Next Saturday, October 22nd, there will be a fundraiser at Brixx Ice Company across from Fifth Third Field in Dayton Ohio. The recipients of the funds will be former University of Dayton baseball coach and later popular Ohio sports radio personality Mark Schlemmer. In the story link below, Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News gives an in-depth look at how Schlemmer, ended up falling on hard times. The one time household name of the Dayton radio airwaves on 980 WONE-AM found himself out of a job this summer, living out of his car and sleeping in 24 hour store and random apartment parking lots, and to make matters worse later would have his car impounded. In the story, Schlemmer talks about the events that led to his current situation including the loss of his daughter nine years ago, and his day to day battle to survive and get back on his feet. It’s a very good read and just goes to show how nothing in life is guaranteed.
Homeless sports talk-show host searches for answers — Dayton Daily News
UPDATE: The fundraiser was a success. Tribute to local sports legend Schlemmer draws many — Dayton Daily News