The Southeast Michigan Browns Backers hosted Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner on March 7, 2015 in support of the club's charity, the Penrickton Center for Blind Children. The club raised $5,515 for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children through a charity dinner and auction.
The Penrickton Center has served blind and impaired children ages 1-12 for 62 years; free of charge to their families. The Southeast Michigan Browns Backers have regularly volunteered, and financially supported the Center, for six years.
Club President, Dave Tablac, stated, "It was a true joy to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 2,000 yard backfield duo with Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner. They both shared their beginnings, their appreciation for Cleveland, the legacy of the Browns, and the fact the team has the fans with the greatest passion. Mr. Mack is an eloquently soft spoken man of great integrity. Mr. Byner is vivacious, inspirational, and very knowledgeable about football. Mr. Byner was accompanied by his wife, who is very gracious and kind. Both players wanted to participate in the auction and they liked the special edition "2K jersey" which I had customized, wore and auctioned for Penrickton."
"Mr. Mack and Mr. Byner are genuinely great men," Tablac said recalling the event. "Their priorities in life, the way they speak of their wives, children, faith, and their genuine kindness, was appreciated by all of our guests. Howard Brenner, president of the Photo City Browns Backers, and Scott Stahl, of the Union City Browns Backers, both stated that it was the best event they ever attended."
View photos from the event.