Northeast Ohio Sports Teams Encourage Community Volunteerism
CLEVELAND, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northeast Ohio sports teams and The Q are encouraging community volunteerism through the "Community Cavaliers" program. Volunteers who serve four hours or more at local nonprofit organizations can receive buy-one-get-one tickets to upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and Canton Charge games or Quicken Loans Arena events. Whether you enjoy basketball, hockey, princesses, or monster trucks, there is something for everyone who volunteers with the "Community Cavaliers."
Northeast Ohio volunteers can volunteer during the inaugural "Community Cavaliers" program from October 26, 2011 through April 4, 2012. Quicken Loans Arena is partnering with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, to assist participants in signing up to be a part of the "Community Cavaliers" program. Volunteers can find opportunities at participating nonprofits through BVU's Volunteer Center, an online resource that allows individuals and groups to search, find, and directly connect with hundreds of nonprofits with volunteer needs. Volunteers who sign up for the "Community Cavaliers" program through BVU's Volunteer Center and volunteer a minimum of four (4) hours with a registered organization will receive a buy-one-get-one free ticket offer to upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and Canton Charge games or Q events - Disney on Ice or Monster Jam Event.
Volunteer More for the Floor
In an effort to further celebrate and inspire volunteerism, participants who log the most volunteer hours through BVU's Volunteer Center can win a pair of floor seats to 1 of 5 Cavs games.
With The Q now joining BVU to promote community volunteerism, Northeast Ohio sports teams are calling for volunteers year-round. The Cleveland Indians Volunteer Challenge recently completed its second year and volunteers performed a grand total of 66,504 hours of service in the Northeast Ohio community in two years. Based on Independent Sector's value of a volunteer hour, these volunteers contributed $1,420,525 of service to local nonprofits.
Volunteers can visit BVUvolunteers.org for more information on how to register and begin giving back to their community and have a view in The Q.
About BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
BVU is a Northeast Ohio-based organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits.
About the Volunteer Center at BVU
The Volunteer Center at BVU is a FREE service for volunteers and nonprofit organizations with ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. The Volunteer Center at BVU is the clearinghouse of volunteer activities in Northeast Ohio, referring individuals and school, youth, senior and faith-based groups to nonprofit organizations. In its 18-year history, BVU has made over 100,000 volunteer referrals to more than 1,500 nonprofits. Visit BVUvolunteers.org for more information.
Director, The Volunteer Center
BVU: The Center for Nonprofit of Excellence
Group Events Specialist
Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC.