The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Welcome to the Buckeye family!


Below is a list of summer send-off events hosted by our Ohio State alumni clubs, coast to coast and throughout the country. You and your family are invited to attend the send-off event that is closest to where you live. Mix and mingle with Ohio State alumni and other students, learn more about the alumni club in your area and get excited about the upcoming school year as a new Buckeye!

For more information and to RSVP for an event, get in touch with the event contact person for the send-off in your area (listed below). Visit this page often as club events will be added throughout the summer!


Summer send-off locations are sorted alphabetically by state.

Arizona

July 15, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Southern Arizona

Scordato's Pizza
4911 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718

RSVP to Emily Borchers at borchers.81@osu.edu by 7/7/17.

July 16, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Phoenix

Oregano's Pizza - Old Town Scottsdale
3102 N Scottsdale Rd,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

RSVP to Kevin Fox at kevfox7@gmail.com by 7/10/17.


California

June 4, 2017 — 11:00am

Alumni Club of Sacramento Valley

William Pond Park
5700 Arden Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

RSVP to Marsha Koopman at buckeyesun@yahoo.com by 6/1/17.

June 25, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of San Diego

Vittorios
7875 Highlands Village Pl., Ste. B105
San Diego, CA 92129

RSVP here by 6/21/17.

July 29, 2017 — 5:00pm

Alumni Club of Los Angeles

Red O Restaurant
1541 Ocean Ave., Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90401

RSVP here by 7/20/17.

July 30, 2017 — 3:00pm

Alumni Club of Orange County

Jody and Ken Bowen's Home
3 Easthill
Coto de Caza, CA 92679

RSVP to Mary Haines at haines6@aol.com by 7/20/17. Any other questions, please call Mary Haines at 949-309-0079 or Jody Bowen at 949-433-5955.


Colorado

August 3, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Denver

Dave & Buster's
2000 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222

RSVP to the club at DenverClub@osu.edu by 7/28/17


Connecticut

July 22, 2017 — 1:00pm

Alumni Club of Southwest Connecticut

11 Half Mile Road
Darien, CT 06820

RSVP to SouthwestCTClub@gmail.com by 7/8/17.


District of Columbia

July 23, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of Washington D.C.

Rock Creek Park
3545 Williamsburg Ln NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP by 7/19/17. Students/Parents register here. Alumni register here.


Florida

May 20, 2017 — 2:30pm

Suncoast Alumni Club

Tropicana Field
1 Tropicana Dr
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

RSVP here by 5/17/17

July 29, 2017 — 9:00am

Alumni Club of Central Florida

Wekiva Island
1014 Miami Springs Drive
Longwood, FL 32779

RSVP here.

August 5, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Brevard County

Beef O'Brady's
3030 Lake Washington Road
Melbourne, Florida 32934

RSVP here by 8/4/17 or email the club at BrevardCoClub@osu.edu

August 6, 2017 — 2:00pm

Sarasota Manatee Alumni Club

Captain Curt's Crab and Oyster Bar
1200 Old Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL 34242

RSVP to Debbie Therrien at debbietherrien@verizon.net by 8/4/17.

August 15, 2017 — 5:00pm

Alumni Club of Greater Jacksonville

Whiskey JAX
10915 Baymeadows Road #135
Jacksonville, FL 32256

RSVP here by 8/6/17.


Georgia

July 22, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Atlanta

Hudson Grille
6317 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

RSVP to Charlie Rea at charlesrrea@yahoo.com by 7/15/17.

August 3, 2017 — 6:30pm

Alumni Club of the CSRA

Carolina Ale House
203 Robert C Daniel Junior Pkwy
Augusta, GA 30909

RSVP to Terry Vinson at gobuckscsra@gmail.com by 7/25/17.


Hawaii

July 9, 2017 — 9:00am

Alumni Club of Hawaii

49-345 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744

RSVP to Suzanne Ivey at spioahu@gmail.com by 7/1/17.


Illinois

July 16, 2017 — 1:00pm

Alumni Club of Chicago

Barrington Road Pond Park-Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve
Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

RSVP to Katie Lowe at klowe1985@gmail.com by 7/7/17.


Indiana

July 30, 2017 — 12:30pm

Alumni Club of Greater Indianapolis

Christine Konvolinka Residence
5639 Washington Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

RSVP to Christine Konvolinka christine.konvolinka@benefitsolutionsus.com by 7/25/17.


Kentucky

June 25, 2017 — 1:00pm

Bluegrass Alumni Club

1116 YUMA Trail
Georgetown, KY 40324

RSVP to Chris Featherston at featherstoncandj@att.net by 6/24/17.


