11 year old Browns fan, Lily Raghavanwon Wendy’s Cleveland Browns Jr Sweepstakes reporter and received a standing ovation on the field of November 19 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers
CLEVELAND, November 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ann 11 year old brown fan, Lily Raghavanwon Wendy’s® Cleveland Browns Jr Brown kick reporter and interviewee competition Dustin Hopkins at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus for the Cleveland Browns’ social accounts and gave a weather report on the field during the game. Lilly and her family scored the ultimate touchdown of awards, which included an exclusive tour of the Browns’ practice facility and Cleveland Browns Stadium. Miles Garrett an autographed jersey, a Wendy’s bag with a gift card and club tickets to the Browns game at November 19. The family traveled from Sleepy Hollow, New York to attend the match and helped Lily realize her dream of becoming a junior reporter.
With entries from over 100 Wendy’s restaurants in Northern Ohio, Wendy’s and the Browns aren’t done celebrating fans yet! Second place winner, Lily G., 9, received tickets to November 19 game, an autographed Browns mini-helmet and a Wendy’s gift card. The two third-place winners, Salvatore C., 7, and Luke S., 9, and the six fourth-place winners, Liam T., 9, Oliver C., 6, Carmine P., 11, Brooklyn D., 13, Beau W., 9, and Vander R., 9, also received the Browns and Wendy’s awards.
“Wendy and the Cleveland Browns are thrilled to team up again for the annual Jr. Reporter. This competition encourages kids in the greater Cleveland area to use their voice and get involved in journalism,” said John Wills, Wendy’s franchisee and local Co-Op president. “Great food and a good game are always reasons to celebrate, but we’re especially proud to celebrate Lily, who did a great job interviewing Dustin Hopkins – the future of sports journalism is bright.”
Before the November 19 game, Wendy’s hosted a holiday luncheon at a local Brunswick restaurant for all 10 winners and their families from around the Cleveland area. The celebration was capped off with a surprise appearance by former Browns wide receiver Reggie Langhorne, who signed autographs, posed for pictures and answered questions from junior reporters.
All the kids, with a little help from their parents or guardians, entered the contest by using an online form through the Cleveland Browns website and submitting a short video of themselves explaining why they should be this year’s Jr. Reporter.
Sports (and great food) have a way of bringing communities together. Wendy’s is proud to continue its support of the Jr. program. Reporter, giving future sports reporters a big an opportunity to support their love of game reporting.
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