Story Ideas for Media 12/28/16
Ohio State and Clemson team up for community service project – Dec. 30. The Ohio State University and Clemson University are teaming up to perform a community service project in Phoenix, Arizona, site of the College Football Playoff semifinal game. University leaders, students and fans from both schools will partner with the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, 2831 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix, to work in its pantry distribution center.
The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is one of the largest food banks in the country, and offers a number of programs including emergency food boxes, a community kitchen life skills and food service training program, a mobile pantry, child nutrition programs and citrus gleaning.
The service project takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 30 from 9-11:30 a.m. The project is a combined effort of Ohio State’s Office of Student Life and Clemson Student Affairs.
Contacts: Dave Isaacs, Ohio State Office of Student Life, 614-292-8424, Isaacs.firstname.lastname@example.org; On site contact: Jody Poth, Ohio State Office of Student Life, 614-580-2405, email@example.com.
The Ohio State University Marching Band travels to the Fiesta Bowl.The Ohio State University Marching Band will travel to Arizona to perform at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, on Dec. 31. The media are invited to cover these band appearances and performances leading up to the College Football Playoff semifinal game.
Thursday, Dec. 29
- 3:45 a.m. EST, Departure from Ohio Stadium
- 4:15 a.m., Arrival at Rickenbacker Airport
- 8 a.m. MST, Arrival in Phoenix
- 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Rehearsal (public and media welcome),
- Chaparral High School (6935 E. Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale)
Friday, Dec. 30
- 9 a.m., Pep band performance during Ohio State University service project at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance (2831 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix, Arizona)
- 1:45 – 3 p.m., Rehearsal (public and media welcome), Chaparral High School
- 3:40 p.m., Full band performance at Buckeye Bash pep rally (full event 2:30 – 4 p.m.), WestWorld (16601 N. Pima Road., Scottsdale) https://www.osu.edu/alumni/activities-and-events/events/2016/buckeye-bash-at-fiesta-bowl.html
Saturday, Dec. 31
- 10 a.m., Full band performance in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Central Phoenix (North Central and West Montebello avenues.) https://fiestabowl.org/events/fiesta-bowl-parade/
- 5 p.m., PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal), University of Phoenix Stadium (1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale)
The Ohio State University Marching Band will perform pregame and halftime shows.
Contact: Kevin Leonardi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-817-6551