Alan Schlessman was a young man with tremendous athletic talent and a big heart. He loved children, and regularly took time to play with his younger cousins, neighbors and school kids. Alan was tragically killed on April 13, 2003, in an arson fire at his Ohio State University house.

Al’s Clinics was created to reach out to area youth, continuing Alan’s legacy and preserving his memory. The first Al’s Clinics became a reality only three months after his death, thanks to the tremendous support of the community and now the contributions are making sports affordable for Sandusky area youth. We continue to have the goal of teaching the youth a new skill while putting smiles on their faces, as Al would have done.

Mr. and Mrs. John Schlessman also established a scholarship fund in memory of their son Alan. Consideration is given for leadership, academic competence and desire for higher education and for participation in golf, basketball or tennis and peer programs. You can find a list of recipients and more information on the Scholarships page.