The phrase “But for Ohio State” isn’t just a catchy new marketing slogan recently unveiled by The Ohio State University. For the active members of the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Ottawa County, it’s a rally call to act on Woody Hayes’ philosophy to “Pay Forward.”
Mike Libben, co-president of the OSU Alumni Club of Ottawa County, summed it up like this: “Every OSU Alumni has a story that can begin with the phrase ‘But for Ohio State.’ Locally our alumni club does what we can to raise scholarship dollars to insure that local kids create their own ‘But for Ohio State’ story.”
On Friday, March 23, Nick’s Roadhouse on Buckeye Boulevard in Port Clinton will play host to the 19th annual OSU Alumni Club of Ottawa County Scholarship Auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a live and silent auction run by Kaspar Auction Company to begin at 7 p.m. This event is open to everyone — yes, even Michigan fans — with a $10 donation to the Alumni Club’s Scholarship Fund providing entrance to the event, a tailgate buffet and all the scarlet and gray one might expect from an Ohio State gathering.
To highlight the event, the OSU Marching Band will provide a pep band to raise the spirits of the Buckeye faithful and enhance the Buckeye pride for all who attend.
Since the early 1990s the OSU Alumni Club of Ottawa County has provided more than $100,000 in scholarships to Ottawa County students attending The Ohio State University.
Advanced tickets may be ordered by contacting Mike Libben at 419-898-8400 or Mike Snider at 419-734-0515. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.