New Browns coach Pat Shurmur will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Akron Browns Backers banquet May 16 at the Tangier restaurant in Akron.
Among the Browns alumni attending will be Tom Cousineau, Dick Ambrose, Brian Brennan, Don Cockroft, Bob Gain, Tom Goosby, Jim Houston, Ernie Kellerman, Frank Stams and Richard Mostardi. Former Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins player Dave Robinson also will attend.
Ray Yannucci, former publisher of Browns News Illustrated, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Corporate tables of 10 are $750, which includes a VIP cocktail party. A corporate table with one seat occupied by a former NFL player and access to the VIP party is $1,000.
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.