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February 20, 2019
Crunch-Time Champions Still Giving Thrills
25th Anniversary Reunion of Cleveland’s Championship Team
To Benefit The Max Cure Foundation & HandsOnSports Foundation
Cleveland Crunch players are coming together for another championship effort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of giving fans in Northeastern Ohio a coveted pro sports title.
They have partnered with two charities that focus...
January 30, 2019
HandsOnSports is excited to announce we will work with the communities of Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland Heights, Parma and Warrensville Heights in addition to the cities of Akron and Lakewood in 2019. With the formation of the Northern Ohio Futsal Commission community leaders and agencies will collaborate to transform underused park spaces, to deliver futsal instruction and programming to school children...
November 1, 2018
In October 2018 the sport of futsal made it's historic entrance into the world of Olympic sport. Host country Argentina put one an unbelievable show with crowds of 5,000 to 7,000 spectators for every match. The atmosphere was electric, the talent on the court was incredible and the cultural experience and connections were everything you could imagine an olympic experience would be and then some.
Our...
September 28, 2018
With the partnership of the Henry Schein Cares program, Hardware Components of Hudson and the Ohio Association of Free Clinics, the HandsOnSports Foundation was able to provide over $300,000 worth of medical and dental supplies to numerous free clinics throughout the state of Ohio. Thank you to Deb Arner and her staff for connecting us with these fantastic organizations who do so much for those in...
September 8, 2018
With the generous contributions from supporters of the HandsOnSports Foundation and the American futsal community I was afforded the opportunity of a lifetime, to pursue a dream and coach the U18 Women's National Futsal Team of Trinidad and Tobago. Head coach and futsal friend Cony Konstin invited me to join him on the journey. We were supported by the parents, the local universities and the president...
August 30, 2018
The 'Lucky' 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic raised nearly $16,000 that helped to finish the conversion of underused tennis courts at the Joy Park Community Center in Akron, Ohio into 2 new futsal court play spaces for the children of East Akron. In July 2019 the park will host a Grand Opening Futsal Festival for teams, players and coaches with the World Champion coach Diego Giustozzi from Argentina!
A...
August 1, 2018
For the second year in a row children from NE Ohio collected equipment and soccer shoes and made a visit to Pequenos Pasos social organization in Buenos Aires. This year was special as the children played against the local kids in a regualr game! Then we all ate a very special pasta lunch that was prepared by women who were taking a cooking class. The tortellini was excellent! Finally we presented...
October 5, 2017
Hundreds gathered at NEOMED to kick off the United Way of Portage County’s (UWPC) annual workplace giving campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Those in attendance learned of the many ways UWPC provides essential support for the local community. They also had a chance to participate in sports and wellness-related activities and to mingle with local celebrities.
Pro golfer and British Open champion Ben...
October 5, 2017
The Brunswick Girls Soccer Team ran a very successful event for the third year and collected over $400 and 5 boxes of soccer equipment for the HandsOnSports Foundation.
Thank you to all the girls and parents who participated in and coordinated the event! The day helps to promote soccer to the young girls in the comunity and HOSF is a grateful beneficiary!
October 5, 2017
The 12th Annual Otto Orf Charity Golf Classic was a wonderful success raising just over $13,000 for the foundation projects. Taking place on August 21st, the day of the solar eclipse, participants had the opportunity to view the event on a picture perfect day. Celebrity golfers from many sports and media outlets as well as 24 foursomes of golfers enjoyed the drinking, golfing, eating, casino gaming...
October 5, 2017
HOSF PROJECT RETREAD REACHES NEW HEIGHTS!
This June with the generosity of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and Hardware Components in Hudson, Ohio more than $100,000 worth of medical and dental supplies were distributed to numerous free clinics across NE Ohio. Additional supplies that remained after the distribution were packed up by CAMO of Orrville, Ohio and along with 470 pair of new shoes donated...
October 30, 2016
Thanks to the many groups who helped collect and donate all of the soccer uniforms, ball and shoes for the indigenous tribes children and adults. In addition I must express my gratitude to the companies who made this donation to the people of the Talamancan Reserve possible.
