Cleveland Gay Games brings most revenue in event’s history

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Organizers say last summer’s Gay Games in northeast Ohio raised the most revenue in the event’s history.

Gay Games 9 Executive Director Thomas Nobbe says the August event held in Cleveland and Akron raised $6.8 million in revenue, netting a small profit of nearly $150,000.

Nobbe said at a forum held by the City Club of Cleveland Feb. 19┬áthat $120,000 of the profits will go toward creating a fund at the Cleveland Foundation to continue to push for an inclusive and diverse northeast Ohio community. Another $27,000 will go to the Akron Community Foundation’s existing Gay Community Endowment Fund.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports organizers credit generous corporate sponsors and responsible planning for the games’ economic success.

The games attracted about 20,000 athletes and visitors.

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