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The Story

The 2014 Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by FirstMerit is back this Labor Day Weekend from Friday, August 29th – Monday, September 1st in downtown Royal Oak.  In addition to providing family entertainment, delicious food, fabulous art, top local and national music and more, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is proud to have helped raise over $4,500,000 in the past 16 years.  This year, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is excited to continue our fundraising initiative with a goal of raising over $500,000 for our charity partners!

The most exciting part of this initiative is the FirstMerit Community Challenge!

The Arts, Beats & Eats FirstMerit Community Challenge starts on July 14, 2014 at 9:00am ET and ends on August 27, 2014 at 11:59:59am ET.
 
The Challenge is a fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning cash donations from the FirstMerit Foundation.
 

  • The charity team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $10,000 donation for their charity from FirstMerit Foundation
  • Second place gets $5,000
  • Third gets $2,500
  • Fourth gets $1,500
  • Fifth gets $1,000

 
Plus, new this year we have created even more incentives for our participating charities through the amazing weekly Bonus Challenges. Click the Bonus Challenges & Prizes tab below to check ‘em out.  
 
And the best part of the Challenge is that even if you don’t win any of the prize donations, you keep all the money you raise during the campaign. So, so great.
 
To participate, check out all of the awesome charities in the Challenge and make a donation. Or go one step further and join your favorite charity’s team. You’ll have your own personal fundraising page in seconds that you can share with your friends, family and everyone you know.  Fundraisers can win the best prizes ever. Click the Best Prizes Ever for Fundraisers tab below to check 'em out.

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The Rainbow Connection

Amount Raised:

$7,000

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Children's Center

Amount Raised:

$6,000

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The $10,000 COTS Challenge

Amount Raised:

$2,600

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Boys & Girls Clubs

Amount Raised:

$10,050

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Matrix Human Services

Amount Raised:

$0