Athletes+Causes Cleveland is a wonderful celebration of the charitable work of Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, former Indians and current Blue Jays pitcher Joe Smith, and CBS Sports reporter Allie LaForce.

This star-studded event will include great food, wine, drinks, and silent auction in an intimate setting with plenty of one-on-one interactions with local professional athletes and celebrities. Funds raised will benefit the Carlos Carrasco Foundation‘s support of early childhood education, and Joe and Allie’s Help Cure HD Foundation which helps families affected by Huntington’s Disease easier by contributing financial, emotional, and mental support while trying to find a cure. The event’s proceeds will also support OhioGuidestone, which provides pathways for growth, achievement and lifelong success to help children, families and communities become stronger; and Cleveland Clinic‘s Huntington’s Disease research.

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Proceeds from the event will directly benefit several local charities. Prior beneficiaries have included Athletes and Causes, The Ryan Callahan Foundation, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, The Toby Hall Foundation, The Debartolo Family Foundation, The Children’s Dream Fund, The Mike Alstott Family Foundation, Derrick Brooks Charities, The Make a Wish Foundation, The Archway Foundation, and The Jason Ackerman Foundation.

We hope your organization will join us and help Athletes and Causes fulfill our mission of supporting the philanthropic efforts of athletes, artists, and influencers that protect, educate, mentor, and instill hope.

We are excited to once again present what has become a can’t-miss, first-class fundraising event. The 4th annual Athletes + Causes event will be held on Friday, February 24th. This intimate cocktail reception will celebrate the charitable causes that our local professional athletes are most passionate about—all of which share a common theme of improving the lives of children by supporting efforts that protect, educate, mentor and instill hope. The event will include great food, wine and drinks in an intimate setting that allows for plenty of one-on-one interaction with athletes and local celebrities.

Our hosts and our mission have always brought out great sports celebrities to support the youth-­‐related charities. Some of our guests at prior events included Derrick Brooks, Steven Stamkos, Ian Beckles, Ben Bishop, Martin Grammatica, Toby Hall, Anthony Becht, Sean Rodriguez, Victor Hedman, Sam Fuld, Alex Killorn, Joe Maddon, Shelton Quarles, Nikita Kucherov, Brooke Bennett, Valtteri Filppula, and so many more. As with prior years, we will limit attendance, ensuring your guests a great experience.

Athletes and Causes would like to thank all sponsors and attendees that supported  the Team up For Kids and k9s Event!

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2016 Event Video

Photos from 2014 & 2015 Events


2017 Sponsors

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2017 Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor

  • 20 event tickets, event name
  • Extensive Logo Placement
  • Step & Repeat Signage
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Physical product/service display table(s) at event

$40,000 Sports Philanthropist of the Year Sponsor

  • 40 event tickets
  • Extensive logo placement during voting on website & social media
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Naming of award presented to winning athlete at event
  • Logo placement on physical award
  • Extensive public relations post-award to ensure media exposure

$10,000 Hall of Fame Sponsor

  • 14 event tickets
  • Logo placement on collateral material & social media
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Logo on sponsor video playing throughout the event
  • Physical product/service display table(s) at event

$7,000 All-­Star Sponsor

  • 8 event tickets
  • Logo placement on collateral material & social media
  • Logo on sponsor video playing throughout the event

$5,000 Champion Sponsor

  • 6 event tickets
  • Logo placement on collateral material & social media
  • Logo on sponsor video playing throughout the event

Silent Auction Sponsor

  • 2 event tickets
  • Logo included on all silent auctions bid sheets
  • Logo placed on website & all social media platforms

Registration Sponsor

  • 2 event tickets
  • Logo/banner displayed at registration


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For more information or to sponsor, contact Rob Canton at Athletes and Causes is a non-­profit 501(c)(3) public charity. EIN: 47-­2377003

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