Fun Raising Friday 9

Time for another Fun Raising Friday look at some fun fundraising ideas from around the country. This week’s batch includes a sold out concert at Boston’s TD Garden to benefit the One Fund for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the Cleveland Cares Fundraiser to aid three kidnap victims.

Boston Bands Rock For The One Fund – Boston, Aerosmith,  The J. Geils Band, James Taylor, New Kids On The Block and a host of other rock bands raised several million dollars for the One Fund on Thursday night with a sold-out fundraising show.

Cleveland Cares Fundraiser – T.J. Ward of the Cleveland Browns put together another sold-out celebrity fundraiser at The House Of Blues to benefit three area women kidnapped and held hostage for more than a decade.

Kisses For Kyle Fundraiser – Non-profit group near Philadelphia that aids families facing cancer holds a fun fundraising carnival with food tastings, carnival rides, live entertainment and activities for kids.

Rock It Slide Fundraiser –  Group in Keokuk, Mississippi host 12-hour event with live music, classic car cruise-in, poker run, live auction, fashion show, food and drinks, plus kids activities.

Desmond Mason Art Fundraiser – Former NBA player Desmond Mason hosted an art fundraiser featuring some of his own artwork at an event that raised $19,000 for the Capital For Kids foundation in Dallas.

Strongsville Rotary Club Duck Race – Fun family fundraiser event for kids of all ages raises money for Rotary Club outside Cleveland.

School Food Fight Fundraiser – The ultimate in fun fundraisers, an elementary school food fight, pitted students vs. staff with mashed potatoes the weapons of choice to raise money for the school’s art program in Tracy, California.

Dunkin’ Doughnuts Stake-out Fundraiser – Police groups in Illinois staked out 150 Dunkin’ Doughnuts locations to raise $15,000 for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics – Illinois, which in turn has raised $28 million for Special Olympics in the last 27 years.

Trampoline Park Fundraiser – Family Day at the Canton, Michigan indoor trampoline park raises money for the family of a local firefighter killed in the line of duty.

A Toast & Taste Of Summer Fundraiser – Fun fundraising event to benefit Juvenile Diabetes foundation in Reno, Nevada with beer and wine tasting from 40 local wineries and micro-breweries, gourmet food from 20 area restaurants, and live music, all held at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s look at fun fundraiser from around the country, all benefiting some very worthwhile cause.