“BACKPACK GIVEBACK” SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

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. Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 

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.

FOOTBALL TICKET RAFFLE

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
10/1Rutgers10/22Iowa11/12Indiana11/26(X)ichigan

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.

ENJOY CLIPPERS BASEBALL WITH US

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!

TARGET SHOOTING EVENT AUGUST 27

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.

TAILGATE PARTY FOR TOLEDO GAME

     (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?

Annual Scholarship Banquet

Join us for a Celebration three years in the making! Back after a two-year Covid hiatus, our annual Scholarship Banquet will honor the 2020 and 2021 recipients of our Franklin County Alumni Scholarship, along with our newest honoree for 2022. The event will be held at the Longaberger Alumni House (2200 Olentangy River Road) on Thursday, June 16. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 pm.

Our special guest speaker this year is Greg Lashutka, former mayor of Columbus, longtime civic and community service leader, whose ties to Ohio State go back to his days on the football field and in the broadcast booth.

This event is also our annual Silent Auction fundraiser for our scholarship fund, so bring your wallet because there will be many Buckeye treasures available for purchase! All proceeds go directly to our Scholarship fund, so please help us support these terrific future Buckeyes.

Parking is free – a parking pass will be emailed to you. Questions? Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

MANY GREAT TREASURES AVAILABLE IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER AUCTION

The annual Silent Auction to benefit our Scholarship Fund will take place on Thursday, June 16, at the scholarship dinner.  Check out all the cool items you can bid on or just buy!

OSU placemats, picnic supplies, coolers Buckeye Blankets and pillows Scarlet and gray flags
OSU Shirts, purses, and tote bags
Framed 24 x 36 photo of 1968 National Champs
Kirk Herbstreit’s new book

…. and SO much more!!

Please come to the dinner to support scholarships for these amazing young people from Franklin County.  You’ll even get to meet our three most recent scholarship recipients who will be attending!

Click here for more information

ANNUAL “DAY OF GIVING” MAY 3

Over the past 10 years, the OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County has awarded $50,500 in scholarships to incoming first-year students from Franklin County high schools.
We can’t do it without your support! Mark your calendar for the Annual Day of Giving on May 3, and help us make Buckeye dreams come true!

The website link to make your donation is:
https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/?Source_Code=DEV_AG-0-GivingHome-ON-S

If our FRANKLIN COUNTY Scholarship Fund doesn’t appear automatically, click the “search” button and enter our Fund Number 600137