Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Upcoming Partner Events


Olympics for a Cure (An FBA event)

Join FBA for their first Olympics for a Cure, with events such as trashcan volleyball, giant Jenga, beer pong, flip cup and more will keep you laughing, and the boys from FBA will keep you hopping to their Buckeye hits!

Dates Saturday, July 16, 2016 11:00 am-Finish
Location Niko’s Pub and Patio, 3882 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43228
For more information: buckeyehits.com

Ballard’s Backyard Dodgeball Event

Jake Ballard’s first dodgeball event will be incredibly fun as we hit the sands at Woodlands Backyard. You will get the opportunity to make it to the finals where you will play our team of former Buckeye Greats for the Championship! Great prizes include a tailgate with the Greats at an OSU football game. Following Dodgeball, live entertainment by former Buckeye and country music artist, Evan Blankenship and country music artist Mark Leach!

Dates Saturday, July 23, Registration at noon, 1 pm start
Location Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave., Columbus OH 43215
For more information: kim.collins@buckeyecruise.com


Get together with 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 the Eddie Pollina Band back on stage to entertain you, food from Papa Johns and all your friends from the ship! One lucky winner will be drawn to receive a cabin for two on the 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, just for purchasing a ticket to the event! The Buckeye Cruise will also give you a fantastic opportunity to buy one of a kind Buckeye memorabilia in a huge silent auction.

Dates Saturday, July 30, doors open at 6pm
Location Encore Columbus, 7520 High Cross Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information or to buy tickets: kim.collins@buckeyecruise.com



What is CandleFest, you ask? It’s an all-inclusive, all day and evening "Party for a Purpose!" on Candlewood Lake! The OSU Alumni Cheerleaders want to beat this nasty disease known as cancer! Come relax in the sun with your friends, sip beverages of your choice, enjoy dinner and dance the night away - all for a great cause.

Date Saturday, August 6, 1-11pm
Location Johnson's Lake House at Candlewood Lake, 7326 Rt. 19, Mt Gilead, OH 43338
For more information: www.candlefest.com

Hills at the Lakes Eddie Kline Invitational 2016

Join our friend and golf pro, Eddie Kline at his annual golf invitational at the beautiful Lakes Golf Club!

Date Monday, August 8 1:30 pm
Location The Lakes Country Club 6740 Worthington Rd Westerville, OH 43082
For more information: email:klinker@pga.com

Roosters Golf Outing

Sorry to say, this spectacular golf event is sold out already! But it’s never too late to get involved by being a sponsor for one of Central Ohio’s favorite charity golf outings. The food is pretty amazing too! Always a favorite of Buckeye Cruise supporters, we are proud to be a partner with Roosters on the famous Rooster Hen House. Roosters donated more than $115,000 last year to the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research.

Date Friday, August 19
Location Golf Club of Dublin‐ 5805 Eiterman Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
For more information: email:Nicole.cox@roosterswings.com

Cards to Cure Cancer

Join our Buckeye Alumni Cheerleaders for their annual poker tournament at the Hollywood Casino. Joining this event will be poker superstar Mike Sexton, a World Series of Poker winner, OSU Graduate and professional poker commentator!!! Buckeye Greats scheduled to appear are Jake Ballard, Terence Dials, Raymont Harris, Branden Joe, Scoonie Penn, Antonio Pittman, Anthony Schlegel, JJ Sullinger, Granville Waiters, Beannie Wells and Justin Zwick.

Date Saturday, August 20, Registration at 8am, Cards fly at 10am
Location Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43228
For more information and to register: cardstocurecancer.com


Kuhlwein’s Cornhole for Cancer

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

Date Saturday, September 10, 2016
Location Ostrander, OH 43061
For more information: Email kuhlweinfarms@aol.com

Scoonie’s Cornhole for Cancer

You’ve seen the greatest cornhole at sea tournament, so now get in the best cornhole tournament on land hosted by Scoonie Penn and friends!

Date September 17, 2016
Location Express Live (Former LC) 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
For more information: visit or registerBuckeyeCornhole4Cancer.com

The 2nd Annual Ohio Eggfest

A Central Ohio based celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg! It’s bragging rights for the cook team that takes home the Popular Vote Award; it’s legendary status for the cook team that takes home the Very Prestigious Award, Award; it’s a day full of family, friends, and food that would make celebrity chefs reconsider their collective lives’ work! The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer is proud to be a partner this year, with proceeds benefiting the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund.

Date Saturday, September 24
Location Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N Parkview Ave., Bexley, OH
For more information: www.theohioeggfest.com


St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Join us for the best d@*m tailgate in the land when the Buckeyes take on the Badgers! This 8th 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!

Date Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15, gates open 6:30pm on Fri. and TBD on Sat.
Location Eagles Parking Lot – 404 E. Spring Street St Marys, OH 45885
For more information: tailgateforcancer.com

The Ohio State Four Miler

In 2015, a record field of 15,000 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.

Date Sunday, October 23, start time is 10am
Location Ohio Stadium
For more information or to register: www.ohiostatefourmiler.com


Travel Partners Michigan State Game Trip

Take a chartered bus to Michigan State with Travel Partners Specialty Tours. Nobody does a better job at putting together a trip out of state to watch the Buckeyes bring home a W!

Date Saturday, November 19
For more information, contact : Travel Partners Specialty Tours at 614-792-6204

Beat Michigan Tailgate

Join many former Buckeye Greats as they reminisce their favorite years as a Buckeye, beating That Team Up North! This is the pre-party to the greatest rivalry in college sports! Coaches, players and fans all get together the day before the big game to get the celebration rolling, and to raise money for three great causes, beating Cancer, beating Alzheimers and beating M!ch*@n!

Date Friday, November 25
Location TBD
For more information: www.beathmichigantailgate.com


A Christmas to Cure Cancer

What better way to celebrate the holidays than joining great national and local musicians and local TV entertainers at the Columbus Zoo during the winter lights festival. This event hosts amazing auctions, both silent and live and provides a wonderful dining experience, amongst the home of the finest animals in the world.

Date December 2, 2016 5-9pm
Location Columbus Zoo
For more information: www.christmastocurecancer.org

January 2017

Meyer Bowl

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer hosts a bowling tournament with many celebrity bowlers, such as Jake Ballard, Anthony Schlegel, Justin Zwick, Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren and others. This is a great family event, with lots of prizes to win, auctions to participate in and bowling fun!

Date January 29, 2017 12pm-4pm
Location Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information: email: Kyle.lewis@buckeyecruise.com

April 2017

ATO Casino Night

The second largest fundraiser by OSU students, this fun casino night is hosted by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the Ohio State University, Last year’s event, with Urban and Shelley Meyer in attendance, hit it’s best fundraising year yet, with over $55,000 raised!

Date April 8
Location Ohio Union
For more information: Visit Website

Other News

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.

JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure Fundraising was an Amazing Surprise!

Despite the rainy weather this second year event was able to pull off an amazing fundraiser at Indian Lake, and give away a jet ski! Put this on your calendar for next June! To learn more, go to Facebook


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