On Saturday, August 27 thanks to a $5,000 challenge grant from the late Russ Pry, County Executive, Torchbearers and The University of Akron helped over 1200 incoming freshman fall in love with Akron at Hop to the Lock!  Students flooded Lock 3 for food from Swenson’s, live music from incredible local bands, and over 20 local vendors showcasing how to get engaged and connect to Akron.

AUI was happy to be a sponsor of this project along with the others listed below:

Ron Kopp, Roetzel & Andress
FirstEnergy Foundation
John McKenzie, Leadership Akron Alumni President
James E. Merklin, Bober Markey Fedorovich
Marc B. Merklin
Mark Scheffler
AUI (Associated Underwriters Insurance)
Board of Directors, Torchbearers

A video was played before the opening of the event answering the question “Why Akron“.  You can view it by clicking here!

Photos of the event can also be found here!

AUI is happy to support Torchbearers and the work they do as ambassadors for our community!

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