Dave Dombrosky’s blood runs brown and orange.
Now a resident of Winston-Salem, N.C., the Cleveland Browns fan drives 475 miles every summer to be home in his native Amherst for Dancing on Main Street.
“This is my hometown,” he said Saturday at the festival, relaxing under the shade of the Amherst Browns Backers tent on Park Avenue. “I get to come up here and help my brothers every year.”
Dombrosky was a founding member of the official Amherst chapter of the Browns Backers when it launched in 1998. His brother, Don, served as president.
Born here in 1946, Dombrosky had to move away in 1973. He had a brain tumor, was paralyzed, and couldn’t take anymore Ohio winters.
Today he is noticably not paralyzed after a successful surgery.
And he’s just as eager as ever to help the Browns Backers woof word of the coming Browns season.
“I wouldn’t miss this for the world,” he said.
Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times Dave Dombrosky drives hundreds of miles every year to Amherst for Dancing on Main Street.