Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Upcoming Partner Events

May 2017

Party for the Cure

Saturday, May 6

Join Chris Logsdon and Bill Christie, who will be performing again for Party for a Cure. Other guest performers to be announced. Doors open at 6 pm. Proceeds will support the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Fund a Need project.

Location Coaches in Gahanna - 230 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230
For more information: Email Pam Hart at dbhart@mindspring.com

June 2017

Buckeye Country Superfest 50/50

Saturday and Sunday June 10 & 11, 2017

Join us at the Shoe for a jam packed superstar fest with artists Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band. The two day concert will also feature Kip Moore, Billy Currington and Jana Kramer. Don’t forget to get your Buckeye Cruise for Cancer 50/50 ticket while you are there. The pots will be HUGE!

Location Ohio Stadium
For more information: Visit buckeyecountrysuperfest.com

97.1 The Fan Golf Classic

Monday June 19, 2017

Join us for the 97.1 The Fan Golf Classic on Monday, June 19th at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club! This year’s event will be hosted by Bobby Carpenter and Anthony Schlegel and will benefit the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. You can join us for one of two shotgun starts and each round is scheduled for a full slate of fun as we raise funds for a great cause. Help us “Tackle All Cancers” and sign up your foursome today!

Location Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club!
For more information: Visit 971thefan.com/97-1-the-fan-golf-classic/

JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure

Saturday June 24, 2017

Spend the day on Indian Lake cruising for the cure at the 5th annual fundraiser that hosts an amazing cast of Buckeye Greats to include Matt Wilhelm, Tom Cousineau, Anthony Schlegel, Jake Ballard, Butch Smith, Justin Zwick, Dustin Fox, and JJ Sullinger! You just may win a cabin for 2 on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for attending! Event will have great music, food, and auctions all day long!

Location Mimi’s at the Lake - 156 E Main St, Russells Point, OH 43348
For more information: Visit jrmemorial.com

July 2017


Saturday, July 29

Join the musical talent from our last Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to reminisce and fundraise for the James and the Buckeye Cruise! We will have Chris Logsdon, AJ Angelo, Dan Orr, and Steve Rosenbeck performing poolside. On the indoor stage is FBA, The Lovebenders and the Eddie Pollina Band.

Location Flanagan’s- 6835 Caine Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information: Email mpuskarich@yahoo.com

August 2017

Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 19, 2017

This is a family-friendly event down on Kuhlwein’s farm. Come join us for a great food, fun activities and virtual horse racing, all for charity!

Location Kuhlwein Farms, 8579 Long Rd., Ostrander, OH 43061
For more information: Email kuhlweinfarms@aol.com

Joe’s 10h Annual College Football Kick-Off Party

Saturday August 26, 2017, starts 3:00pm, 8:00pm Adults Only

Food and Refreshments will all be provided. The pool is open so towels and suits are recommended. This year donations will be going to The James, a cancer research hospital, and Desire Street Ministries, which works to better the lives of those in impoverished areas.

Location 1117 Wimberly Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
For more information: Email runner1j@gmail.com

September 2017

Night at the Races

Saturday, September 30. Door open at 5pm, races start at 6pm.

Join us for a night of virtual horseracing at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Niles, Ohio. Tickets are $15 for advanced sales, and $20 at the door. Horses can be purchased in advance for $10 and will be entered into a special drawing for signed memorabilia. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. Dinner is included. BYOB

Location Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave. Niles OH, 44446
For more information or to purchase tickets: Contact: Denise Panak at (330)-856-5736, Gayle Beighley (330)-240-9913, or Margie Iagulli (330)-718-5549

October 2017

St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Friday & Saturday October 6-7, 2017

This annual event will host two solid days of fun, live musical entertainment, football and a 5K walk/run. We are joined by former Buckeye Greats, Alumni Cheerleaders and members of the Alumni Band! So book a hotel room around town and stay for the weekend!

Location Eagles Parking Lot – 404 E. Spring Street St Marys, OH 45885
For more information: Visit tailgateforcancer.com

Travel Partners Buckeyes Game Trip to Nebraska

October 13-15

Join Travel Partners Specialty Tours as we head to Nebraska to watch the Buckeye Take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Trip includes non-stop charter air from Columbus, Oh, 2 nights deluxe hotel at the Hilton Garden Inn, hotel taxes and fees, breakfast, and much more.

For more information: Call Kyle Lewis at (614) 792-6204

The Ohio State Four Miler

Sunday October 22, 2017, start time is 10:00am

In 2016, a record field of runners and walkers “finished on the 50-yard line” of Ohio Stadium as part of the largest four-mile running and walking event in the country. Join Craig Krenzel, Raymont Harris, Justin Zwick, Ryan & Lauren Miller, Scoonie Penn, Terence Dials, Matt Finkes, JJ Sullinger and thousands more to celebrate football and fitness and fundraising.

