Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022
Join OSUDC Every Buckeye Game Day!The Iowa game tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, kicks off at noon. Join us at our official Buckeye Game Day locations around the DC area:

Help OSUDC raise money for scholarships at Buckeye Game Days! We need your help running Buckeye Game Days for OSUDC this season, especially next Saturday, October 29 ! Fill out this form and Richard, our VP and Game Day Chair will follow up. If you have questions about volunteering or Buckeye Game Days, please email Richard at gameday@osudc.org!
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!
 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 TenThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night” event takes place on the National Mall this 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 nlaverda@gwu.edu for more information.Ohio State @ MarylandTailgate 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.

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 AmeripubClick here to register now. See below for parking information.


Ticket Pricing
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.

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 AmeripubWe 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.

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.
OSUDC Alumni SportsAre 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.Join OSUDC!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 deductibleExclusive access to member only eventsAutomatic Entry into raffles for free tickets to sports and cultural eventsFree or discounted pricing for all OSUDC eventsBe the first to hear about educational and enriching experiences in the DC metro area hosted by the university and/or OSUDCNetwork with Ohio State alumni, faculty, students, former athletes, and supportersAbility to serve on OSUDC committeesMembership 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 nowYearly 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 nowYearly 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.Questions?Contact our membership chair, David Turkaleski, at membership@osudc.org.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