Make a Date to Change a Life.
A Date With The Heart of Rock n’ Roll’s most eligible bachelors will be raffled off at the hottest fundraising event of the season. Join us and donate towards your favorite Cleveland bachelor. The more raffle tickets you buy - the more chances to win! With over 150 prizes up for grabs and 3.5 hours of open bar and entertainment... Single or taken...this is a night not to be missed (color coded wrist bracelets will tell you who is single and who is 'taken')
Our Mission: to create a fun, feel good event! Cleveland’s singles will have the chance to meet, mingle and make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
The evening’s proceeds help support Working Animals Giving Service for Kids. This terrific, local charity provides mobility assistance and skilled companion animals exclusively to local children. That’s YOU reaching out to give these kids the gift of a best friend for life. W.A.G.S. 4 KIDS is the leading non-profit organization focused here in Northeast Ohio working with families whose children live with Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Mitochondrial and Chromosomal abnormalities. WAGS is driven by their belief in early intervention and will work with families to place a dog as early in a child's life as there is a need and an interest. WAGS developed and published the Accredited Apprenticeship Inmate Training Program certified for the Ohio Department of Corrections at The North Central Correctional Complex in Marion, Ohio. Their training protocol, Dogs Don’t Speak English , is available at Amazon.com. For more information please visit www.wags4kids.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
Carley came to Cleveland to work as a Broadcast Media Assistant for the Cleveland Browns. At the same time she was picked to be on the 2014 season of the hit reality show “The Bachelor” but turned it down to move to take the job with the Browns.
In her spare time Carley is a singer, runner, fantasy football addict, bargain shopper, foodie, writer, fashion addict, kid lover, animal lover, sports enthusiast, mixologist, tweeter.
Her idea of a perfect day: Going to a football game in beautiful weather and having drinks and dinner on a patio afterwards.
Photo Cred: The James Douglas Studio
Headshot and Cleveland.com Feature Photographer
Working Animals Giving Service for Kids was established in 2004 and is dedicated to the service of children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio, by providing them with trained mobility and skilled companion animals. Therapeutically, emotionally and physically, these special dogs have a life changing and positive effect on the children they serve. And WAGS is the only organization in Ohio that exclusively places service dogs with children up to the age of 18.
The idea of service animals trained specifically to meet the special needs of children was nearly unheard of in 2004. It was Wendy Nelson, an animal trainer and Ed Crann, a former special education teacher who developed the reality back in 2004, of what today is Working Animals Giving Service for Kids. It is an organization founded and built in Northeast Ohio for the children here, in our own back yard. The need of local children is what spoke so loudly and special children and their families continue to drive the growth of this organization.
Nine years later, WAGS 4 KIDS stands as a testament to what individuals with vision can accomplish. In 2006, Wendy published the WAGS 4 KIDS training protocol titled "Dogs Don't Speak English". It was her hope that families that were not being served by most national service dog organizations could use this specific and progressive training program to select and train an appropriate service partner for whatever need existed in their own family. In 2007, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections invited WAGS 4 KIDS to bring their training protocol to the North Central Correctional Facility in Marion, Ohio. A select group of inmates were then taught how to train dogs, following this precise and duplicable method developed by WAGS 4 KIDS. Over the years, more than twenty five men have been instructed as trainers by WAGS and 45 dogs have been placed. Six dogs at a time are housed in the facility, each living with an inmate. To maintain the success of this "Cell Dog" program, the WAGS staff trainers enter prison every Tuesday to educate and monitor the progress of each animal.
But it is always the children and helping them with their individual challenges that is the most important to WAGS 4 KIDS. These are children we often see spending their lives having things done to them and for them. WAGS 4 Kids presents an opportunity for the child to reach out physically, emotionally, and even more...
WAGS dog AJ was partnered with Myles, a four year old with Cerebral Palsy. Myles lives with paralysis of his left side. He communicates with simple sign language to let his parents know what he wants and needs. Myles does not speak. In the final phase of AJ’s training, the WAGS trainers stopped talking to AJ and worked exclusively with hand signs. When AJ went to live with Myles, that little boy had a dog he could command and tell what to do, on his own, with his right hand. A real dog of his own. Something his parents’ hadn’t thought possible. But there is a more interesting thing that happened through this placement of AJ to Myles. As the days passed, Myles began to speak. His first words were not "Mommy" or "Daddy", words his parents had waited so long to hear him say ...Myles said "come" and "sit", clear as a bell, because he wanted to talk to AJ.
Wendy has told us that on a visit to see Myles, when he had just turned six, he climbed up on the sofa to sit next to her with a picture book and asked if she would like to hear him read. As Myles pointed to pictures and read the words below each, Wendy said, "Myles, I love that you are reading to me." Myles answered, "Me too!"
We invite each of you to join us in doing something purely good ... something you can be proud of ... something that makes an impact. Join us in helping local children with disabilities and change a life.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
It's a bar...21+
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please do! Complete the "Contact Us" form below.
Please include your name, query, phone number and best time to reach you.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Do I have to bring my printed or hard-copy ticket to the event?
If you purchased your ticket through Eventbrite then it its not necessary to bring the printed ticket, however please bring proper ID so we can check you in at the registration table. If you purchased a hard-copy event ticket - that is your admission to the event and you MUST bring it with you. Thanks!
What is the refund policy?
