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Cleveland looking for 2,600 volunteers for 2021 NFL Draft at the end of April

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland will be the backdrop for the future of the NFL. The 2021 NFL Draft will happen this spring in Cleveland. Where and how is still being determined, but one thing is for sure: the event needs volunteers.

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission says the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the economic opportunities Cleveland could gain. We can’t compare finances to the drafts in Dallas or Nashville.

Meredith Painter, director of marketing and communications for the commission said whenever plans come together, guidelines will be followed.

“We are currently planning an outdoor, socially-distanced event,” Painter said. “Obviously, health is of utmost importance to everyone who is attending then NFL draft, and we’re going to take our lead from local and state health officials.”

Meredith says volunteers will have an opportunity to help Cleveland shine, later this spring.

“We’re actually looking for about 2,600 volunteers. Two thousand of those would be for the NFL Draft experience, and 600 would be Cleveland ambassadors,” Painter said. “So, if you’re someone who is an avid football fan, or you love all things CLE, we would love to have you volunteer for either a 4-5-hour shift during the NFL draft.” is where you’ll go to sign up. The NFL Draft will take place in Cleveland from April 29 through May 1.