Winter Events for Alumni and Friends

Don't let Cleveland's winter weather stop you from getting together with fellow Bobcats and friends! Check out the list below, and follow the links for more info.

December 2017 

West Side Holiday Party [OUWC] 

Tuesday, 12/5/17 ~~ 7 p.m.  ~~ Home of Carol Hacker

Get into the festive season with a green & white ornament/gift exchange. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share! RSVP to Carol: 

Holiday Luncheon with Sara Shookman [AAOUW] 

Saturday, 12/9/17 ~~ 11 a.m.  ~~  Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls

The Akron Association of Ohio University Women is pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the group's annual holiday luncheon will be Sara Shookman, a graduate of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and an Emmy Award-winning journalist at WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland. All alumnae and friends are invited to hear about Sara's experiences at Ohio University, what led her to WKYC, and her adventures in covering the Olympics. Luncheon tickets are $15 per person. 
Online registration for the holiday luncheon is available via the OHIO Alumni Association's Web site:

Bahamas Bowl: OHIO vs. UAB 

Friday, 12/22/17 ~~ 12:30 p.m. 

OHIO is going bowling! The Bobcats take on UAB in the Bahamas Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Get more information here: 

January 2018 

OHIO @ Kent State [Basketball] 

Friday, 1/12/18 ~~ 7 p.m. ~~ MAC Center

The Bobcats hit the hardwood against the Golden Flashes on January 12. Tip-off at the MAC Center is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be carried on the CBS Sports Network.
Visit for game tickets and more info. 

Ears to You [OUWC] 

Monday, 1/15/18 ~~ 6:30 p.m. ~~ Home of Yolanda Sutyak 

All alumnae and friends are invited to join the Southwest Section of the Ohio University Women's Club for a creative evening out! OUWC will be making earrings to donate to Ears to You, an organization that provides earrings to women undergoing chemotherapy. All materials will be provided, and no experience is required.
Please bring $7 to cover the cost of materials, as well as an appetizer or dessert to share. (Pizza will be provided.)  RSVP to Yolanda at 

OHIO @ Akron [Basketball] 

Tuesday, 1/23/18 ~~ 7 p.m. 

The OHIO Bobcats come to Akron to face the Zips on Tuesday, January 23. Tip-off at James A. Rhodes Arena is set for 7 p.m. Wear your green and white and get ready to stand up and cheer!
Visit for game tickets and more info. 

Canton Charge: OU Alumni Night [Akron-Canton Chapter] 

Saturday, 1/27/18 ~~ 6:30 p.m. ~~ Canton Civic Center

Join OHIO alumni and friends at the Canton Civic Center as the G-league affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes on the Greensboro Swarm. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Enjoy a pre-game buffet catered by Old Carolina Barbecue that starts two hours before game time. To order your tickets, go to

February 2018 

Jelly Belly [EBN] 

Sunday, 2/11/18 ~~ 1 p.m., Pre-performance reception; 3 p.m., Play 

Join the Ebony Bobcat Network for its annual Theater Scholarship Fundraiser, a performance of the play Jelly Belly by Charles Smith at the Ensemble Theater. The play is the story of a young man just released from prison trying to go straight and dealing with the pressures of being a convict and the lure of easy money by returning to a life of crime.
Tickets are $40 each. Online registration is available through the Ohio University Alumni Association Web site: 

Bobcat Blankets for Ronald McDonald House [AAOUW] 

Saturday, 2/24/18 ~~ 1 p.m. ~~ Montrose Acme

Get crafty with the Akron Association of Ohio University Women as we create no-sew green-and-white fleece blankets that have a touch of Bobcat flair. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. We're meeting in the community room at the Acme in Montrose (3979 Medina Rd., Akron).
Contact Barb Gazella (; 330-686-9029) if you would like to attend. 

For more, check the calendar of events on

Fall Events for OHIO Alumni and Friends

Fall is always a fun time for Ohio University alumni and friends! Don't miss the chance to stand up and cheer for the Marching 110 at a Browns game, or to celebrate Halloween in style. .  .

Fall is also the time of year to support future Bobcats through the fundraiser auctions organized by the Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland and the Akron Association of Ohio University Women.

Check out the list below, and follow the links for more info.


21 Hall-OU-ween Party (Cleveland) [more info]
Barley House, 7 p.m.
22 Marching 110 @ Cleveland Browns [more info]
FirstEnergy Stadium, 1 p.m.
30 Halloween Party (OUWC SW) [more info]
Home of Gail Jordan, 6:30 p.m.


