Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 14, 2022Oct 14, 2022
|The OSUDC Scholarship Challenge is on!|
|This year, OSUDC is the only alumni club selected to participate in the Scholarship Challenge, a grassroots fundraising effort led by Ohio State’s First Lady, Veronica Meinhard. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the Spearman Scholarship Fund. We annually award scholarships to Washington, DC area students – DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia – to help offset their first year costs at Ohio State.|
We are proud and grateful to participate in this year’s Scholarship Challenge. We cannot reach our ambitious goal without you. Every gift counts, and with your support, we will be able to increase the scholarships available for Washington, DC area students to attend Ohio State.
Click here to make your gift now!
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 tomorrow, Saturday, October 15!
Tickets are $15 in advance (online), $17 at the gate (if available!) Children under 24 months old are admitted for free.
We’ll be there starting at 10am; please plan to come at whatever time works best for you, and wear your scarlet and gray!
Please note: online tickets have SOLD OUT.
Festival admission includes family-friendly activities including the Hayride, Hilltop Hop Jump Pad, Twisted Corn Maze, Straw Maze, Pedal Tractors, farm animals, and more, as well as access to Pick Your Own at the Pumpkin Patch!
Buy Thanksgiving Pies Today!
Help us raise money for Food & Friends by buying Thanksgiving pies! Visit the OSUDC Slice of Life page to purchase your pies (by Wednesday, November 16) and choose your pickup locations. Pies must be picked up at the location you select only on Tuesday, November 22!
When you purchase your Thanksgiving pie from Food & Friends, you contribute to every step that goes into providing one full day of meals for our neighbors living with critical illnesses.
Click here to buy your pies now!
Light the Night with the B1G Ten
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night” event takes place on the National Mall on Saturday, October 22. This event involves gathering as a community to celebrate, honor, and remember those impacted by blood cancers. If you’re interested in joining a Big Ten team, please email Community Events Coordinator Nancy LaVerda at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ohio State @ Maryland
Tailgate Registration is now open!
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.
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 register now. See below for parking information.
Upper level tickets 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 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 game tickets directly from the University of Maryland.
The game time is TBD, Saturday, November 19th. A game time will likely be released one week before the game.
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.
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. We have officially sold out of parking passes in the C1 lot! If you purchased a pass, you should have received it in your email!
There are VERY LIMITED parking spaces outside of the C1 lot still available, which can be purchased directly from the University of Maryland here. You can also find information on special event parking at the College Park Metro garage here.
If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact our UMD ticket representative Aaron at (301) 405-8119 or via email at email@example.com. If you have any questions for OSUDC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. OSUDC cannot assist with ticketing or refunds as tickets are bought directly through UMD.
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.
OSUDC Alumni Sports
Are you looking for a fun way to socialize and mingle with fellow Buckeye alums? Look no further than the Fall and Winter sports leagues!
Interested in playing with us? Have questions? Email Renita!
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 Summer 2022 Ohio State Alumni Magazine for more on Melissa!)
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.
Ohio State Alumni includes individuals who have earned associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, professional, or honorary degrees from Ohio State, as well as medical resident graduates of the university. All Buckeye fans and supporters are welcome to join and be a part of the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. Your membership in OSUDC provides the following benefits:
Membership dues are tax deductible
Exclusive access to member only events
Automatic Entry into raffles for free tickets to sports and cultural events
Free or discounted pricing for all OSUDC events
Be the first to hear about educational and enriching experiences in the DC metro area hosted by the university and/or OSUDC
Network with Ohio State alumni, faculty, students, former athletes, and supporters
Ability to serve on OSUDC committees
Membership renewal: Annual memberships for both OSUDC and The Ohio State University Alumni Association begin as early as January 1 of each year and expire on December 31 of the same calendar year. Membership fees do not vary for those who join after January 1.
Two ways to join:
Option 1) Alumni Donor | Join now
Yearly Alumni Donor membership to OSUAA + a one-year membership in OSUDC.
This option is for alumniof Ohio State and is achieved with a gift of $25 or more to OSUDC’s support fund, found here.
Alumni donors receive early access to purchase football tickets through the university.
Option 2) Life Donor | Join now
Yearly Life Donor membership to OSUAA + a one-year membership in OSUDC.
This option is for alumniof Ohio State and is achieved with a gift of $150 or $10/monthly to the OSUDC support fund.
Life donors receive early access to purchase football tickets, the print edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, and special communications from OSUAA President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun.
Contact our membership chair, David Turkaleski, at email@example.com.
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.