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!