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For immediate release (October 6, 2017) Media Contact: Judy Abelman Email: Phone: 440.725.8861...

Home Team Celebration comes to FirstEnergy Stadium Oct. 22

The Northeast Ohio Adoption Services will host its annual Home Team Celebration Saturday, Oct. 22, at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns.

“This is a one-of-a-kind event directly supporting one-of-a-kind kids,” NOAS Executive Director Cheryl Tarantino said. “I am so very excited to meet each of our guests who share the same desire of raising awareness for foster care and adoption. Together, we can all make an impact to help more children exit foster care and become part of their own winning team – complete with new parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and more. Please show your team spirit and support a family … for every child … forever.”

The $100 ticket (or $175 per couple) includes two free drink tickets per person. As guests eat and sip, they will enjoy chance and live auctions, a balloon pull, casino games, such as blackjack and roulette, sideboards to win cash and more. Complimentary valet parking will be available starting at 5:45 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Northeast Ohio Adoption Services and its mission of finding foster and adoptive parents for Ohio’s kids and teens waiting in foster care. Master of ceremonies will be Ed and Peggy Gallek of Fox8/WJW.

From 6-10 p.m. guests will enjoy an exclusive experience at the premium level Draft Room, featuring the best-in-class buffet and a nice variety of beer and spirits. Fans can elect to tour FirstEnergy Stadium, which was completely renovated in 2015.

Guests will have many opportunities to take home gift baskets, gift certificates, jewelry and apparel from the chance auction, prizes from the balloon pull, or cash from the sideboards and cash raffle. The evening will include a live auction featuring family entertainment, getaway packages, art, jewelry, autographed sports memorabilia, and more.

The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 14. A designated driver ticket is also available for $80. Tickets may be purchased online at by contacting NOAS Director of Marketing Kathy Evans at (800) 686-6627, ext. 110 or

Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are available at the $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, and $500 levels. Each sponsor will receive event tickets and recognition in pre-event advertising and/or day-of-event materials depending on the sponsorship level. For more details on sponsorships,  contact Cleveland Business Connects Publisher Renee DeLuca Dolan at (216) 831-9557 or

Based in Warren, the Northeast Ohio Adoption Services has found and prepared families for nearly 1,300 Ohio children, mostly school aged, since 1978. NOAS, a private nonprofit agency, is different from many others. It does not charge fees to the families who adopt. The children we place for adoption have been permanently removed from their birth families because their parents could not or would not care for them.

To learn more about NOAS, the foster care/adoption process, and the waiting children that NOAS serves, visit

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