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The Tucson Dawg Pound

Posted at 10:50 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 18:26:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz — We might be in a Tucson sports bar, but for all intents and purposes, Trident Bar and Grill is Browns Country on gameday.

Karen Tarr has been a Brown fan her etnire life.

"I was Browns fans even when we didn't have a team," said Carr. "It's just built in me, and I love football. We all get together on gamedays and its fabulous."

Shelley Semler is the group's organizer, not just on gamedays, but in the community as well. The Tucson Dawg pound raises money for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona as well. And in 2015, the Browns named the Tucson Dawg Pound its Group of the Year.

"That meant so much because we beat out groups in numerous countries," said Semler. "It shows us how strong this group is."

On this night, nearly 100 fans showed up. The Browns may have lost to the 49ers, but Tarr was a winner of the raffle, a Browns lawn chair. She's patiently waiting for the team's elusive trip to the Super Bowl.

"It may take a little bit, but I know we can do it."