2-4 Cleveland Networking Week [more info]
4 Brunch and Auction (OUWC) [more info]
Brennan’s Banquet Center, 11 a.m.
11 Hidden Treasures Auction (AAOUW) [more info]
Silver Lake Country Club, 11 a.m.
14 Football: OHIO @ Akron [more info]
Infocision Stadium, 7 p.m.
23 Marching 110 in Macy’s Parade [more info]
New York City, 9.a.m.

OHIO Football 2017

Are you ready for some football?

Your OHIO Bobcats have 17 starters returning from the team that won the Mid-American Conference East Division Title and went to the 2016 MAC Championship before taking on Troy in the 2016 Dollar General Bowl. The Bobcats were once again picked to finish atop the MAC East in the 2017 preseason media poll.

Here's the season preview from the 2017 MAC Media Day:

And, you can't think of OU football without thinking about the Most Exciting Band in the Land .... So, here's a little taste of the Marching 110 to get you pumped up!

For updates, check out Facebook or Twitter:

For game tickets,  call the Ohio Athletics ticket office at 800-575-CATS. Or, you can purchase them online here: OHIO Football Tickets

Alumni Shuffle 2017

Every Day We're Shufflin'!

Want to relive your Court Street days in Cleveland? Of course you do! This summer, while current Bobcats head back to campus, Athens will come to The 'Land for the Second Annual Cleveland Bobcats Alumni Shuffle.

On Saturday, August 26th,  plan to enjoy some of the Warehouse District’s best bars and your favorite drinks* from Court Street.

Online registration is now available!  Visit to RSVP for this event.

Register in advance to get a wristband for access to all drink specials on the shuffle and a limited edition shuffle shirt. Because what’s a shuffle without a shirt?!

You won't want to miss this night of shuffling with fellow Bobcats right here in C-L-E.  Cheers!


Questions? Contact Julia Brown at

Bobcat Cruise: Nautica Queen

Nothing says summer in CLE more than being on the water! Come celebrate the season with your fellow Bobcats on a fun, picturesque dinner cruise aboard the Nautica Queen in Downtown Cleveland. 

The dinner cruise features an unlimited buffet meal (vegetarian options available), two drink tickets, musical entertainment and networking with fellow alumni.

Did we mention spectacular views of the city? The cruise route usually goes up and down the Cuyahoga as well as out onto Lake Erie, so be sure to bring your cameras and phone chargers for some awesome photo ops!

Whoever posts the best photo on social media using #BobcatCruiseCLE will win a prize, and we'll also be raffling off gift cards and other surprises throughout the evening.

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: From 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Note: The cruise departs at 7 p.m. but will begin boarding one hour prior to departure. All passengers should be on board at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Cost: $30 per person; includes unlimited buffet and two drink tickets

RSVP: Online registration is available on the Ohio University Alumni Association's Web site:
Note: Tickets are limited and on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is July 11, 2017.

Location: 1153 Main Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
Google Map: 

From the East 
I-90 to Route 2 West. Exit at W. 28th Street (inside/left lane) and turn right on W. 28th Street. Right on Washington. Right on W. 25th Street. Veer left onto Washington (at stop sign). Left on Winslow. Follow Winslow into parking lot.
From the West 
I-90 East. Exit at W. 25th Street. Left on W. 25th Street. Go past Detroit Ave. Sharp Right on Washington (at stop sign). Left on Winslow. Follow Winslow into parking lot. 
From the South
I-77 North. Exit at E. 9th Street. Right on Orange/Ontario. Left on Lorain/Carnegie. Go over the Hope Memorial Bridge (formerly the Lorain/Carnegie Bridge). Right on W. 25th Street. Go past Detroit Ave. Sharp right turn onto Washington (at stop sign). Turn left on Winslow. Follow Winslow into parking lot.

More Info: Questions? Contact Lynnette Henderson at

Bobcats at the Ballpark: Tribe vs. Sox

Calling all Bobcats and friends! Join us at Progressive Field on Friday, June 9, to cheer on your defending American League Champions, the Cleveland Indians, as they take on the Chicago White Sox.

Our seats are in the upper deck behind home plate, and each ticket is loaded with $5 of fun money that you can spend on anything in the ballpark: merchandise, beverages, or food . . . Did we mention that it's a Dollar Dog Night?

Sugardale not your thing? Get your foodie fix at Barrio, Sweet Moses, Melt, and more in the Neighborhoods area of the Right Field District with selections from the city’s emerging restaurant scene.

Don’t forget to explore a little and give the Left Field District some love. With the new Great Lakes Brewery Beer Garden, Home Plate Club, and concessions from the Cleveland Pickle and Happy Dog, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Come early to get a Celebration Banner from the Indians (free to the first 10,000 attendees). A Block Party in the Right Field District will feature live pregame entertainment, and domestic cans are $2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Be sure to stick around for the post-game fireworks!

