Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

It’s Buckeye Football Season!

We are proud to have four official Buckeye Game Day partners around the DC metro area for the 2019 football season! OSUDC has worked with the venues below to provide a great environment every weekend with the Buckeye game on with sound, great food & beverage specials, and our halftime raffle to raise money for our Spearman scholarship fund! If you have any questions or want to get involved with our Game Day committee, please email Melissa at gameday@osudc.org.



Fado Irish Pub
808 7th St NW
(between H & Eye)
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-789-0066
Metro:  Gallery Place-Chinatown
or  Metro Center
Features: all ages; accessible


U Street:

Solly’s U St Tavern
1942 11th Street NW
(11th & U St)
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-232-6590
Metro:  U Street
Features: 21+



Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-521-8215
Metro:  Crystal City
Features: family friendly; children’s menu; accessible


Blackfinn Ameripub
Loudoun Station
43781 Central Station Drive Suite 150
Ashburn, VA 20147
Tel: 703-723-3466
Features: family friendly; accessible; dog-friendly patio

New Buckeyes, New City

Join us TONIGHT for a meet and greet with recent grads and established alumni.

Welcome fellow Buckeyes for an exciting celebration. New Buckeyes, New City is the perfect opportunity for recent graduates and established alumni to form connections and learn more about their city. It’s also a chance for attendees to learn how to stay connected to Ohio State.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

6–8 p.m.

425 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004


$10.00 per person for alumni who graduated in December 2018, May 2019 or August 2019; $20.00 per person for all other alumni. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine available. Click here to register now!

5th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk

The OSU Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC is looking to put together a “passion team” of 5k walkers and runners to participate and support the 5th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk in Washington, DC. On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, men, women, and children will come together for the 2019 Washington D.C. AAWalk to raise awareness and take action to combat the health crisis facing African American men. The event will kick-off at 7AM with the start of health screenings, with the 5k race/walk beginning promptly at 8:30AM.

AAWALK Mission
Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2004, the AAWalk works to combat the alarming numbers of African American men dying from preventable diseases. To date, the AAWalk averages upwards of 20,000 annual participants and has expanded to several cities outside of Ohio, including Washington, D.C.

Impact on Washington, DC
In recent years, Washington D.C. has consistently ranked in the top two of the Nation’s fittest cities.  However, African American residents in the District, specifically native Washingtonians in Ward 7 and Ward 8, are being left behind as they continue to suffer from stark health disparities. If you can’t make it but want to get involved, we ask that folks simply help spread the word to other local community organizations or influential individuals that you feel should be involved.  

For more information, contact Alumni Board member Kenneth Blacks at Kenneth.blacks@gmail.com.

Register for the 5k walk/run at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=10722

Once you register, confirm with Kenneth Blacks at Kenneth.blacks@gmail.com.

Save the Date!

Save the Date! Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, September 11, from 5-7pm. You don’t want to miss this great ice cream event with OSUDC and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Stay tuned for details!

Service Events

We have ongoing service events in both DC and Fairfax County throughout the year! Check out the Service page on our website and the OSUDC page on VolunteerMatch for more information about volunteer opportunities with OSUDC, including our regularly scheduled events with DC Central Kitchen or Adopt-A-Highway in Burke.

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, September 14 – Adopt-A-Highway
Saturday, November 2 – Food & Friends
Saturday, November 9 – Adopt-A-Highway


Ohio State Alumni Flag Football

We’re bringing back Ohio State flag football! The season begins September 22 on Sundays (from 10am – 1pm – before NFL games start!) and runs for 8 weeks – 6 weeks of regular season games followed by 2 weeks of playoffs. Click this link to sign up now! Questions? Email Renita at athletics@osudc.org. Go Bucks!

The DC Buckeyes would also like to congratulate our OSUDC CAN softball team on a great tournament, making it to the 2nd weekend of play! 

Thank you to our friends at Vivid Lounge on U Street for sponsoring our Softball team!

Join the Buckeye Game Day committee!

Join OSUDC this season for Buckeye Game Days at our partner bars around the DMV! OSUDC is looking for volunteers to help run raffles to raise money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund. We have official Game Day partners around the DC area, including U Street, Chinatown, Crystal City (VA), Ashburn (VA), and Silver Spring (MD). We can’t have successful Game Days without YOU! If you’re interested in running raffles during Game Day, fill out this form ASAP! Questions? Email Melissa at gameday@osudc.org. We’re excited for the upcoming season of Buckeye football and hope that you’l join us at a Buckeye Game Day this season!

Have you joined Buckeye Nation Rewards?

BNR is a fun and engaging loyalty program where you can earn incredible rewards, just for being a buckeye. JOIN TODAY!

embership Method Is Here!

Recently The Ohio State Alumni Association unveiled a new method for alumni clubs and societies to collect membership dues. After a lot of careful consideration, OSUDC decided that this new method was beneficial both to the club, its current members, and all other alumni in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. This new method will make your Club dues both tax deductible and count towards your OSUAA sustaining membership, which makes you eligible for football tickets and other great benefits. This new membership method is now in place! Click here for more information or to join/renew!

Upcoming Events Calendar
Keep up with all of our upcoming events on our website! You can easily export the events you’re interested in attending to iCal or Google Calendar.

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