SCOONIE PENN to be Featured Speaker at Banquet

 ScooniePenn James “Scoonie” Penn, star of the 1999 Buckeye Basketball team that went to the Final Four, will be our guest speaker at the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club annual banquet on Wednesday, May 11.

The banquet will recognize our newest scholarship winner and celebrate the accomplishments of the club throughout the past year.


Scoonie is a two-time NCAA All-American and Ohio State University Hall of Fame basketball player. He played two seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, leading them to their first Final Four appearance in more than 20 years. He finished his Buckeye career as the all-time leader in three-point shooting. After his playing years where completed, Scoonie tapped into his passion as an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker, using his life’s experiences to motivate youth, and to deliver a corporate message of success. Currently, Scoonie can be found working as a basketball analyst for a number of television and radio stations as well as CEO of POWR Management.   He is also the recipient of numerous community and sports achievement awards.

The banquet will be held at Mozart’s Café, 4784 N High St in Clintonville. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 pm, with a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm. A Silent Auction will feature autographed OSU memorabilia. Deadline to register is Friday,  May 6!

How Many Tickets?

Or you can mail your check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) for $35/person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085. Questions? Please email the alumni club at

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Buckeye Baseball will end their season on the third weekend of May with games against arch-rival Michigan.
Our alumni club will get a block of tickets to the game on Saturday afternoon,May 14, at 3:00pm, and we will plan our traditional tailgate to go along
with this event as well. Tickets will be $13 per person and will include all the food and beverages you want at our tailgate, plus your entry into the game.

Buy your tickets here:

How Many?

Or mail your check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.

Be sure to include your email address, phone number, and mailing address where you want the tickets sent!! Questions: Call Leyla Hawkins, 614-847-9132 oremail

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The Ronald McDonald House helps families of sick children all year around, providing food and housing during their children’s illness. The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club supports these efforts as well as other community services. Please consider helping those in need on Saturday, April 23, as we provide lunch for a day.
There are 2 ways to help: Sponsor a portion of the meal, and/or join us that day to prepare and serve the food. Right now we are asking you to “Save the Date” to help us serve. If you are able to help prepare, serve, or clean-up on that day, please contact Ron Kenat, or by phone at 614-420-2736. We need some people starting at 10 am to prepare, some to serve between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, and some to clean up.

If you are unable to help us serve, but you wish to contribute to the lunch, then sponsoring a food item is the easy way to go! Various donation amounts will help us supply a healthy lunch of sandwiches, salads, fruit, and beverages. Choose an item to sponsor and send us your corresponding gift – we will do the shopping!

I would like to sponsor:
# Item Total:
___ Sandwiches @ $5 each _______
___ lbs of potato salad @ $4 each _______
___ lbs of fruit @ $6 each _______
Amount Enclosed: $___________

Please make check payable to
Franklin County OSU Alumni Club
and mail to Ron Kenat, 3962 Winding Oaks Dr., Columbus, OH 43228
no later than April 15.

You can also contribute here:

The Ronald McDonald House is located at 711 E. Livingston Avenue, across from Children’s Hospital.
If you have any questions, please contact Ron at the phone/email listed above.

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Our Alumni Club has obtained 20 tickets to the OSU vs. Iowa game on Sunday, February 28. We will host a tailgate party at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Olentangy River Road, about a mile north of the Schott. Game time has been set now for 4:00 pm, so the party will start pre-game around 2:00 pm.

To request tickets, please send your check for $27 per person (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington, OH 43085. We are not able to sell these tickets online on our website. Include your name, phone and email information, along with the address where you want us to mail your tickets.

Questions? Email or call 847-9132. If you have your own tickets for this game, you are welcome to join us for the tailgate at Applebee’s! Call Leyla to RSVP and leave your name, phone number, and email address so we can send you the event time once we know it.

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Constitution and Charter.

The OSU Alumni Association has asked all alumni clubs and societies to update their constitution and charter.  To comply with this, we must present these documents to our membership, so that you may have an opportunity to ask questions and approve it.  We have posted these documents here for your review.

You may submit questions by contacting one of our review committee members:  Jerry Vance (, 614-316-0852), Cindy Conner (, 614-532-0010), Jessica Kohlschmidt (, 614-946-2614) or Leyla Hawkins (, 614-847-9132)

To vote on acceptance of these documents, please attend our January meeting, to be held at Mozarts, 4784 N. High St. in Clintonville, on Wednesday, January 13, at 6 pm.

We thank you for your participation and membership in our OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County!

Official Charter 2015 (DRAFT)

Official Club Constitution Draft (DRAFT)

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Come see the Buckeye Women’s Basketball team play Rutgers on Sunday, January 10. We will have our traditional pre-game tailgate party one hour prior to tipoff, in the Huntington Club on the second floor of the Schott. Food and soft drinks will be available at the concession stand in our area, where we will have tables reserved. Gametime is 2 pm, so our party will start when doors open at 1 pm.
We have great seats in Section 107. Bring the whole family for a great time!

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