Special Olympics - "Play 60" Event

Special Olympics / "Play 60"  |  This event has been put on hold due to the COVID pandemic.

The Special Olympics / “Play 60” event is a day each February where approximately 800-900 athletes and coaches from the Special Olympics and Cleveland’s Metropolitan School District come together at the Cleveland Browns training complex and interact with Browns players and coaching staff.

The purpose of the event is to promote a healthier next generation by encouraging the youth of our communities to get at least 60 minutes of activity a day. During the day, students get to participate in youth football drills, dancing, inflatable challenges, activity challenges in the Casey Coleman Field House and have opportunities to win prizes as well.

Two years ago, each group was also asked to become a part of the First and Ten and #give10 hours of service back to Northeast Ohio. The goal was for 500,000 hours of community service this season.

Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities has the distinct honor of being a part of such a great event by partnering with the Cleveland Browns to provide lunch to each of these athletes and their chaperones. Every year we have numerous volunteers who attend the event to aid in our mission of "Providing Youth a Sporting Chance" by ensuring they all have the opportunity for a good meal during their special day.

Thank you to Gillombardo's Giant Eagle for once again offering to donate food for this year's event!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help serve food and arrange the seating of these young athlete throughout the morning. Please email ctcc1938@gmail.com for more information.