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Buckeyes pay it forward with Rose Bowl service project

Office of Student Life and Alumni Association aid Goodwill in California

The Ohio State University and the University of Washington will be fierce competitors for the Rose Bowl game tomorrow. But today, supporters and students of the two schools aided Goodwill Southern California to help make a difference in the community.

President Michael V. Drake joined Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, university leaders, students and alumni from both schools at the Goodwill Southern California Community Enrichment Center.

Volunteers helped assist donors who dropped off items as part of a special “Team Up 4 Goodwill” donation drive. The Buckeyes and Huskies were also helping with sorting, organizing and preparing donated items for sale. Some of the volunteers aided individuals with disabilities to create an art project benefiting Goodwill Southern California.

This is the 21st year that Ohio State’s Office of Student Life has organized a service project in conjunction with its football bowl game in order to give back to the host city.