Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/17/11
As Ohios leading regional sports network, FOX Sports Ohio is proud to give back to the community this holiday season. Its charitable effort, FOX SupPORTS Ohio, has launched Season of Support, a program in which serves the underprivileged in the Cleveland and Columbus communities through raising awareness, fundraising, and volunteering.Awareness and Fundraising Campaign for Columbus After-School All-StarsFOX Sports Ohio has partnered with the Columbus After-School All-Stars to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organization. In a mission to provide free, quality comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life, Columbus After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive programming to elementary and middle school children. www.asascolumbus.orgFOX Sports Ohio has been working with Columbus After-School All-Stars to boost awareness of their causes through a series of PSAs and features to run on the network. FOX Sports Ohios production crew visited Southmoor Middle School and Heyl Elementary School to gather footage. Columbus Blue Jackets Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard, and John Moore joined the networks visit to Heyl Elementary to speak with students about the importance of school and fitness as well as assist with sports clinics. The features shot at the schools will run on FOX Sports Ohio during Blue Jackets Live pregame shows. While the PSAs and features will run on the network throughout the rest of the year, you can also view them on YouTube: Feature Video & PSA. To view photos taken at the visit to Heyl Elementary School with the Columbus Blue Jackets, click HERE. The network will also feature a special Season of Support Blue Jackets telecast committed to raising awareness for the Columbus After-School All-stars on December 8, when the Jackets play the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena at 7pm. The PSAs and features will run during the pre-game show as well as throughout the game. FOX Sports Ohio will also interview children who benefit from the program.The Columbus Blue Jackets are also supporters of Columbus After-School All-Stars and recently donated street hockey equipment to be used in three schools in which the program operates: Heyl Elementary School, Southmoor Middle School and Champion Middle School. Season of Support Collection Drive for Cleveland Foodbank and Toys for TotsNow through December 31st, employees and guests of FOX Sports Ohio and its neighboring businesses are invited to participate in a collection drive for the Cleveland Foodbank and Toys for Tots. FOX Sports Ohio is currently hosting a collection drive at its Broadview Heights headquarters. Collection boxes are located in the main entrance lobby of the networks Broadview Heights headquarters as well in as the other building in the South Hills Blvd. Industrial Park. The Cleveland Foodbank is in need of nonperishable food and household items and Toys for Tots collects toys for children in need throughout Greater Cleveland. www.clevelandfoodbank.org and www.toysfortots.org.Volunteering at the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center Twinkle ShopFOX Sports Ohio has been a long-time supporter of Clevelands Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC), and this holiday season provides staff the opportunity to give their time. In mid-December, the DVCAC hosts the Twinkle Shop, which provides women and children in need with the chance to shop and give to their families over the holidays. FOX Sports Ohio employees spend the evening supervising children and helping them make holiday crafts and gifts. www.domesticviolencecenter.org. For additional, detailed information on FOX SupPORTS OHIO, visit www.foxsportsohio.compagessupport.
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