SC4K’s Luau on the Lake Recap (Guest Post)

**I was invited to attend SC4K’s Luau on the Lake 2014 event with a guest in exchange for writing a recap post. However, I was unable to attend so I asked my friend Lyndsay from The Balanced Brunette to go in my place, since she would be back home for vacation. Check out her event recap below!**

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During my trip to Cleveland, I had the amazing opportunity of attending the 9th Annual Luau on the Lake, which benefitted Shoes and Clothes 4 Kids. It took place at Wendy Park in Cleveland, OH, and it was a gorgeous day!

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I arrived at the luau, picked up my VIP bag, and was ready to party! With my VIP bag, I was able to arrive a half hour early. I also received a lei, Luau on the Lake cup (pink, my favorite color), and 3 drink tickets. They had bars throughout the event with different types of alcohol. Whether you wanted wine, beer, or cocktails, they had it! You had to be 21 or older to attend, so there was no confusion with who was of age.

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I can’t believe I lived in Cleveland almost all my life (I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA), and had never been to Wendy Park before. It’s right on the water, and the luau was filled with beautiful people wearing beautiful outfits. It was everything you’d expect at a luau! They had limbo, jenga, a raffle, sand volleyball, music, and delicious food. It was a big party, all dedicated to helping out kids in need.

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Shoes and Clothes 4 Kids (SC4K) is the “only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes to thousands of children in need at no charge throughout the year. Through a network of 35 distribution partners, SC4K positively impacts the lives of area children by giving them the self-esteem and confidence that comes from having brand new shoes and clothes” (borrowed from the SC4K website). They host events throughout the year to raise funds for kids in the Greater Cleveland area. Check out their website here for more information and an event schedule!

Allan Fee from Q104’s Fee’s Company was in attendance, as well. I felt like I was meeting a celebrity! I listened to Allan Fee every morning on my drive to Cleveland State University. It was awesome listening to him and his support for such a great organization and cause.

I had such an amazing time at the Luau on the Lake, and I definitely plan on going back next year! It’s a really great thing when so many people can come together, raise money for a wonderful cause, and have a good time doing so. I want to thank Jessica for giving me her ticket to the event while she was on vacation, and also my best friend, (a different) Jessica, for attending the event with me and allowing me to use her camera!

You can follow SC4K on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and also join their mailing list to be kept in the loop about events and the organization!

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Disclosure: I received a free VIP ticket to Luau on the Lake in hopes that I would mention the event on my blog. I only review products and services that I would use myself and believe would be beneficial for my readers. Therefore, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you Jessica and SC4K for the opportunity!

About Lyndsay (The Balanced Brunette): Lyndsay is a health and lifestyle blogger and holistic health coach based in Los Angeles, CA. She is originally from Cleveland, OH. Lyndsay loves yoga and dark chocolate, and is slightly obsessed with coconut water. www.thebalancedbrunette.com

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Thank you so much for the wonderful recap post, Lyndsay! I LOVED attending this event last year & was sad I couldn’t make it this year, but I feel like I was there, especially with all of your great photos! 🙂

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  • Hi Jessica!

    I’m in your #JustRunJuly challenge and loving it! Thank you for this – it’s helped me to stay active and motivated in the 90+ degree heat for 3 weeks and get over 50 miles walked/jogged/ran each week of your challenge. Thank you!

    I have posted some pics via instagram, and facebook and hashtagged the challenge. They don’t necessarily link up to the challengeloop site though. You still see them though right? I’m fairly new to the whole social scene and although I have all these accounts and use them regularly – I have no idea how the hashtag thing works at all.