GOBA Meeting at UA Wayne College

04/02/2014

GOBAFundraising Opportunities for Nonprofit Groups to be Presented

The City of Orrville is “gearing up” for an anticipated 2500 bicyclists who will spend the day in the area. The University of Akron Wayne College has been chosen as a camping spot on the weeklong Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) Tour, which travels through Northeastern Ohio the week of June 14-21. Cyclists will arrive in Orrville the morning of Sunday, June 15 and spend the day shopping, dining and sightseeing. GOBA's statistics show an economic impact of approximately $50 per rider in each of the towns that host the event.

Community members and nonprofit groups interested in volunteering for this citywide event are invited to a planning meeting on Monday, April 7 from 6-7 p.m. in the J.M. Smucker Co. Multipurpose Room of the Student Life Building, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville.

John Lorson, who is serving as the GOBA town co-coordinator along with Rich Corfman, says opportunities are available for nonprofit groups to raise funds at the event and that volunteers will be needed to help organize campground logistics, entertainment, housing, food, transportation and an information booth. The most current event details can be found on Facebook at GOBA Orrville 2014.
Interested individuals or groups who cannot attend the meeting should contact John Lorson for more information at lorson@uakron.edu.

More information regarding GOBA can be found online at www.goba.com.

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