11th Annual Buckeye Pep Rally

by Ashley Zilka on November 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Buckeye fans are coming together to gear up for the big Ohio State games left on the schedule and to support a good cause.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville will be hosting a Buckeye pep rally at the Eaglesticks Golf Club Friday night. The fundraiser benefits the mentoring programs offered by the organization. Executive Director Mollie Crooks says there will be music, food, games and raffles.

"This will be our 11th year. So eleven years in 2011 and each year it just seems to grow and we get new faces and new items," said Crooks. 

Crooks says while the event is sure to be a good time, it is also a major fundraiser for the organization.

"There is always a need for more volunteers and that’s the other part of this fundraiser. It’s also an opportunity for us to educate people that we do need volunteers. We have 80 children still on the waiting list. We have been working on that but as we match more children, more children come into the program so it’s an ever-growing need," said Crooks. 

Crooks says there are still a few seats left for the pep rally. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. One of the incentives is a 10K giveaway. If the organization can sell 200 tickets, someone will win 10,000 dollars.