It’s not summer yet, no matter how many days of 90+ degree weather that we have in Los Angeles… but the summer blockbuster season is upon us. With that in mind, let’s revisit an SBP favorite for this week’s soundtrack.
The beauty of it is, kids are kids and people are people, and if they first and foremost feel that you care about them and that you really are there to serve them, it’s easy. I’ve had the chance to hone those skills for many, many, many years, and to me it’s second nature to want to see what I can do for someone.
This also sounds familiar,
That marketing and television and all of the funds that are involved in major college athletics have certainly taken a little bit of control, not just for the institution, but I think it’s affected the experience for the youngsters. It’s not necessarily what I believe in, and I worry a little bit that there’s so much time invested into that singular passion, that — are we giving them the experiences that they are going to need through the rest of their lives?
Akron students… I hope you know how fortunate you are.
If there’s one thing I have learned officiating two of DRIVEN’s events, it’s that the former Buckeyes involved are just as competitive now as they were when they played. A few are just recently removed from their playing days for the Scarlet and Gray and the others? Well, they all hail from the National Championship Buckeyes and a couple stole the show Friday night at Marysville High School
The night began with a dinner of fellowship with the former Buckeyes and their guests. Some of the players brought family with them and some just brought themselves. After the eating and hobnobbing finished, the emcee for the evening, Pastor Steve Rouch began a question and answer session with each player asking them all about where they went to high school and how they became a Buckeye;what it meant to be a Buckeye; what was their favorite memory, and why DRIVEN.
[Ed Note: As you probably know, this is a topic that is high on my list of 'near-and-dear' concerns. This is also representative of the character of the people that are associated with Ohio State University and its facilities, in this case, 'The James'. The people recognized, below, are Champions and heroes.]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) has announced the recipients of the 14th Annual Stefanie’s Champions awards who will be honored at the Stefanie’s Champions awards luncheon on April 10, 12:00pm, in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom of The Ohio Union. The Event chairperson is Chris Spielman and the Honorary Chairs are Urban Meyer and Shelley Meyer.
The 2013 Champion of Hope Award will also be presented to Shannon Peterson, of Upper Arlington, OH.
This is only the second time that the newly introduced Champion of Hope has been awarded. The Champion of Hope honors those who selflessly give their time, energy and commitment to help the cancer community while furthering the mission of the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James (www.spielmanfund.com).
Event tickets and reservations are available by going to go.osu.edu/ChampionsRegistration or by calling The OSUCCC – James Development Office, 614-293-3752.
I have blown up twitter in the past weeks helping promote the DRIVEN Food Outreach that is taking place this Saturday in Columbus. The one part that really tugs at my heart is the fact that my stomach growls after missing just one meal and I can only imagine how those who miss meals for days at a time feel. I have considered making a pledge to not eating for a couple days so that I could really feel what hungry people feel.
As a child I experienced times where my single mother just couldn’t afford to put a nice meal on the table. Goulash and ketchup sandwiches were regulars at times and were welcome meals on days there just wasn’t anything else to eat. All of what I went through as a child pales in comparison to some of the issues the needy around Columbus are faced with. There are families that go days without eating anything. This is your opportunity to help where help is needed. Let the next time your stomach growls remind you that there are people who go days without eating, and you helped do something about it!
Roy Hall and Antonio Smith really started DRIVEN for one purpose – God told them to do it. They are a perpetual outreach in a community that needs their help. They are celebrating the 4th Annual DRIVEN Food Outreach that has directly impacted over 2,500 Columbus families, distributed over 200,000 pounds of food, and brought HOPE to people needing it. They intend to hand out 100,000 pounds this Saturday.
Coach Meyer’s speech from Friday’s student event… sorry for the vertical viewpoint.
“… for the great state of Ohio”. Oh, and thanks for the website shoutout, Coach.
There’s no cost for this event, and the participants will be signing autographs at halftime. The event serves as part of DRIVEN’s Community Outreach initiatives, raising awareness about the foundation and providing some entertainment for Buckeye Fans.
Who’s playing? Well, check out this roster:
It’s a great way to get involved with an amazing charity AND connect with some Scarlet and Gray legends… don’t miss out!
In the past few months we’ve seen a number of examples of the OSU coaching staff reaching out to Buckeye fans in a number of ways. Most impressively was the inclusion of the students in the spring practices, and the active and exciting demonstration of drills with students. It seems to be hallmark of this team to be ever more involved in the larger aspects of the OSU family, and that new tradition took another step forward this weekend.
On Saturday, the Ohio State Football team invited women to participate in a football clinic. The purpose of the clinic was two-fold, to help raise money for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, and to give the fairer members of the OSU fanbase a chance to gain a better understanding of the game. Over 700 women flocked to the event, which was clearly an instant hit.
Luckily for us, close blog friend Margaret participated in the clinic and willingly agreed to talk about the experience and share a few pictures with us.
tBBC: What was the purpose of the camp?
Margaret: The primary purpose of the camp was to raise money for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. So we not only learned football but we also heard from a cancer researcher, dietician and chef from the James Cancer Hospital. In their brief talks they did get the point across that diet and weight control / healthy lifestyle is important to keeping cancer at bay.