Sporting Event Partnership Announcement

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summer Events Planned in the City of Cleveland

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Bob Burton Foundation announce a sporting event partnership. The series of family-friendly events for dirt bike riders take place at the Municipal Lot this summer. The events are part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s comprehensive plan to create alternatives for street-riding.

WHO:           Michael Cox, Director of Public Works, City of Cleveland
                   David Gilbert, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
                   Johnny Burton, Founder, Bob Burton Foundation
                   James “Smoke” Patton, Director of Community Outreach, Bob Burton Foundation
                   Grady Stevenson, Interim Director of Community Relations, City of Cleveland

WHAT:         Announcement about a summer sporting event partnership.

WHEN:         Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4 p.m.

WHERE:       Public Auditorium, Room LL10
                   500 Lakeside Avenue
                   Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

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