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ABOUT THE LIONS
The Lions (a non-profit corp.), a Minor League Football team formed in 1978, is one of the oldest existing football clubs in the Midwest. The Lions spent their first 16 years of existence in the now defunct Northern Ohio Football League (NOFL). While in the NOFL they won eight (8) league titles and four (4) state titles.

In 1994, the commitment was made to upgrade the level of competition and the Lions entered the Mid-Continental Football League, which features some of the top-rated teams in the country and is widely considered the premier Minor Football League in North America. The Lions played for the MCFL championship in 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2003, winning it outright in 2002. With a combined overall record of 209-79 and a winning percentage of .725 it is easy to see why the Cleveland Lions set the standard that other minor league teams in Ohio strive to reach.

MINOR PROFESSIONALS - THE PLAYERS
We call our athletes minor professionals. All athletes participating with the Lions are unpaid amateurs who help subsidize the team by raising their own support. Players come from all over Northern Ohio-Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria, Akron, Canton, Mentor, Willoughby, North Ridgeville and Medina to name but a few. Players can be and are regularly scouted by Colleges and professional Football Clubs. In fact, one of our outstanding offensive tackles Alan Barnett was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 1999 and has spent time in several NFL camps. We have also had numerous other players move into the professional ranks in our 25 year history.

WE NEED YOU
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Cleveland Lions club is community driven and dedicated to giving back. We support such endeavors as the Ohio Association of Police Athletic Leagues, St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish Athletic Association, the Rocky River Education Foundation, the Ohio Junior Hockey Association, the Cleveland Muni Basketball Association, Cleveland Pro Garage Door Professionals and many others.

We are always looking for good people to participate in this exciting program. If you are interested in finding out more about our sponsorship opportunities or volunteering, please call us at 216-741-2483 or fill out our contact form.
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