The 2nd & 7 Foundation
20th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Schottenstein Center




20 Years of Impact


In 1999, inspired by their community service as Buckeyes, Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel visited 7 schools and read to all of the 2nd graders, armed with the new books that they purchased from the proceeds of their first football camp. The seeds were planted for what would become The 2nd & 7 Foundation, an organization that now inspires thousands of student-athletes across the country to pay it forward by encouraging young children to read.

In the past 20 years, over 300,000 free books have been provided to 2nd graders across 26 states in nearly 200 reading programs. The 2nd & 7 Foundation is blessed with a huddle of student-athletes, volunteers and program advocates that continues to grow and is more committed than ever to its mission to encourage readers and leaders all across the country.


Join us in our national effort to pay it forward.

2nd & 7 Gala Logo

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now" - Chinese Proverb

Platinum Sponsors

  • Buckeye Reflections: Jack Park and Maureen Zappala

Gold Sponsors

  • Brackett Builders
  • Byers Auto Group
  • White Castle
  • Wolfe Family Foundation, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

  • Associated Insurance Agencies, Inc.
  • Buckeye Cruise
  • Ravi & Praveena Dhawale
  • Huntington Bank
  • America's Floor Source
  • Hosket Ulen Insurance Solutions
  • Diamond Hill Capital Management
  • Superior Beverage Group
  • Westport Homes
  • m2 marketing
  • Ryan Miller Family
  • M/I Homes
  • Elite Biomedical Solutions
  • Continental Building Company
  • Heartland Bank
  • Lancaster Pollard
  • Orthopedic One
  • Corey Linsley and Johnathan Hankins

Bronze Sponsors

  • Blue & Co.
  • Perio, Inc. (Barbasol Brands)
  • Rolta | Advizex
  • Hamilton Parker
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
  • State Auto
  • Golden Reserve
  • Crawford Hoying
  • AirForce One
  • Bob Webb Homes
  • IMG
  • Giant Eagle

Additional Sponsorships

  • Giant Eagle
  • Flowerama
  • BP Foundation
  • Print Direct for Less
  • Shaffer Distributing
  • Bill Davis Foundation
  • Beecher Hill

Gala Details

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | The Schottenstein Center

Cocktail attire, valet parking available

Jay Crawford

Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller, Mike Vrabel

Gene Smith


5:30-6:30 pm VIP Reception

presented by Jack Park & Maureen Zappala, Buckeye Reflections

6:30-7:30 pm Main Event Registration

Cocktails/Dinner Stations Open

7:30 pm Program Begins

9-9:30 pm Reverse Raffle/Live Auction

9:30 pm Closing/Live Entertainment


Archie Griffin
Jack Hanna

Thad Matta
Urban Meyer

Jack Nicklaus
Jim Tressel


  • Premier table for 10
  • 10 Tickets to VIP Reception
  • Full Page ad in Gala Program
  • Social media/video recognition at event
  • Option to sit with 2nd & 7 VIPs
  • Table recognition
  • 20th Anniversary Platinum Team (Name listed in new Hog Mollies book from 2020-2025)
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of OSU's Woody Hayes Athletic Center


  • Table for 10
  • 10 Tickets to VIP Reception
  • Half Page ad in Gala Program
  • Option to sit with 2nd & 7 VIPs
  • Table recognition


  • 4 Tickets
  • 1/4 Page ad in Gala Program


  • 1 Ticket to Gala

All tickets include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, open bar, valet parking and patron gift

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PAYMENT: Checks may be sent to The 2nd & 7 Foundation
7949 N. High Street, Suite B
Columbus, OH 43235

IMPORTANT: Please submit half or full payment upon registration to confirm your sponsorship. Full payment due 30 days prior to Gala.

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