July 24, 2016

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‘Kardiac Kids’ hope to score again with local fundraiser

MEDINA TWP. — The Medina County Community Fund is hoping the Kardiac Kids can score some last-minute holiday donations for local charities.

On Saturday, the Medina County Community Fund hosts its “Fall into Winter” fundraiser at the Weymouth Country Club, featuring 13 players and coaches of the 1980 Cleveland Browns football team that finished the year 11-5 after a rollercoaster season in which they captured a division championship.

Special honoree at the dinner is Kardiac Kid and longtime Medina resident Tom DeLeone.

Cleveland native Bob Golic, a 1982-87 Browns player and three-time pro-bowler, will be a featured speaker.

Tim Smith, a member of the community fund’s board of directors, said the group has been planning the event since the summer, but it only came together about a month ago. Smith said there are still about 30 seats still available, and they’re hoping to sell them soon.

“It’s a nonprofit that helps to fund other nonprofits, so it’s a good cause,” Smith said.
VIP tickets are $250 and Dawg Pound seating is $150.

VIP tickets include wine-tasting, a copy of the book “The 1980 Kardiac Kids — Our Untold Stories” by Don Cockroft and table seating with a member of the 1980 Cleveland Browns team.

Dawg Pound seating will include dinner, wine and keynote address.

After the dinner, autograph tables will be open to attendees. For more information or to make a reservation, visit mccfund.org or call Smith at (216) 551-8225.

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