When he’s not pumping up his famous guns, or going undercover at Gold’s gym, there’s a good chance Arnold Schwarzenegger will be working diligently to further promote the After-School All-Star program he founded back in 2002. 

Fans of Arnold know how impassioned he is when it comes to the fitness of America’s youth, so it’s no surprise that The Oak will be making an appearance in Columbus later this month to show his endless support for After-School All-Stars Ohio – a foundation that provides free after-school study and fitness programs to kids. 

With the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival right around the corner, Columbus will soon be teeming with thousands of health and fitness enthusiasts from around the world. Many of whom, including Arnold, will be attending this year’s Annual Evening of Stars Gala to pay tribute to those who have helped make the After-School All-Stars Ohio program such a big success. “This is an event where we can showcase the work that we are doing in the community and say thank you to those who have helped us to continue this work,” said Co-Executive Director Aslyne Rodriguez. “This gala brings all of our ASAS Ohio family together, from employees, volunteers, community partners, supporters, to people that are interested in getting involved.”

The After-School All-Stars is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. During the school year, kids participate in free programs that include academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness activities.  The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Over 90,000 children from families of poverty benefit in 14 major cities throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.asasohio.org or contact the ASAS Ohio office at 614-257-1678.