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  • Join the FUN! Become a Sponsor!

    Corporate Sponsorships available!

    We pride ourselves in customizing sponsor packages to suit your brand.

    Contact Sera Nelson at sera@wags4kids.com or by phone at (216) 586-5853 x 2

  • Do You Want To Volunteer?


    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The SMART Local 33 Mac 'N Cheese Throwdown! Volunteers are truly the backbone of any event and your support is greatly appreciated.

    What to expect as a volunteer

    What to wear:

    • You will be given a W.A.G.S. 4 Kids T-Shirt to wear the day of the event.
    • Pants, shirts or shorts that you don't mind getting dirty
    • Comfortable closed toes shoes

    Purses and other valuable items can be stored in a secured area. We will provide water for you throughout the event.

    Rules and Expectations

    Our volunteers are a key attribute to the festival and to our patrons; you are instrumental in setting the friendly vibe that keeps people coming back. As such, we ask that volunteers maintain a friendly, civil, and welcoming demeanor at all times.


    We also ask that all volunteers report for work on time, dressed appropriately, and free of the influence of alcohol or other substances. Here is a complete list of volunteer rules and expectations:


    Volunteer Expectations:

    1. Report to your volunteer coordinator 10 minutes prior to your shift start.
    2. An ability to work well with a variety of other people including W.A.G.S. 4 Kids staff, other volunteers and attendees.
    3. Give us your best effort and perform quality work – stay on task.
    4. Wear comfortable pants, shorts or a skirt you don't mind getting dirty and close-toed shoes, and a shirt with sleeves.
    5. If you have complaints, issues and/or questions about any volunteer’s actions or decisions, please direct your concern to your Captain and the volunteer coordinator will come and help resolve the situation.
    6. Volunteers will have the ability to sample the beverages they are serving and are more than welcome to enjoy the Mac after their shift. However, volunteers are required to stay sober during their shift.

    Questions? Call 216.586.5853 ext. 2 or email sera@wags4kids.com


    Volunteer Perks

    • 1 free SMART Local 33 Mac 'N Cheese Throwdown general admission to be used at festival after your shift.
    • The guaranteed ability to buy one (1) general admission at half price for your plus one. (Must Pre-Purchase. No guarantee after sell-out)
    • Our eternal gratitude.

    Job Descriptions


    Distribute ice, water and soft drinks, relay communication, assist staff and Captains in a variety of tasks. Must be highly mobile and able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. or more.


    Tasting/Drink Tickets

    Sell tasting or drink tickets. Track total tickets sold. Please come with your smart phone fully charged. Must be comfortable processing credit cards on your smart phone.



    Set-up/Tear-down crews are needed Saturday before and after the event. In addition to moving tables, barriers and supplies, the duties require the ability to repeatedly move 50lbs bags of ice and cases of beer.


    Beer & Liquor Servers

    Collect drink tickets. Pour samples of beer and/or cocktails for guests. Keep service area tidy. Clean-up area at end of your shift. Looking for friendly people with the ability to stand for extended periods. Experience a plus.


  • Contact Us

    For Any Questions or Media Inquiries Call:

    Sera Nelson

    Director of Development & Special Events - W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
    email: sera@wags4kids.com
    phone: 216.586.5853 ext. 2

    Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114
    Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2019
    12 PM - 3:30PM
    216-586-5853 x 2