Browns fans that want an excuse to party — and party for a good cause — during the three-day NFL Draft have plenty of options in northeast Ohio.
First, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, The Orange and Brown Report and ClevelandFrowns.com are hosting their shindig at the Map Room. Details here.
Two days later, the 11th Annual NFL Draft Day Party, A Benefit for Multiple Sclerosis, is taking place at The Barley House, 1265 West 6th Street in Cleveland.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Barley House will feature live music, numerous kinds of entertainment for the entire family, special appearances by current and former Browns players, Cleveland Gladiators and their Goddesses, and WKNR 850 AM will be broadcasting from 12-2 p.m.
Tickets cost $35 presale and $40 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased at TheKarenFoundation.org and the ticket price includes a donation to the Karen Foundation for MS, which provides respite and home care services to families in northeast Ohio afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis, free valet parking, hors d'oeurves, two drink tickets and a grand prize raffle ticket.
The Karen Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity and all donations are tax deductible.
The OBR has confirmed Peyton Hillis, T.J. Ward, Hanford Dixon, Greg Pruitt and Dave Mays are scheduled to appear. Also, WKNR personalities Tony Rizzo and former Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Brown, LeCharles Benlety, will host the live remote broadcast.
Live music by Morrison/McCarthy and Light of Two Moons will last throughout the day. In addition, other forms of entertainment include:
The items in the silent auction include sports or entertainment tickets, hotel weekends, golf packages, gift baskets and sports memorabilia.
To learn more about The Karen Foundation and the Draft Day Party for MS, purchase presale tickets, make a donation online or join a mailing list, visit TheKarenFoundation.org.