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Josh Gordon, Joe Thomas to be honored May 19 at 35th annual Akron Browns Backers banquet

By Nate Ulrich Published: April 5, 2014

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All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon and All-Pro offensive left tackle Joe Thomas will be honored at the 35th annual Akron Browns Backers banquet May 19 at the Tangier restaurant, 532 W. Market St., Akron.

Several Browns alumni are planning to attend. News Channel 5 sports director and 92.3 The Fan radio host Andy Baskin is scheduled to serve as master of ceremonies.

The local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America will honor Gordon as the 2013 player of the year and Thomas as the 2013 Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award winner.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a fan fest. A VIP cocktail party starts at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets for dinner are $60. Tickets for the VIP cocktail party and dinner are $125. Corporate tables are also available.

Proceeds go to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Victim Assistance Program of Summit County.

For tickets, call Jim Iona at 330-630-2311.

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