Kick Off the 2018 Football Season at the 30th (can you believe it???) Annual Lake Picnic and Student Send-off!!

We will introduce our scholarship winners at the picnic! Let's send them off to Columbus in style!

Join us on Saturday, August 11th for the 30th Annual OSU/OU Picnic at Lake Norman and meet our 2018 Scholarship Recipients!! 

Sherry Browning (OSU) and Bill Rakatansky (OU) have again graciously offered the use of their home for the day.  As in the past we will be partying with the Ohio University Bobcats!

DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th         

TIME: 11:00am until 3:00pm

(1:00 p.m., lunch time)

WHERE: 21136 Norman Shores Dr. Cornelius, on Lake Norman

COST: $5/person, Plus one side dish per family (See suggested side dishes below). Current Ohio State students and kids under 12 are FREE (if you're a student please bring your Buck ID). Charlotte Buckeyes Scholarship Recipients are FREE. 

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Hamburgers, hotdogs, plates, utensils, beer, soft drinks, condiments and ice.   Enjoy the small beach area as well as paddle boating, boating, skiing, tubing

As always, we will draw the raffle for President's Club tickets to each home football game at the picnic.  Stay tuned for details on how to win.

Lawn chairs or blankets, boats and water toys.

Here are this year's suggested Side Dishes so that we don't end up with 10 whole chocolate cakes that melt and we have to throw away.  (we almost always run out of sides and salads so please follow the suggestions below)

Last name begins with A-H: Bring side dish (baked beans, corn on the cob, chips & dip/salsa, deviled eggs, etc.)
Last name begins with I-N: Bring salad dish (fruit salad, potato salad, slaw etc)
Last name begins with O-V:   Bring a meat dish to share (chicken, meatballs, etc)
Last name begins with W-Z: Bring dessert dish (cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, etc.) 

If you're not buying your ticket online but are planning to attend, please send an e-mail to Vicki Reich ( and let us know you hope to join us for a great day at the lake!

This just helps us estimate the drinks and burgers!

1) Take I-77 to exit number 28.
2) Turn onto CATAWBA AVE, going West towards LAKE NORMAN. Go ~0.2 miles
3) Turn RIGHT onto TORRENCE CHAPEL RD. Go 0.9 miles
4) Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NORMAN SHORES DR. Go 0.4 miles
The house is on the Right, 21136 Norman Shores Dr, just past Lake Point

-The marker that they are near is "T4".
-They are directly across the water from the south side of the "Davidson Condo Peninsula" located at Exit 30.
-They are at the end of a cove, and you can recognize the house because the dock has a porch swing on it.
-They can see the southmost Interstate 77 bridge across the lake from their dock.
-They are the cove right after the "Quonset Hut" (half-circle) boat cover across from the condo peninsula

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