Former Buckeye to Raise Funds in Zanesville

by Erika Brooks on October 4, 2012 at 6:42 am

A former OSU football player is giving back.

Former defensive end James Cotton established the BUCK-ICON Foundation to host football camps for special needs children and other underprivileged youth throughout Ohio. The camp is free for the youth so Cotton uses his celebrity along with other former OSU players to raise money for his cause.

"Courtland Bullard played for the St. Louis Rams and the Buckeyes and Maurice Clarrett Big 10 Freshman of the Year and 2002 National Champion will be joining us as well. For those guys to have the opportunity to make a difference in the community firsthand and get out here and meet and greet the fans that loyally supported us over the past decade is a phenomenal experience," said BUCK-ICON President James Cotton.

The pre-game tailgate party will start at 7:30 Saturday October 13th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Zanesville. Once the game starts, two tickets to the OSU-Michigan game will be raffled off. A silent auction will include an Urban Meyer signed photo and football, A.J. Hawk signed photo and much more.

Cotton appreciates the help of former players in making his foundation a success.

"It’s gratifying, that’s what my foundation is about is helping former OSU athletes transition into a life after sports. To get the support that they’ve been outpouring with, it’s just great," said Cotton.

The BUCK-ICON Foundation extends an invitation to any individual or business to come out and participate.