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Nonprofit gives die-hard Cleveland Browns fan the ultimate dream come true

Posted: 12:26 PM, Dec 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-10 12:26:22-05
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CLEVELAND — For 16-year-old Nazerith “Naz” Spates, a North Carolina high schooler, distance does make the heart grow fonder. Over the weekend, a nonprofit made his dream come true with a front row seat to the Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals game.

Spates, who lives with an IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disability) has always dreamed of the time he could watch the Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Browns fan has wish granted during the Browns vs. Bengals game.

Over the weekend, Spates and his family were treated to a V.I.P. visit to Cleveland thanks Charlotte-based nonprofit "Dream on 3," which provides children with disabilities the opportunity to live out their sports dreams.

Not only did Spates get to see the Browns, he was able to hang out with some of the players at practice.

“I got cleats signed by Odell Beckham,” he said.

“And on his signature, he said, just keep being you, so that was awesome," his mother said.

Even though his parents aren’t officially Browns fans, they were impressed with the team.

"I will say the Cleveland Browns, their team, their coaches, their staff, everyone has a really big heart, they're caring they're genuine and I like that about people, so they're always gonna have me as a fan because of that,” said his father, Brian Rucker.

Though the word "disability" is a medical diagnosis, Spates doesn't focuses on his abilities. In his free time, he participates in the Youth Christian International Club, Special Olympics and a school-wide recycling program.

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Browns fan has wish granted during the Browns vs. Bengals game.

Spates also got to go bowling with some of the Browns players on Friday night.

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BROWNS 2019 SEASON RESULTS

Preseason

WEEK 1 · Thu 08/08 · Browns 30, Redskins 10 (1-0)

WEEK 2 · Sat 08/17 · Browns 21, Colts 18 (2-0)

WEEK 3 · Fri 08/23 · Buccaneers 13, Browns 12 (2-1)

WEEK 4 · Thu 08/29 · Browns 20, Lions 16 (3-1)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 09/08 · Titans 43, Browns 13 (0-1)

WEEK 2 · Mon 09/16 · Browns 23, Jets 3 (1-1)

WEEK 3 · Sun 09/22 · Rams 20, Browns 13 (1-2)

WEEK 4 · Sun 09/29 · Browns 40, Ravens 25 (2-2)

WEEK 5 · Mon 10/07 · 49ers 31, Browns 3 (2-3)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/13 · Seahawks 32, Browns 28 (2-4)

WEEK 7 Bye

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/27 · Patriots 27, Browns 13 (2-5)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/03 · Broncos 24, Browns 19 (2-6)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/10 · Browns 19, Bills 16 (3-6)

WEEK 11 · Thu 11/14 · Browns 21, Steelers 7 (4-6)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/24 · Browns 41, Dolphins 24 (5-6)

WEEK 13 · Sun 12/01 · Steelers 20, Browns 13 (5-7)

WEEK 14 · Sun 12/08 · Browns 27, Bengals 19 (6-7)

WEEK 15 · Sun 12/15 · Cardinals 38, Browns 24 (6-8)

WEEK 16 · Sun 12/22 · Ravens 31, Browns 15 (6-9)

WEEK 17 · Sun 12/29 · Bengals 33, Browns 23 (6-10)