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SWFL Buckeyes at Greek Fest

Join fellow Buckeyes for a fun filled day at 2016 Greek Fest.  For 40 years, Greek Orthodox Church has entertained Lee County with a glorious display of sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. Families have been coming to Cypress Lake Drive for many reasons—the food, the gifts, colorful dancers, authentic Greek music, curiosity or just…

Buckeye great, Jerry Lucas, to visit Southwest Florida

Dr. Memory, former Ohio State basketball player, Jerry Lucas, will be at all three services at Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral,on Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:15 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM) to speak on his personal path to faith and will share a message entitled “Improving Family Relationships”.  Mr. Lucas will also be teaching a session that…

Annual Tailgate for the rivalry game

On November 28, the Bucks head to Ann Arbor to take on our rivals.  We anticipate a noon kick although the time has not been officially released.  We will once again hold our annual tailgate starting 3 hours prior to the game.  All the pre-game activities will take place on the patio at Shoeless Joe’s,…

Support our Troops on October 3, 2015

Buckeyes are NUTS about our troops! For 2015 we are again teaming with Lee Memorial Health System to help our service men and women.  We will be collecting donations at our game watch on October 3, 2015 (we play at Indiana).  More information on how you can help is located on the Community Service page…

2015 College Fairs

The dates and times for the 2015 college fairs have been announced.  Once again, the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida will send representatives to the fairs to provide guidance and insight for prospective students from Lee County. Both local events will take place on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.  The morning fair will take…

Pre-season kick off bash at Shoeless Joe’s

We are just under 6 weeks to the start of the football season and the Bucks will be starting camp soon.  Urban will have the boys ready and the Southwest Florida Buckeyes will have the fans ready.  So we are holding our own pre-season “camp” at Shoeless Joe’s on Saturday, August 15, 2015, starting at…

It’s time to renew your membership

Today, July 1, marks the beginning of our club’s calendar year.  Therefore, it’s time to renew your membership for the 2015-16 year.  Each new family / individual member will be entered in to a drawing for an autographed Urban Meyer football.  We will raffle the ball during the tailgate of the rivalry game in November…

Shoeless Joes Fort Myers Sports Cafe for Buckeye football 2015

The Alumni club is happy to announce that we have selected Shoeless Joe’s Fort Myers Sports Cafe for Buckeye football game watch parties.  Shoeless Joe’s is located in the Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers at the corner of US41 and Daniels Parkway. Shoeless Joe’s recently underwent a huge renovation and…

Urban Meyer Dinner

Join the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida as we welcome head football coach Urban Meyer, and his wife Shelley, to Fort Myers on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. A happy hour will be followed by a dinner and a talk from the coach. Club members and Ohio State fans are welcome to attend this…

Alumni Leaders – Past President Mary Thomas

The Alumni Association hosted their annual Alumni Leaders Symposium on September 26 for all alumni officers of their clubs and societies. Close to 100 alumni leaders were in attendance. Undergraduate Admissions hosted a student recruitment session to update alumni leaders on enrollment data and the admissions process for autumn 2015. At the session, two outstanding…