March 15, 2012

Owens Express Student-Athletes to Host Football Game Against Ability Center’s Toledo Crash, March 24

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College student-athletes will trade their talents in volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and golf for the pigskin as the Express host the Ability Center of Greater Toledo’s Toledo Crash as part of a wheelchair football game on Saturday, March 24.

The game will begin at 1:30 p.m. and take place in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The event is free is free and open to the public.

“Owens Community College’s Athletics Department is excited to collaborate with the Ability Center of Greater Toledo to provide this opportunity for their participants and our student-athletes,” said Rudy Yovich, Owens Director of Athletics. “It is important that our student-athletes are engaged in community outreach as well as being leaders in the classroom and on the athletic playing field. They are really looking forward to the football game.”

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo is a Center for Independent Living serving Northwest Ohio. The organization was founded with the overall mission of assisting people with disabilities to live, work and socialize within a fully accessible community. Five core services provided by the Ability Center of Greater Toledo are information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support and community living.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit