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 2008 Participating Charities

Barons - Ohio Junior Hockey
Ohio Junior Hockey Festival Date: March 27th-30th Ohio Junior Hockey Association dba The Cleveland Barons Hockey Association promotes Cleveland Hockey and gives players age 9 thru Junior A level hockey an opportunity to play at the highest level possible. The Cleveland Barons are proud to say that they have helped put the state of Ohio on the USA Hockey map and anticipate the opportunity to continue producing college impact players and NHL prospects by participating at USA Hockey's highest sanctioned levels. Our program consists of Junior A team which plays in the North American Hockey League and our youth development program consists of players 9 thru 17 that play AAA Hockey in the Midwest Elite Hockey League.

Cleveland PAL
Cleveland Police Athletic League (PAL) Festival Date: April 3rd-6th The Cleveland Police Athletic League program has been in existence for over 70 years and originally started in the late 1930’s by then Safety Director Elliot Ness. Cleveland PAL is one of the oldest and largest Athletic Leagues in the nation and has a rich history in providing quality recreational and educational activities for youth. Since its inception, the Police Athletic League has provided opportunities for children to participate in positive, wholesome sports, recreational and extracurricular activities. In this way PAL hopes to divert children from negative influences and enhance a child’s individual self-esteem, discipline, and actualization.

North Olmsted Hockey
North Olmsted Hockey Festival Date: April 10th-13th The North Olmsted Hockey Club has been in existence since 1972. The club has helped groom players from many communities to compete at the high school level for decades. The N.O. high school team in recent years has been one of the few public schools to advance deep into the state tournament. We are proud of our player’s abilities and their unending tenacity. The NOHC will continue its history of providing our players with top notch training and also the tools needed for excellence. The club serves ages 5 through 18 and is open to players from all communities. “A skater on ice is rarely in hot water”.

Garfield Heights High Booster Club
Garfield Heights Athletic Booster Club Festival Date: April 17th-20th The Booster Club has provided in excess of $1.5 million in the past 39 years for major projects like baseball and softball fields, football stands, weight rooms, soccer goals, wrestling mats and other sports equipment. It gives annual support for uniforms, equipment, rewards/recognition and scholarships. The club also started the Little Bulldog: Wrestling, Football, Basketball, and Cheerleading.

Dominic Konopka Scholarship Fund Festival Date: April 24th-27th Dominic Konopka Scholarship FundThe Dominic Konopka Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 as a non-profit organization to provide scholarship money to an exemplary student graduating from Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst, OH, and going on to a four-year college or university.
In memory of Dominic Konopka (1971 – 1999), the candidate selected by the scholarship committee must excel in academics and take part in extra curricular activities and community service.If you or your company is interested in making a contribution to the Dominic Konopka Scholarship Fund, please contact us at dkscholarshipfund@hotmail.com.

Spectrum Soccer
Spectrum Soccer Festival Date: May 1st-4th Spectrum Soccer School is a nonprofit soccer education program specifically designed to develop the abilities of soccer players at all levels of play, from Recreational Players to Select Players.  Twenty-five years ago, we were the first soccer program of its kind in the United States, with a philosophy of individualized raining.
That philosophy continues today for all of our players, ages 3 to 18.  You do not have to play on one of our teams to train with us, you just have to want to become a Better Soccer Player!

Mento Junior High Athletic Boosters

Mentor Junior High Festival Date: May 8th-11th The Mentor Junior High Athletic Boosters support all junior high interscholastic sports teams; help improve sports equipment and facilities; work cooperatively with other extracurricular support groups and strive to become a community forum to encourage cooperation, good ideas, constructive contributions for the general improvement of the junior high athletic programs.

Mayfield Wildcat

Mayfield Wrestling Festival Date: May 15th-18th

Viking Club
Cleveland State University Foundation Festival Date: May 22nd-25th Cleveland State’s Viking Club, established in 1978, has helped CSU athletics grow to include 17 varsity sports and more than 280 student athletes. In its first 25+ years, the Viking Club has supported our teams with more than $4 million in private gifts. Gifts may be unrestricted to address departmental needs or directed to support a particular sport, endowment or scholarship fund.

Lions Eye Clinic, Inc.
Please donate your old eye glasses! Drop them off at the Festival entrance.
Lion's Eye Clinic Inc. Festival Date: May 29th-June 1st The Lions Eye Clinic Inc at St Vincent Charity Hospital has been in existence since 1970, founded by members of the Lions Clubs of Northeast Ohio in partnership with St. Vincent Charity Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio. The clinic is supported by the 1,240 Lions of Northeast Ohio. The purpose of the clinic is to provide eyeglasses and eye care assistance for those in need. The counties we cover are Cuyahoga, Medina, Lake, Summit, Ashtabula, & Geauga. The Organization is a 501c3 Charitable organization and also has provided over $500,000 in eye care equipment to the Eye Clinic at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. The Organization provides over 400 pairs of eyeglasses to those in need annually, as well as financial assistance for surgical procedures and special vision equipment for children in need.

