The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill to host March Madness contest to benefit charity, win Vegas vacation
By: Katie Higgins
Restaurant teams up with 97.1 The Fan and MillerCoors for basketball competition to support Ronald McDonald House
COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 25, 2014 – The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill at Grandview Yard announced today that it will host a series of competitions leading up to the Final Four college basketball tournament in which contestants can win a trip to Las Vegas while supporting the Ronald McDonald House. Buckeye Hall of Fame General Manager, Tracy Ritchey made the announcement.
During three remaining qualifying rounds, participants will attempt one 3-point shot in a regulation basketball hoop outside the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill. Those who make their shots will be invited back to compete in a tournament style game of PIG for a grand prize trip to Las Vegas, which includes airfare, three nights at the Bellagio, hotel tax and transfers for two people during the Final Four Championships April 5-7.
“Our March Madness event will bring area athletes, amateurs, and basketball fans alike out for an energetic and spirit-filled competition that supports a great cause,” said Ritchey.
The three qualifying rounds will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, Thursday, March 6, and Sunday, March 16. Participants may take one free 3-point shot each during each of the qualifying rounds, but can attempt a second shot by donating $20 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. According to Columbus Ronald McDonald House Charities Development Officer, Megan Koester, “twenty dollars supports one overnight stay for a family while their child is receiving care across the street at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”
The final round of the competition will take place during a live station broadcast with Bishop & Rothman and Common Man & Company on Friday, March 21.
The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill is an OSU-themed sports bar and restaurant licensed by The Ohio State University, featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia and celebrating all things scarlet and gray. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant boasts a full menu, 43 flat screen televisions, the “Film Room” featuring a 140-inch projection screen and stage, an outdoor patio with a “Block O” fire pit and more than 100 pieces of exclusive Buckeye sports memorabilia including an original iron stadium gate from the 1920s, and one of Archie Griffin’s Heisman Trophies.
The restaurant is located at 775 Yard Street and opens at 11am daily. For more information, visit www.buckeyegrill.com.
About the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill: The Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill is a sports restaurant licensed by The Ohio State University. The Buckeye Grill features unique memorabilia, rarely seen photographs, 40 TV screens, and an atmosphere that celebrates all things scarlet and gray. From unique appetizers to signature entrees, everything is prepared using only the finest and freshest ingredients. The Buckeye Grill is located at Grandview Yard near the Hyatt Place hotel and is just minutes from downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University campus.