Thank you to Henry Schein Cares for their donation of medical and dental supplies totalling more than $50,000. This donations...
October 30, 2016
Our second visit to see our friend Marcos Wittig in Medellin, Colombia was as enlightening as the first in July. Marcos is an inspriation, to me and the more than 4,000 families who are served through soccer in the school he created some three decades ago. In the late 1980's Medellin was the murder capital of the world and almost two dozen young men were being slaughtered daily in the country's drug...
October 29, 2016
Thanks to the work of Nate, Jordan and Rodney at Urban Vision School in Akron's North Hill we have partnered with the organization to bring futsal to their students. Young students from many cultures may now enjoy the donated futsal goals, futsal and soccer balls, soccer shoes and apparel that were donated. In addition we are working on plans and fundraising to create a futsal court in their newly...
October 28, 2016
Thank you to Terry, Suzanne and the Vrablic and Barzachinni boys for spending the day at the Cleveland Convention Center and bringing awareness to our cause. We raised $270 for Project Retread and met some really great people. Thanks to the Channel 3 WKYC crew for having us and we will see you next year!
September 6, 2016
Thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, volunteers and the staff at the Signature of Solon Country Club for your time and support in making the 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic a success. The weather held off and we raised nearly $10,000 for the foundation during this fantastic day!

October 20, 2015
Resilience is the ability to navigate through life’s challenges and find ways to bounce back and grow. Often in sports we refer to it as grit, backbone, endurance or intestinal fortitude. Whatever you call it- resilience is important for healthy relationships at home, school and work and this generation of kids seems to need more of
it. Psychology Today recently published an article, “Declining...
September 25, 2015
Join Otto Orf and WKYC TV 3 at the 2015 Health & Wellness Expo being held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 the Cleveland Convention Center. The event will come alive with free health screenings, interactive exhibits and fun activities for the whole family at the WKYC Health and Wellness Fair!
This FREE event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features:
Free health screeningsInteractive Family...
April 23, 2015
Over the last decade, financial support for intramural, recreational, and school sports has declined and many low-income students lack the resources just to play a sport.
According to a story produced by NBCNews in June 2014 and focused on a soccer program in Florida, "The rate of sports participation has a direct relationship to income. About 25 percent of the population has household income under...
April 2, 2015
Join the HandsOnSports Foundation for our 1st Annual Kentucky Derby party and wear your best Derby Day attire! Tickets are $40 per person and include 2 Mint Juleps (or your choice of beverage), food, betting opportunities for all races that day, Derby hat competition, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, live auction, photo booth and a day of fun! Purchase tickets online For sponsorship opportunities or to...
November 7, 2014

Akron, OH: The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO) in collaboration with HandsOnSports Foundation (HOSF) is hosting a Power Soccer Celebrity Game, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Buchtel Middle School at 1040 Copley Road in Akron, Ohio. Doors open at 6;30pm and the game starts at 7:00pm.
Ohio celebrities will play against the ASPO Force soccer team in power wheelchairs....
November 4, 2014
The HandsOnSports Foundation is postponing their 1st Annual Game Night until February 2015.
Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict, the HandsOnSports Foundation is postponing their 1st Annual Game Night from Saturday, November 8, 2014 to February 2015.
Guests who purchased tickets will recieve full refunds and sponsors will be asked to hold onto their sponsorship for the February 2015 event.
If...
August 22, 2014
The HandsOnSports Foundation and coaches Otto Orf and Chris Booker took a team of 15 and 16 year old boys to the first ever Futsal World Championships in Orlando Florida this August. Teams from Spain, Brazil, Australia, Columbia, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada and the United States competed in boys, girls and adult divisions.
Our team consisted of Great Lakes Regional Team players from Owensboro and Louisville,...
August 11, 2014
HandsOnSports Foundation is seeking a few good coaches and directors to support our Inner City Futsal Initiative with Coach Sam's Inner Circle Foundation beginning in September 2014. The program incorporates literacy, health & fitness, and personal development into it's Aiming Higher program designed for 24, 3rd grade students in each school it serves.
The HandsOnSports Foundation provides health...
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