CAAO Helps Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Grand Prix of Cleveland

Submitted by William on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 10:27.
06/25/2006 - 07:00
06/25/2006 - 22:00

The Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO) will be partnering with the Grand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank to help celebrate the event’s 25th Anniversary.  Under new ownership, many new exciting activities have been added.  “CAAO is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year”, states Connie Atkins, Executive Director of CAAO.  “We are looking forward to working with the Grand Prix of Cleveland this year and for years to come.”
CAAO will have a Family and Friends Day at the Grand Prix of Cleveland on Sunday, June 25, 2006.  This will include grandstand seating, group recognition on the TV screens, group recognition on entrance signage, free paddock and pit pass, free 25th anniversary commemorative pin, seating together when ordered together, and sign ups that can be turned in at the group welcome tent for prizes.  For more information on tickets, contact Kathy Burrows at 216-619-7223 Ext. 13.  CAAO will also have an exhibit with giveaways for the kids on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th.
Sunday’s racing will include Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 Championship Series, Atlantics race, and the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland.  There will also be a Family Fun Zone, Extreme Games, Health & Lifestyles Expo, Go Karts and more!
“This year will bring a whole new atmosphere to the race…a Fun Family Festival!” said the Grand Prix’s Kathy Burrows.  “We are excited to have something that will appeal to every age group, including small kids, teens and adults. From Star Wars Characters to inflatables to kids’ rides to the Red Bull Extreme Game demonstrations to unbelievable racing, we will have something for everyone. We invite all CAAO members, families and friends to come down to experience one of the largest world-class events that Cleveland has to offer.”
Burrows continued, “This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary in Cleveland. We look proudly at our history, but eagerly look to the future as we incorporate the many threads of Cleveland’s cultures to share and be a part of this great event.  We are extremely excited to have begun this relationship with CAAO and look forward to working together for many years to come.” 

About Grand Prix of Cleveland:  The Grand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank will take place June 23 - 25 at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland. The event will be a three-day festival of speed, highlighted by a Champ Car World Series race on June 25 at 2:30 p.m. The 2006 Grand Prix of Cleveland marks the 25th anniversary of the popular Northeast Ohio summertime tradition, which is considered one of the top races on the Champ Car circuit. The Grand Prix of Cleveland will be broadcast internationally in more than 180 countries, including a live U.S. broadcast on CBS beginning at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on June 25.  For more information, please visit

About CAAO:  CAAO’s mission is to utilize the resources of Northeast Ohio’s African American professional organizations to promote economic development in African American communities and to enhance career and entrepreneurial opportunities for African Americans.  CAAO has 25 member organizations, 17 collaborative organizations, with over 9,500 paid members of those organizations.  For more information about CAAO, please visit
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