About Us


From the days of the leather football helmet to the modern era of the Super Bowl, Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities, Inc. has had a love affair with the great game of football. It has witnessed many great plays, honored numerous stars and brought the joy of the game to thousands of Greater Cleveland's youth through equipment grants. The CTCC has been a group of ardent football fans who live and die with the Browns, but it also is a group committed to the ideals that football teaches on and off the field of play.

As a 501(c)(3) charity, each year, Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities, Inc. proudly recognizes more than 40 local athletes.  We also offer high school graduates the opportunity for college scholarships.  Our selection committee sorts through many applications and presents the awards at our yearly golf outing in July. In addition, the CTCC volunteers each at the Browns facility for an event with the Special Olympics of the Greater Cleveland and contributes its time to a number of other charitable organizations.

Our commitment to the youth of this great city is unbridled. We focus our charitable efforts through recognition and volunteerism and by providing financial support to those in need in our community. Every year, we host special charity events and partner with other great organizations to further this cause. Outside of our monthly Board Meetings and Social events, we support the aforementioned grants and scholarships through these annual events:

  • January-March: Leo Murphy Memorial Field & Equipment Grant (up to $10,000)
  • February: Special Olympics / "Play 60" event in partnership with the Cleveland Browns
  • July: CTCC-YPD Youth Football Camp at Lou Groza Field
  • July: Annual Gene Hickerson Memorial Golf Outing

Without the contributions from our supporters and sponsors, Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities would not be able to continue giving back to the community. With that, we would like to thank each and every one of you who has helped us with our mission of Providing Youth a Sporting Chance.