Brooklyn Middle School High School P.T.S.A. Festival Date: June 5th-8th Brooklyn Middle School High School P.T.S.A. Mission;  is to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation. The PTA at the local level is linked to the state PTA and National PTA, forming a nationwide network of members working on behalf of all children and youth.

Barons - Ohio Junior Hockey
Ohio Junior Hockey Festival Date: June 12th-15th Ohio Junior Hockey Association dba The Cleveland Barons Hockey Association promotes Cleveland Hockey and gives players age 9 thru Junior A level hockey an opportunity to play at the highest level possible. The Cleveland Barons are proud to say that they have helped put the state of Ohio on the USA Hockey map and anticipate the opportunity to continue producing college impact players and NHL prospects by participating at USA Hockey's highest sanctioned levels. Our program consists of Junior A team which plays in the North American Hockey League and our youth development program consists of players 9 thru 17 that play AAA Hockey in the Midwest Elite Hockey League.

Art On Wheels, Inc.
Art on Wheels Festival Date: June 19th-June 22nd Our mission is to serve as a nonprofit traveling art education organization, to give a voice to individuals of all abilities through engagement in hands-on arts experiences that enrich the lives of individuals, their families and our community.

Parma Hockey Association, Inc. Festival Date: June 26th-29th For over 35 years, Parma Hockey Association has been committed to the growth and development of youth ice hockey in Parma and the surrounding areas. We believe that "A Child on the Ice is Seldom in Hot Water."

  Not Scheduled Festival Date: July 3

Special Olympics Ohio
Greater Cleveland Special Olympics Festival Date: July 10th-13th Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There is no charge to participate in Special Olympics. Special Olympics currently serves more than 1.7 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 150 countries

Lupus Foundation
Lupus Foundation Of America Inc. Greater Cleveland Chapter Festival Date: July 17th-20th Our Mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the cause and cure.

Normandy High School
Normandy Invaders Booster Club Festival Date: July 24th-27th

Strongsville Boosters
Strongsville Booster Club Festival Date: July 31st-August 3rd The Strongsville High School Athletic Boosters provides needed uniforms and equipment for all the Athletic Programs of the Strongsville Athletic Community.  Our student athletes have set a winning tradition that requires endless hours of practice and hard work.  We appreciate our dedicated coaching staff. Up to date equipment and strong community support play a vital role in keeping the athletic program in Strongsville successful.

Berea High School Athletic Boosters
Berea High School Athletic Boosters Festival Date: August 7th-10th The Boosters raise money for all sports, totaling annually between $35,000 to $38,000. These funds pay for officials, team uniforms, and other athletic costs. Some examples of these expenditures over the past few years are: refurbishing main gym floor; payment (partial) of athletic trainer’s salary; purchase of sound system for outdoor athletic use; varsity locker room renovation; purchase of new wrestling mats (in conjunction with the wrestling parents); and purchase of motorized ground rake for the baseball field. This year, more than ever, we need your support so that we can upgrade the weight room which will be utilized by all athletes, male and female.

Mustang Wrestling Club

Mustang Wrestling Club Festival Date: August 14th - 17th

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Elyria Pioneer Club, Inc. Festival Date: August 21st - 24th The Pioneer Club is a non-profit organization designed to assist sports teams at Elyria High School. It is made up of Parents, Friends, Community and Alumni working together for the betterment of athletics in Elyria.

Hilltoppers Hilltopper Girls Athletic Assn Festival Date: August 28th - 31st The Hilltopper Athletic Association provides key educational and athletic components to our members. This includes assistance preparing for standardized testing mandated by the State of Ohio for the Ohio Graduation Testing (OGT) and for the SAT and ACT standardized tests for college.

Phillipine Physicians
Association of Philippine Physicians of Ohio Festival Date: September 4th - 7th The Association of Philippine Physicians in Ohio (APPO) is a group of Filipino physicians in Northeast Ohio dedicated to the goals of providing charity medical care to the needy in the Philippines and the United States, scholarship assistance to medical students in need of financial aid, and financial assistance to victims of natural disasters in the Philippines.

NRAB Bear North Royalton High School Athletic Boosters Club Festival Date: September 11th - 14th The NRAB supports all student athletes from grades 7 - 12. Thanks for supporting our middle school and high school atheletes!!!

