Got City GAME! Cleveland, a recipient of the Civic Innovation Lab Grant and creation of ERC Heroes T.L Champion and Barbara Oney, is gearing up for the launch of its pilot reality series this fall which will highlight Cleveland and Northeast Ohio as a great place to live and work.
The show is an “Amazing Race” style webTV program targeted toward young professionals. Several teams will compete for great prizes including a grand prize of a free condo for a year in Cleveland! The initiative is already being supported by many regional organizations and institutions and the producers are currently looking for additional community support, including a title sponsor for the fall pilot. For more information about how you or your organization can support this exciting new program, please visit www.gotcitygame.tv.
Goals of Got*City GAME
- Encourage economic development with a webTV show that puts our region in a positive national spotlight.
- Use the show as a viral megaphone to get the good news out about our region with a fun show that will drive positive impressions for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio with increased awareness.
- Create jobs through internships and give college “media/production” students practical experience with a Hollywood-esque type of reality show – and a great project to list on their resume before they even graduate.
- Give away college scholarships – without restriction – that will be available for all students enrolled in college (including MBA programs).
- Engage college students and young professionals with a show that a). promotes their school, b). allows them to become contestants, c). gives them a chance to win prizes when voting for the teams and d). allows them to become engaged in the production process.
- Excite people with all the great aspects of downtown living through the game content and prizing.
- Provide a platform for Collaborative Community Engagement which enables partners to participate in a project that will deliver a solid, positive outcome for our community.
Check out video of T.L. Champion and Barbara Oney from ERCHeroes.com: