$25 per seat, includes lunch
One table equals eight seats. Online reservations are available until 24 hours prior to the luncheon. Please call 330-247-8682 for last minute reservations.
Meal selection must be made at time of reservation.
- 11:30 am - Will-call tickets available
- 11:45 am - Doors open
- 12:00 pm - Lunch served
- 12:20 pm - Presentation begins
- 1:00 pm - Luncheon concludes
135 South Broadway Street
Akron, OH 44308
BBQ chicken served with house made macaroni & cheese and steamed broccoli.
Vegetarian/Gluten Free Option: Grilled Vegetable Stack - marinated Eggplant, zucchini, squash and roasted red peppers grilled and layered over a roasted red pepper sauce.
about the speaker
Jim Donovan serves as sports director for the weekday 6 and 11 p.m. news on WKYC Channel 3. He joined Channel 3 in March of 1985 as weekend sports anchor. In June of 1999, Jim was named the voice of the Cleveland Browns. Donovan will do all the radio play-by-play announcing for the team.
Jim has done countless national and international events, including the '96 Summer Olympics for NBC/WKYC; in 1994, World Cup Soccer; in 1992, swimming and soccer competitions at the Olympics for NBC.
Since 1991, he's hosted PBS live national coverage of the Soap Box Derby. He has provided coverage of the CVS Cleveland Marathon for 13 years. In addition, he was play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports' NFL games from 1987 to 1997.
In 1995, Donovan won a local Emmy award for Best Sportscaster. In 1992, he received an Emmy for "Browns '92; The Next Step” and in 1990, for his report on Bob Golic's farewell to the Cleveland Browns. In 1988, he was named all-Ohio Best Sportscaster by the Cleveland Press Club.
Before coming to Cleveland, he provided play-by-play basketball and hockey coverage for the Satellite News Channel in Burlington, VT. He also served for one season as play-by-play announcer for the Vermont Reds, a Cincinnati Reds minor league baseball team. His career began as a sports director for WJON Radio in St. Cloud, MN. He also did play-by-play and sports anchoring at WVMT Radio and WEZF-TV.
Jim has served as spokesperson for the Kidney Foundation of Ohio and has participated in events benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundations, American Lung Association and Arthritis Foundation.
A native of Boston, Jim is a graduate of Boston University. He currently resides in Hinckley with his wife, Cheryl, and daughter Meghan.
Paul SchmitzSenior Advisor, Collective Impact ForumJune 21, 2018
Jim DonovanSports Director, WKYC Channel 3August 16, 2018
Brigadier General Stephen A. CheneyChief Executive Officer, American Security ProjectSeptember 20, 2018
Cliff Deveny, M.D.Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Summa HealthOctober 18, 2018
Jude KearneyChair, Africa Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLPNovember 15, 2018