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Local Alumni Club Sends off 14 Students from Sarasota & Manatee High Schools to Ohio State at August 3 Event; $22,000 in Scholarship Funds will be Disbursed

The Sarasota-Manatee Ohio State Alumni Club will send off 14 incoming and current college students from eight high schools throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties at an Annual Social & Student Send-Off event set for 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 3 at the Evie's Pizzeria located at 4735 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota. The local OSU organization will present $2,000 scholarships to 11 students, $22,000 in total during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The students are graduates of Manatee High School, Lakewood Ranch High School, Palmetto High School, Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota Military Academy, Riverview High School, Pine View School and Sarasota High School. In addition to the 11 students receiving scholarship funds, three additional OSU student athletes from the local area are ineligible to receive scholarship monies.

“Ohio State fans may love football, but our Club’s true passion is supporting OSU students. We love coming together to celebrate the start to another school year in Columbus,” said Sarasota-Manatee Ohio State Alumni Club President Cory Boff. “It’s especially exciting to have so many local students to support in recent years. Our members have a chance to meet the students in-person this Sunday and hear about the impact of our scholarship contributions first-hand.”

The Club’s active volunteer board and membership of nearly 300 households focus on fundraising activities throughout the year by producing sports-focused gatherings, social and networking events as well as an annual golf outing fundraiser. Since 1999, the Sarasota-Manatee Ohio State Alumni Club has dispersed more than $80,000 to more than 30 students.

All Ohio State alumni, friends and fans are welcome to attend the August 3 Student Send-Off event and join the local Club. To RSVP for the event, call Cory Boff at 941-961-0505 or buckeyecory@gmail.com. Admission is $10 per person for members or $15 per person for non-members which includes pizza, tailgate games and a complimentary mini-golf tournament.


Date: August 3rd

Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Location: Evies @ 4715 Bee Ridge Rd,
Sarasota 34233

Cost: $10 for Club members,
$15 for non-members

RSVP: Cory Boff @

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We are pleased to announce that Andrea Avery, Samuel Brown, Carolina LeBron, Blake Riley-Hawkins, and Aaron McCutheon will be joining seven other students from our area attending The Ohio State University.

In addition to our five new students we welcome back as sophomores; Peyton Hodge, and Diana Luciani.

Upperclassmen include Emily Ann Auker, Joshua Eddington, Kyle Riley-Hawkins, junior status, and the elder statesman of the group, Kathryn Schaufelberger as our sole senior. We are delighted that you have chosen to continue your studies at The Ohio State University for the 2013-14 school year.

It is also great to see brothers, Kyle and Blake Riley-Hawkins from Lakewood Ranch HS attending OSU at the same time. How great is this Kyle for your younger brother Blake wrestling with you again!!

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PO BOX 2743 Sarasota, FL 34230-2743

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This year's event, was held in the beautiful atrium of the Airport Holiday Inn. We had a great Buckeye Send Off to our new and returning scholarship students. We enjoyed a picnic style buffet complete with homemade Buckeyes, music from our great, homegrown DJ Steve Goeller and catch up on all that our club has done throughout the year.   New membership buttons were available for new and renewing members.

Thank you Peggy Stuckmeyer for organizing this great event.

Peggy congradulations on being named the Sarasota-Manatee Member of the Year!


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