COLUMBUS, Ohio– Ohio State will host the Michigan Wolverines in a three-game series this weekend at Bill Davis Stadium that will feature tremendous competition on the field and a host of promotional activities, including the “Lose the Blue” Clothing Drive to help Goodwill Columbus.
Fans attending the 7:05 p.m. game Friday night can show their spirit for Ohio State and the community by bringing to the game and donating any gently used items of blue clothing. In exchange, fans will receive a Scarlet and Gray Ohio State t-shirt. The “Lose the Blue” drive, headed by the Ohio State Department of Athletics and the Ohio State University Trademark and Licensing Services Department, has collected more than 18,000 pounds of clothing for Goodwill Columbus.
There’s much more going on Friday.
- First-team All-American and National Freshman of the Year Jared Sullinger will throw out the first pitch at approximately 7 p.m.
- There will be a display of post-game fireworks.
- The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.
- And, of course, Ohio State and Michigan are each just one game out of the Big Ten Conference lead, and they will be battling for potentially first-place.
The weekend continues with a 3:05 p.m. game Saturday and a 1:05 p.m. game Sunday. There will be plenty of fan friendly experiences at these two games, as well.
- Free t-shirts will be given to the first 500 students, many of whom will be coming over to the game after attending a Sportsmanship Council Student Tailgate at Scott Lawn.
- Members of the Ohio State Athletic Band will be playing in the stands.
- Women’s soccer All-American Cassie Dickerson, team captain of Ohio State’s 2010 College Cup team, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at approximately 3 p.m.
- And someone will win a set of Kenda Tires as part of the “Dizzy Tire Roll.”
- It’s Kids Club Day and there will be free admission to those with a Kids Club Card.
- It is also Columbus Zoo Day with live animals, interactive games, costumed characters and displays.
- Matt the Balloon Guy will be in attendance.
- And kids can get postgame autographs and run the bases.
Ticket prices are $5 for general admission seats and $11 for reserved seats.