10th Anniversary RAI Super Bowl Benefit!

The 2013 RAI Super Bowl Benefit was particularly special for Rise Above It (RAI) as is marked the 10 year anniversary of our foundation raising funds to HELP FIGHT CANCER!  What initially began as a party amongst close friends, designed to support our close friend and continued inspiration - Colin O'Donoghue - has grown into a well-established organization that supports a movement in the world of Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology (AYAO). The fight against adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer has gained tremendous momentum, much in part due to the support of RAI and its committed supporters.

The all-day celebration kicked off with a great showing of supporters at the Blind Pig in downtown Cleveland and lasted through the game (including the blackout!)  Bay Village native, Bobby St. Vincent, started off the festivities, singing a live set of acoustic music while friends gathered at the bar and took part in the tailgating festivities.  The crowd was in the giving spirit and helped RAI to have its most successful Super Bowl Benefit to date, raising over $13,000 to help in the fight against cancer! This year was marked by a tremendous outpouring of support from sponsors, including: Blockshopper Cleveland, TRG, the Rogers Group, mylifeline.org, Cooke & Co, LPA, Rock River Group, Midland Met Services Inc, as well as former Cleveland Brown punter and Bay Village native, Dave Zastudil, the Wallace family, Scott & Danielle Raybuck, the Pirtle family, Ben & Olivia Tomon, Joseph Nilsestuen, Virtual DJ and Dan Posner. 

The funds raised during the 2013 RAI Super Bowl Benefit will be used primarily to support the Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Cancer Institute at University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies Childrens Hospital’s. We thank each and every person and organization that helped make this event another success for RAI, with special thanks again to our sponsors: 

----- GOLD SPONSORS -----





The Croyle Family     The Wallace Family


Joseph G. Nilsestuen - Scott & Danielle Raybuck - The Pirtle Family - Ben & Olivia Tomon

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Date:               Sunday, February 3, 2013 (Super Bowl Sunday)

Time:              3:00p.m. (EST) until close

Location:       Blind Pig Speakeasy, 1228 West 6th St., Cleveland, OH


  • $30 at the door
  • Complimentary Food Buffet:  Includes Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bratwurst, Pasta, and more!
  • Amazing Door Prizes - announced at end of 1st Quarter, halftime and end of 3rd Quarter *
  • $500 Grand Prize announced at Halftime! **
  • Super Bowl squares, with winners paid at the end of each quarter *
  • % of the Bar Sales and all Guest Bartending tips will go to RAI

*  Winners MUST BE PRESENT to win Door Prizes and Squares

** Grand Prize winner DOES NOT  NEED TO BE PRESENT