We are proud to partner with many great charities during the Cleveland Clinic Get Fit Expo. Partnering with the Expo provides a platform for these charities to raise awareness and educate others about their causes while raising funds towards their mission.
A Special Wish Foundation
A Special Wish Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder. A Special Wish Foundation is the only major wish-granting organization in the United States which grants wishes to qualifying infants, children, and adolescents from birth through and including the age of 20 years. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Adam S. Hamilton Foundation
The Adam S. Hamilton Memorial Academic & Athletic Scholarship Fund was established to help carry on US Army Specialist Adam Hamilton’s legacy, who lost his life on May 28, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. Each year, two $10,000 scholarships are awarded to worthy Roosevelt High School seniors who have shown leadership in the classroom, on the playing fields and in the community. In addition to maintaining a 3.0 GPA and lettering in two sports. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Hands on Sports
Since 2009, the HandsOnSports Foundation has made it their mission to provide positive environments, education, and opportunity for at-risk youth through the global sport of soccer. Otto Orf, a retired professional soccer player of 21 years who played the last 17 years with the Cleveland Crunch/Force began the HandsOnSports Foundation to create an opportunity for all youth to learn, play, and grow through the international sport of soccer. The vision includes providing equipment and instruction for youth in communities where recreational opportunities are limited. CLICK HERE for more information about Hands on Sports.
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
We are partnering with the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to host a canned food drive at the Expo. Donate canned goods at the NOOMA truck in our West lobby to receive $1 off your admission price at the I-X Center Box Office. Help us Feed our community!
The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger and enhance nutrition in our community by providing food and other health related vital services to individuals and families by actively and effectively participating in a coordinated response to people in need. The Hunger Network is in the business of nourishing – today. With 82 hunger centers strategically placed throughout Cuyahoga County, we nourish Cleveland by nourishing Clevelanders. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Hunger Network.
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
There are YMCAs in more than 120 countries, serving an estimated 45 million people. The 2,686 YMCAs in America serve 10,000 U.S. communities, uniting 21 million children and adults of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. The reach and impact can be seen in the millions of lives we touch every year. Their mission is simple: to provide a welcoming, all-inclusive environment where no-one is ever turned away for inability to pay; where individuals are pushed to be good sports as much as good athletes; where adults can find a nurturing environment as they maintain and build their physical health; where families can come together during events structured just for them. CLICK HERE to learn more.