CINCINNATI – Metro secured the trophy at the second annual Cross-River Basketball Shoot-Out after a 58-56 win over the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK). However, the real winners are the two nonprofit groups who will split the event proceeds: Everybody Rides Metro Foundation and Project RAMP.
The game generated more than $5,000, which will help low-income individuals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who need transportation assistance. With about 300 cheering fans in the stands at the Dixie Heights High School gymnasium in Crestview Hills, Ky., the charity game continued the successful tradition started in 2011.
“The charity basketball game is a great opportunity for the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation and Project RAMP. We had the chance to increase awareness about our organizations and raise some much-needed funds,” said Everybody Rides Metro Executive Director Joe Curry. “We hope that this is a tradition that we can continue and expand upon.”
About Everybody Rides Metro Foundation: Established in May of 2006, Everybody Rides Metro is the first charity in the nation to subsidize public transportation for low-income riders. The foundation receives contributions from corporate donors, other foundations, federal grants, and individuals. For more information, visit www.everybodyridesmetro.org.
About Project RAMP: Formed in 2012, Project RAMP provides financial assistance to Regional Area Mobility Program (RAMP) riders in need. RAMP, operated by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, provides ADA transportation to residents of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Project RAMP is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky.
About Metro: Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing more than 17 million rides per year. Visit Metro at www.go-metro.com or www.facebook.com/GoMetro.
About TANK: The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky is an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, providing public transit service to Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for more than 35 years. Close to 4 million passengers each year rely on TANK buses throughout the region to get them where they need to be. Visit TANK on the web at www.tankbus.org.