The Ohio State University at Lima


Spring for Scholarships

The Ohio State University at Lima hosted our Twelfth Annual Spring for Scholarships event, with special guest, two-time Heisman Trophy winner and one of Ohio's most beloved Buckeyes, Archie Griffin. The event was held on campus for the first time, as we transformed the Cook Hall Gym into a beautiful stage to celebrate and raise money for our Ohio State Lima student scholarships. We celebrated the students who have benefited from scholarship aid in the past as we honored the tradition of being a Buckeye and paying it forward for the students of the future.

This event and the support of those sponsors, advocates and guests helped to raise more than $30,000 for our student scholarships! Thank you for your generosity, support and dedication to creating a better future for our students.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Scarlet Sponsor: Kewpee Hamburgers

Gray Sponsors:

HCF Management, Inc. First Federal Bank
Your Hometown Lima Stations and the Powell Company Webb Insurance Agency
Chad Metzger - Edward Jones Potash Corp.
George Brooks First Financial Bank
St. Rita's Medical Center Lifelong Learning Institute
Husky Lima Refinery Dominion East Ohio
Bud and Barb Winzenried Lima Memorial Health System
Bob and Debbie Shenk

Food Sponsors

LuLu's Diner – Milano's Café – Sara's Sweets – Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn

Sampling of Auction and Mystery Box Items

Silent auction bid numbers will be provided to each attendee upon event check-in. Mystery Boxes will be available for purchase for $20 with a minimum guaranteed value of $10 and up to a maximum value of $200.

Day with the Band: 2 tickets to the OSU vs Rutgers football game, access to the Skull Session, game seating with the band, and sideline access during pregame, halftime and postgame.

Gameday Experience: 2 tickets to either the OSU vs Rutgers or OSU vs Indiana football game (buyer's choice) with tickets to the Pregame Huddle (The Ohio State University's pregame tailgate at the RPAC).

Inside Scoop: Ohio Stadium Tour for 10 people

Scarlet Course: Round of golf for four at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course with cart, and a custom putter designed and built by Brendan Gideon

Bluejackets: Suite for 12 at Nationwide Area for a 2016-2017 Bluejackets game. Game date TBD.

Lima Symphony: 2 tickets for the 2016-2017 Select Series

Encore Theatre: Season tickets for the 2016-2017 performance season

Plane Ride for four: (Lima area)Ohio State theme 2-seat glider

Framed Ezekiel Elliott print

Wine Baskets

Hand-crafted Ohio earrings: created from the wood from the Ohio Stadium wooden seats

Variety of restaurant gift certificates

Assorted gift baskets: Ulta, Macy's, Sephora

Meeting and conference spaces at local hotels

Bowling packages

Cedar Point Tickets

Season Passes for the Allen County Fair

And more...

Special thank you to: OSU Marching Band, OSU Golf Course, Nationwide Arena, Devon Phelps, Bryan Albright, Mark and Joan Haushalter, Dr. Susan Hubbell, Jim and Anne Gideon, Brendan Gideon, Debbie Ellis, Amish Merchant, Larry Webb, Spherion, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday, Milano Café, Panera Bread, Bob Evans, Lima Symphony, Encore Theatre, Courtyard by Marriott, Howard Johnson, Holiday Inn & Suites, Chief Supermarkets, Tim Horton's, Westgate Lanes, Allen County Fairgrounds, IHop, Western Sizzlin, Golden Corral, Lima Sporting Goods, Readmore - Elm Street location, Old Barn Out Back, Fazoli's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Meijer, Sam's Club, Subway, Ulta, Hampton Inn, Wingate, iHeartMedia, Fairfield Inn, JCPenney's, Menchies, Sephora, Shirley's Popcorn, LuLu's Diner, Sara's Sweets.

52 Card Jewelry Raffle courtesy of Von's Diamonds and Jewelry

How to play: For a $20 donation, attendees will be given a playing card to enter into a drawing for a chance to win a $500 Von's Diamonds and Jewelry gift card. Must be present to win and the drawing will be announced once all 52 cards are distributed.

Special thank you to Von's Diamonds and Jewelry for their donation.

Endzone Dash

How to play: For a $100 donation contestants are assigned a lane/number (maximum of 6 players per game). The referee will spin a number wheel and players advance as their number is called, based on their lane assignment. The first person to "rush" to the endzone will receive $100 and Archie Griffin autographed football. There will be a minimum of 2 games played throughout the evening.

Ohio State Lima's a capella group Carmony performed, a variety of auctions and raffles loaded with awesome "OSU experience" packages were available for bidding, and delicious, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a sweets table was set for guests' tasting pleasure. Our Student Ambassadors and scholarship recipients were available throughout the event to give a first-hand testimony of how funds raised during the Spring for Scholarships event has impacted their academic experience. To date, the Spring for Scholarships program has raised over $300,000 for Ohio State Lima students. We thank all those who helped to make this achievement possible and look forward to continuing to build and grow our fund to provide students access to an outstanding education.

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