“BACKPACK GIVEBACK”  SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Our Community Service team will partner again this summer with the Driven Foundation to help provide school supplies to underprivileged children. Former Buckeye football star 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    “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
800    Glue Sticks

If you can provide any quantity of these supplies, please bring them to one of our monthly board meetings or events in June & July.  Or contact Marianne Wenger (mwenger1101@gmail.com) to arrange for another drop-off location or if you have questions. Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 

Our Annual Football Raffle Has Begun!

It’s time for our annual raffle of our Presidents Club football tickets!  The OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County has a pair of tickets to every home game this season, and we’re 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.  We have a pair tickets to every home game this season, and they are up for grabs.

All home games will be available, and raffle tickets are still just $5 each, $25 for 6 tickets, or 13 tickets for $50.  If your name is pulled, you have the right to purchase our club’s pair of tickets for that game.  These are great seats in Section 16C, ROW 1 and include seatbacks for your comfort!

The cost of the tickets varies per game, just like if you bought them online. The first drawing will be in late August and will include the first 4 games:  

  • 8/31    Akron
  • 9/7      Western Michigan
  • 9/21    Iowa
  • 10/5    Marshall

The second drawing will be in early October and will cover the final 4 games: 

  • 10/26     Nebraska
  • 11/9       Purdue
  • 11/23     Indiana
  • 11/30     That Team Up North

We are not allowed to sell the raffle tickets on our website. Send checks (made payable to “OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County”) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Or bring cash or checks to the August 14 club meeting at the Alumni House. 

Or email us OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com if you need other options.

Questions?  Email the address above or call Leyla at 614-893-0559.  

Tour the Horseshoe!

Go behind the scenes in the most famous landmark on campus — inside Ohio Stadium!

This VIP tour will be guided by a “Redcoat” (stadium usher) and take you inside the Press Box, President’s Suite, Recruit Room, Band Center, Home Locker Room, Huntington Club, and even onto the field!  

Our tour date is Saturday July 13 at 11 am, and we are joining together with the Fairfield and Delaware Counties Alumni Clubs to bring you this opportunity. 

Info that you need to know:  No video cameras (you’ll be allowed to take regular photos in most places, but there will be some restrictions).  There will be lots of walking — wear comfortable shoes.  Please let us know ahead of time if you need wheelchair access.  No food or beverages (only water bottles are allowed).  Parking is not included in the cost.  No bags — same limitations as a game day (5″x8″x1″

SPECIAL TOUR OF THE CARTOON MUSEUM!

Join us for a unique afternoon as we get a special tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, on our OSU Campus. 

The tour will begin at: 
1:30 pm on Saturday July 20.

We’ll have our own tour guide, who will take us behind the scenes and show us special and unique items from their collection.  There is no cost for the museum, you only have to pay for parking.  

To attend, please send your name, email address, and phone number to us at  OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  Tell us how many people in your party so we can plan for the number of tour guides we’ll need.  

You’ll receive an email confirmation, and then closer to the event date, you’ll be sent directions for parking and where to meet the group.  Questions? Call 614-893-0559 or email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com..

SAVE $$ AND SEE THE TITANIC EXHIBIT AT COSI WITH US!

Experience the wonder and tragedy of the world’s most famous ocean-liner, Titanic.  Viewed by more than 30 million people worldwide, this exhibition includes more than 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic on display with full-scale room recreations.  This is an educational and intriguing experience for all ages.

If you try to go see the “Titanic” exhibit at COSI on your own, it will cost the average adult $45.  But we are putting together a Group Tour for our members that will only cost you $25!  Join us on Saturday August 3 at 1 pm at COSI, 333 W. Broad Street in downtown Columbus.  You’ll have time to visit and look around COSI before and after our tour, but we will enter the Titanic exhibit as a group.  

Order online here:

How Many Tickets?

or send a check (payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum drive, Worthington OH 43085.  Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number with your payment so we can contact you!  

MAXIMUM 4 tickets/person. You’ll receive a reminder with group meeting instructions a few days before the event.  Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.

Tailgate Party Sept 7 for Marching Band Alumni Day

Football season will be here before we know it!  We will hold our annual tailgate for the Western Michigan game on Sept. 7, 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 7:30 pm, so the tailgate will officially begin at 4:30 pm.  Whether or not you are attending the game, come for the party! 

Sign up here or send your check (payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  

How many tailgate tickets?

Questions?  Email OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com

or call Leyla at 614-893-0559.  We have plenty of space, so bring as many friends as you want!

Picnic with the Police!

Come help us “Serve Those Who Serve!”  On Wednesday, Sept. 25, our alumni club will show appreciation for the OSU Police and Public Safety Dept. by serving lunch for all the officers as well as their administrative staff. This event has been extremely popular the past few years, and the police department is grateful to have us back again.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.  We also need a couple of grill masters. 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 and then help clean up from 2:30 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!

TOUR HISTORIC GREENLAWN CEMETERY

Join us on Saturday, June 1 at 10 am as we visit Green Lawn Cemetery for a guided walking tour through Ohio’s second largest cemetery.  We will begin inside the historic Huntington Chapel, then stroll outside across the expansive grounds to explore unique monuments, special graves, and hear fascinating stories.  We will also visit several state champion trees and enjoy the rich natural environment that makes Green Lawn such a special cemetery park. 

Founded in 1848, Green Lawn is a vast tapestry of history, art, and nature. They are also part of the Scioto-River Green Lawn Audubon Important Bird Area and an arboretum.

MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION CELEBRATION June 22

Its time to celebrate YOU!

We want to welcome our new members to the club, and thank the members who have been long-time supporters!   Please plan to join us on Saturday, June 22 from 12 to 2 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House for a celebration of our members!.

We will have a variety of appetizers and beverages.  We will be indoors, due the the current heat wave.  If you want to dress up in your Buckeye gear, that is totally appropriate!  There will be photo opportunities with celebrity guests, games and prizes, and an opportunity to purchase unique Buckeye souvenirs to support our scholarship fund. Everyone is welcome to attend this event!  Come meet our leadership team, ask questions about the club, and see how much fun we are!  This is a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring yours!   

Questions?  Call Leyla at 614-893-0559.