EMS Rams Youth Football Team
E.M.S. Rams Youth Football Team, Inc. Festival Date: September 18th - 21st The E.M.S. Rams Youth Football Team, Inc. is a volunteer community based program that administers tackle football and cheerleading in the greater Cleveland area. The E.M.S. Rams Youth Football team is a non-profit organization composed of parents, grandparents, friends and community servants who volunteer their time to aid, mold and develop the social, moral, and spiritual characteristics of inner-city youths who reside in the City of Cleveland. We are an organization that promotes diversity. We do not discriminate against individuals based on race, religion, sex or creed. We are advocates for student athletes with a strict emphasis on education. We believe in self-motivation driven by the desire to succeed. We believe in a drug-free society. We are the E.M.S. Rams.

Stella Maris
Stella Maris Inc. Festival Date: September 25th - 28th

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North Royalton Baseball Boosters Festival Date: October 2nd - 5th The North Royalton Baseball Boosters are a non-profit volunteer organization whose goal is to provide youth summer baseball and softball for the City of North Royalton. Looking to get more involved? Have a desire to help out? NRBB is always looking for volunteers in a variety of capacities to help our program thrive.

Cleveland Edges
Cleveland Edges Synchronized Skating Club Festival Date: October 9th - 12th The Cleveland Edges is a synchronized skating team with members throughout Cleveland and surrounding communities. The skaters range in age starting as young as six years old up to adults. They participate in competitions and exhibitions in Ohio and surrounding states.

Mentor Figure Skating

Mentor Figure Skating Festival Date: October 16th - 19th The Mentor Figure Skating Club was formed in 1984 to encourage the instruction, practice and advancement of its members in all forms of figure skating, including free skating, pairs skating, ice dancing, and synchronized skating. We currently have 120 members. The Mentor Figure Skating Club’s home rink is located at the Mentor Civic Arena. The Mentor Civic Arena houses an ice skating complex with two regulation-size ice rinks, a studio rink, lockers and snack bar.

  Greyhound Adoption Of Ohio, Inc. Festival Date: October 23rd - 26th Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes for over eleven years. To date we have placed more than 1000 dogs (who might otherwise have been destroyed) into homes where they have become members of the family. We are very proud of the work we do and the many volunteer hours it takes to provide homes for these amazing animals.

North Olmsted Eagles
North Olmsted Athletic Eagles Boosters, Inc. Festival Date: October 30th - November 2nd The North Olmsted Eagles Boosters is a charitable organization established primarily to promote and support all North Olmsted High School athletic programs.  As a secondary purpose, other charitable, educational and amateur scholastic sports activities in the community may also be supported. Through charitable fundraising activities, the organization assists the North Olmsted Athletic Program. The organization encourages community participation and interest in amateur scholastic athletics and recreational activities; undertakes activities for the betterment and safety of scholastic athletic programs in the community and provides athletic equipment and facilities for the enhancement of the community.

ALS Association
The ALS Association - Northern Ohio Chapter Festival Date: November 6th - 9th The mission of The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease), to support their families and to find a cure. Through generous community support (all of which stays in Northern Ohio), the Chapter provides many services to our pALS and their families/caregivers. Some of the services we provide are: Individual Support/Home Visits, Medical Equipment Loan Closet, Communication Device and Assistive Technology Loan Closet, The ALS Clinic at the Cleveland Clinic, Support Groups, Respite Care, Research, Education and Public Awareness and Advocacy.

  Copley-Fairlawn Youth Football Festival Date: November 13th - 16th

Humane Society
Humane Society Of Greater Akron Festival Date: November 20th - 23rd The Humane Society of Greater Akron is a private, non-profit organization. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for animals that have been victims of cruelty, abuse, abandonment, injury and illness. We are proud to serve all of Summit County and rely on donations from the community to continue to provide these invaluable services. No adoptable animal is ever euthanized. We also provide free education programs and outreach to the area. We know that education about proper animal care can teach compassion and empathy for living creatures and is a wonderful tool in creating better neighborhoods.

  Thanksgiving Weekend - Not Scheduled Festival Date: November 27, 2008

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Willoughby South High Boosters Festival Date: December 4th - 7th
The Willougby South Booster Club has a long history of annually supporting the South Athletic Department, sponsoring academic scholarships to graduating seniors, and being heavily involved in the City of Willoughby. Funds provided to the athletic department promote and support all interscholastic sport teams through the replacement of uniforms and purchase of necessary equipment. The South Booster Club also works in close collaboration with the Rebel Moms organization to provide academic scholarships and donate funds to offset the costs of the schools After Prom festivities.

  Christmas Break - Not Scheduled Festival Date: December 11

  Christmas Break - Not Scheduled Festival Date: December 18

  Christmas Break - Not Scheduled Festival Date: December 25