December 8 – Classic Tipoff Breakfast
Sponsored by Summa Health
Dec. 9 – Greynolds Classic – Barberton
Legendary Barberton High School basketball coach Jack Greynolds passed away in January 2005.
For nearly 18 years, Coach Greynolds struggled with devastating side effects from a stroke. He
was a battler with a never-say-die attitude, demonstrated by the performance of his teams and
the way he lived his life.
After his death, a high school boys’ basketball event was started to honor his legacy and to raise
money to increase the awareness of stroke prevention and to help the youth of Barberton. The
inaugural K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic was conducted in December 2005.
Since that time, the Classic has entertained thousands of high school basketball fans. The Classic
has provided a venue for many players to demonstrate their skills and $205,000 has been donated
to our community. Proceeds from the Classic benefit youth programs and equipment as
well as stroke education in our community.
This year’s Summa Health Tipoff Breakfast will be December 8 at 8:00 a.m. at Summa Barberton
Hospital. 155 Fifth Street NE., Barberton, Ohio 44203. Please park in the new outdoor parking lot.
Enter at the main entrance and go to the Barberton Community Foundation Conference Center.
This program is making a difference in our community! We would like to invite you to help us
continue to recognize what Jack Greynolds did for our school and community during his
coaching tenure and to honor his true legacy, the many life lessons he taught us.
Enclosed is a copy of the many ways individuals and businesses can get involved through our
sponsorship program. Please consider becoming a sponsor or making a donation. Proceeds will
be used to promote stoke awareness and healthy living youth programs.
Please join us.
Brian Bidlingmyer & Jason Ondrus
K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic Co-Chairs
To view the sponsorship opportunities click here.