Canal Boat Captain's Ball

Next Captain's Ball: May 18, 2018

The Canal Boat Captain's Ball is the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition's annual gala fundraiser, in which we honor the year's Canal Boat Captain, a member of the community who has dedicated tremendous time and resources to the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. The event, which raises more than $40,000 for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail each year, includes a silent and live auction, raffle prizes, and a Fund-A-Need which raises separate funds for the annual Fishing Derby.

Please check back soon for more information on the 2018 Canal Boat Captain's Ball.

Review: 2017 Captain's Ball

Dan Rice, Mike Kolk and Cari Danko at the 2017 Captain's Ball.

More than 200 guests were in attendance for the 2017 Canal Boat Captain's Ball, honoring Canal Boat Captain Mike Kolk of Cohen & Company and raising $51,000 for the continued development of the Towpath Trail and connector trails through Summit, Stark, and Tuscarawas Counties.

The event, included a silent auction, live auction, raffle prizes and a Fund-A-Need portion of the event which raised a separate $9,100 for the 2017 Fishing Derby, to be held in October 2017. Thank you to all of our attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for making this event a success.

2017 Captain's Ball Sponsors: Akron Marathon, Akron Summit Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Black & Veatch, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, Cascade Subaru, Central Graphics, Charles & Anne Armao, Christopher & Maryellen Burnham, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Cohen & Company, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, David Beasley, Deborah & Chan King, Dominion, FirstEnergy, Fran Buchholzer, G. Stephens Inc. GPD Group, H.M. Miller Construction, Harwick Standard, Huntington, Jon & Cindy Elsasser Advised Charitable Fund, Kathleen Hillibish, Lindsay Precast, Lockheed Martin, Maynard Family Foundation, Meaden & Moore, Michael Wojno, Neil & Robin Wenger, OHM Advisors, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Peggy & John Stratton, Perennial Vineyards, PNC Bank, Regina Shaw, Roetzel & Andress, Roseanne Deucher, Testa Companies, Thomas Venarge, Tom Moline, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, Welty