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Otto Orf and Community Celebrities To Play a Charity Game of Soccer with Power Soccer and Adaptive Sports Ohio

November 7, 2014

Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio

HandsOnSports Foundation


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.  The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and promote the capabilities of adaptive sports players.  Celebrities expected include: John Denning – WNIR 100.1 Talk of Akron Daytime Radio Host, Otto Orf – Cleveland Crunch, Former US National Futsal Team, Joe Charboneau – Cleveland Indians, 1980 AL Rookie of the Year, HGTV’s Disasters, Inc., Hector Marinaro – Cleveland Crunch all time goals and scoring leader indoor soccer history, and Keith Tozer -- US Futsal National Team Coach, winningest coach in US soccer history.

“I am honored to participate in this event and it brings an awareness of how anyone can play soccer.  The HandsOnSports Foundation is dedicated to our mission of enabling every child to play any sport.  This event ties our mission to an exceptionally talented group of athletes and celebrates their ability to overcome barriers and play soccer,” said Otto Orf, founder and executive director of HandsOnSports Foundation.

Admission is $5 per person and any child under the age of 10 enters for free.  Tickets will be available at the door.  A player Meet-and-Greet will be held immediately following the event at Bricco’s Restaurant at 1 West Exchange St. in Akron, Ohio.

For more information visit:, contact Lisa Followay at 330-262-1200 or email

ABOUT Power Soccer: it is the first competitive sport designed specifically for power wheelchair users. Played on an indoor regulation size basketball court, with a 13 inch soccer ball, with similar rules as typical soccer.

ABOUT ASPO:  The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio is a non-profit established to promote the health and wellness of individuals with physical disabilities through competitive and recreational sport opportunities.

ABOUT HandsOnSports Foundation: The HandsOnSports Foundation has a vision that every child deserves the opportunity to play any sport they enjoy.  Our mission is to improve a child’s quality of life by providing instruction and access to sports. Learn more:

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