Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

February 27th - March 5th, 2025

Upcoming Fundraising Events & Past Fundraising Totals

June 2024

JR Memorial

Saturday June 22, 2024

Join us and former Buckeye Greats on Saturday June 22, 2024, for the annual JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure at Lulu’s at the Lake, (formerly known as Mimi’s at the Lake) 156 E. Main St, Russells Point, Ohio. This year we kick off a new format with a pre-event tailgate party at Cranberry Resort.


Bar Crawl Cranberry and Achesons 1:00-4:00 pm
Sponsor ($500+) Cocktail Party 4:00-5:00 pm at Lulu’s at the Lake
General Admission gates open at 5:00 pm
Fabulous Johnson Brothers 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Silent Auction online

OSU Alumni band 6:00 pm
Athlete Intro 6:30 pm
Survivor Recognition 7:00 pm
Live Auction 7:30 pm
Shucking Bubba Deluxe 8:00 -11:00 pm
Carmen Ohio 11:35 pm

Location Indian Lake - 156 E Main St, Russells Point, OH 43348

For more information: Visit www.jrmemorial.com/

July 2024

Route 4 Farm Tour Finals

Thursday July 18, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, July 18th at the Union County Fairgrounds as WCOL presents the final round of the Route Four Farm Tour with headliner Jon Pardi and the winning opener!

Location Union County Fairgrounds - 845 N Main St, Marysville, OH

For more information: Visit route4farmtour.com/

Cardale Jones Softball Game Presented by Schmidt's

Saturday July 20, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Join us on July 20, 2024 at Huntington Park for the annual Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game! Featuring a home run derby following the celebrity softball game, it is sure to be a night full of fun for the whole family! Admissions are $10 and food and beverage will be provided for purchase. 

Location Huntington Park - 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

For more information: Visit www.buckeyecruise.com/online-forms/cardalejonessoftball/

Ohio Eggfest

Saturday July 27, 2024 at 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Bring the entire family out on July 27th to Fortress Obetz for the 2024 Ohio Eggfest! A grilling, smoking, barbecue and cooking competition that features the Big Green Egg grill. It is essentially one big food festival and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds benefit cancer research! 

A ticket to The Ohio Eggfest includes food samples from 30+ cook teams, so try them all and vote for your favorite team at the end! It also includes cooking demos & live music, silent auction, raffles & giveaways, local vendors, drinks, kids activities & more.

Ticket Link: https://www.theohioeggfest.com/taster-ticket/

Discounted Demo Big Green Eggs - Save over $500 off retail. - Comes with 2 tickets to the event - Only used for a few hours during the event - Proceeds benefit cancer research.  Pre-Order Link: https://www.theohioeggfest.com/shop/

Sponsors - Tons of great opportunities - 100% of fee is donated - Can choose 1 option or save $ by choosing a package.  Sponsor Link: https://www.theohioeggfest.com/sponsor/

Location Fortress, Obetz - 2015 Recreation Trl, Obetz, OH 43207

For more information: Visit www.theohioeggfest.com/

97.1 The Fan Golf Classic

Monday July 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the Logan AC & Heat Services 97.1 The Fan Golf Classic on Monday, July 29, 2024. This year we’re bringing you back to Columbus Country Club!

The Fan Golf Classic benefits the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and the OSUCCC- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

The Fan raised $32,072 in 2023, $31,243.94 in 2022 and $28,553.10 in 2021 for the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer from The Fan Golf Classic!

Location Columbus Country Club - 4831 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213

For more information: Visit www.971thefan.com/event/97-1-the-fan-golf-classic-at-columbus-country-club/

August 2024

Buckeye Cruise Night at the Races, Eldorado Scioto Downs Casino

Friday August 2, 2024 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Experience the thrill of the track at our inaugural Buckeye Cruise Night at the Races at Eldorado Scioto Downs on August 2nd, from 6:00-9:00 PM! Step into your own private suite for a fun-filled evening of racing, food, and beverages! In addition, you will receive a $50 betting voucher to wager on races 3-4-5! You will be able to wager your $50 on one, two, or all three races, and you keep all your winnings! The largest winning voucher after race 5 will win a $500 Cameron Mitchell gift card!

$150 for VIP tickets which includes food and beverages, suite access inside & out, private betting, and a $50 betting voucher per person for the betting contest. SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 GUESTS TO SIGN UP SO DON'T MISS OUT!!


