Cleveland Foundation announces final centennial gift

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Get ready for some healthy, family fun!

The Cleveland Foundation on Wednesday announced its final free gift to the public as part of its centennial celebration.

The gift is Cleveland Foundational Day of Family Fun, which offers a variety of healthy activities at more than three dozen locations across Northeast Ohio. The day will be Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The gift includes:

  • Free tobogganing at Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation
  • Special tours and activities at three sites in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Free ice-skating at The Rink at Wade Oval in University Circle
  • Free ice-skating at the City of Cleveland’s Halloran Park, free roller skating at the city’s Zelma George Recreation Center and extended hours at all 20 city recreation centers
  • Free admission and special programming at all 12 branches of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.

No tickets are required for this final monthly gift.

“Our centennial has been about honoring the people, places and organizations who have been a part of our first century of impact here in Greater Cleveland,” said Robert E. Eckardt, Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Foundation, in a release. “For our final gift, we wanted to give thousands of Greater Clevelanders the opportunity to take advantage of the incredible community assets right in their own neighborhoods. By partnering with five gift partners and offering free activities at 38 separate locations – our largest geographic reach this year – we hope families will discover the incredible range of fun, healthy activities available throughout our region.”

The Cleveland Foundation, a charity organization created by and for the community, has offered a “gift” to the public for each month of 2014 to celebrate its centennial.

Click here for more on the Cleveland Foundation and its gifts.