The OTS Foundation was created in 2015 by students in the Entrepreneurship Business Academy at Thomas Worthington High School with the support and mentorship of The GussStrong Foundation. The goal is to bring communities together and to give back to those in need. In 2015, The OTS Foundation organized a winter games fundraiser to donate toys to children during the holidays. In 2016, the OTS Foundation partnered with Cardinal Day festivities to raise money for the Worthington Resource Pantry. The GussStrong Foundation matched the proceeds from both events.
In the summer of October 2015, Joey Mechling was diagnosed with rhabdomysosarcoma, also called RMS.
The GussStrong foundation helped support the apparel sale as well as the "Fight with ThreeSix" campaign.
Joey was a 2016 recipient of The GussStrong Scholarship
On November 7th 2014, Drew George was diagnosed with an extremely rare and acute case of leukemia.
The #DrewStrong/GussStrong Race Event was a great way to celebrate life and our wonderful community coming together to support each other in difficult times. The race proceeds benefited the O'Donnell/George Benefit Fund to help WKHS athlete Drew George in his own fight against Leukemia. The 4+ mile race began at Drew's WKHS, and finished at Coach Gussler's TWHS.
Worthington Water Polo (2016)
After a tragic accident within the Worthington Water Polo community, the GussStrong Foundation reached out to see how they could help. The Foundation replaced the team towels to show their support and to help the team move forward.
Timmy Strong (2015)
In November 2014, Timmy Wayne, a kindergartner at Bluffsview Elementary found out he had kidney cancer. Timmy's positivity made a lasting impression on GussStrong.
Timmy was the guest of honor at the 2015 GussStrong Golf Outing.
Fusion 4 the Fight (2015)
A student-led initiative grew into a multi-school-district fundraiser for cancer research that included a community festival and 5k race.
Proceeds were donated to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
The GussStrong Foundation matched the proceeds of this event.