Kick Off the 2021 Football Season at the 33rd 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 14th for the 33rd Annual OSU Picnic at Lake Norman and meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!! 

Sherry Browning (OSU) and Bill Rakatansky (OU) have again graciously offered the use of their home for the day.  

DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 14th         

TIME: 11:00am until 3:00pm

(12:00 p.m., lunch time)

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

COST: $5/person, Plus one side dish per family. (See list for what to bring 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. 

Hamburgers, hotdogs, plates, utensils, beverages, 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 a meat dish to share (chicken, meatballs, etc)
Last name begins with I-N:  Bring side dish (baked beans, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, chips & dip/salsa, deviled eggs, etc.)
Last name begins with O-V:  Bring salad dish (fruit salad, potato/pasta salad, slaw etc) 
Last name begins with W-Z: Bring dessert dish (cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, marshmellow treats, etc.) 

If you're not buying your ticket online and are planning to pay when you arrive, please send an e-mail to Sierra Heaton ( and let us know you are joining us for a great day at the lake! This will help 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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