Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: June 3, 2022

June 3, 2022

Big Ten at Capital Pride

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2022 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 12! If you’re downtown, be sure to come by and say hi.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Interested in volunteering at the Big Ten booth for this event? Sign up here! Questions? Email secretary@osudc.org.

DC United vs. Columbus Crew

Join OSUDC at Audi Field on Wednesday, July 13th at 8pm as D.C. United takes on the Columbus Crew. Whether you support D.C. United or are a part of the Nordecke, all are welcome! All tickets are in Section 115 and $5 of every ticket sold goes to OSUDC’s Spearman Scholarship Fund. For any questions, please contact Melissa, OSUDC VP/Game Day Chair, at gameday@osudc.org.

2 Upcoming Mystics Outings

We have TWO great family-friendly Mystics events coming up this summer! First up, on Thursday, July 21, take the day and bring the kids to the Mystics vs. Liberty at Capital One Arena at 11:30am!

Then on Sunday, August 14, bring the whole family to cheer on the Mystics against the Indiana Fever at the Entertainment & Sports Arena at 3pm!

Each ticket purchased through our Fevo link includes a $5 donation to our Spearman Scholarship Fund! Please note these events are at different locationsFind additional details on the OSUDC website.

B1G Night at the Nats

Join Big Ten students, alumni, and fans as they represent the Big Ten Conference by wearing school colors at Nationals Park when the Nats host the Cubs on August 15 at 7:05 PM!

With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive an $8 concession credit.

Wish Our VP Happy Birthday With a Donation to Our Spearman Scholarship Fund!

Our very own Melissa Wasser, OSUDC’s Vice President and Game Day Coordinator, just celebrated a milestone birthday! To celebrate, she’s raising money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund, as well as scholarships for the Moritz College of Law. Check out her Buckeye Funder here and make your gift today!


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 Mill Rd. in Burke, VA at 9:00am on the pickup date. The pickup is cancelled in the event of rain. Please contact Phil Gbur if you have any questions.

Please note that this is an age 18+ years event, per DMV safety rules. Events may be canceled/rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be updated if and when that happens.


Alumni Athletics Are Back!

Spread the word – softball is back and we need YOU!!
We can have half the team be non-alums and at the moment we need them or we will not be able to field a team.
Interested? Email Renita ASAP! The season is under way!

Season start: April 29th, 2022
Time: Friday nights, weekend mornings and afternoons. Times will vary!
Field Location: Ohio Drive
Cost: $45 (additional cost for jersey if you don’t have one and tournament in August) You will pay alumni@osudc.org on paypal, or @osudc on venmo – put SOFTBALL in the notes.
*If you are new to the softball team, we will need the following information:

  • Graduation year (or if you took at least 12 credits at tOSU)
  • Did you play varsity or not? (The league requires this kind of information to be reported)
  • Phone number
  • Preferred position to play

We are looking for a co-captain/coach. If you are interested, please email Renita: athletics@osudc.org

How to register: Email Renita: athletics@osudc.org for a registration link. 

KickballSeason start: April 25, 2022
Time: Wednesday/Thursday nights, 7 – 9pm (night is still TBD)
Field Location: New York Ave Playground,  Old DPR Headquarters, Stead Field, OR Harry Thomas Recreation Center (you can see the locations on the registration site)
Cost: $80 (registration closes APRIL 13th)
How to register:

  • After clicking the registration link, please click “join as an individual or with a few friends” as shown below. You will be prompted to create a ZogSports account (or to sign-in if you already have one).
  • Please ALSO include “The Ohio State University” in the comments section on the main registration form as well.
  • There is NO alumni quota to be met on this team!! Invite your friends to play with you! 😉

No matter the sport, we would love to add players to the roster! Know any fellow Buckeyes? Or anybody who wants to play? Ask them to join us! The percentage of required alums vs non-alums has dropped significantly to 50%, for softball. And there is absolutely NO quota to be met for the kickball league!! 

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

May 30 6:00pm

OSUDC Student/Alumni Networking Event

Join OSUDC in welcoming current Ohio State students to D.C. for the summer! Connect and network with fellow professionals, students, and friends at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, …

Jun 04 6:00pm

An Evening with President Carter

Join fellow Buckeyes from the greater Washington, DC area at a fireside chat led by the alumni association CEO, Molly Ranz Calhoun, with President Ted…

Jun 09 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 9! …

Jun 15 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2024

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 …