CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis was a no show for a special Halloween event at the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Monday night.
Hillis along with former NFL Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley were scheduled to host a special Halloween party for kids and their families at the club located on Broadway Ave. in Cleveland.
Hillis has been surrounded by controversy this season, on and off of the field, but the reason for his absence Monday evening is unknown.
Bentley, who is also a board member of the Boys and Girls Club, helped to organize the event for underprivileged youth.
Below is the official press release that was distributed last week promoting the event.
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE”
October 28, 2011
Halloween With Peyton Hillis and LeCharles Bentley
Peyton Hillis and LeCharles Bentley are hosting a Halloween party for Cleveland families at the Boys & Girls Club at 6114 Broadway Avenue on Monday, October 31st from 6-7pm. They will be airing a live Monday Night Fooball radio show on ITTR Radio / LBentleyRadio.com and providing autographs and candy to attendees. All donations will benefit the Boys & Girls Club.
Across town at Champps in Westlake, Browns safety Mike Adams held his “4th Annual Rising Stars Foundation Spirit Night” which was attended by several of Adams’ teammates including: Mohamed Massaquoi, Greg Little, Josh Cribbs, Joe Haden, James Dockery, Buster Skrine, Eric Hagg, Scott Fujita, Carlton Mitchell. D’Qwell Jackson and Brian Robiskie.
Champps donated 20 percent of all food and non-alcohol beverage purchases during the event to Adams’ Rising Stars Foundation.
The event included a silent auction, costume contest and raffle while players posed for pictures and signed autographs for fans.
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