Location Ohio Stadium
For more information or to register: Visit ohiostatefourmiler.com

November 2017

Buckeye Spectacular of Trees

November 4

More Information Coming Soon!!!

Location Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium


ATO Casino Night                                         $57,000
Cindy Oliveri's Spaghetti Dinner               $682
The Difference USA                                     $1560

Members of the ATO Casino Night with Coach urban Meyer and Shelley Meyer

ATO Casino Night

Other News

We are so very grateful for all of our Buckeye Cruise for Cancer volunteers and community partners who raise money throughout the year to support the cruise and cancer research efforts at The James.  On the upcoming 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer we will recognize these fundraisers during a check parade on the pool deck.  With multiple event donations expected in the next couple of months, we expect to surpass our Community Partner fundraising goal of $1 Million before we sail in February, 2017!  Thank you to each and every one of you that organized, volunteered or supported one of these events!


97.1 Football for Females

$         4,649.95

97.1 The Fan Golf Outing

$        27,786.44

97.1 The Fan's Football, Bourbon & Brew

$            450.00

Aces Against Cancer

$        14,055.70

Adams-Laura & Hannah Adams Art & Lemonade Fundraiser

$            240.00

AJ & Bree Angelo-Pre-cruise Party

$        10,450.00

ATO Casino Night

$       55,353.00

AZ Cruisers Garage Sale

$            210.00

Bend Active LLC

$        10,676.37

Beth Markiewicz Clothing Sale

$          300.00

Buckeye Blast for Cancer

$         1,930.00

Buckeye Country Superfest 50/50

$       24,882.52


$         7,110.05

Cards to Cure Cancer

$        30,122.28

Care heating & Cooling

$        16,000.00

Charlotte Buckeyes

$         1,500.00

Cordle Cares Foundation

$         5,000.00

Craigen Pappas's Buckeyes Beating Cancer Golf Outing

$         7,413.00


$       18,282.04

Cruisin with Cooz

$         6,173.00

DCM Garage Rules Open

 $         1,600.00

Dr. Burke's Pink Tutu

$         6,100.00

Dustin Fox Cornhole Invitational

$         5,328.02

Eddie Kline Invitational

$        10,000.00

Elks Lodge #51 -Springfield, OH

$         2,537.64

FBA's Olympics for a Cure

$            750.00

Finish in the Bahamas

$        28,000.00

Hall Financial Advisors

$            350.00

Hula with the Hawks

$     129,849.81

In Memory of Terry Eisel

$            225.00

Joe's 9th Annual College Football Kick-Off Party

$            262.00

JR Memorial Cruising for a Cure

$     131,212.00


$         5,000.00

Kuhlwein's Night at the Races

$       19,473.00

Lisa & Lisa Jewelry

$            305.00

Mekka Don's Juice Wristbands

$            300.00

Miller Coors

$        25,000.00

Nickles Bakery

$        25,000.00

Not Forgotten's Night at the Races

$       13,000.00

Ohio Eggfest

$       25,111.77

OrangeTheory Fitness

$         1,150.00

OSU 4 Miler

$        25,000.00

OSU Sandhills Alumni Club

$         5,556.50

Papa Johns

$        17,000.00

Party for a Cure at Ledo's

$         5,766.08

Roosters Golf Outing

$     123,000.00

Royal Caribbean

$        10,000.00

Scoonie's Cornhole for Cancer

$        45,000.00

Shots Against Cancer

$         1,400.00

Sloppy Joes

$              50.00

St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

$       119,000.00

Stokey Poker

$         4,500.00

Tommy Bahama

 $            698.35

Tri-County OSU Alumni Club of The Villages

$        10,000.00

Thank You St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

for another record breaking year of fundraising!

The results are in from this year’s Tailgate for Cancer. The event held last month at the St. Marys Eagles lodge brought in a record amount of money. Here's the breakdown:

  • $105,000 to Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.
  • $22,000 to Auglaize County Cancer Association
  • $14,000 to Mercer County Cancer Association
  • $13,000 to The County Crippled Children Association

Total Donations to Date: $543,950

Planning is already underway for next year’s Tailgate for Cancer scheduled for the St. Marys Eagles on October 14th and 15th. For more information, see www.tailgateforcancer.com

Roosters Fundraising Tops Previous Years!

Congratulations and Thank You to Roosters for raising this year $115K for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer from their golf outing and cookie sales at their Roosters locations!!!!! Visit one of their multiple stores, or RoostersWings.com to learn more.

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