Browns' Lone Win Turns Into Good News for Food Bank

Team gets in on joke, donates to charity
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 7:39 AM CST
NFL Team's Sad Parade Nixed, but Money Goes to Food Bank
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) plays against the San Diego Chargers in the first half of an NFL football game on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Cleveland Browns fans were looking forward to a "Perfect Season Parade," though that "perfect" season was meant to be perfectly winless, reports NPR. But then the players had to go and ruin everything by winning their Christmas Eve matchup against the San Diego Chargers 20-17, leaving more than $10,000 sitting in the GoFundMe account created to pay for parade security, insurance, and facilities. The event's organizers recovered the fumble by making a charitable decision: to donate the money instead to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, News 5 reports, which added its own surprise note. "Thanks to the Browns fans who donated $10k+ to the Food Bank! The @Browns have announced they're MATCHING with an additional $10k!" the food bank tweeted on Tuesday, bringing the total received to $20,000. Not bad for a sad season's work. (That win also ended a hairy situation.)

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