Browns General Manager Tom Heckert is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the 33rd annual Akron Browns Backers banquet May 21 at Tangier restaurant.
Browns middle linebacker D'Qwell Jackson also is set to attend the event. The Cleveland chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America will honor Jackson as the 2011 player of the year.
Retired Plain Dealer and Channel 8 sports reporter Dan Coughlin will serve as master of ceremonies.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50. Corporate tables are $1,000, which includes a VIP cocktail party. Proceeds go to the Interval Brotherhood Home for drug and alcohol addiction.
For tickets, call Ron Tedeschi at 330-322-6662 or Wally Wieclaw at 330-773-9297.