Cavs fans responded with enthusiasm to the Cavaliers call for nominations of deserving unsung heroes to be named the 2017 Cavs “EveryFAN". Corwyn Collier of Stow, Ohio has been selected as the 5th annual recipient of the Cavs EveryFAN honor and will be celebrated at halftime during the Cavs vs. San Antonio Spurs game on January 21st at 8:30 p.m.
He and his wife Iisha will experience an unforgettable night at Quicken Loans Arena. A special halftime recognition will honor him in front of thousands of cheering Cavs fans for the significant role he plays in making his community, and country, a better place to live. Honorary EveryFAN Chair Meredith Griffin, wife of Cavs General Manager David Griffin, as well as Tony Kenney, president of Speedway, will present Corwyn with special prizes including a giant Speedy Rewards® Card for Free Gas for One Year.
As part of Collier’s VIP experience, he and his wife also enjoy:
- Pregame dinner for two at Red the Steakhouse
- Pregame "Benchwarmer" experience
- Premium seats to enjoy the game
- A Wine & Gold Nation membership
- ... and much, much more!
Collier, a Maple Heights High School teacher, was surprised with the exciting news earlier this week in front of his students, peers, and Principal Price. Cavs in-arena host Ahmaad Crump, Public Address Announcer Olivier Sedra, Cavalier Girl Elizabeth and Cavs Mascot Sir C.C. helped deliver the exciting news as Collier was filled with emotion when he learned his wife, Iisha Collier, had nominated him for the recognition. She describes her husband as one of Cleveland’s finest who exemplifies the characteristics of an EveryFAN: hard-working individual, symbolizes an average fan, everyday hero, high moral values, and proud Clevelander.
Corwyn bravely served in the United States Army until 2009 when he was injured by a roadside blast, resulting in extensive damage to his right side, leg and hand. After 9 months of recovery, he returned home to receive his Master's degree in Education at The University of Akron. Corwyn currently teaches at the very same high school he graduated from---Maple Heights High School in Cleveland. When he is not teaching, he is a Coach for the Shaker “Feet on Fire” youth track program, where he mentors kids in the sport that helped him achieve his college dreams. Among his many inspiring accomplishments, he is an amputee professional bodybuilder, a loving father to three boys and a shining example of what a strong work ethic and positive attitude can accomplish.
The Cavaliers received hundreds of nominations for the 2017 EveryFAN and thank ALL fans who shared stories of local heroes who are all doing incredible things across Northeast Ohio!