AVON, Ohio – The Village Project, based in Bay Village, will be holding a fundraiser, their first annual Village Project play date, in October at PlayCle in Avon for all members of the family from youngest to oldest.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Village Project that provides free meals and care to those with cancer in Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake, according to Executive Director Meredith LaVecchia.
“We provide a vehicle to approach the devastating disease of cancer in a positive, hopeful manner by utilizing individual gifts and talents of volunteers, giving all the opportunity to experience the joy of serving,” according to the organization’s information.
To receive services, Village Project clients must be receiving active cancer treatment and live in one of the five service areas.
PlayCle is a 25,000 square foot indoor, active entertainment center on Chester Road in Avon. LaVecchia said the center has attractions for all ages including a zipline, rope courses and climbing walls as well as ninja and obstacle courses plus a virtual reality experience.
On the day of the event, PlayCle will also be hosting football-themed contests for the Cleveland Browns’ season home opener. The game will be on the TVs throughout PlayCle.
There will also be a dance party, a dunk tank and dessert food trucks that are supporting the fundraiser.
“This exciting new event is geared to get kids moving and joining in some friendly competition,” noted LaVecchia. “This family day is sure to please everyone. PlayCle is a great venue. We will have great competitions. It is a great way to spend a fall afternoon—a fun day on a Sunday. Stop by and enjoy a family fun-time.”
The donation to the Village Project for the event is $45 per attendee and includes the entry into the event for four hours as well as access to all activities and a t-shirt. There is also a “bundle” donation for $160 for four people for four hours that includes all activities, the dance party, a virtual reality machine and a t-shirt for each person—as well as some other surprises Village Project is working on, said LaVecchia.
The “1st Annual Village Project Play Date” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PlayCle is located at 38525 Chester Road. Advance tickets can be purchased at https://www.playadventureparks.com/location/cleveland/.
For more information on the Village Project or the October fundraiser visit https://ourvillageproject.com/ or call (440) 348-9401.