COLUMBUS, Ohio – To say the Ohio State rowing team is busy would be an understatement. As the Buckeyes’ 2010 campaign gets underway this weekend in Princeton, N.J., they still manage to find time to help others.

As one of many Ohio State programs to lead the charge in the community, the Scarlet and Gray recently volunteered at Operation Buckeye, a program “formed with the sole purpose of sending boxes to our troops as a way to thank them for their efforts and to bring a touch of home to them.”

The initiative also encourages the Central Ohio community to provide U.S. Troops overseas with items that when in everyday possession does not seem that significant.

Several Buckeye programs, along with the rowing team, have helped pack food and hygiene items, as well as entertainment supplies that are shipped to various hostile and remote locations around the world.

In fact, last month, Ohio State kicked off Military Appreciation Week. From Feb. 5-13, fans were encouraged to donate those valuable supplies at various athletics events from men’s hockey to wrestling.