Tickets are on sale through Thursday, June 1 for Shaw JCC of Akron’s 15th Annual Sports Dinner on Thursday, June 8 at Canal Park. Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan will share his stories in an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format with the help of moderator Bob DiBiasio, the Indians’ Vice President of Public Affairs. WAKR’s Ray Horner will emcee.
Tickets are $195 per person or $1,850 for a table of ten and may be purchased online at www.shawjcc.org/Dolan through June 1. Admission includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, open bar, auction and raffles.
Monies raised from ticket sales, auction and sponsorships will benefit Shaw JCC’s programs and services offered to its members and community at-large. “At the Shaw JCC, we bring thousands of families, children and seniors of all faiths and backgrounds together every day to enjoy exceptional programming and services that are available to all regardless of their ability to pay. When you support the J, you are truly giving back to the community,” says executive director Michael Neumann.
Home run sponsors are Akron RubberDucks; Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC; GOJO Industries, Inc.; Main Street Gourmet; Morgan Stanley; Rubber City Radio Group; and Summa Health. Sponsorship opportunities are still available through June 1 and offer valuable benefits such as VIP cocktail reception invites, a personal meet-and-greet with Paul Dolan, premier seating and more. To sponsor, please call 330-835-0025.
Shaw JCC’s 15th annual Sports Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron, home of the Akron RubberDucks, a minor league (AA) affiliate team for the Cleveland Indians. For more information, visit the event website: www.shawjcc.org/Dolan, contact Jody Faught at 330-835-0025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Paul Dolan
This is the 18th season that the Dolan family has owned the Cleveland Indians and Paul Dolan’s fifth campaign as the primary control person of the franchise after being formally approved by Major League Baseball in 2013. He continues to serve as chairman and CEO of the Indians, roles that he accepted prior to the 2011 season. He began as vice president, general counsel of the Indians upon joining the organization in 2000 and later served as the club's president in 2004-2010.
About Bob DiBiasio
DiBiasio is in his 38th season with the Indians and his 39th in Major League Baseball. He is the host of the popular “Indians Alumni Roundtable Show” on Sportstime Ohio, as well as “Tribe Tales” – a where-are-they-now segment that airs pre-games every Sunday on the Indians Radio Network.
About Ray Horner
Horner has been the morning show host on 1590 WAKR for more than 11 years. He is also a strong voice for community discourse and programming in Akron.