Thursday's Bowlectivo celebration was an amazing evening of bowling, networking, noshing, and community-building. There were around 200 participants at the event, including our 12 returning grantees. As the winner of the crowd vote, Fresh Camp took home $500 and a spot as finalist for our special $10,000 anniversary grant. The second-place project, Near West Intergenerational School, also earned a spot as a finalist. The winning project in the bowl-off was FromFat2FITion, and it claimed the wildcard finalist slot. Colectivo members are currently choosing the rest of the finalists, and will chat with all the finalists in June before selecting this year's grantee. If you'd like to be a part of the process, please consider joining us as a member.
Thank you to everyone who made the event a success. Thanks to Anthony Trzaska and the team at The Nash for being such great hosts, and thanks to Shawn Fink for supplying the music. Thank you to all our friends who provided items for the silent auction, and thanks to Cool Cleveland, Fresh Water, and Scene for writing about the event. Thanks to the Colectivo members for contributing so much of their time, energy, passion, and food. And, of course, thank you to everybody who attended. We hope you had as great a time as we did. Here's to our next 10 years!