Buckeye squad participates in event held by Children’s Hunger Alliance

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State cheerleading team joined with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to hold an open skate with Columbus-area youth at the Chiller in Nationwide Arena Dec. 4.

Brutus Buckeye and members of the Ohio State cheerleading squad skated with more than 600 children from the Columbus area. The team also participated with the children in arts and crafts. The cheerleading team also participated in the skate in 2006. The team missed the 2007 event because of a schedule conflict with a home men’s basketball game.

Each year after the skate, Children’s Hunger Alliance provides a healthy meal for the youth group. Throughout the year, Children’s Hunger Alliance provides free after-school meals and snacks to low-income children in the community.

About Children’s Hunger Alliance
In 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance started with a single volunteer and a $2,000 grant. Our programs and services now touch communities in every county in Ohio, helping feed the hungry minds and bodies of hundreds of thousands of children each year. We’ve had different names Hunger Task Force and Ohio Hunger Task Force but more than 35 years later, our goal is the same: to end childhood hunger in Ohio.

About Ohio State Athletics
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams 17 for women, 16 for men and three co-educational. The department is committed to providing its more than 1,000 student-athletes with the finest in academic and athletics support in order to ensure a quality and life-enhancing experience. The Department of Athletics is completely self-supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. In Fiscal Year 2008-09, the Department of Athletics will transfer back to the University more than $26 million in assessments, including nearly $13 million in grant-in-aid costs.