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The Nautica Charity Poker Festivals have drawn thousands of visitors to downtown Cleveland and raised over $10 million of net revenue for charities since 2005. Over 100 charities in northeast Ohio have benefitted from the Nautica Charity Poker Festivals.

  2012 Participating Charities (Alphabetically)
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The Agnon School The Agnon School
Founded in 1969, Agnon is a private, coeducational Jewish day school located in Beachwood, Ohio. Academic excellence is achieved through a comprehensive curriculum that blends outstanding general studies with meaningful Jewish learning to create a strong intellectual and ethical base. Agnon enrolls more than 360 students (18 months – 8th grade) from diverse Jewish backgrounds and is Cleveland’s only Jewish day school with the elite ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) accreditation. We do have some students who are not Jewish and that is not a requirement for admission.

Art On Wheels, Inc. Art on Wheels
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.

Basketball Assist

Basketball Assist Corporation
Basketball Assist is an IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for kids to attend basketball programming conducted by the National Basketball Academy. To accomplish this goal we develop and manage fundraising events where we raise money to award scholarships to needy families. We use 100% of our net funds to provide scholarships. Our employees volunteer their time to ensure that our events are fun and successful.

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Bay Band Boosters – Bay High School

Bay Rockets Logo Bay Rockets Association, Inc.
The purpose of the Bay Rockets Association is to promote and support the athletic teams and programs of Bay High School and Bay Middle school through fund raising activities and donations.

Chagrin Falls Dad's Club

Chagrin Falls Dad’s Club (CFDC)
Founded in the fall of 1996, the Chagrin Falls Dad’s Club (CFDC) is a non-profit organization with two primary goals; to improve the educational, recreational and local opportunities available to the children of the Chagrin Falls School District, and to promote good fellowship and a sense of community among all who participate in our organization and in our events.

CISV logo Children's International Summer Village
CISV evolved from a firm conviction that lasting peace is possible if individuals and groups can learn to live together as friends. For ClSV, the key to making this vision a reality was to start working with children and youth. Programs were developed which offered young people opportunities to meet their peers from other countries and to form intercultural friendships. Locally, programs give people the chance to learn about the cultures in their own communities and explore important themes related to peace and understanding.

Church at Stony Hill The Church at Stony Hill
The Church at Stony Hill is a church that takes seriously the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to offer opportunities for religious, spiritual, emotional growth and education over the lifespan in a non-denominational Christian setting.


Clay Eddy Fields Association
The purpose of Clay Eddy Field is to provide baseball and soccer facilities for the youth of the West Geauga School District and surrounding areas.

Cleveland Rowing Foundation logo Cleveland Rowing Foundation
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes and shares the athletic, health, educational and social benefits of rowing throughout Greater Cleveland. The CRF works in concert with community partners to enhance the recreational quality of the Cuyahoga River.  CRF is the umbrella organization for rowing in Cleveland which includes highschool, collegiate, and adult programs.

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Cleveland State University Foundation / CSU Viking Club
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.

Congregation Kol Chadash Logo Congregation Kol Chadash
Congregation Kol Chadash is a Reform Jewish Congregation located in Solon. The congregation is devoted to creating an environment that is caring, multi-generational and inclusive. We welcome interfaith families and pride ourselves on being the WOW congregation: Warm, Open, and welcoming.

Copley Fairlawn Logo Copley-Fairlawn Athletic Assoc.
The Copley-Fairlawn Athletic Association is a not-for-profit organization comprised primarily of volunteers.  We are focused on providing for the formation, organization, training and development of our community’s youth.  We are committed to providing a fun yet competitive environment whereby the youth of our community may compete and develop general or advanced skills in specific sports, while learning the basic values of teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.

Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland

Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland's mission is to ensure that Greater Clevelanders affected by diabetes have the support they need to live well with the disease. Founded in 1954 (formerly the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland) the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland is a local and independent nonprofit organization. One hundred percent of donations to Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland remain in Northeast Ohio.

Brush Hockey

Friends of Brush Hockey Inc.
Mission of the Friends of Brush Hockey is to promote youth hockey in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District communities.

Dare Friends of D.A.R.E., Inc.
This Program is taught to elementary school 5th graders and targets the topic of Drug Abuse. D.A.R.E. is taught by uniformed Police Officers in all 82 Cleveland Municipal School District Elementary Schools and several Cleveland Parochial Schools. Aproximately 6,400 children attend D.A.R.E. classes a week. D.A.R.E. is a 17-week program.

Garfield Heights High Booster Club

Garfield Heights Athletic Booster Club
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.


George Washington School PTA

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Special Olympics Ohio Greater Cleveland Special Olympics Festival Date: July 9th - 12th 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

Greyhound Adoption Logo Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Inc.
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.

Hiram House Camp

Hiram House Camp
Hiram House Camp, in continuous operation since 1896, has been working to enrich the lives of children through camping. We provide the youth with an opportunity to live, play and learn in an environment tha is racially, ethicmically and socio-economically diverse. Hiram House is commited to promoting family values, building character and opening new horizons for youth.

Kent Skating Club Kent Skating Club
Kent Skating Club is a Northeast Ohio figure skating club (FSC) offering practice ice times, conducting test sessions, and holding competitions and exhibitions for purpose of advancing/developing member figure skating skills. Kent Skating Club (KSC) promotes membership and non-member public education of competitive sport figure skating disciplines and recreational figure skating activities. KSC strives for active community involvement by offering outreach figure skating (FS) demonstration/participation programs, by collaborating with other FS clubs in national/regional promotion joint-membership productions, and by affording figure skaters desiring a progressive, life-long relationship with the sport abundant opportunities to participate in competitive and non-competitive figure skating events.

