Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: March 3, 2022

March 3, 2022

Enter the OSUDC 2022 March Madness Pool!

OSUDC has a private bracket pool for the 2022 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament on the ESPN March Madness website! Once you complete this form and submit your donation payment (minimum donation $10), you will receive an email with instructions to enter the pool. One winner receives 50% of all proceeds, with the other 50% benefiting our Spearman Scholarship fund.

To participate, you must submit this form and your donation payment by Wednesday, March 16. Brackets will be available one hour after the NCAA tournament selections are made public on Sunday, March 13, and must be submitted before tip-off of the first game on Thursday, March 17

Questions? Please email march@osudc.org

30th Anniversary Junior League of Washington’s Tossed and Found Fundraiser

The Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Tossed & Found Fundraiser (T&F) fundraiser is being held March 18-20, 2022. The sale provides DC area individuals, families, and community groups the chance to purchase high quality gently used merchandise. The T&F hosts a raffle, auction, and in-person charity event. You can also support local community groups by purchasing prepaid cash cards (gift cards to the sale). The proceeds from the sale supports the JLW’s complex issues of literacy in the greater metropolitan area of the District of Columbia. More information on the event is available here.

OSUDC Wizards Outing

Come join your fellow Ohio State alumni and friends watch the Washington Wizards take on the New York Knicks on Friday, April 8. All ticket purchasers through this link will be able to take a post-game photo on the floor with the rest of the Buckeyes in attendance.

Please note that proof of vaccination is required for indoor events in the District of Columbia.

Please reach out to Grant Mintz at gmintz@monumentalsports.com with any questions.

Save the date!

Please mark your calendar for the 16th annual Scarlet and Gray Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship Fundraiser honoring the Ohio delegation, hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Wednesday, April 27
7 to 9 a.m. EST

101 Constitution Roof Terrace
101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

We hope you will join us in recognizing our congressional delegation while supporting our dedicated Ohio State students. A formal invitation will arrive by mail in the coming weeks. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Keely Black at black.551@osu.edu.

Ohio State alumni app

Ohio State alumni app

Ohio State is always in your heart. Now you can put it in your pocket.

On the app, you’ll find news from campus, stories about your fellow alumni, game watch locations around the globe, ways to join clubs and societies, and a spirit section that includes stickers, ringtones and more to help you cheer on our Buckeyes.

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

Mar 21 7:00pm

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Join OSUDC Alumni Night at the Caps as the Washington Capitals take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, March 21 at…

May 06 12:00am

Big Ten Fun Run 2023

The 2nd annual B1G Ten Fun Run will take place at Salt Line DC on Saturday, May 6th! The fun run is …

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…