Did you know Cleveland has a professional rugby team named the Crusaders? I learned that only after Terry Kilbane, a Right Down Euclid community member, asked if I wanted to attend a match. It opened my eyes to a fun subpocket of our community right in our backyard and my coverage of the Crusaders hopefully provided interested Clevelanders, rugby enthusiasts or not, insight into what’s been happening.
A lot has changed since Right Down Euclid began and we’re almost at our two-year anniversary. This publication has grown from a newsletter to a website and an extremely dedicated community. A lot of this comes from the readership’s support with a bit of it from sponsors and advertising.
The more that you’re able to give, the more we’re able to do at Right Down Euclid. We’re currently in the final steps of being recognized as a non-profit news publication. When that’s finalized, Right Down Euclid will be eligible for grant funding, which should help further accelerate our growth as a publication.
Regardless, as Right Down Euclid grows, there will still be things we will never report on.
We won’t bring you stories that we believe aren’t adding value to your life as someone invested in our great city.
Right Down Euclid won’t deliver you pieces that are cynical or tear down other people, even when that might be easy. Sure, we’ll provide unique insight and perspective on what’s going on and may seem bombastic if there’s a clear antagonist. But building and sustaining the village takes a community like this one. At Right Down Euclid we want to be inclusive to anyone and everyone who lives in or loves Cleveland.
Finally, we’ll keep away from reporting on the same-old-same-old. Sure, you can find great sports coverage anywhere. Ditto for major publications in our community. But, Right Down Euclid doesn’t have venture capitalists or billionaire media conglomerates doing the bare minimum for coverage. That’s not what you deserve. That’s not what Cleveland deserves. At Right Down Euclid, we will constantly strive to give you what you deserve regarding coverage of news, sports, entertainment, culture and everything in between.
We’re looking for 21 people to join with a $10 monthly contribution. If that sounds like something you could do, please consider making a huge impact on empowering Right Down Euclid’s journalism.
Your support today will help Right Down Euclid cover amazing stories in our city and to have the funds to pay other writers to bring you the best coverage imaginable on interesting and entertaining topics.
Since, at the end of the day, it’s about more than sports at Right Down Euclid. It’s everything for everyone that loves to keep up with The Land. With continued reader support and grant funding, the goal for Right Down Euclid is to start adding more writers to our staff to cover the different avenues of Cleveland life. Whether it’s entertainment, food, culture, civics or anything in between, we want to cover everything we can based on what our readership wants to see the most.
Evan Dammarell is an award-winning sports journalist covering all things Cleveland right off the shores of Lake Erie. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be found three to five times weekly on Locked On Cavs, a part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
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