2014 Gay Games sponsorships heat up with the start of summer
GOLD: Cleveland Cavaliers, Frantz Ward LLP
SILVER: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Akron General Medical Center, United Church of Christ
BRONZE: The Bradley Building, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, The MetroHealth System, PlayhouseSquare, Sterling Jewelers Inc. Diversity Leadership Team, The University of Toledo
RED: UAW-Ford National Committee on Equality & Diversity
ORANGE: Pure Water Technology, NovaCare Rehabilitation
Lead Community Partner: CANAPI, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce
Community Steward Partner: Cleveland Museum of Art, Equality Ohio Education Fund
Community Investor Partner: The Cleveland Orchestra
Community Patron Partner: Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle Inc.,
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
CLEVELAND+AKRON, Ohio (July 2014) – With less than a month remaining until Opening Ceremony, the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation proudly celebrates the contributions of 23 more diverse organizations that have stepped forward to pledge their support since mid-May.
“The sports, cultural and social events planned for Games Week require a multitude of resources,” said Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe. “Continuing support is vital to achieving our goals, so we’re thrilled to have these new sponsors and partners on board.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Frantz Ward LLP have joined at a Gold sponsors’ level, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Akron General, and the United Church of Christ have pledged support at the Silver sponsorship level.
The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation also recognizes new Bronze sponsors The Bradley Building, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, The MetroHealth System, PlayhouseSquare, Sterling Jewelers Inc. Diversity Leadership Team, and The University of Toledo.
Rainbow-level sponsors include the addition of Red sponsor UAW-Ford National Committee on Equality & Diversity and Orange sponsors Pure Water Technology and NovaCare Rehabilitation.
CANAPI, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, and Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce are Lead Community Partners. The Cleveland Museum of Art and Equality Ohio Education Fund are Community Steward Partners. The Cleveland Orchestra is a Community Investor Partner, and Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle Inc., and the YMCA of Greater Cleveland are Community Patron Partners, along with COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises).
About the Gay Games
The Gay Games is an international sporting and cultural event held every four years under the founding principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation from everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status.
The Games are intended to bring a global community together in friendship, to experience participation, to elevate consciousness and self-esteem, and to achieve a form of cultural and intellectual synergy. The Gay Games is open to anyone 18 years or older. About 10 percent of participants are from outside the LGBT community.
The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation will be August 9-16, 2014, in venues around Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. More than 35 sports and culture events will be held Games Week, attended by 20,000 people visiting from more than 50 countries.
For more information, connect with the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation:
GG9CLE.com | @GG9Cleveland | Facebook.com/GayGamesCleveland
About the Cleveland Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $1.86 billion and 2012 grants of $91 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking and providing leadership on vital issues.
As part of its centennial year in 2014, the Cleveland Foundation is proud to be the first presenting sponsor in Gay Games history. The foundation’s support of the Games continues its long-standing commitment to social justice and inclusion. For more information on the Cleveland Foundation:
ClevelandFoundation.org | @CleveFoundation | Facebook.com/ClevelandFoundation