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Kevin Stefanski, family start Keepers Foundation to help kids in Northeast Ohio

Kevin Stefanski and his family have become entrenched in Northeast Ohio during his four years as Browns coach. They’re looking to further give back to the community by starting the Keepers Foundation, which will serve underprivileged kids.

Stefanski, his wife, Michelle, and their three children collaborated to pick the name.

“Everybody knows that Bible verse about being your brother’s keeper and, really, what does that mean?” Kevin Stefanski said in the news release. “It means looking out for somebody else. And that’s ultimately what we’re trying to do with this foundation is look out for the people that need us to look out for them the most. And that’s the kids in our communities that are underprivileged.”

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Stefanski, who’s expected to soon sign a long-term contract extension, has been part of the Browns organization’s commitment to help the community. The family foundation is another step.

“This is really our family’s opportunity to do something special,” Stefanski said. “My wife and I have been just floored by this community and have been floored by the support of Northeast Ohio when it comes to any of the numerous charities that are giving back and helping out. Our kids are younger and we’re trying to make sure that they understand that we’ve been blessed and with that, we feel an obligation to help out with some kids that should get similar opportunities, whether it’s through education or something after school.”

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The foundation will hold “Under the Lights with Coach Stefanski & Friends,” a flag football tournament June 6 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Stefanski believes flag football can keep kids active and lead to greater involvement in football.

The foundation will then hold a fundraiser June 13.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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