Buehler’s Fresh Foods Partners With the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio

Buehler’s Fresh Foods recently raised just over $10,000 at their registers for the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO) “Ability to Play” campaign. Buehler’s customers and employees are to thank for this extraordinary effort. These funds are especially crucial during these critical days of COVID-19 and allow ASPO to safely provide health and wellness activities for individuals living with disabilities. “We are very fortunate to live in a community that supports and empowers athletes with disabilities. On behalf of all of us at ASPO, we cannot thank you enough for your generosity,” said Lisa Followay, President and CEO of ASPO.Lisa Followay and her son, Casey, are a significant source of inspiration and force behind Ohio having the resources and funding for folks who must use adaptive sporting equipment. Buehler’s is honored to assist them with their mission.

“As President of the Board of Directors for ASPO, I would personally like to thank our customers at Buehler’s Fresh Foods for their generous donations made at our July register campaign. Thanks to all of you, we reached our goal of raising more than $10,000 to support our athletes and programs,” explained Jeff Tomassetti, Produce and Floral Director at Buehler’s Fresh Foods and ASPO Board of Directors Member.

If you missed the campaign and would like to donate to ASPO, visit their website: www.adaptivesportsohio.org.

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About Buehler’s Fresh Foods: Buehler’s Fresh Foods, an employee-owned company, operates 13 Buehler’s Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Coshocton, and Portage Lakes (Green), and Massillon, Ohio. For more information, visit www.buehlers.com.

About ASPO: ASPO is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play and utilize sport to elevate ability and empower futures. Founded in Wooster in 2009, ASPO is currently the largest organization in Ohio offering adaptive sport opportunities to athletes with disabilities. ASPO provides all adaptive equipment necessary for individuals with disabilities to play sports. Community-based programs include sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, power wheelchair soccer and more. Additionally, ASPO has pioneered interscholastic adaptive sport programs, including wheelchair basketball and adaptive track and field, enabling students with disabilities the opportunity to represent their schools like their non-disabled peers.



For more information on Buehler’s partnership with ASPO, please contact:
• Lisa Followay, President and CEO, ASPO at 330-317-5259 or director@adaptivesportsohio.org
• Kathy Bailey, Consumer Affairs, Buehler’s Fresh Foods at 330-264-4355 or kbailey@buehlers.com