Release Date: April 3,2017

Girls on the Run NEO to Host Inaugural Sneaker Soiree

Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio (GOTRNEO) is excited to announce its inaugural Sneaker Soiree, which will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30–8:00 p.m. at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, 375 E. Exchange Street in Akron. The event will celebrate the 10 year anniversary for the Northeast Ohio chapter of Girls on the Run while raising funds critical to the support of the program and girls in the community.  This spirited event provides funding for materials, training and scholarships to program participants throughout Northeast Ohio.

“The idea for the Sneaker Soiree has been in the works for some time,” explained the Executive Director for Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio, Robyn Cutler. “After 10 years, and more than 8,000 girls served through the program, we knew that it was time to bring the event to fruition to meet the growing need of our five counties,” she continued about the timing for the fundraiser.

Guests are encouraged to strap on their sneakers in their business attire and join the group for an evening of food and fun. The event’s keynote speaker is Alisha Perkins, a board member of the GOTR Twin Cities chapter. In addition to serving on the Twin Cities board, Perkins is an author, avid runner, MLB wife and mother of two.

“No girl is ever turned away because they cannot afford the program,” Cutler stated. “Fundraisers, like this Sneaker Soiree, and sponsor organizations help make that promise possible. We are grateful to the supportive and generous businesses that believe in our girls and recognize their potential.”

Tickets for the Sneaker Soiree can be purchased for $75 each and include, keynote speaker, heavy hors D’oeuvres and GOTRNEO special signature drink. To become a sponsor, please contact Kristi Fox at 330.990.7989 or Kristi.fox@girlsontherun.org

For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, visit www.gotrNEO.org.