CLEARWATER – Achieva Credit Union and the Capitol Theatre will partner to support Achieva's 4th annual Box Car Rally on Saturday in downtown Clearwater's Cleveland Street District. Proceeds from the event will benefit local classrooms in the form of classroom grants administered by the Pinellas Education Foundation.
The Capitol Theatre, an anchor of downtown Clearwater since the 1920s, is currently undergoing a complete renovation by Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc and will re-open in December 2013. The theatre will provide a collection of free family arts activities to families who participate in Achieva's box car races such as movie vouchers, discount coupons and a family four pack of tickets to John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker. The theatre will also create a “Capitol Theatre” box car for the big day and will be racing in several categories.
“We are thrilled to partner with a longstanding, iconic arts organization like the Capitol Theatre for our Box Car Rally,” said Dawn Dixon, SVP Marketing of Achieva Credit Union. “We designed this event to bring families together in a unique way and raise money for a great cause. This partnership is giving us the opportunity to bring the arts and financial sectors together to make an even bigger impact in this community.”
“Achieva's Box Car Rally is a fantastic event that is perfect for the whole family, commented Eric Blankenship, Chief Marketing Officer for Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. “We appreciate the enthusiasm for arts and education in Pinellas County and we are excited to team up with such a great organization to help raise money for local classrooms. With our involvement at the new Capitol Theatre, opening December of this year, partnering with Achieva on an event that is just steps away from the theater is a natural fit.”
Achieva's 4th annual Box Car Rally takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Clearwater's Cleveland Street District. Over the past three years, Achieva's Box Car Rally event has yielded $65,000 in grants to Pinellas County classrooms.