Columbus Crew, Cleveland Browns owners donate $1.5 million to Ohio coronavirus relief

Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam listen to a question during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the NFL football team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The owners of Columbus Crew SC and the Cleveland Browns have pledged to donate $1.5 million to multiple coronavirus relief funds in Ohio.

Dee and Jimmy Haslam are donating $1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, through their Haslam 3 Foundation.

The Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund helps non-profits responding to the pandemic with any financial challenges.

The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund will provide grant awards to non-profits in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga Counties.

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