FAQs

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What is the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation?

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awcommunity.com is made possible by the generous support of the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation and its many volunteers and supporters.

Imagine what a safe, livable, healthy Anthony Wayne community might look like. Around the country citizens are coming together to create a vision of what their community might be and to develop steps toward making these visions come true. Alternatively called "healthy," livable" or sustainable communities, these efforts are integrative, inclusive and participatory. In many communities -- large and small, rural and urban -- issues are being addressed in an interconnected manner. They are demonstrating how innovative strategies can produce communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable.

Charitable Donations
The Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation is an Ohio registered non profit organization with a 501c3 Tax Exempt Charitable Organization status since 2006.

  • As you plan for your charitable donations we hope that you would consider AWYF in your giving strategy. All proceeds raised, stay in the Anthony Wayne Community and benefit our youth activities.
  • Ask us about Donor Advised Funds.
  • Make checks payable to:
    AW Youth Foundation
    Mail to: P.O. Box 2832
    Whitehouse, OH 43571

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How can I get involved?

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AW Youth Truck is seen throughout the AW Community and beyond as it participates in numerous community events, parades, outings and athletic events all year long. Funding is raised through advertising sponsors. Click here to learn about advertising opportunities.

AW Youth Concession Trailer is seen throughout the community at a variety of youth sporting events. Funding is raised through advertising sponsors and proceeds generated through concession sales. Click here to learn about advertising opportunities.

AWCOMMUNITY.COM Website is designed to be a community portal with access to information of what is happening in our area. Recently launched and still under construction it will evolve with the community. Proceeds generated through advertising sponsors from banner ads and AWYF partner vendors.

AWYF Philanthropic Gifts Program will allow any individual or company to contribute, publicly traded stock, bonds and mutual funds as well as give real estate and other hard to value assets. We are also open to gifts that provide current and future tax deductions such as: a charitable remainder trust, a charitable lead trust, bequests, life insurance and charitable gift annuities. Please contact any AWYF Board of Trustee to discuss this further.

Your Help is Needed with any of these events—Please contact us at info@awyf.org to sign up!

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What are funds and contributions going to support?

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bcproposalBlue Creek Recreation Area Enhanced...

Proposed area would include
• 6 Baseball/Softball Fields
• 4 Full Size Football/Soccer Fields
• 2 Jr. Football/Soccer Fields
• Restrooms
• Concession Pavilion
• Press box with storage, utilities including irrigation, drainage, sanitary sewer and parking.

The AW Youth Foundation board has been actively preparing plans and raising money for a new multi purpose recreational facility at BCCA. To date we have raised $310,000 towards our project. This is on top of the $184,000 already invested. Our goal is to break ground in the fall of 2007 but we have a long road ahead to get this accomplished and we need your help to make it happen.

Did you know that we have a gem just waiting to shine? Centrally located in the heart of our community is the Blue Creek Conservation Area (BCCA). The Blue Creek Conservation Area is significant because it contains one of the few remaining examples of glacial grooves in northern Ohio, carved into fossil-rich Devonian age limestone that was historically quarried on-site. It also contains remnants of oak savanna habitat that, at one time, dominated the Oak Openings region in northwestern Ohio. With 205 acres of the 500 acre park allocated to active recreational development we have the unique opportunity to cooperatively work together to bring northwest Ohio the only active recreational park that will meet Audubon International certification east of the Mississippi.

Did you know– that a variety of organizations and volunteers have collectively contributed over $184,000 towards enhancements at BCRA. These improvements include demolition of old buildings on the quarry, re-stoning and grading of parking areas, installation of split rail fencing, electrical service and construction of one youth baseball field. A turf management program has been implemented for the existing soccer fields that included new grass, fertilizer and weed control applications as well as the purchase of aeration equipment and new soccer goals made possible by a grant from the US Soccer Foundation and both youth soccer organizations along with the Village of Whitehouse.

Projected Construction Cost:

#DescriptionAmount
1 Field Construction $545,600
2 Waterline & Sanitary $54,500
3 Restroom, Concession & Storage $195,000
4 Parking Lot 460 spaces $466,880
5 Irrigation and Drainage $225,000
6 Contingency & Other Costs $136,198
7 Field Maintenance Endowment $100,000

Budgeted Total     $1,723,178
Money Committed     ($310,000)

Balance to Raise     $1,413,178

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How can I get my company name on the AW Youth Truck or Concession Trailer?

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awyouth-truckThe AW Youth Truck is seen throughout the AW Community and beyond as it participates in numerous community events, parades, outings and athletic events all year long. Funding is raised through advertising sponsors.

trailer

The AW Youth Concession Trailer is seen throughout the community at a variety of youth sporting events. Funding is raised through advertising sponsors and proceeds generated through concession sales.

If you would like more information about Advertising on the AW Youth Truck or Concession Trailer, or if you would like to volunteer to assist with the concession trailer sales, contact us!

PREMIUM ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

Legend: $5,000

  • Logo placement on t-shirts/jerseys for designated activities
  • Placeholder on field signage for 1 year, at all field/gym locations (Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Basketball)
  • Recognition or company logo placement on Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation Truck, seen throughout the AW community and beyond, participating in numerous community events, parades, outings and athletic events all year long.
  • Recognition or company logo placement on AW Youth Concession Trailer, located at Bluecreek Recreation Area
  • Banner ad for full year on AWcommunity.com website
  • Year-long Donor recognition on the AWYF website donor page
  • Special recognition as a Partner providing leadership in the AWYF newsletters, annual report and website
  • Custom AWYF Donor Plaque
  • 11 x 14 Window Poster and Yard Sign

Champion: $2,500

  • Placeholder on field signage for 6 months, at all field/gym locations, (Baseball, Softball, Basketball)
  • Recognition or company logo placement on AW Youth Foundation Concession Trailer
  • Banner ad for full-year on AWcommunity.com website
  • Year-long Donor recognition on the AWYF website donor page
  • Special recognition as a Partner providing leadership in the AWYF newsletters, annual report and website
  • Custom AWYF Donor Plaque
  • 11 x 14 Window Poster and Yard Sign

Hero: $1,000

  • Banner ad for 6 months on AWcommunity.com website
  • Year-long Donor recognition on the AWYF website donor page
  • Special recognition as a Partner providing leadership in the AWYF newsletters, annual report and website
  • Custom AWYF Plaque
  • 11 x 14 Window Poster and Yard Sign

Coach: $500

  • Logo placement single activity shirt/sleeve
  • Year-long Donor recognition on the AWYF website donor page
  • Special recognition as a Partner providing leadership in the AWYF newsletters, annual report and website
  • 11 x 14 Window Poster and Yard Sign

Manager: $250

  • Year-long Donor recognition on the AWYF website donor page
  • Special recognition as a Partner providing leadership in the AWYF newsletters, annual report and website
  • 11 x 14 Window Poster and Yard Sign

Trainer: $100

  • Special recognition as a Partner providing leadership in the AWYF newsletters, annual report and website
  • 11 x 14 Window Poster