Oct. 31, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rowing team continued its tradition of community service throughout the month of October, volunteering and raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event and hosting the annual Learn to Row Girl Scout event at the Boathouse.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the team participated in the Light the Night Walk at John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park. A nationwide fundraising walk that celebrates and commemorates the lives of those touched by blood cancer, the event raises funds that assist with cancer research, finances to cover various patient expenses, educational materials and events and advocacy efforts.

During the one-mile walk, participants carry illuminated balloons; white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of those who lost the battle with cancer.

Ohio State rowing raised more than $600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Buckeyes hosted a Learn to Row event for local Girl Scouts, doubling the number of participants from last year. The team set up stations around the boathouse, teaching the participants how to row and about the rowing equipment. In addition, the participants met and learned more about the international student-athletes on the team, traditions at Ohio State and nutrition.