Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

B1G Night at the Nats Monday!

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 this Monday, August 15 at 7:05 PM!

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


Mystics Outing Sunday!

This 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!


Big Ten Summer Event

Don’t miss the B1GGEST event of the summer! Join your fellow Buckeyes and other Big Ten School alumni from local DMV chapters at our upcoming summer event and school supply drive! Please join us in giving back to the community by bringing new school supplies to be donated to a local elementary school to help students in need this school year! For each donation you bring, you will be entered into the drawing for a $50 gift card to the Brig! Donations could include (but not limited to): pencils, pens, crayons, kids’ scissors, notebooks, post-it notes, backpacks, kids’ books, and more! Find more details here.

Big Ten Summer Event
When:
 Saturday, August 20th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: The Brig – 1007 8th St SE, Washington D.C. 20003
Who: All Big Ten Alumni, Family, & Friends (Ages 21+)


Ohio State @ Maryland

Join OSUDC as the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Maryland Terrapins this season on Saturday, November 19, 2022. OSUDC acquired a block of tickets for the football game, and each ticket includes a $5 donation to OSUDC’s Spearman Scholarship Fund. Click here to purchase tickets in our sections directly from the University of Maryland.

Tailgate
The OSUDC pre-game tailgate will take place in the C1 lot before the game with a menu provided by OSUDC Game Day partner Blackfinn Ameripub. Please watch OSUDC’s social media (@osudc) for more information coming soon. See below for parking information.

Ticket Pricing
Upper level tickets will cost $77.99(including fees). Seats are located in the upper level, sections 302 and 303 on the north side of the stadium.

Lower level tickets will cost $101.14 (including fees). Seats are located in the lower level, between sections 3, 202, and 203. A football seating chart for all sections is available here.

Click Here to purchase your tickets directly from the University of Maryland.

Time
The game time is TBD, Saturday, November 19th. A game time will likely be released one week before the game.

Metro
The nearest metro is College Park (green/yellow). The metro station is a distance from the football stadium, but there are Metrobus and University shuttles from the stadium. 

Parking
The OSUDC pre-game tailgate will take place in the C1 lot before the game with a menu provided by OSUDC Game Day partner Blackfinn Ameripub.
Click Here to request a parking pass in the C1 lot.

Additional parking spaces outside of the C1 lot can be purchased directly from the University of Maryland here.

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact our UMD ticket representative Aaron at (301) 405-8119 or via email at akurz@umd.edu. If you have any questions for OSUDC, please contact president@osudc.org. OSUDC cannot assist with ticketing or refunds as tickets are bought directly through UMD.

COVID-19
We are complying with all of the University of Maryland’s policies once announced for the upcoming football season. Please check back for the 2022 COVID protocols for the fall sports season.



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

Our very own Melissa Wasser, OSUDC’s newly elected President, 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!
(Check out this story on page 74 of your new Summer 2022 Ohio State Alumni Magazine for more on Melissa!)



OSUDC Alumni Sports

Are you looking for a fun way to socialize and exercise? OSUDC sports has two upcoming opportunities to do exactly that! Fall Flag Football is right around the corner and will begin playing in September. Volleyball will begin shortly afterwards. If you are interested in playing in either league, please email Renita for more information.

Both leagues will be co-ed and accessible to all levels of experience. We look forward to playing together on the field!


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.

UPCOMING DATES:


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.


RENEW OR JOIN OSUDC

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” is on YouTube!

Annual cicadas are back! Curious to learn more about these big bugs? Our Cicada event from Thursday, June 24, 2021 can be viewed on our YouTube channel. You’ll also find our racial equity series events, and the keynote from our 2022 Annual Meeting, among other event recordings. (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

Oct 15 10:00am

Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival

Join OSUDC and fellow Buckeyes from around the DC area at the Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival in Germantown, MD on Saturday, October 15! Tickets …

Oct 22 5:00pm

Light the Night with the B1G Ten

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Light The Night" event takes place on the National Mall at 5pm on on Saturday, October …

Nov 05 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway – November 2022

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…

Nov 19 12:00am

Ohio State Football @ University of Maryland

Ohio State @ Maryland Info is Here! Join OSUDC as the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Maryland Terrapins this season on Saturday, November 19, 2022. …