Recess Cleveland aims to increase public participation, stimulate emotional growth, and promote physical activity by throwing pop-up recess events in areas lacking positive environments for recreation. At our pop-up recess events, we focus on playing large-scale games that have a low barrier of entry and require a unique combination of skill and teamwork. Our organized games include Capture the Flag (a 2-4 team large-scale game of tag with up to 100 players), Battle Ball (a large game of Dodgeball with 5-50 people per team), Battle Soccer (a large 3-team soccer game with up to 20 players per team), Traditional Kickball (15 players per team max.; multi-team, one-day tournaments), Ultimate Frisbee (10 players per team max.; multi-team, one-day tournaments), and Whiffle Ball (15 players per team max.; multi-team, one-day tournaments). In between games, we create contests (e.g. hula hoop, tug of war, dance, etc). Last year, utilizing a guerilla marketing and robo-call strategy, we quickly grew to over 30 regular attendees at each recess ready to play. Our largest event starred over 70 attendees.
How much does it cost?
Once a month we throw a FREE community potluck, named “FREECESS”, where we invite everyone out for food, fun, and fellowship. We also host private events for schools, birthday parties, and other occasions. The cost of hosting a private recess event starts at $350. Proceeds from private events go to equipment and supporting our community “FREECESS” events.
Where do we pop up?
Anywhere in the Greater Cleveland area.
How do we find out about the next event?
You can <a href=”http://recesscleveland.com/join/”>sign up for our mailing list</a> or join our <a href=”https://www.meetup.com/Recess-Cleveland/” target=”new”>Meetup Group</a> to be one of the first to know.
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