The Monsters Community Fund supports Northeast Ohio programs that positively impact the areas of education, youth hockey, health & wellness and basic needs.
Monsters Community Fund Programs and Initiatives
There are plenty of opportunities in Northeast Ohio to be a part of hockey. The Cleveland Monsters are proud to work with the CSHL, AAA teams, High School Teams, Adult leagues and more. The Monsters hold youth hockey camps and also offer different youth hockey programs to help make memorable experiences. The Phil Simon Memorial Fund is a division of the Monsters Community Fund that supports Youth Hockey in the Northeast Ohio Community.
The Monsters Community Fund, a fund of the Cleveland Foundation, has teamed up with local non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Ohio community to assist with their fundraising efforts. The 50/50 Raffle fundraising program allows participating non-profit organizations with the opportunity to raise funds at Monsters home games through the sale of raffle tickets.
The NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, AHL's Cleveland Monsters and AFL's Cleveland Gladiators team up with Hermes Sports & Events to host The Q Community Fun Run. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Cavaliers Youth Foundation and Monsters & Gladiators Community Fund, which guarantees all participants will be making a direct impact on the Cleveland community and people in need in Northeast Ohio. Fans can still register for this year's event on Sunday, March 26th!
For the Monsters Community Fund's largest fundraiser the Cleveland Monsters players trade in their skates for aprons as they are waiters for the evening! Guests in attendance will be served dinner by the team and enjoy a great night out while supporting a good cause. This event is held annually and all tips and proceeds benefit the Monsters Community Fund
The Monsters are excited to once again partner with the Cleveland Rockin’ Wildcats for their annual Monsters Buddies program. The program pairs a local special needs hockey team with their Monsters counterparts, through a series of social events. Many of the players and their buddies stay in contact throughout the year and form friendships and mentorships.
The wives and girlfriends of current Monsters players make up the Monsters Better Halves. Through volunteering and charitable action, the Better Halves serve as champions of the Monsters Community Fund.
Throughout the 2017-18 season, Brad Thiessen and the Monsters hosted special guests from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland through Brad’s Bigs & Littles. The first year program gave 18 pairs of ‘matches’ from the mentoring organization a chance to attend a game at The Q, all-expenses paid. Each participant received seats near the glass, free concessions, a Brad’s Bigs & Littles souvenir puck, and Monsters gear. Following the game, guests were invited down to the Monsters Locker Room for a meet & greet with Brad himself. For many of the participants, it was their first time at a hockey game.