We're Hooked on Sports With ASAS

FOX Sports Ohio recently announced a partnership with After-School All-Stars (ASAS) and its “Sports As A Hook” program.

ASAS is a leading non-profit organization that provides comprehensive programming to middle school children in 13 cities across the US. Its mission is to provide free, quality comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.

“Sports As A Hook” is a sports-based youth development initiative which helps connect sports to leadership and life skills, community service, nutrition, empowering girls, nature and parental involvement. FOX Sports Ohio will be teaming with the Columbus chapter of After-School All-Stars (CASAS) to provide monetary support for “Sports As A Hook” resources as well as engage in activities set up to benefit CASAS children.

“Sports As A Hook seemed like a natural partnership the very first time we heard about it,” stated Henry Ford, Senior Vice President & General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio. “We’re excited to support such a wonderful program, but more important to serve the youth in our communities.”

This partnership officially launched at the CASAS 2010 Summer Games on July 30 from at The Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Over 1,800 Columbus youth ages 7-17 attended Summer Games for a full day of sports, enrichment, and brain game clinics and competitions.

During the 12 noon lunch “half time” presentation, Ford presented CASAS with a $50,000 donation on behalf of FOX Sports Ohio.
“After-School All-Stars Columbus is honored and excited to partner with Fox Sports Ohio to implement the “Sports As A Hook” program,” said Donald K. Anthony Jr., Executive Director, After-School All-Stars Columbus. “We want to thank Fox Sports Ohio for their generous contribution to the program and extending their resources to help us provide meaningful experiences to our youth.”
For a complete recap of the event and to learn more about the partnership, please visit www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/support.