From unveiling our new logo to selecting a charity and getting the ticket site up, it's been a busy week for TwestivalCLE. Not too busy, though, for a short update from the frontlines.
If you’ve been following @TwestivalCLE, you’ll know it’s been a really busy week for the coordinating team as we unveiled our new logo (courtesy of Casual Images Graphic Design!), announced the Cleveland charity that will benefit from the March 24th event and got the ticket and donation sites up and running.
So which charity was selected for Twestival Cleveland? I’m proud to say We Run This City Youth Marathon Program will be this year’s benefiting nonprofit.
Promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles is often a major challenge for schools. Subsequently, the Y of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Department of Public Health and Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon teamed up with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to create We Run This City.
For the last couple of years, they’ve organized a 14-week program where students prepare to run in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. The children who participate not only learn about the benefits of staying active, but are also taught how to set and achieve goals — skills that benefit them long after the May 14th Marathon has been run.
You can read about how supporters of We Run This City rallied with nominations in my blog post on the Twestival Cleveland site.
After the charity was selected, @KaseyCrabtree quickly got to work with the Twestival organization and our ticket partner Amiando to get our ticket site up and running (thanks, Kasey!). Now you can join us at AMP 150 by purchasing your $10 tickets for Twestival Cleveland. The $10 admission is a donation that goes completely to We Run This City. Although food and drink isn’t included in that price, there will be specials running until 9pm since the event is designed as an extended happy hour.
I know there are a number of other events like Emerging Chefs and CIFF’s opening that night, so if you can’t make it to TwestivalCLE you can still donate to We Run This City at our donation site.
Just because the charity is selected and the tickets are selling doesn’t mean things are slowing down. We’re currently seeking items for our Chinese Auction and Raffle.
If you or your business can donate something, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only downside of all this Twestival fun? I haven’t had a chance to update here as often as I would have liked this week. So keep an eye out soon for my review of Cleveland Play House’s My Name is Asher Lev. I would sum it up as a quiet but devastating look at a young man’s struggle to reconcile his true self within two disparate cultures. However, I’ll have a much fuller review of why I’d recommend seeing it in the next day or two.