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WKYC Channel 3 Coverage of Our Event

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Shaker Square this weekend for our 2nd Annual Cleveland Big Wheel Relay!

Because of your support, we were able to raise over $26,000 for Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center!! That is way above and beyond what we expected, with an original event fundraising goal of $17,500. With your help, we beat that by almost $10,000! Thank you SO much for your support and efforts this year. You’re making a real difference in the greater Cleveland community.

We’ll be adding photos over the next several days to our site and to our Facebook and Instagram pages, so be sure to follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clevelandhearingandspeechcenter and https://www.facebook.com/NewPartnersCHSC, and on Instagram @clevelandbigwheelrelay.

We’d like to recognize several teams for their winning efforts this weekend!

  • Congratulations to our champions, Leaders of the Pac for winning the tournament!
  • Congratulations to our fundraising champions, The Empire Trikes Back, with a total fundraising amount of $2,415! Thank you so much for your amazing fundraising efforts!
  • Congratulations to our best costume heat champions, the robotic team, Steel Wheelz!

We added two additional prizes this year:

  • Super Signers were awarded our top fundraising team eliminated in the first round. This team was also our second highest fundraising team, with a total amount of $2,250!
  • And, the Tremonsters of Anarchy (last year’s tournament champions) were our first losers of the day! Talk about a total turnaround from last year! Better luck next year, guys …

For a quick recap, check out the spot aired last night on WKYC Channel 3! Thanks to Dave Chudowsky, Channel 3 sports anchor and reporter, for doing such a great job emceeing our event for the second year in a row! And, thanks to the rest of  “Team 3” for joining us and being such fierce competitors!

Last, but not least, we’d like to thank our sponsors, business partners and in-kind partners:

Big Wheel Sponsors

  • Overdrive
  • Lincoln Electric
  • BlueMark Capital

Business Partners

Gold

  • Parker Hannifin
  • Thompson Hine
  • KeyBank
  • Dominion East Ohio

Silver

  • Accenture
  • Applied Industrial Technologies

Bronze

  • McGladrey

In-kind Donors

  • RTA
  • Shaker Square
  • Cleveland Clothing Co.
  • Senor Tequila
  • My Fondest Memory
  • Orange Truk
  • BottleHouse Brewery
  • Senor Tequila
  • SpeedPro Imaging, Cleveland West

You can certainly count on us planning a 2015 Cleveland Big Wheel Relay – if you want to know about these things as soon as they’re released, please follow our site by filling out the short form to the right. Or send an email to clevelandbigwheelrelay@gmail.com and request to be added to our email list!

Thanks again for your efforts – we are amazed at the support from the community and the difference you are making for those who need it.

See you next year!

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