This year the Community Service team of the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will partner again with the Driven Foundation to help provide school supplies to underprivileged children.  Former Buckeye football player Roy Hall Jr. heads up this organization, which provides a variety of activities throughout the year for children in the Columbus area.  Help us collect these items for their “Backpack Giveback.”

400    Spiral Ring Notebooks (wide ruled)
800    Composition Notebooks (wide ruled)
800    Glue Sticks
800    “Block” Erasers (rectangle pink or white)
9,600    #2 Pencils (Not Mechanical Pencils)
400    24 Count Crayola Crayon Boxes
400    Packages of Colored Pencils
400    Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Paper
200    Pencil Holder Pouches

If you can provide any quantity of these supplies, please bring them to one of our monthly board meetings in June & July. Or contact Karyn Johnson (englanke@yahoo.com) to arrange for another drop-off location or if you have questions. 

The deadline to bring donations to us is our monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 10, at 6 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House.  We need to deliver the items to the Driven Foundation the next day.

Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 


It’s time for our annual raffle of our Presidents Club football tickets!  The OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County is making all of our seats available again this year in our raffle. All money raised goes directly to our Scholarship fund to help a future Buckeye.

These are great seats again this year, in section 16A with seatbacks. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for 1 chance, $25 for 6 chances or $50 for 13 chances. Order now!  If your name is drawn, you will have the right to purchase our seats at face value.  

We are not allowed to sell the raffle tickets on our website. Send checks (payable to “OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County”) to Jerry Vance, 5625 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026. There will be two drawings:  One on August 26 for the first 5 games of the season, and the second drawing on October 12 for the last three games.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings.All Home Games Are Available

9/3Notre Dame 9/10Arkansas State9/17Toledo9/24Wisconsin

Money must be received by 12 noon on August 26 for the first drawing. For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.


Join us for an evening with the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in the Arena District, on Saturday August 20.

We are organizing a block of reserved seats. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids or grandkids!

How Many Tickets?

Tickets are only $11 per seat and will admit you to the ball park in our reserved seating area.  You’re on your own for food and beverages. We will distribute the tickets along with a ballpark map in early August.  

Order your tickets here online or by mailing your name, phone, and email along with your check (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr, Worthington, OH 43085. 

Let’s fill Huntington Park with Buckeye cheer!


We’re bringing back our Target Shooting Day at the Range on Saturday, August 27, from 11:30 am to 2 pm. This year we will meet at a range in Sunbury just north of Columbus. You are welcome to bring your own guns and ammunition. Some ammunition will also be available for purchase, and you can try out other guns if you wish.

Eye and ear protection will be provided.  It’s only $10 per person to attend, and lunch will be provided. We’ll eat at 11:30, then shoot afterwards till around 2 pm.

How many people are you bringing

Please signup no later than Saturday, August 20, above or by mailing your name, phone, and email along with your check(payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr, Worthington, OH 43085.  We will send directions to the range when you sign up.


Come help us Serve Those Who Serve!  On Tuesday, Sept. 13, our alumni club will show appreciation for the OSU Police Dept by serving lunch for all the officers as well as their administrative staff. This event was extremely popular last year and the police department is glad to have us back.

We’ll be grilling and serving a “Tailgate” style lunch, so we need a few folks to help set it up, and a few to clean up after. Join us for this great opportunity to give back to those who serve and protect the students and staff of our great campus! 

We’ll have two shifts: we need some people to help set-up and serve from 12:30 to 3 pm, and some people to serve then help clean up from 3 to 5:00 pm

Sign up to participate by emailing us at (OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com) with your name, phone # and email address, and which shift you’re available for. 

Come help us say “Thank You!” to these hard-working individuals!


     (Marching Band Alumni Day)

Football season will be here before we know it!   We will hold our annual tailgate for the Toledo game on Sept. 17, because that is also Alumni Marching Band day.  Come see 800+ TBDBITL alumni perform the quadruple Script Ohio!

Our tailgate is located on the top (6th) floor of the Tuttle Garage (on the corner of Tuttle Park Place and Ives Drive). For only $10 / person, you can enjoy all of the food and beverages you wish. This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids.  Game time is currently set for 7 pm, so the tailgate will officially begin at 4 pm.  Whether or not you are attending the game, come for the party!

Order your tailgate reservations here, or send a check for $10/person (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.

How many Tailgate Tickets?

Tailgate with Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach) Buckeyes!

Our fellow Buckeyes from the Virginia Beach area will join us for a co-hosted Tailgate prior to the Wisconsin game on Sept 24.  We do not have any tickets to this game, so you’re on your own if you want to go to the game.  But we will offer our usual fantastic tailgate feast prior to this game, to share with the Hampton Roads club members.  Come join us and make new friends!  

Game time has not yet been announced, but we generally start our tailgates three hours prior to game time.  We close up a half hour before the game so we can be in the stadium before the band arrives.

Order your tailgate reservations here, or send a check for $10/person (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.                          

How many Tailgate Tickets?

Doing Our Part to Keep Columbus Beautiful!

Our community service project this fall will be held on Saturday, October 15 (bye week, no football) at Tuttle Park, 240 W. Oakland Avenue, Columbus 43201, just north of campus.  This conservation project will take place from 9 am to 12 noon.  It is mostly focused on invasive species removal to clear the walking paths, but litter clean-up is also an option.  We may be joined by other groups of OSU Alumni.

This is a family-friendly event, and we know many high school students are required to perform community service events during the school year, so feel free to bring them along!  Also, volunteers will be treated to lunch at Jack & Benny’s at the end of the project! 

If you are able to participate, please reply to Karyn Johnson to sign up (englanke@yahoo.com).  We need to give a headcount to the Parks department.  Karyn will send you a map with directions and answer any other questions you may have.  

You should plan to bring your own gardening / outdoor work gloves.  The Recreation and Parks Department will provide all other supplies and tools. They also strongly recommend you wear LONG pants (not shorts), solid shoes (no open toes) that may get muddy, and bring sunscreen and bug spray.  

Please print out the attached waiver and complete it before the event.  You can return it by email to Karyn Johnson (englanke@yahoo.com) or bring it with you to the event.  Thank you for supporting our Community Service efforts! 

Join us for Theatre in the Park

Join us for a performance of “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, on Saturday, July 9 at 8 pm in Schiller Park in German Village. There is no charge for admission, but donations are collected during the intermission. The performance will end around 10:30 PM.

Bring your own blanket or chair, and beverages and food if you’d like.  We will be sitting together in an area just west of the control booth in the grassy area on the slope in front of the stage. Look for our group and we will try and have a Buckeye flag up. We are not permitted to save area on the lawn or put up a tent, so plan on arriving by 7 pm if you want to be  together with our group.

Parking is available in the Schiller Park Rec Center or on area streets.

For area restaurants where you can purchase your dinner, go to www.germanvillage.com and click on “Exploring the Village” and then click “dine”

For additional information about the performance go to “theactorstheatre.org.”

Inclement weather: If the show is going to be cancelled or delayed, Actors Guild will post this information on their website or social media after 7 PM on the day of the performance. Only in extreme cases are weather delays or cancellations posted prior to 7 PM.

If you’re planning to join us, please send us a note so we know how much space to try to save.  Drop us an email at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com

Please feel free to contact Frank Stoy if you have questions anytime. Email frankstoy1@gmail.com or cell phone (419) 386-6511.