On October 19th,
20 Will Burn

Come help charity & experiencehistory
in the
as we ignite 20 people
on the river in Cleveland’s Flats…

The most exciting thing
you can do on Sweetest Day!
Doors open 5:00pm | Ceremony at 7:30pm | Flames at 8:00pm



Contributing SPONSORS

Event to Benefit Charity

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the following charities.


We take a lot of “heat” in Cleveland as the Burning River City. Yet, it was the catalyst for our environmental movement, breweries, good ole’ song writing and a whole lot of “Hot in Cleveland” fame. It’s a unique part of our legacy that we can embrace and is sure to gain national media attention!

Guinness World Records

Cleveland, this is your chance to take part in a World Record Breaking attempt for “The Most People Performing Full Body Burns.” Guinness officials are flying in from New York City and will present the award at Shooter’s if successful!

Official Hotcards Burn Party at Shooters

Doors Open at 5:00pm, Ceremony Begins 7:30pm Flames approx. 8:00pm

Incredible view of the Hotcards Burn from Shooter's dock and boardwalk

Guinness Officials on site from from NYC to present award at Shooter's (if successful)

DJ, live music and dancing all night

Full restaurant and bar - come early, eat and stay late!

  • Pre-sale Price: $25. At the door: $30
  • Limited edition Hotcards Burn t-shirt included
  • Exclusive, elevated view of the Hotcards Burn from Shooter's rooftop
  • Access to "The Burners" for autographs and pictures after the event
  • Pre-sale Price: $15. At the door: $20

The Burners

The Burners are led by the talented Stuntman, Ted Batchelor, who’s fire stunt career started at the age of 17 when he lit himself on fire and jumped off the falls in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. His accomplishments include setting records for “Longest Full Body Burn without Supplied Oxygen,” the “Longest Run on Full Body Burn,” and the “Most People Performing Full Body Burns.” The other 19 Burners include John Gadd, CEO of Hotcards, Archie, radio morning show host from 87.7 Cleveland’s Sound, Jenna Conforti, Director of Marketing at Scene Magazine, Scot Lowry, CEO of Fathom, Tony Madalone, CEO of Freshbrewed Tees, a youth minister from Cleveland, an attorney, a banker and several other movers-and-shakers who LOVE Cleveland.



As Margaret Meade once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Hotcards.com changed the way people buy print in Cleveland, as well as around the world. We helped revolutionize an industry that’s so commonplace – people consume it like air. We now feel it’s time to do more, go bigger, make a dent in the universe. Headquartered in Cleveland for over 15 years – we have a slight (ok, rather large!) obsession for our city. We’re set on keeping Cleveland’s flame burning bright. Welcome to the new Hotcards – it’s time to Become Known™.

SAFETY IS OUR 1st, 2nd & 3rd PRIORITY!

We’re experts, we’re serious and we’re trained professionals. We spare no expense and cut zero corners to ensure this magical event leaves all participants in the same condition as they started.