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February 2021

A conversation with Ohio State Wrestling Coach Tom Ryan

February 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Join Varsity O for a virtual discussion with Tom Ryan, head coach of Ohio State wrestling. Registration Details on how to sign up are coming soon.

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May 2021

A Conversation with Ryan Day

May 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Varsity O and The Ohio State University Alumni Association for a conversation with Ohio State Head Football Coach, Ryan Day. Coach Day, a former student-athlete himself, is leading the Buckeye football program to championships while developing outstanding citizens. He has balanced the drive to compete with the responsibility to protect his student-athletes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what Coach Day finds compelling, and how he sees the challenges and opportunities of the coming season. Hosted by Steve Chappelear, Varsity…

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Workout Week

May 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an exercise series with something for everyone at any level! Events will include yoga, a high-intensity boot camp and a family-friendly mindfulness session. The cost to participate in all three sessions is $5. Zoom links will be sent to participants on Monday, May 24. Attendees will also have a chance to win prizes including Lululemon gear! Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. EDT: Ally Nelson, Cheer alumna and instructor at Down Dog Yoga in Washington, D.C, will…

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September 2021

Annual General Membership Meeting

September 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kaufman Lounge, 2640 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
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The Varsity “O” Alumni Society will hold its annual general membership meeting on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 4:00 pm., in the Kaufman Lounge in the Covelli Center. This meeting is open to all Varsity “O” members who are “active” members, meaning current dues-paying or lifetime members. If you have any questions about this meeting please reach out to Varsity “O” President Steve Chappelear at sechappelear@eastmansmith.com If you plan to attend, please send an email to President Chappelear at sechappelear@eastmansmith.com…

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T.E.A.M. Talk

September 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

T.E.A.M. (Together Engaging All Members) was created to engage and serve our diverse membership. Join us to talk about the future of T.E.A.M. and Varsity O events. This conversation will include: Overview from Varsity O board members Introduction of each subcommittee of T.E.A.M. Small-group breakouts to facilitate discussions about opportunities you see for our committees to better serve the population Register online

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October 2021

Homecoming Tailgate

October 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
French Field House

Gather with the Varsity O Alumni Society before kickoff of the Ohio State-Maryland game! The event includes food and beverage, appearances by Brutus Buckeye, the Buckeye cheer squad, and Ohio State pep band. Presentations of the Varsity O Lifetime Loyalty Award and the Jim Jones Career Achievement Award will be made during the tailgate. Cost Free admission for Varsity O members + 1 guest $5 for additional guests and non-members Registration All attendees should register online. Homecoming hat This year’s…

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Virtual Conversation with President Kristina Johnson

October 12, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an exclusive virtual event with the 16th president of The Ohio State University. Current Varsity O President Steve Chappelear will pose questions to President Johnson about her combined athletics and academics background and how those experiences have contributed to her role at Ohio State. VO members will have the opportunity to submit their questions when registering for the event. Cost FREE Registration Register online Questions Email Tom Levenick at tom@powerplaycorp.com.

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Tour the ‘Shoe

October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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Varsity O members and a guest are invited to join us for an exciting, fun-filled, behind-the-scenes tour of Ohio Stadium! Tour itinerary includes On-field photographs Steinbrenner Band Center Yassenoff Recruiting Room Ohio State locker room Press box and Huntington Club Refreshments and door prizes in the Varsity O Room Cost $5 per person Registration Please register online On the day of the event, please meet outside the rotunda at the north end of Ohio Stadium.

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November 2021

Rose Bowl Requiem – 60th anniversary of the historic Faculty Council vote

November 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Online via Zoom Join Varsity O, in partnership with The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Cheer & Brutus Alumni Society, TBDBITL Alumni Club and The Ohio State University Retirees Association Society, for a special conversation about how the 1961 Big Ten championship football championship team was denied an invitation to the Rose Bowl and the controversy that followed. Todd Jones, senior writer for the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, and Bill Shkurti, adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of…

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December 2021

Varsity O Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo

December 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Road
Powell, OH 43065 United States
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You are cordially invited to a holiday event at the Columbus Zoo for Varsity "O" dues-paying members and their guests. Includes All-day zoo admission* Reception and dinner at the Water’s Edge Pavilion Animal encounter Holiday drinks and cheer Holiday cookie-making-station Appearance by Santa Claus Holiday carol singing contest Door prizes Cost $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under Register Please call 614-292-2281 or register online. *The Columbus Zoo opens at 10 a.m., should Varsity "O" members wish to…

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