Cleveland Children's Museum has Browns fever, holds football kick-off party

First 125 families receive free football

CLEVELAND - Brown and orange were the dominant colors Saturday as The Children's Museum of Cleveland held a Browns kick-off party in anticipation of Sunday's season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

The first 125 families received a free football. Visitors also entered to win five Browns football helmets during hourly drawings.

"We know people are excited about the Browns starting off tomorrow and big season," said museum manager Greg Palumbo. "We wanted to celebrate that new season and new energy with a little energy of our own."

Children burned energy by taking part in warm-up exercises and passing accuracy drills. Families also played corn hole on the museum's front lawn.

The replenish their energy, a food truck and kettle corn was available for visitors to munch on.

Damian Thomas from Mayfield Heights visited the museum with his daughter Miranda. Originally from Minnesota and a Vikings fan at heart, Damian roots for the Browns as well. He definitely noticed a renewed excitement in northeast Ohio for the brown and orange.

Damian was also one of the lucky winners of one of the five Browns helmets.

"I'm excited about this season," said Damian. "I think the Browns have a good squad this year so I think we'll have a lot more in the win column this year and I think people are excited to see them."

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