Each ticket purchased is a charitable donation to a W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, a non-profit organization that survives solely on the generosity of others. Asking for a refund is like asking for that donation back. Only under extreme conditions do we ask that a refund be requested on an admission ticket. Such situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS ON RAFFLE TICKETS SOLD AT THE EVENT!
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
We will ask for ID if you don't have a paper ticket. If you choose to pre-purchase a number of tickets under one individual or company name - that's fine! However, if you purchase 5 tickets and 6 people show up for your party...#6 is on their own!
Can I bid on more than one bachelor?
Absolutely! Please do!
Can I win more than one date?
No. Each bachelorette is limited winning one date, the first date won. Once a given bachelorette has won a date all additional raffle tickets purchased are null in void making the bachelorette no longer eligible to win any future dates that evening. Should a "matched" bachelorette's ticket be pulled for an additional date, the crowd will be notified of the ineligible status and another ticket pulled until an eligible bachelorette is successfully selected to win.
But I'm not single...
Okay...do you like to drink? Eat good food? Win great raffle prizes? This silent raffle is about more than just the bachelors! There are great prize baskets donated for both sexes to enjoy. Come enjoy a great party for an even better cause! Single status not required...
To make it easier to distinguish between the singles and the takens, RED nametags will be worn by our coupled attendees and GREEN nametags worn by our eligible attendees.
But I'm a guy...
Okay, so there are 200+ single women in the crowd, free food, open bar and 25 bachelors...you do the math. Duh!
Is there an age limit?
We ask that all participating bachelors be between the ages of 25-50
If you have to ask for permission to participate or are "seeing" someone on a regular basis...you, sir, are not single. While we appreciate your volunteerism - please join us instead as an attendee, enjoy the open bar...we promise you will still have a good time for a great cause!
This event is in June...what if I get un-single? or Swine flu?
Okay...now we cannot predict who will get back together with their ex-girlfriend or have an allergic reaction to something the day of the event. (yes - this happened in 2013!) All we ask is that you are honest with us at the time of your application. If you just broke up with your girlfriend and can see a make up session in your future...please don't. Our 2013 Bachelors are wonderful guys...truly beautiful men inside and out. Some met women that they made real connections with, others have a great story to tell! (Anthony Lima took his date to a Backstreet Boys concert - nuff said!) All were men I would set my best girlfriends up with (Girl Code For: Five-Star Gentlemen!) So you make the judgement call. If you are physically & emotionally healthy, if you are single for the forseeable future, outgoing and want to have a fun and unique dating experience, then make a date to change a life....become a 2014 Have A Heart Bachelor.
What should I wear?
What do you feel comfortable flirting in? Business attire, business casual, a professional uniform? (yes...that stereotype about men in uniform being like catnip to women is totally true!)
What should I plan for my date? Who pays?
This year is fun! Bachelors have a chance to WIN AN ALL EXPENSE PAID VIP DATE by competing in 1 of 10 Road To The Raffle bachelor contests being hosted in and around Cleveland. (See: Road To The Raffle) Don't want to compete? Plan a date that reflects you and your personality. To some, this is a day at the ballpark, a concert, a nice dinner, a night at Hilarities...try to make it something she wouldn't normally do for herself. Oh - and the lady never pays for the first date. But it is tax-deductible. ;-)
Haha! Yeah! From "Pour Some Sugar On Me" to "Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy" every man has a song that brings out his inner John Travola and makes him strut! If you can't think of anything or just want to leave it to the pros, DJ Rachel Steele of Sirius XM Classic Vinyl will be happy to hand-pick a song just for you!
Nickname? S, SMS, Scooter (that one was from 4th grade)
Super Hero? So easy … Superman. It’s all about the CLE.
Cartoon/Cartoon Figure? Homer Simpson
Memory From Your Childhood? Going to my first Browns game with my father
Accomplishment? Doing a TED Talk was really cool
Animal? My French Bulldog Morty (the best dog EVER)
Quote? “A simple hello could lead to a million things”
Curse Word? “Steelers”
Local Indulgence? Steaks and martinis at RED
CLE pastime? BelieveinCLE
First Date Spot? Anywhere fun, adventurous, and new
Local Destination? Velvet Tango Room
Place To Visit? I lived in London and Jerusalem so visiting them feels like coming home. NYC, San Fran, Paris, Costa Rica.
Food/Meal? Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Warm day. Progressive Field. Hot dog with stadium mustard.
Drink? Bourbon, or really good beer. Or both.
Style of Clothing? Classic
Radio Station? 92.3
Are you a streamer? What's your go-to website? Netflix
Movie? Lost in Translation
TV Show? Lost
Commercial? The Thai Bank commercial that broke Youtube a couple months ago
Celebrity Crush? Any of the 3 sisters in Haim. Beauty, talent, AND attitude.
Book/Author? A heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius / Dave Eggers
Song/Artist/Music Genre? Impossible to answer!!
Game? I absolutely RULE at Pictionary.
Theme Park? Circus Circus in Vegas
Outside Activity? Surfing, skiing and photography
Inside Activity? A 90-minute hot yoga class, then cooking, eating and drinking with friends
Gift to Receive? Something that shows thought and personality
Pick Up Line? You can’t go wrong with starting with a confident “hello”
Trait? Sense of adventure
Sound? “Touchdown Browns”
Scent? After 60 Phish shows, definitely NOT patchouli oil