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Varsity OHIO Launches Rebrand with New Membership and Benefits Structure

Varsity OHIO Launches Rebrand with New Membership and Benefits Structure

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ATHENS, Ohio -- Varsity OHIO, Ohio Athletics' association for former student-athletes, managers, cheerleaders and trainers, has released its new membership and benefits program. The initiative is designed to help establish a foundation of support and a means for individuals to stay connected with Ohio Athletics.

Varsity OHIO is organized by the Ohio Bobcat Club, the fundraising arm of Ohio Athletics. Gifts towards Varsity OHIO go into the OBC's unrestricted annual fund to help support Ohio Athletics and its initiatives. For more information on how contributions to OBC's annual fund helps support Ohio Athletics, click HERE

Structure of Varsity OHIO 
Varsity OHIO will now offer two memberships. The first is the traditional Varsity OHIO membership. If you are a former student-athlete, manager, cheerleader and trainer you are already a member of Varsity OHIO. The second, and new membership, is the Varsity OHIO Legacy Membership. The Legacy membership is a symbol of Varsity OHIO and how its members helped to build Ohio Athletics during their time here. Through this membership, Varsity OHIO members can now continue building the foundation of Ohio Athletics and its legacy for future Bobcats. 

The following lays out benefits and costs associated with Varsity OHIO;

Varsity OHIO Members (FREE)

  • Receive monthly Varsity OHIO Insider
  • Receive Ohio Athletics Annual Report
  • Invitations to sport-specific functions
  • Invitation to Varsity OHIO tailgate during homecoming 
  • Discounted tickets to homecoming football game
  • Updates and announcements on Twitter (@VarsityOHIO)

Varsity OHIO Legacy Members ($100) 

  • Eligible to apply for single game End Zone Club access during football games* 
  • Eligible to apply for single game Rohr Room access during basketball games*
  • Eligible to apply for single game football and men's basketball parking pass (Game Day Lots)**
  • Exclusive recognition in Ohio Athletics' annual report in Varsity OHIO only section  
  • Varsity OHIO branded keepsakes
  • All benefits of Ohio Bobcat Club Bobcat Fan level

*Subject to availability with a max of 1 guest and 1 game per year

**Subject to availability 

Varsity OHIO Legacy benefits run on a calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For individuals who are already Ohio Bobcat Club members and qualify for Varsity OHIO, there will be no additional donation required. Per Seat Requirements (PSR’s) will not count towards Varsity OHIO Legacy benefits. Those individuals will be automatically receive Varsity OHIO Legacy benefits.

How to Apply for Legacy Benefits
In order to be eligible for the Varsity OHIO Legacy membership you have to make a gift of at least $100 to the annual fund of the Ohio Bobcat Club. To make a gift Click HERE

For Varsity OHIO Legacy members, to apply for single game End Zone Club access, single game Rohr Room access or a single game parking passes (Game Day Lots) please contact Pete Collins at collinsp1@ohio.edu. In your request, please provide your graduation year, athletic activity and which event you're requesting.  

Varsity OHIO Legacy memberswill also become members of The Ohio Bobcat Club at the Bobcat Fan level, Ohio Athletics' annual giving program that provides student-athletes with the support they need to reach their full potential. Benefits of The Ohio Bobcat Club membership include priority points, a membership card and priority ticket/parking options. More information on the Ohio Bobcat Club can be found HERE.

Follow Ohio Athletics on Twitter (@OhioBobcats) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Varsity OHIO, follow it on Twitter (@VarsityOHIO).

Established in 2012,Varsity OHIO's goal is to enhance the overall alumni experience by providing opportunities to remain connected, ignite engagement and stay involved with Ohio Athletics, their specific sport(s), former teammates and the University.For more information, please contact Assistant Director of The Ohio Bobcat Club, Pete Collins at 740-593-119 or collinsp1@ohio.edu 

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