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Browns' Myles Garrett named captain of Waterboys Program to bring clean water to East Africa

Posted: 3:46 PM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-19 13:18:26-05
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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been named the captain of the NFL's Waterboys Program.

Waterboys is an initiative is committed to bringing clean water to East African communities in need.

Garrett will lead a roster of NFL stars in his new leadership role.

“I am thrilled to be the Waterboys NFL captain and continue my work in ensuring that people have access to safe water,” said Garrett. “This is my third year involved with the program and I can’t wait to work with my peers around the league, along with fans, to grow Waterboys and build on the momentum that Chris [Long] has generated around this important cause.”

As the new captain, Garrett will get support from multiple NFL players including Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Beau Allen, Chicago Bears’ Kyle Long, Los Angeles Rams’ Johnny Hekker, Dallas Cowboys’ Zack Martin, and Arizona Cardinals’ Brett Hundley.

Throughout the season, the players will take part in social media campaigns and fan engagement events designed to raise awareness and funds.

Garrett will kick off the campaign by asking Twitter users to follow @waterboysorg , tag three friends and use the hashtag #DawgsDigDeep. One lucky fan who participates will win four tickets to the Browns game on Sept. 22 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Waterboys founder Chris Long retired from the NFL after 11 seasons last year and knew that Garrett was the perfect replacement.

“I knew right away that Myles was the guy that could carry the torch and lead the NFL Waterboys program” said Chris Long, The Chris Long Foundation. “He’s young, passionate and sincere in his commitment to helping other people. And he’s going to play at a high level for a long time. I know the sky is the limit for what we will accomplish under Myles’ leadership. I believe we will reach our 1 million people served goal during his tenure.”

To learn more about Waterboys, click here .

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