Local Sports Athletes & Celebrities
Meet past football greats and current athletes from Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey Team, Columbus Crew SC MLS Soccer Team and more to come!
Cameron Fontana Cameron Fontana is the feature reporter for Good Day Columbus on ABC 6 and FOX 28. He can be seen each weekday morning doing fun things throughout central Ohio, highlighting the people, places, and events that make our community such a great place to live. Cameron is a self-proclaimed world and pop culture aficionado, and also enjoys music, eating every kind of culinary creation imaginable, fitness, extreme sports, festivals, meeting new people, and is recently a new dad. If it sounds exciting, he wants to jump in, experience it, and creatively share it with everyone.
Josh Williams a defender, is currently in his eighth season as a Major League Soccer player and has made more than 100 MLS appearances. Williams joined Crew SC ahead of the 2017 MLS season for his second stint with the club, having previously played for the Black & Gold from 2010-2014. A native of Northeast Ohio, Williams grew up in Copley, Ohio and played four seasons for Cleveland State University, captaining the team during his junior and senior year.
Will Trapp is currently in his fifth season with Columbus Crew SC. A midfielder, Trapp is a product of the Crew SC Academy and was signed by the club as a Homegrown Player on December 13, 2012. Prior to joining Crew SC, the Gahanna, Ohio native played soccer for the University of Akron Zips from 2011-2012, making 45 appearances (all starts). He was a two-time All-MAC First Team honoree in both of his seasons with the Zips. A 2015 Eastern Conference Champion, Trapp is one of only three players in the current Black & Gold squad to have made over 100 appearances. In 2017, Trapp was named captain of Crew SC.
Gregg Berhalter is currently in his fourth season as Columbus Crew SC’s Sporting Director and Head Coach, a position he took on November 6, 2013. The Englewood, New Jersey native made his name as a professional player with experience across European football, the U.S. National Team and Major League Soccer. Berhalter is a two-time FIFA World Cup veteran, having participated in the 2002 and 2006 editions of the tournament. In 2011, he won the MLS Cup as a player with the LA Galaxy. As Crew SC’s Sporting Director and Head Coach, Berhalter led the club to the 2015 Eastern Conference Championship.
Jake Ballard is a former football tight end who played in the NFL for the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at Ohio State and was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and won Super Bowl XLVI with them against the Patriots.
Anthony Schlegel is a former Football linebacker. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the Ohio State University. He founded his own fitness company, Schlegel Hardcore Elite Training.
Scoonie Penn is a former basketball point guard who in 1998-99 was named Big Ten Conference Player of the Year. Also in 1998-99 he led Ohio State to the NCAA Final Four. He was named First Team All-Big Ten Conference in both his junior and senior seasons. He ended his career at Ohio State University as the college’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made.
Justin Zwick is a former college football quaterback. In the 2004 Alamo Bowl Justin led the Buckeyes to a dominating 33-7 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Theodoros Teknos, MD is a Professor at The Ohio State University Medical School, serves as Chairman for the Department of Otolaryngology and is the inaugural holder of The David E. Schuller, MD and Carole Schuller Chair in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. He comes to The Ohio State University Medical Center/James Cancer Hospital after serving 11 years at the University of Michigan Health System. Rated in the Top 10 Percent of Physicians in The Nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016!
Kent Mercker Kent Mercker is a Dublin, Ohio native whose MLB career spanned 18 seasons. A member of the 1995 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves.
Papa John’s Goal Patrol will be on the scene!
Leo Welsh will be kicking off our event.