Pay It Forward...and win 2 tickets to the M*ch*g*n home game!


Support an American Hero......Pay It Forward through Operation Buckeye

Operation Buckeye has been one of the Community Service projects served by The Charlotte Buckeyes since 2009.


Operation Buckeye was formed by Dick Tressel and Jim Caronis with the sole purpose of sending boxes to our troops as a way to thank them for their efforts and to bring a touch of home to them.  Over 30,000 boxes have been sent to date to the men and women of our armed forces.  Trying to bring a touch of home and brighten the day of a soldier, the boxes contain items that are both treats and necessities. Beef Jerky and hard candy are two of the favorites, along with drink mixes (to give water a better taste). Gum, chips, cheese crackers, canned fruit, granola bars, tuna snacks, tooth brushes and paste, books, batteries, deodorant, foot powder, peanuts, puzzle books, and wipes are only a partial list of items sent. 

Every second and fourth Saturday, dedicated volunteers in Columbus pack and send boxes oversees.  Your $10 donation covers the cost of shipping; all items packed in the box are donated.

*For each soldier you sponsor, you will receive one raffle ticket for a drawing to be held at the Nov. 12 gamewatch.  You do not have to be present to win.  
You can sponsor a soldier online!


  Click here to buy tickets!!!


 The winning raffle ticket is for 2 tickets to the scUM game on Nov. 26, courtesy of Strike City!!! 

The Operation Buckeye Table will be set up at Strike City for 4 consecutive gamewatches; Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12. (raffle winner will be drawn at the end of the 3rd quarter on Nov. 12 - you don't need to be present to win)

In 2013, we sponsored 90 soldiers and our club was the Operation Buckeye 2013 National Winner, supporting the most soldiers of any other club in the country!!!  The club sponsored 154 soldiers in 2015....we did it again - more than ANY club in the a long shot!!  So help us keep our strong tradition going!