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OHSAA Foundation

OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conference

OHSAA Foundation Basketball Games

Foundation Service Week is highlighted by a “Foundation Game.” Member schools electing to participate in Foundation Service Week are permitted to use one of their five allotted scrimmages to play a regulation game under all normal game conditions. Foundation Games do not count against a team’s record. Through this initiative, Ohio student-athletes generated in excess of $500,000 for charitable organizations and causes across the nation and beyond such as:
  • "Just Stay Warm" Project
  • "Heroes Over Heroin" Project
  • Brooks Family Donation for Leukemia
  • "Home for Kids"
  • "The D.A.L.E. Program"
  • Puerto Rico Relief
Each participating school [or their sponsor(s)] makes a $250 contribution to the OHSAA Foundation, which is used to allow the Foundation’s continuation of its leadership conferences and education materials for student-athletes in ALL sports. The Foundation Board has long-range plans for expansion of all programs, as well as the creation of new educational materials. 

About the OHSAA Foundation

The OHSAA Foundation was created over 10 years ago to provide resources for enhancing education opportunities and services for Ohio’s student-athletes. The Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) organization and is separate from the OHSAA. The Foundation is governed by its own volunteer Board of Trustees. The mission of the Foundation is to provide leadership and service opportunities for Ohio student-athletes and all funds raised are used to fulfill our mission.

The OHSAA Foundation created a new statewide community service initiative in 2008 called "OHSAA Foundation Services Week."

OHSAA Foundation Service Week provides an opportunity for Ohio student-athletes to:
  • make a positive impact in your community
  • provide educational experiences for all students
  • receive community service credit towards graduation
The OHSAA Foundation Student Leadership Conferences are presented at no cost to OHSAA member schools. Each year featured speakers such as Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Mary Wineberg, 2008 Track and Field Olympic Gold Medal winner, Billy Conlon, Wright State Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Tom Ryan, OSU Wrestling Head Coach, Toni Roesch, former OSU women’s basketball player and radio and TV commentator, along with many others, address leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, role-modeling, and citizenship.

Information regarding OHSAA Foundation Service Week Opportunities and OHSAA Foundation Leadership Conferences are sent to all OHSAA member schools on an annual basis. 

The Foundation greatly appreciates any and all financial donations to help achieve our mission to provide leadership and service opportunities for student-athletes across the state of Ohio. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please mail your check or money order to the following address:

OHSAA Foundation
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214
OHSAA Foundation Board of Trustees
Harvey Alston
Joe Roberts
Doug Ute
Keith Bell
Justin Sanford
Kim Kiehl
Brian Timm
Jonas L. Smith
Laura Vermilya
Gina Frank