Upcoming Fundraising Events & Past Fundraising Totals

July 2020

Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game

Friday July 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM

A crazy charity softball game and Home Run Derby played by many former Buckeye Greats!  The competition never ends between these guys!  Event will be held at OSU, under the lights this year.  Lots of in game promotions and antics, and great prizes to be won including a cabin on the 2021 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer!

Stay tuned for ticket information!

Location Buckeye Field at OSU

For more information:

97.1 The Fan Golf Classic

Monday July 13, 2020

A great day of golf at Kinsale with our friends from 97.1 The Fan.  Check back or visit The Fan's website for more information about this event.

Location Kinsale Golf Club

For more information: Visit www.971thefan.com/events/

August 2020

The Ohio Eggfest

Saturday August 15, 2020

The most fantastic grill out event there is!  Teams compete in this grilling competion and a ticket to this event makes you automatically one of the judges!  You won't go home hungry.  This is a fantastic family-oriented event.

Location TBD

For more information: Visit Rob Schenz www.theohioeggfest.com/

Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 15, 2020

We have a great time at Kuhlwein Farms with this packed event.  Participate in auctions, virtual horseracing action, country style buffet, free drinks and live music by North to Nashville.  Sells out so contact Michelle for more information.

Location Ostrander, OH

For more information: Email Michelle Kuhlwein kuhlweinfarms@aol.com

JR Memorial

Saturday August 22, 2020

One of the greatest days you can spend on water and land!  Join many of our Buckeye Greats for a day of boating, socializing and great live music!  HUGE silent and live auction, as well as other great fundraising. 

Location Indian Lake

For more information: Visit www.jrmemorial.com/

Papa Johns Charity Challenge

Monday August 24, 2020

The premier golf event in Columbus, the Papa Johns golf outing knows how to make a great day out of golf and fundraising.  Fantastic auction items available, great food, golfer gifts and all the things that make a day on this course special. 

In Memory of one of the greatest people and former Vice President of Marketing for Johncol Inc, Craig Smith.

Location Medallion Club-Westerville, OH

For more information: Visit papajohnscharitychallenge.com/

Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 29, 2020

Join us Saturday, August 29th from 12pm - 6pm for The Lucky 6 Party! We have entertainment by Dave Clo and North to Nashville! We will have a Duck Pond, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Chinese Auction, Wing Eating Contest, Cornhole Tournament and DJ MDizzle! We will also have Special Appearances from your former Buckeye Greats! Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the date! Visit the Event page on Facebook of "Lucky 6 Party - 4th Annual" or www.luckysgrille.com for updated information! Go Bucks! Beat Cancer!

Location Luckys Grille-Hilliard, OH

For more information: Visit www.facebook.com/events/2280219018952045/

Joe's College Football Preview Party

Saturday August 29, 2020

You all know Joe! He kicks off college football with a big event at his house in Atlanta, GA.  Lots of diversity in college fandom here, but we know who Joe pulls for!  Live music, food, drink and family fun. 

Location Atlanta, GA

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September 2020

OSU at Oregon Travel Partners Specialty Tours Trip

Thursday September 10, 2020 to Sunday September 13, 2020


For more information: Visit www.buckeyecruise.com/ohio-state-vs-oregon/

Lancaster Party for a Cure with Jamison Lantz

Saturday September 19, 2020

Location Ale House 1890-149 W Main St, Lancaster, OH 43130

For more information: Email Jamison Lantz jamisonlantzmusic@gmail.com

October 2020

Ron Ducker Memorial Golf Outing

Saturday October 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM

This incredibly fun golf outing was started last year in memory of Ron Ducker, huge Buckeye fan and Buckeye Cruiser.  Stay tuned for more information on this event.

Location Cumberland Trail Golf Club 8244 Columbia Rd SW Pataskala, OH, 43062-9290

For more information: Visit secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/7750/

St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Saturday October 17, 2020

Join the gang from St Marys for their annual tailgate!  Lots of fun activity including a walk/run, performances by the OSU Alumni Cheerleaders, lots of live bands, food and drink and outstanding auction offerings. 


For more information: Visit www.tailgateforcancer.com/

Night at the Races

Saturday October 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Join this super fun virtual horse racing event in Niles, OH.  Musical entertainment, dinner and 50/50 raffle and more. BYOB! Discounted advanced door tickets and great incentive for buying a horse prior to the event!

Location Nights of Columbus -1947 E. Market St. Niles. OH

For more information: Email Denise Panak dpanak@aol.com

OSU 4 Miler

Sunday October 25, 2020

Join us for the largest 4 Miler in the country! You know us Buckeyes, we always go big! And how often do you get a chance to run through the tunnel and onto the field, just like the players do!  This is a great family event so bring everyone!

Location Ohio Stadium

For more information: Visit ohiostatefourmiler.com/

November 2020

AJ Angelos Music Marathon

Saturday November 21, 2020

Nobody puts on a party like AJ!  So much music and fun to be had.  And don't forget to sign up for the 0.001 K Walk/Run.  Training is not necessary! If you can get from the car to the door, you have finished your training regiment. 

Location Gatsbys in Gahana

For more information: Visit www.ajangelomusic.com/about

January 2021

Meyer Bowl

Sunday January 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual bowling event before we sail! Many Buckeye Greats attend and this is a great famil-friendly event.   This is also a great time to buy your Buckeye Cruise apparel, pick up your luggage tags and shop our Duck Pond!

Location Sawmill Lanes 4825 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235

For more information: Email Derrick Lauth derrick.lauth@buckeyecruise.com



Dollars Raised by our Fundraising Partners!

(March 2019-February 2020)

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. On the 2020 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer we recognized these fundraisers during a check parade on the pool deck. 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 Outing & Football for Females $32,626.00
Aces Against Cancer $12,224.02
AJ Angelo's Music Marathon $84,115.00
ATO Casino Night $52,094.87
Ben & Debby Ballard Fundraiser $1,558.93
Bend Active $9,919.18
Block Party $700.00
Boxer's Boo Bash! $7,230.00
Buckeye Lake Yacht Club in honor of Jerry Williams $1500.00
Buckeyes Beating Cancer $15,582.00
Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game $41,766.00
Chamber Foundation Auction $537.50
Chicken Salad Chick $10,000.00
Ciao Ciao to Cancer $152,000.00
Coors Light & 99.7 The Blitz Harley Davidson Giveaway $3,890.00
Cordle Cares Foundation $5,000.00
Countdown to CRUISEmas with Chris Logsdon $9,420.00
crUSh Music Duo $1036.00
Dan Orr For Those About to Rock the Boat T-Shirts $10,500.00
DJ MDizzle Beats Away Cancer $25,000.00
Eddie Kline Invitational $2,000.00
Flannagan's Dublin Luke Combs Concert $200,092.30
Hawk's Mardi Gras $307,248.46
Hillybilly Hollar Farm $500.00
Homage T-Shirts $643.77
In Memory of Anita Brenner $215.00
In Memory of Martha Cisco $2,915.00
Jayne & Mary Jane's BC4C Sale $265.00
Joe's College Football Preview Party $8,661.00
JR Memorial $310,000.00
Kulwein Farms Night at the Races $47,332.00
Lancaster Party for a Cure with Jamison Lantz $5,000.00
Lisa Lisa Jewelry $2009.00
Lucky 6 Party $31,284.00
Nationwide Childrens Charity Ticket Program $140.00
Night at the Races $6,450.00
North to Nashville at Luckys Grille $7,547.00
Notforgotten $8,000.00
Ohio Eggfest $67,000.00
OSU Sandhills Alumni Club $5,000.00
Papa John's Buck Up Program $4,300.00
Papa Johns Charity Challenge $110,274.00
Party for the Cure $8,000.00
Raising Canes $22,404.60
Ron Ducker Memorial Golf Outing $10,150.00
Roosters & Roosters Foundation $150,255.49
Royal Caribbean $10,000.00
Ryan Shazier's "Shalieve" Scholarship Autograph Sessions $50,000.00
Salon Lofts View on 5th- Nicole Henry & Brogan Mather $500.00
Sawmill Athletic Club $900.00
Scoonie Penn's Cornhole 4 Cancer $34,525.00
Scott Basinger's Birthday Bash $2,195.00
Sean & Lisa Pugh $50.00
St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer $140,080.00
Stephen Caselton $200.00
Stokey Poker $5,200.00
Survivors & Friends Fundraiser $2,620.00
Top Golf Outing $1,030.00
Tri County OSU Alumni Club of The Villages $13,000.00
United Methodist Spaghetti Dinner $550.00
Urban Meyer's Pint House Preview Party $101,500.00
Urban Meyer's Pint House Sales $3,737.70