Louisiana

June 11, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Greater New Orleans

1216 N Lopez
New Orleans, LA 70119

RSVP to the club at NewOrleansClub@osu.edu by 6/10/17.


Maryland

August 5, 2017 — 2:00pm

Alumni Club of Baltimore

MaGerks Federal Hill
1061 S Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

RSVP to Katie Henkes katie.henkes@gmail.com.


Massachusetts

August 13, 2017 — 1:00pm

Alumni Club of Boston

Tony C's Fenway
1265 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

RSVP to bostonclub@osu.edu.


Michigan

July 23, 2017 — 3:00pm

Alumni Club of West Michigan

Peppino's Downtown Pizzeria Sports Grill
130 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

RSVP to Donna Waters at OSUWestMI@aol.com by 7/14/17. Take the day off from cooking. Enjoy a Peppino's Buffet of Assorted Pizzas, pastas, salad, breadstick and dessert. Cash bar will be available. Incoming students and their parents will be guests of the alumni club at no charge. All others will receive a discounted rate of $10 per person. Payment details will be provided upon receiving your RSVP.

August 6, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Detroit

Beverly Hills Village Park & Pavilion
18801 Beverly Rd
Beverly Hills, MI 48025

RSVP here by 7/31/17. Questions? Contact Michelle Lundquist michellemlundquist@gmail.com.


Minnesota

August 10, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Minnesota

Poor Richard's Commonhouse
8301 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

RSVP here by 8/1/17.


Missouri

August 5, 2017 — 4:30pm

Alumni Club of St. Louis

10630 Country View Dr.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Club members: Please bring lawn chairs, a side or dessert to share,and non-alcoholic beverages. Students: Please bring chairs and non-alcoholic beverages. The club will supply the meat and tailgate games to play. Please note that Country View Dr. is off of Spoede Rd. directly across from Spoede School. RSVP to Judy Simon simon.jk@sbcglobal.net by 8/1/17. When RSVP’ing, please indicate if you are an incoming or current student, alum, or parent.


New Jersey

August 13, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of New Jersey

Johnson Park
River Road
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

RSVP to Kris Lakshmanan picnic@njbuckeyes.com by 8/11/17.


New Mexico

July 15, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of New Mexico

4817 Brenda St NE
Albuquerque NM 87109

RSVP to the club at rpford@comcast.net by 7/1/17.


New York

July 25, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of New York Capital Region

Malta Recovery Sports Grill
2537 U.S. 9
Malta, NY 12020

RSVP to Mary Margaret Thomas at mmrthomas35@gmail.com by 7/20/17.


North Carolina

August 12, 2017 — 11:00am

Alumni Club of Charlotte

Lake Norman
21136 Norman Shores Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

RSVP here. by 8/7/17. Students are free, including siblings 12 and under; Adults are $5 per person. Bring a dish to share for other Buckeyes!

August 12, 2017 — 12:30pm

Alumni Club of Triangle North Carolina

Bass Lake Park
900 Bass Lake Rd.
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Event will be from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and we will eat at 1 p.m. RSVP here by 8/10/17. Potluck sign up available here.


Ohio

June 25, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Knox County

Ariel Foundation Park - Schnormeier Event Center
10 Pittsburg Ave.
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

RSVP to the club at knoxcoclub@osu.edu by 6/21/17

July 8, 2017 — 7:00pm

Alumni Club of Cleveland

Quicken Loans Arena- Cleveland Gladiators vs. Tampa Bay Storm Game
1 Center Ct.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Students and Families RSVP here. Alumni RSVP here. Purchase your tickets by July 1, 2017

July 23, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Hancock County

Findlay Elks Lodge
900 W Melrose Ave
Findlay, OH 45840

RSVP to jenniosu91@aol.com by 7/20/17.

July 23, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Champaign County

Pretty Prairie Farm
4440 Prairie Road
Urbana, Ohio 43087

RSVP to Jill at jill@michaelfamilyfarms.com by 7/20/17.

July 25, 2017 — 6:30pm

Alumni Club of Delaware County

Delaware State Park at the Shelter House
5202 US 23
Deleware, OH 43015

RSVP here by 7/21/17.

July 26, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County

Tuscora Park Pavilion
161 Tuscora Ave NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

RSVP to the club at TuscarawasCoClub@osu.edu by 7/22/17. Request students/parents/alums to bring a dessert or side dish. Mains and utensils will be provided by the club.

August 1, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Summit County

Sand Run Metro Park
1501 Sand Run Parkway
Akron, OH 44313

Pizza, Chicken, Cole Slaw and soft drinks will be served. RSVP to Bill Haney at 330-807-8050.

