TEAM BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CLEVELAND
Kenny’s antics have placed him standing atop Terminal Tower (575 feet above ground), wrestling a bear, jumping off a 30-foot platform into Lake Erie, skydiving out of a plane at 12,000 feet, riding a circus elephant, feeding a 500 pound tiger “inside” the cage, hanging out in a shark tank with eight sharks and trading steps with Broadway-great Ben Vereen.
Adam is a Cleveland native that has been working in kitchens for over twenty years. Over the past decade he has been a head in the Cleveland food scene, holding down Chef positions in such restaurants as Bar Cento and the Black Pig.
Kenny and Adam are competing for the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland!
BGCC exists to provide children who are most in need a safe place to grow, learn and realize their full potential. They will become tomorrow’s parents, workers and leaders. With a wide range of programs, they support healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development. In 1976, the Boys Clubs of Cleveland took a step that earned it distinction as a national thought leader. It began to accept girls as members and became the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. This progressive step occurred a full 14 years before the national organization became the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
TEAM AUTISM SPEAKS
Erika Lauren, a Chicago native, graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Music Business. After graduating, Erika nabbed a spot on MTV’s long standing reality show “The Real World” in Washington, DC. She asks you kindly to not hold that against her, or the fact that she got this job via Twitter message. Erika can verify that, in fact, it does go down in the DM’s.
Chef Brian Doyle realized his passion for food at an early age, influenced by participating in family meals and gardening, both rooted in Italian and American-Southern heritages.
Erika and Brian are competing for Autism Speaks!
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright,
grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.