Canal Boat Captain's Ball

Friday, May 15, 2020 • 6-9 PM
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition will be hosting the Canal Boat Captains Ball at the Akron Fairlawn Hilton. The Captain's Ball is a premier fundraiser that benefits the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and our efforts to build the Towpath Trail through northeast Ohio, as well as thank members of the community for their support of the its development. This year, we are honoring City of Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan as honorary Canal Boat Captain.

Doors will open at 6:00pm. A social hour will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and a silent and live auction. Proceeds from this event benefit the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and the continued development of the Towpath Trail, connector trails, and public spaces.

If you are interested in learning more about the event or would like to purchase a seat, contact Patti Policicchio at (330) 374-5657 or

Location: Akron Fairlawn Hilton, 3180 W Market St., Akron, OH 44333
RSVP by: May 8, 2020

Sponsor/Seat Prices:

Boatman Seats ($100 per person)
Commadore Seats ($175 per person)
Commissioner Seats ($250 per person)
Corporate Sponsor ($1,500 per table of eight)

Please provide the names of the attendees.

2020 Honorary Canal Boat Captain, City of Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan

Since taking office in 2016, Mayor Horrigan’s list of accomplishments has grown quickly. So far, he has tripled Akron’s annual repaving budget, reduced the City’s financial obligation on mandated sewer projects by $83 million, passed the City’s first non-discrimination ordinance, has been successful in attracting a community college in Stark State Akron, convened annual Healthy Equity Summits to address maternal and child health, and partnered with the United Way of Summit County in opening the City’s first Financial Empowerment Center to offer free financial counseling to residents.

Also, with a focus on reinvigorating business and housing development, he has created a new open innovation hub downtown called Bounce to spur business growth, commissioned a Downtown Vision and Redevelopment Plan, and instituted a tax abatement program to incentivize housing renovation and construction.

As Mayor continues to move Akron forward, he strongly believes the city’s future rests on engaged and servant-style leadership.