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Requests for Student-Athlete Appearance

Ohio State Student-Athletes are great ambassadors for their teams, the Department of Athletics, the University, and the Columbus community. During the 2008-2009 school year, they combined to serve the Columbus community with 6,496 hours of community service at 117 local organizations, schools, and events.

Common topics that our student-athletes can address include, but are not limited to, the importance of reading and education, hard work, team work, drug-free life, responsible decision-making, overcoming obstacles and leadership.

If you would like to request a student athlete to attend or speak at your event, please e-mail Judy Bunting at the e-mail address below. If your request is something that one or a group of our student-athletes can fulfill, then we will send you a follow up link and password so you can complete a formal Student-Athlete Appearance request form. All appearances will be based upon the availability of student-athletes academic and athletic schedules and applicable NCAA rules.

Please note:
Autograph requests: Department policy, NCAA rules, and the magnitude of the requests dictate that we do not donate/provide autographed items by our student-athletes. Autographs by our student-athletes may only be obtained at formal Fan Appreciation Days and Team Autograph Days.

NCAA Bylaw 13.2.1, "Offers and inducements" and Department of Athletics policy dictate that we cannot assist in a fund-raising event which would or could potentially benefit someone of "prospect age" (14 - 23 years of age).

Thank you for your interest in Ohio State Athletics and a request for a Student-Athlete appearance. Please know that we value all of our Buckeye fans, and we desire to assist as many as possible with their requests.

Contact information:
Jazmine Lavender
Compliance Assistant
(614) 292-2681
lavender.41@osu.edu

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