August 2, 2017 — 5:45pm

Alumni Club of Darke County

108 Avenue F
Greenville, OH 45331
Greenville Park, Shelter House 4

RSVP to Bill Barga at billbarga@gmail.com by 7/26/17.

August 3, 2017 — 7:00pm

Alumni Club of Muskingum County

Zanesville VFW Post 1058
1318 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

RSVP to Terry Kopchak at tkopchak@hotmail.com by 8/1/17.

August 5, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Athens County

8025 Floyd Drive
The Plains, OH 45780

RSVP to the club at athenscoclub@osu.edu by 7/30/17

August 6, 2017 — 2:00pm

Alumni Club of Greene County

Fairborn Community Park
691 E Dayton Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324

RSVP to Christi Guillmen at c.guillmen@gmail.com by 7/28/17.

August 6, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of Erie County

Hancock's Cedar Point Beach
1439 Cedar Point Road
Sandusky, OH 44870

RSVP to john.schlessman@gmail.com by 8/2/17.

August 8, 2017 — 6:30pm

Alumni Club of Shelby County

Sidney American Legion
1265 4th Ave
Sidney, OH 45365

RSVP to hottletina@yahoo.com by 8/1/17.

August 8, 2017 — 7:30pm

Alumni Club of Mercer County

Lakeshore Park Shelter House
Celina, OH 45822

RSVP to Frank Tangeman at drtangeman@hotmail.com by 8/5/17.

August 9, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Wood County

Ostego Park, Thompson Stone Hall
200000 W River Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402

RSVP to Mary Jo Ketner at maryjo.ketner@gmail.com by 8/1/17.

August 10, 2017 — 5:30pm

Alumni Club of Northwest Ohio

The Defiance Eagles Club
711 W 2nd Street
Defiance, OH 43512

RSVP here by 8/3/17. Cost of the meal is $25.00 per person (for alumni and other guests). Incoming freshman students are free.

August 10, 2017 — 6:00pm

Alumni Club of Columbiana County

Firestone Park, Pavilion 4
338 E Park Avenue
Columbiana, OH 44408

RSVP to Matt Yerkey at myerkey@neo.rr.com by 7/31/17. Request students/parents/alums to bring a dessert or side dish. Mains and utensils will be provided by the club.


Oregon

July 29, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Portland

Shute Park
750 S.E. 8th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97123

RSVP here by 7/22/17.


Pennsylvania

July 30, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Philadelphia

FDR Park
1500 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

RSVP to Mandi phillybuckeyes@phillybuckeyes.com by 7/23/17.

August 10, 2017 — 6:30pm

Alumni Club of Pittsburgh

Kilbuck Pavilion in North Park
303 Pierce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

RSVP to Scott Schoonover scooni3@gmail.com by 8/3/17.

August 13, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of Central Pennsylvania

1320 Armitage Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

RSVP to Brian Fields at 717. 903. 3558


Tennessee

August 6, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of Middle Tennessee

108 Browning Way
Franklin, TN 37076
Clubhouse at the Hurst Borne Park Subdivision.

Incoming freshmen students and their families as well as current students from Middle Tennessee are invited. RSVP to Anita Zelek at azelek@att.net by 7/31/17.


Texas

June 4, 2017 — 1:00pm

Alumni Club of Houston

Revelry on Richmond
1613 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

RSVP to the club at houstonclub@osu.edu by 5/28/17.

July 15, 2017 — 3:00pm

Alumni Club of San Antonio

Hills and Dales Neighborhood Park
7530 Shady Hollow Lane
San Antonio, TX 78255

Email the club at sabuckeyes@yahoo.com by 7/8/17

July 22, 2017 — 5:00pm

Alumni Club of Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas

Austin Avenue Grille & Bar
935 W. Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75023

RSVP to Mike Liang at mikeliang.86@hotmail.com by 7/14/17. Incoming students and their families will have their meals/drinks covered. All other attendees are responsible for the meals/drinks.


Virginia

July 22, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Hampton Roads

Buffalo Wild Wings
1308 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

RSVP to Amber Gregg at HamptonRoadsClub@osu.edu by 7/20/17.

August 6, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of Richmond

Home of Dan Kelliher
8640 Brown Summit Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

RSVP to Eser eser.tufekci@gmail.com. Alumni: please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.


Washington

July 30, 2017 — 12:00pm

Alumni Club of Seattle

Aubrey Davis Park
2030 77nd Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

RSVP to the club at SeattleClub@osu.edu by 7/23/17


Wisconsin

August 6, 2017 — 4:00pm

Alumni Club of Wisconsin

Valley View Park, Shelter #1
5051 S. Sunny Slope Rd.
New Berlin, WI 53151

RSVP to Andrew Joseph Wisconsinbuckeyes@gmail.com by 8/1/17.