Established in 1989, CIC is a self-sustaining charitable organization that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations in the community. Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly create and execute youth educational and recreational opportunities. These programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills, learn responsibility, and develop confidence to face today's hurdles.
Through the years, CIC has raised money at a variety of fundraising events and is aided by the generosity of donors including Cleveland Indians players, coaches, fans, Front Office personnel and corporate partners. Since 1989, CIC has donated nearly $9 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations of Northeast Ohio.
The 2013 season marks CIC's 25th year serving the community, and we invite you to be a part of the celebration! Help us continue to provide essential opportunities to Cleveland-area youth. In honor of the 25th Anniversary, CIC is orchestrating a fundraising campaign designed to help underprivileged children play baseball and softball.
Through the "Catch 25" Campaign, your generous contributions of $25 will enable a child to "play ball" this season and beyond. Want to make an even greater impact? Sponsor an entire team, become the "Manager" or even the league "Commissioner" with an extended campaign contribution.
CIC embraces its responsibility to serve and is dedicated to shaping children's lives through the games of baseball and softball. Children are our future! Your cheerful contributions WILL make a difference in their lives!
*All monetary donations are tax deductible. Donors contributing to the "Catch 25" campaign will receive a tax letter from CIC along with a commemorative certificate of appreciation.
CIC has established relationships with several local organizations that focus on youth education and youth recreation. The following organizations benefit from a continued partnership with CIC:
Experience the excitement of Cleveland's crown jewel with a behind-the-scenes tour of one of baseball's greatest ballparks. The tour includes a visit to the Bullpen, Club Lounge, Press Box, Dugout, Party Suite, Batting Cages and Heritage Park (subject to change). Heritage Park is the home of the Indians Hall of Fame and other exhibits honoring the franchise's rich history.
Public, group and school tours of Progressive Field are offered from April 30 to September 7.
The Annual Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) Celebrity Golf Classic continues to be the number one fundraiser for CIC with over $125,000 raised. The 2013 Celebrity Golf Classic took place Thursday, June 20th at Quail Hollow Country Club. Golfers spent the day alongside Indians players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, and the day included great gifts, prizes, breakfast, lunch, cocktail dinner party, live & silent auction and more.