Wooster Rotary/Al Van Wie Classic

The Wooster Rotary Club has sponsored this event for nearly a decade, which brings together several events which have the goal of helping to restock the Food Bank at People-to-People Ministries in Wooster. The theme is built around the Wooster Rotary/Al Van Wie Classic Basketball Tournament held in the heart of the Thanksgiving season.
First, we conduct a non-perishable food drive in area elementary and middle schools. With the helpful support of school officials, especially building principals, club members coordinate collections of literally thousands of food items which go directly to the Food Bank.
Second, we sponsor a Youth Basketball Clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-6. The cost of admission to the Clinic is a cash or food donation to the Food Bank. Well over a hundred children attend this Clinic every year. A Coaches' Clinic is also provided for Youth Coaches, with the same admission cost.
Third, we solicit Club members to become Tournament Benefactors or Sponsors, at a $100 or $60 donation level, or to purchase a turkey for the Food Bank for a $10 donation.
Fourth, we sell raffle tickets at the Tournament games for chances to win a variety of prizes.
Fifth, admission to the basketball games can be obtained by a cash or food donation to the Food Bank.
Through these combined efforts, Wooster Rotary regularly donates thousands of food items and thousands of dollars to the outstanding work of People-to-People Ministries in their efforts to help feed the hungry here in Wayne County.