New Belgiums' Clips of Faith in St. Louis & Kansas City raised nearly $13,000 for MoBikeFed

New Belgium Brewery's Clips of Faith last May in St. Louis and Kansas City raised $8,864 in Kansas City for MoBikeFed and our local partner BikeWalkKC, and $3,866 in St. Louis for MoBikeFed.

That makes $12,730 total--a huge boost for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy in Missouri! 

Clips of Faith St Louis
Clips of Faith St Louis
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy Clips of Faith, to our wonderful volunteers who worked many long hours, and especially to local partners BikeWalkKC and St. Louis Bicycle Works, who were amazingly helpful with finding volunteers, setup, and logistics.

We're alreadying thinking about dates for Clips of Faith in 2013--exact date announcement early 2013 most likely:

  • Kansas City, late May, 2013
  • St. Louis, early June, 2013
New Belgium's summary of the events:
 
New Belgium’s Third Annual Clips of Faith Beer & Film National Tour Raised Close to $118,000 for Local Nonprofits

 

  Successful Season Brought Together 16,400 People in 18 Cities for
Outdoor Film and Beer Festivals 
Kansas City Clips of Faith
Kansas City Clips of Faith
 

Ft. Collins, CO, October 23, 2012 - Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up its third successful season, raising $117,656 for local nonprofits (see the city breakdowns below). Approximately 16,400 people came out for homemade films and handmade beers as the tour visited 18 cities across the country. All proceeds from beer sales benefit local nonprofit partners and over its three-year run, Clips of Faith has raised approximately $208,650.
 
During each event, people were able to watch amateur films, try New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers (http://www.newbelgium.com/beer) and enjoy food from local vendors. Alternative transportation was encouraged and an average of 20 percent of attendees rode bikes to the show. In addition, each event had a zero waste goal, diverting, on average, 83 percent of the waste from landfills.
 
“We appreciate the hospitality we experienced in each city on the tour,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager-at-Large. “We had a fantastic lineup of films, awesome partners and we feel fortunate getting to share our nights alongside friends across the country. Our favorite part is working with our local nonprofit partners, to help them raise money for causes that better the local community.”
 
The creative team at New Belgium Brewing reviewed and chose the films that went on tour. All selected filmmakers received a custom New Belgium gift and had their films screened in all 18 cities. 
 
If you are a filmmaker, or an aspiring filmmaker, and would like to be part of New Belgium’s 2013 Clips of Faith tour, entries will be accepted January 1 - April 15 at www.clipsoffaith.com.
 
Clips of Faith City-by-City Breakdown
 
Grand Totals

  • $117,656 raised for nonprofits
  • Approximately 16,400 attendees
  • 20% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 83% average waste diversion rate

St. Louis, MO - May 18

  • $3,866 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees
  • 14% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 88% average waste diversion rate

Kansas City, MO – May 31

  • $8,864 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,000 attendees
  • 12% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 82% average waste diversion rate

Bloomington, IN - June 8

  • $6,762 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,200 attendees
  • 13% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 97% average waste diversion rate

(And many more . . . )

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