Mission: To operate an athletic association that will provide, without any discrimination, opportunities for area youth to participate in team sports
Programs: This organization is managed by an all volunteer board/members. The creation and ongoing operation of the greater cleveland athletic association (gcaa) is for the purpose of offering area youth the opportunity, on a nondiscriminatory basis, to participate in various team sports throughout the year. With the existence of the gcaa, area businesses have a forum in which to contribute that in turn benefits hundreds of children. Contributions to the gcaa offset part of the costs to operate thus allowing the gcaa to reduce the fees it must charge participants. The organization has long term goals of improving the park facilities. Approximately 3,460 children participated in the various sports in 2014. Children gain in self-esteem, learn from being part of a team, have a constructive outlet in which to focus their energy, and get regular exercise during a particular ball season which is extremely important in today's society where statistics show marked increases in childhood obesity.