Calling all Cleveland Indians Fans! Join us Thursday, June 8 at Canal Park with Paul Dolan, Bob DiBiasio & Ray Horner

Calling all Cleveland Indians fans! It’s Tribe Time, Thursday, June 8th, at Canal Park. The Shaw JCC of Akron invites you to its 15th annual Sports Dinner featuring guest speaker Indians’ owner Paul Dolan, Senior VP of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio and WAKR’s Ray Horner. Tickets are on sale now for this all-star event. Sports Dinner ticket holders will enjoy “front row” access to Dolan, DiBiasio and Horner, as well as cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner and open bar. Proceeds will support the Shaw JCC and the diverse programming and services it offers to the community. There’s still time to get in the game. Call 330-835-0025, or register online to secure your tickets. Sponsorships are also available. We'll see you at the ballpark! 


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Date & Location 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Canal Park, home of the Akron RubberDucks, 300 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio 

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5:30 p.m. - Reception with appetizers & open bar
6:30 p.m. - Welcome from WAKR's Ray Horner
7 p.m. - Buffet Dinner is served
7:45 p.m. - Live Auction & 50/50 Raffle Winner announced
8 p.m. - Bob DiBiasio interviews Paul Dolan
8:40 p.m. - Audience Q&A 
9 p.m. - Event concludes

About the Event

The annual Shaw JCC Sports Dinner has become one of Akron’s premier sports events featuring marquee sports stars and personalities such as Dan Gilbert and David Blatt in recent years. Monies raised from ticket sales, auction and sponsorships will benefit Shaw JCC’s programs and services offered to the community. 

About the Shaw JCC

The Shaw JCC of Akron located at 750 White Pond Drive has been home to our community for over 80 years. Originally named the Jewish Center, the Shaw JCC fosters a safe and secure environment steeped in Jewish values. More than 6,000 individuals of all ages, religions and socio-economic backgrounds participate in a wide range of services offered including the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center, adult and senior adults programming, fitness center, full-service aquatics programs, 11-week summer camp and the Families Supporting Families scholarship program. As a mission-based organization, we strive to serve all people, regardless of their ability to pay the cost of services. For more information visit our website at or call 330-867-7850. 

About Paul Dolan

The Shaw JCC of Akron is pleased to announce that Cleveland Indians owner, chairman and CEO Paul Dolan will be the featured speaker for its 15th annual Sports Dinner on Thursday, June 8 at Canal Park in Akron. Under Dolan’s ownership, the Cleveland Indians won the 2016 American League pennant and advanced the team to Game 7 of the World Series, the culmination of a postseason run that galvanized the fan base. Paul Dolan has a powerful story to tell, not only one of the Indians’ World Series near win but also one of many philanthropic causes he is involved in throughout the community. He exemplifies the values of the Shaw JCC and what this dinner aims to support, and is sure to be a draw for sports fans and beyond. 


This is the 18th season that the Dolan family has owned the Cleveland Indians and his fifth campaign as the primary control person of the franchise after being formally approved by Major League Baseball in 2013. He continues to serve as chairman and CEO of the Indians, roles that he accepted prior to the 2011 season. He began as vice president, general counsel of the Indians upon joining the organization in 2000 and later served as the club's president in 2004-2010.


Dolan was born and raised in nearby Chardon, Ohio, and is involved with many charitable causes throughout the Northeast Ohio community. He currently serves as a board member for The Great Lakes Science Center, The Cleveland Clinic, The Cleveland Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Playhouse Square Foundation, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Evergreen Cooperatives and Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland.