Being a student-athlete at The Ohio State University provided many incredible opportunities and lasting memories. Those who came before you paved the way for your experiences and now you have the opportunity to shape the future for the next generation of Buckeyes.

All letterwinners have made an impact on the history of Ohio State Athletics and you will always maintain that designation. Therefore, beginning with the 2017 football season, all former letterwinners will have access to the same benefits.

Moving Forward in 2017

  • All former letterwinners will have the opportunity to purchase season football tickets

  • All current benefits will be enhanced and remain intact

  • This will be the most inclusive and comprehensive letterwinners program in the country

LETTERWINNER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

(only one letterwinner membership per person)


Benefits
Letterwinners
Level $250
Grandfathered
Level $50
Lifetime
Football
Varsity O
Lifetime
Non-Football
Varsity O
Sustaining
Varsity O $75
Opportunity to purchase 2 season football tickets

YES

YES**

YES***

Opportunity to purchase 2 tickets to a single game

YES***

YES

Membership in The Ohio State University Alumni Association

YES

YES

YES

Eligible for single game Alumni Lottery*

YES

YES

Golf course walk-on privileges

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

20% discount at The Ohio State Team Shop

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Membership card - admission for 2 to Ohio State Olympic Sports

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Networking and career opportunities

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Department of Athletics magazine - Season's Pass

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Tax Deduction

$120 deduction

$0 deduction

N/A

N/A

$0 deduction

**Eligibility based on the member being a graduate of The Ohio State University

**Eligibility based on the member being a Football Varsity O member prior to February 5, 2017

***Eligibility based on the member being a lifetime Varsity O member prior to June 30, 2016

  • Monthly payment options are available for the Letterwinners Level ($250) for as low as $20.84 per month (July 2017 - June 2018)

  • Contributions paid forward by letterwinners will be made to the Varsity O and Buckeye Club, which goes to support student-athlete scholarships

Single Game

  • Any former letterwinner will be eligible for two tickets to a single game by making a gift of $75.

  • Lifetime non-football VO members will maintain single game ticket eligibility

Full Season

  • Any former letterwinner will be eligible for full season tickets by making a gift of $250.

  • Current VO football members prior to February 5, 2017 will be grandfathered into the new program at the $50 giving level and be eligible to maintain access to season football tickets
    • If annual payment deadline is missed, grandfathered eligibility will be lost forever and require a $250 donation to qualify for tickets
    • New VO football members will have until February 5, 2017 to join VO at the current giving level of $50 to be included in the grandfathering
    • All current football players on the team, as of the 2014 season, will be included in the grandfathered status, assuming they letter by the conclusion of the 2018 season

  • Lifetime VO football members will be grandfathered into the new program, with no annual giving requirement
    • Lifetime non-football VO members will still maintain access to your single game ticket eligibility
    • Lifetime memberships will no longer be available after this date

Varsity 0 Members Prior Feb. 5 2017

SPORT Varsity 0 DONATION BUCKEYE CLUB DONATION TOTAL DONATION AMOUNT TICKET ELIGIBILITY
Football $50 $0 $50 Full Season
Other Sports $50 $25 $75 Single Game
Lifetime Football membership pd $0 $0 Full Season
Lifetime Other Sports membership pd $0 $0 Single Season

The $50 gift grandfathered members is based on the current Varsity O giving structure. If Varsity O were to increase their entry point, the grandfathered amount would increase as such.

2017 NEW LETTERWINNER MEMBERS

VARSITY 0 DONATION BUCKEYE CLUB DONATION TOTAL DONATION AMOUNT TICKET ELIGIBILITY
$50 $25 $75 Single Game
$50 $200 $250 Full Season

Varsity O football members who wish to take advantage of the $50 grandfathered donation must make their gift by Feb. 5 of each year. New members will have until April 30 of each year to join the Buckeye Club at the Letterwinners level.


For information about how to refer a new donor, please call (614) 292-9908 or email BuckeyeClub@osu.edu.

*Your name and Buckeye Club account number must be provided with the new donor information.