on the field as well as autographed memorabilia will also be included in Stefanski's package, and 100% of all money raised from the winner will go towards Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen, and No Kid Hungry. However, if you want to put the headset on, it won't be cheap: The current bid stands at $10,000.
Amazingly, that's not even the most expensive Browns-related prize: Legendary quarterback Bernie Kosar is offering three guests the chance to watch a regular season game with him and chef Michael Symon in a private suite at FirstEnergy Stadium. That opportunity currently stands at $11,000, with proceeds also going to the food charities mentioned above.