As seen in Compass:
Cruise into this year's On The Green Weekend
Feb 17, 2016
By McKenzie Powell
O n Saturday, May 21, the Cruise-In at the Convo will be flashing hot rods and classic cars as a new feature of the annual spring Homecoming celebration, On The Green Weekend.
“We’re very excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we have added the Cruise-In at the Convo as a part of the On The Green Weekend events,” said Erica Lipscomb, associate director of external relations for the OHIO Alumni Association. “The Cruise-In itself is in its 6th year, and always draws a great crowd. We are hoping some of those folks will join us for other OTG events, and that our OTG attendees will be excited about the new addition to the weekend.”
Hosted by the OHIO Alumni Varsity Band, the popular event serves as a fundraiser for the Marching 110 and its alumni society. The 2016 Cruise-In at the Convo will be held at OHIO’s Convocation Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, as per tradition, will welcome all classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. All OHIO alumni, students, staff, faculty and Athens community members are invited to join in on the fun.
“In the past five years we have had people bring their cars from 40 different counties in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida and Indiana. Even if a person is not a ‘car person’ they can stop by and appreciate the craftsmanship some of these owners have put into their cars,” said Aaron Romero, event volunteer for Cruise-In at the Convo.
The first 110 vehicles to register for the event will be rewarded with dash plaques and free t-shirts as a bonus for supporting the OHIO Marching 110 and its alumni society. Vehicles are guaranteed 1½ parking spaces and can be registered anytime between 9 a.m. and noon for just $10 per vehicle.
The show will also feature door prizes, a split-the-pot drawing, exclusive awards, and food for sale by Sonic of Athens. At 1:10 p.m., the highly anticipated awards presentation will begin.
In addition to the Cruise-In at the Convo, OTG will feature a plethora of exciting activities for the entire Bobcat family, including a special through the decades Film Festival, a Concert Under the Elms, all new Alumni College courses and more.
“Both the car show and OTG are annual events that draw in large crowds of excited OHIO alumni, family and friends, so it only makes sense to combine the two and make the weekend better than ever. We are very excited for what we have in store and hope to see everyone there!” Lipscomb said.
All proceeds from the Cruise-In at the Convo will benefit the OHIO Marching 110 and its alumni society. For more information about the event, contact Aaron Romero at (740) 594-3733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view or register for this year’s OTG Weekend 2016 events, visit https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/onthegreen/.