Location 6000 South High Street, Columbus OH 43207

For more information: Visit www.buckeyecruise.com/online-forms/eldorado

Roosters Golf Outing

Friday August 16, 2024

Roosters Charitable Golf Outing has raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, benefiting the The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Location Golf Club of Dublin - 5805 Eiterman Rd, Dublin, OH 43016

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Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 17, 2024

Location Ostrander, OH

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Chop 5 Charity Challange

Monday August 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday, August 19th

Medallion Club 5000 Club Drive Westerville, OH 43082


Location Medallion Club - 5000 Club Dr, Westerville, OH 43082

For more information: Visit mccharitychallenge.com/

Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 24, 2024

Join us on August 24th at Lucky's Grille & Sports Pub in Hilliard to celebrate 6 hours of fun, 6 days before the start of the Buckeyes football season, 6 months before the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer! 

Location Lucky's Grille & Sports Pub - 5387 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

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September 2024

Kicking Cancer in the (419)

Thursday September 12, 2024

See Sponsorships available here!

Location Toledo, OH

For more information: Email Jan Widdel janwiddel@yahoo.com

Buckeye Bocce Bash

Sunday September 22, 2024

Join us on September 22nd at the Abruzzi Club in Westerville for the second annual Buckeye Bocce Bash!! A day filled with bocce, music, fundraising, & more! Additional event details to come closer to event date.

Location Abruzzi Clube - 273 Hanawalt Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

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OSU Softball Charity Classic

Saturday September 28, 2024 to Sunday September 29, 2024

The premier event on Ohio State's fall schedule every year, the Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic started in 2001 and ran for 19 consecutive years before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Like in past years, the event will occur exclusively at Buckeye Field. Action gets underway on Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues with a total of five games on both Saturday and Sunday.

Division I, II and III teams from Ohio will be making the trip to Columbus, making it one of the largest showcases of softball at levels in the state. Admission is a $5 donation that will be collected upon entry at Buckeye Field.

The Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic has raised over $250,000, making it one of the largest fundraisers for Breast Cancer Awareness month in central Ohio. Proceeds benefit The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the OSUCCC-James.

Location OSU Buckeye Field

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October 2024

Ohio State vs Oregon Weekend Trip

Thursday October 10, 2024 to Sunday October 13, 2024

Location Portland & Eugene, Oregon

For more information: Visit www.buckeyecruise.com/online-forms/bucks-vs-ducks/



2024 Dollars Raised by our Fundraising Partners!

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 OSUCCC -James. Thank you to each and every one of you that organized, volunteered or supported one of these events!

Event Amount Raised
97.1 The Fan Golf Classic $32,072.91
Aces Against Cancer $10,000.00
Aj Angelo's Music Marathon at Cardo's Pizza & Tavern $325,041.10
ATO Casino Night $34,434.34
Big Noon Kick-Off at Urban's Pint House $103,970.00
Boxer's Boo Bash $160.00
Buckeye Bocce Bash $66,620.00
Buckeye Cruzin $12,076.89
Buckeyes Beating Cancer $14,090.00
Caesars Foundation -Eldorado Scioto Downs $62,562.05
Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game $58, 853.32
Chop5 Charity Challenge $125,000.00
Coaches Q & A $158,908.00
Cookies 4 a Cure $10,000.00
Cruising in Stile $104,080.13
Cul de Sac Tailgate $9,800.00
Dan Orr T-Shirts $5,220.00
Event Buddy $400.00
Friends Helping Friends $31,550.00
Galena Fall Gathering $45,000.00
Hawk's Back to the 70's Party $276,265.51
In Memory of Jim Moore $800.00
In Memory of Linda Auckerman $250.00
In Memory of Roger Moser $1,700.00
In Memory of Ron Fazekas $2,950.00
Joe's College Football Preview Party $7,380.00
JR Memorial $320,000.00
Kicking Cancer in the (419) $24,000.00
Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races $51,100.00
Levy Concessions $24,568.51
Lucky 6 Party at Lucky's Grille $56,701.00
Minuteman Press of Dublin $2,500.00
Night at the Races $6,152.00
O & O's Hotdog Stand $2,500.00
Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic $11,170.00
Ohio Eggfest $85,000.00
OSU vs MSU Tailgate $26,400.00
Roosters Golf Outing $100,000.00
Rt 4 Farm Tour $25,000.00
Saddle Up $243,970.16
St Marys Poker Run $50,000.00
St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer $100,000.00
Tri County OSU Alumni Club $4455.00