RSVP by June 2. Note that tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed via the e-mail address you supply when you RSVP on the Ohio Alumni Association's Web site.

Date: June 9, 2017

Time: First pitch: 7:10 p.m. All gates open two hours before the first pitch.

Cost: Tickets are $24 each and include $5 in Indians fun money to use throughout the ballpark.

RSVP: Register online at the Ohio Alumni Association's Web site by June 2:

Note that tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed via the e-mail address you supply when you RSVP on the Ohio Alumni Association's Web site.

Location: Progressive Field,   2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115 

More Info: Questions? Contact Tiffany Ritz at tiffanymritz at gmail dot com.

Bobcats Give Back

Cleveland-area Bobcats have two ways to contribute to the fight against hunger on May 13!

Join the Cleveland Bobcat Alumni team in the Run/Walk for Hunger, or donate items directly to Harvest for Hunger

See below for more details on each option.

Run/Walk  for Hunger 2017

The Run/Walk for Hunger kickoff celebration starts at 9 a.m., and the competitive 5K run and non-competitive 5K walk through downtown begins at 9:30. The start and finish lines are at the Great Lakes Science Center, where an after party provides music, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. Find more info about this great event here:

  1. To sign up for the race and join our team (Cleveland Bobcat Alumni) that will help raise funds to knock out hunger in our local community, register with the Hunger Network here: 
  2. To receive a "Bobcats Give Back" t-shirt, register on the OU Alumni Association's Web site by May 5:

Bobcat Challenge: Harvest for Hunger Food Drive

Collect any of the items listed below and drop them off at one of the collection points on Saturday, May 13, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The goal is to collect 500 pounds of items!

When you drop off your donation, complete an entry form or drop a business card to be considered for the prize drawing. Prizes will include items from the OU Alumni Association's Bobcat Store.
Super Six 
  • peanut butter
  • canned soup
  • canned tuna fish
  • canned vegetables
  • canned beef stew
  • cereal

The Most-Requested Non-Food Items
  • deodorant
  • laundry detergent
  • shampoo
  • toilet paper
  • soap
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste

Collection Points
East Side
Liberty Hill Baptist Church
8206 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106  

West Side
Parma Snow Branch -- Cuyahoga County Public Library
2121 Snow Road
Parma, OH 44134

Save the Dates - Spring 2017 and Beyond

The Greater Cleveland chapter has some exciting events on deck for alumni and friends in 2017! 

Browse the list below and check out the calendars on or for more details and online registration. 

If you're interested in helping to plan and promote these or other events, please contact the chapter president, Josh Madden:

Alumni Entrepreneur Panel

April 27 

Join fellow alumni at Forest City Brewery for a panel discussion on entrepreneurship. Visit the Facebook event page for more details: Alumni Entrepreneur Panel

Walk for Hunger

May 13

Bobcats can give back by participating in the annual Run/Walk for Hunger that benefits the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.

Bobcats at the Ballpark

June 9

Cheer on the Tribe against  the White Sox while you enjoy Dollar Dogs and post-game fireworks.

Bobcat Cruise

July 13

Join fellow Bobcats for a picturesque dinner cruise with OHIO alumni and friends on the Nautica Queen in downtown Cleveland.

Alumni Shuffle 

August 26

Want to relive your Court Street days in Cleveland? Of course you do! This summer, while current Bobcats head back to campus, Athens will come to The ‘Land for the Cleveland Bobcats Alumni Shuffle.

Hall-OU-ween Party

October 21

Court Street comes to Cleveland! Get out your best costume and bring your friends to the Barley House for some Athens-style beverages.

Spring Events for OU Alumni

Spring is on its way! Here are a few ways to connect with fellow Bobcats in northeast Ohio.

MAC Basketball Tournament

Quicken Loans Arena >>  March 8-11, 2017

Check for details on game times, tickets, and pre-game parties for OU fans.

Singing Men of Ohio Spring Tour

Masonic Temple  >>  March 10, 2017 >> 7 p.m.

All alumni and friends are invited to hear the sweet sounds of the Singing Men of Ohio as they come to Cleveland on their spring tour.  Check out the SMO Facebook page  for more info.

OU HCOM Tour and Luncheon

Warrensville Heights >> April 8, 2017 >> 10:30 a.m.

All OU alumnae and friends are invited to take a tour of the newest campus of Ohio University: The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights. We'll hear from two-time OU alumna Dr. Kindra Browning, who is an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic campus, and then enjoy a tasty lunch at the Millcreek Grille at Thistledown Racino. For complete details and registration information, please visit the OUAA online calendar: