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Cavs surprise local hero, will be honored at Friday's game

Cavs honor local hero (Source: WOIO) Cavs honor local hero (Source: WOIO)
 The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised a local hero with EveryFAN Honor. 

Kevin Edmond of Mentor has been selected as 3rd Annual Cavs EveryFAN Recipient. Edmond will be honored during EveryFAN Night when the Cavaliers take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

Edmond, a lifelong Cleveland native and Deputy Chief with the Mentor Fire Department had no idea that he had been nominated. He went into work on Thursday, January 15 and was greeted by Cavs in-arena host Ahmaad Crump with the exciting news, members of the Cavaliers Girls and Scream Team, and mascot Sir C.C., were also there for the celebrations. Edmond was able to celebrate the moment with loved ones, coworkers and Mentor's City Manager, Kenneth J. Filipiak. 

Edmond was nominated by his wife Linda, "His 30 year career does not make him a hero. What makes him a hero is what he does outside of the fire station. Even off duty, he is always there to help... Over the past 20 years I've known him, we have stopped at car accident to make sure everyone was alright, assisted elderly having problems, aided people experiencing seizures and most recently, Kevin was one of the first to respond on the field to help athletic trainers care for a teammate on a son's football team who had been knocked out." she wrote.

If that's not enough, Edmond has donated countless hours to charitable organizations such as the Lake County Food Bank, Feed the Needy, Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, and more. At home, he's a devoted husband of 25 years and a loving father of four.

On Friday, January 23rd, Edmond will experience an unforgettable night at Quicken Loans Arena. 

A special halftime recognition will honor Edmond in front of thousands of cheering fans for a significant role he plays in making his community a better place to live. 

The VIP experience also includes: 

Dinner for two at one of the Cleveland Cavaliers' preferred restaurants,

"Benchwarmer" experience pre-game,

Premium seats to enjoy the game,

Access to VIP Court Club,

Halftime recognition on the court,

Personalized Swingman Jersey and much more!

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