Liberation UCC

Liberation United Church of Christ
Liberation United Church of Christ is a progressive spiritual community, a family of individuals as unique as we are many. We gather regularly to worship God, to work for justice, and to grow spiritually. Our mission is to be an inclusive community, embracing all who seek the transformative power of the gospel

Luck Paws

Lucky Paws Animal Rescue
We are a 501 (c)(3) organization formed to (1) Rescue animals from situations that are abusive, endangering and neglectful; (2) Inform the public of these situations in order to put a stop to animal abuse; (3) Provide foster homes for these animals; (4) Provide necessary veterinary care; (5) Promote the importance of spaying/neutering and (6) To place rescued animals into permanent adoptive homes.

Mayfield Wildcat Mayfield High School Alumni Association, Inc.

Mayfield Wildcat Mayfield Wrestling Club
The Mayfield Wrestling Club's purpose is to promote interest and participation in youth amateur wrestling, to conduct and foster amateur wrestling competitions and develop youth amateur athletes for that purpose.

Medina Creative Accessibility Medina Creative Accessibility
Medina Creative Accessibility's goal is to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities. We provide quality services enabling individuals to live in their homes or in the least restrictive environment. We strive to equip individuals with disabilities the skills and support they need to become active members of the community.

Medina Creative Housing Medina Creative Housing, Inc.
Medina Creative Housing works with families to encourage early planning and timely transition of adult children with disabilities into independent housing with support designed and adapted to meet their child’s individual needs. Today, Medina Creative Housing provides single family homes and is expanding housing options through development of Medina Creative Living subsidized garden style apartment units.

Mentor Figure Skating Mentor Figure Skating
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.

Mento Junior High Athletic Boosters Mentor Junior High School Boosters Club, Inc.
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.

Midpark Boosters
Midpark Boosters
The Midpark Boosters' mission is to support all extracurricular activities at the high school including the athletics program and music program. Through our fundraising efforts we recently purchased new weight lifting equipment, built new girl's softball dugouts, added new scoreboards to the baseball and softball fields, and funded scholarships for deserving Seniors.

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New Avenues to Independence, Inc.
New Avenues to Independence provides opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs to become more independent and productive members of society by offering the highest quality support services and developing innovative and inclusive programs.

North Olmsted Hockey North Olmsted Hockey Club
Our mission is to foster, advance, and encourage youth participation in the sport of ice hockey in the City of North Olmsted and its surrounding communities. We are dedicated to conducting and promoting athletic, recreational, and social programs for our member families and the community.  Through a culture of sportsmanship and fair play we strive to provide each youth with proper instruction and opportunities to enjoy the great game of ice hockey.

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North Royalton High School Athletic Boosters Club
The NRAB supports all student athletes from grades 7 - 12. Thanks for supporting our middle school and high school atheletes!!!

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North Royalton Baseball Boosters
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.

Oarsmen Club
The purpose of the Oarsmen Club is to promote, support athletics and uphold the mission and philosophy of Villa Angela St. Joseph High School. Through this dedication, we propose to instill spirit, pride, unity and camaraderie among the students, staff, alumni and parents of Villa Angela St. Joseph High School.

Ohio Bombers Ohio Bombers Baseball, Inc.
The Ohio Bombers Baseball Club is a non-profit, youth travel baseball club founded in 2006. We select fine athletes from the Northern Ohio area to compete at the highest level. While we strive to win each and every game, our priority is developing outstanding baseball/softball players who understand the physical, mental and strategic aspects of the game.

Barons - Ohio Junior Hockey Ohio Junior Hockey
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.


Parma Hockey Association, Inc.
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."

Parma Senior High Adult Athletic Boosters

Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House® of Cleveland, Inc.
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is to support families whose children are receiving treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services. Our House is full of many families, many stories, and many hearts – but it is one home. Find out how your heart can be a part of our story, visit http://www.clevelandrmh.org/involved/


St. Paul Lutheran Church
Our mission is to To know and serve Christ by reaching out in love to all.

Spectrum Soccer

Spectrum Soccer
Spectrum School started with a very simple idea: individual professional soccer training for anyone at any level that had a desire and commitment to work toward developing to their full potential. Over the years, Spectrum has slowly evolved into one of the Premier Soccer Clubs in Ohio.  So if you are looking for a soccer home for you and your child, give Spectrum a try before making your final decision on joining another club.  We are a smaller, family oriented program in which your child’s soccer development is our main goal. Also, in these economically troubled times, we pride ourselves on making soccer development at a higher level very affordable for everyone!


Unity Spiritual Center
The mission of Unity Spiritual Center is to enable seekers of high spiritual consiousness to tap into the God within adn co-create growth of their souls, resulting in health, joy, happiness and peace. This heightened spirituality will be activated by services, classes, and policies that are based in the highest ethical application of proven life principles and the teachings of Jesus, the Christ an other Masters, both historical and contemporary. Presentation adn application of the above will maintain an ever-growing spiritual community based in love and peace.

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USO of Northern Ohio Inc.
The USO of Northern Ohio was established in 1941, and for 70 years we have been providing morale-boosting programs and services to enhance the the quality of life for the military and their families in the 29 counties of Northern Ohio.

Welcome House Welcome House, Inc.
Welcome House is dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities live full and rewarding lives by
providing a variety of residential services in an atmosphere of a
caring community.

Winterhurst Hockey Association logo Winterhurst Hockey Association, Inc.
Dedicated to the growth and development of youth hockey, WHA is an educational/recreational organization teaching children ages 4-18 how to play the exciting game of hockey.

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