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Challenge Ends AT August 29, 2013 at 2:00pm ET! The Charity that raises the most gets the $10,000 donation from FirstMerit.

 

The 2013 Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by FirstMerit is back this Labor Day Weekend from Friday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd in downtown Royal Oak.  In addition to providing family entertainment, delicious food, fabulous art, top local and national music and more, Arts, Beats & Eats is proud to have helped raise over $4,000,000 in the past 15 years.  This year, Arts, Beats & Eats is excited to announce a new fundraising initiative with a goal of raising over $500,000 for our non-profit organization partners! 

 

The most exciting part of this initiative is the FirstMerit Community Challenge!  The FirstMerit Foundation has stepped up in a big way to create even more incentives for our participating charities through the donation of $20,000 in grant money for the top fundraising organizations.  The charity that raises the most money on Crowdrise will receive a $10,000 grant, 2nd place will receive $5,000, $2,500 to third place, $1,500 to fourth place and $1,000 to fifth place.

 

You can help us reach this goal through 2 ways:

 

1.  Set-up a fundraising page through your favorite  organization and get your friends, families and co-workers to donate!  By encouraging others to donate, we will give the following to you:

 

     a.  If you get $50 in donations on your page, you will be entered to win a grand prize, a weekend stay at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort to include room, meals and $500 in travel money.  The winner will be selected on September 7, 2013.

 

    b.  If you get $250 in donations on your page, you will receive four admissions       tickets to the festival.

 

     c.  $350 will get you 2 all-day carnival passes on your day of choice to the festival plus 2 admission tickets to the festival.

 

    d.  $500 in donations, gets 4 VIP concert passes, 4 carnival wristbands and 4 admision tickets to the festival

 

     e.  The first 20 fundraisers to reach $1250 or more in donations will get a weekend at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort to include a 2-night stay, breakfast and dinner.

 

2.  Donate to an organization!  If you donate, you will receive the following:

 

     a.  $35 – 2 admission tickets to the festival and $5 in food & beverage tickets
 

     b.  $75 – 4 admission tickets to the festival and $10 in food & beverage tickets
 

     c.  $150 – 8 admission tickets to the festival and $25 in food & beverage tickets

 

Help us raise $500,000 for these wonderful local charities and we will see you at the festival Labor Day Weekend!

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The Rainbow Connection

Amount Raised:

$40,470

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Arts Beats & Eats

Amount Raised:

$12,985

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2013 The Children’s Center

Amount Raised:

$7,596

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Autism Alliance of Michigan

Amount Raised:

$820

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March of Dimes

Amount Raised:

$260

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Children's Miracle Network

Amount Raised:

$205

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Jarod's family

Amount Raised:

$0

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Volunteers of America

Amount Raised:

$0