Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: December 30, 2021

December 30, 2021

Rose Bowl Volunteers Needed!

The funds raised during our Buckeye Game Day events directly support our Spearman Scholarship Fund. Thank you for volunteering, and for all of your support throughout football season! Are you available to help us out at one of our OSUDC Game Day locations during the 2022 Rose Bowl this Saturday January 1, 2022 at 5pm? If you are available, email Melissa at gameday@osudc.org!

OSUDC is especially looking for volunteers for these locations:

  • Blackfinn DC (Farragut Square/DC)
  • Crystal City Sports Pub (Arlington, VA)
  • Blackfinn Merrifield (Vienna, VA)

Let’s Beat ❌ichigan!

We are currently down on the scoreboard, and we need your help!
Want to beat TSUN and help a great cause?! You can do both through our Donation Battle with the U of M Club of Washington, DC. Both clubs are giving to the amazing organization the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. This nonprofit partners with homeless shelters in the DC area to create a fun and safe space for children to play where they live. This winter, they have a priority need for toiletries as well as toys to supplement their holiday gift program. We have created an Amazon wishlist of requested items for the Playtime Project. Make your gift through 12/31 when the winner will be announced! Go Bucks! Beat TSUN!

Happy Noon Year!

Ring in the new year with this family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration!

Join us for our bedtime-friendly New Year’s Eve virtual celebration – Noon Year! Instead of midnight, we will ring in the new year at noon (Eastern Standard Time).

Participate in child-focused activities and show us your best moves at our dance party. This fast-paced, virtual party will be the perfect send-off to 2021!

Balloons, decorations and festive attire are encouraged for this event!

Click here for program details.

Friday, December 31

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST

The ceremony is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Ohio State Wrestling vs. American University

Ohio State Wrestling will be in town to face off against American University at Bender Arena at 7:30pm on Monday, January 3!

Dues-paying members of OSUDC can register for FREE tickets to this event! Non-members can purchase tickets for the discounted rate of just $5 per person. All purchased tickets must be paid via PayPal or Venmo.

Big Ten Wizards Game!

Join fellow Big Ten alumni at 7pm on Wednesday, January 12 as Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards take on the Orlando Magic and some of your favorite former Big Ten basketball players. A portion of each ticket will be donated back to the Big Ten alumni networks. Tickets start at $24, and the first 50 people will receive access to enter the building early to watch warmups.

Don’t forget to select Ohio State as your alumni club when you check out!

Questions? Contact Ashley 202-292-1983 or amiller@monumentalsports.com.

OSUDC is Club of the Year!

We are thrilled to share that The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC was recognized as The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s 2021 Club of the Year! Thank you to all of the Buckeye alumni and friends who joined us for virtual event programming throughout the 2020-2021 year.

Our Virtual Beer Tasting event in partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company was also awarded Innovative Program of the Year!

We can’t wait to see you at an OSUDC event soon. And stay tuned for more videos from our recent and future virtual events to be posted to our YouTube channel.


The OSUDC membership year runs on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For $25, you are a member of OSUDC; for $75+, you are a member of OSUDC and a sustaining member of OSUAA, which makes you eligible for OSUAA benefits such as football tickets. Membership dues are tax deductible contributions to our OSUAA current use fund that makes programming available to area alumni. Dues can be paid at one time, or you can set up recurring payments.

We offer two ways to become a member:

Option 1) Yearly Membership to Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

If you simply want to join the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. you can do so for a modest donation of $25 per year. This option is open to both Ohio State alumni and Ohio State fans.

Option 2) Yearly sustaining membership to OSUAA + Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

Becoming a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association requires a yearly donation of $75 (which makes alumni eligible for football tickets and other great benefits). By allocating a yearly donation of $75 or more to the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., you will get access to OSUAA benefits and Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. incentives. If you have any questions, please contact our membership chair, Alex Temple, at membership@osudc.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at treasurer@osudc.org.

They’re Back! Explaining Cicadas with Provost Bruce McPheron” and “Becoming a More Informed Citizen” Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us live for our virtual events! Our Cicada event from Thursday, June 24, 2021 and our second event of the series on racial equity from Wednesday, September 15, 2021 can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. (While you’re there, please subscribe! Once we have 100 subscribers, we can use our custom URL to make the channel easier to find.) 

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.

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan

Upcoming Events

Jun 02 6:30pm

An Evening with Katie Smith

Join us at Tiki TNT at the Wharf on Friday, June 2 from 6:30pm-8:30pm for An Evening with Katie Smith! Katie Smith is a three-time…

Jun 03 7:00pm

Mystics vs. Lynx

Join OSUDC to cheer on the Washington Mystics against the Minnesota Lynx at the Entertainment & Sports Arena on Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm! Each…

Jun 10 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2023

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …

Jun 11 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2023 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 11! …