2016 was a blast for Recess Cleveland. Thanks to Neighborhood Connections, we were able to secure a grant to buy Body Zorbs. If you’re not familiar with Zorbs, you’ve probably seen them before…just watch the video of us testing them:
The Zorbs are great for playing soccer:
In addition to providing entertainment for birthday parties and other private events, we continued our mission of crashing community events and neighborhood block parties.
All in all, by our estimates over 1700 people attended events hosted by Recess Cleveland and/or one if its partners.
Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood Block Party – 120
Zorb Testing – 20
August Glenville – 60
Wade Oval Wednesday – 75
Mary Bethune – 75
John Marshall – 200
September Glenville – 30
Detroit Shoreway Block Party – 70
Salvation Army – 50
Garrett Morgan – 70
October Glenville – 30
CiCLEvia – 200
Trotters in Glenville – 40
Ashbury Sprouts Haunted Garden Celebration – 60
Benjamin Franklin – 600
15 Events – Over 1700 attendees.
That’s almost 10x more people than in 2015. Check the year two highlights:
We at Recess Cleveland would love to thank each and everyone of you.
Yes all 1700 of you!
And the Cleveland Browns (https://clevelandbrowns.com) for participating in Recess Cleveland games too!
And we would like to extend a special thanks to all of our sponsors (in no particular order):
Alliance for a Healthier Generation (https://www.healthiergeneration.org/)
Neighborhood Connections (https://neighborhoodgrants.org)
Cleveland Municipal School District (https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/)
YMCA of Greater Cleveland (https://www.clevelandymca.org/)
and last but not least the Famicos Foundation.
Finally, we would like to thank all the volunteers that refereed the games, cooked food, taught 2nd graders how to properly hula hoop, and kept everyone safe during each event:
Now on to winter programming.