Thank you to all of you that joined us for the amazing day of Golf, fellowship and fun at Foxfire Golf Course Monday June 10th. What started off as maybe a rain-out, turned into a great, albeit windy day for sure.
The Golfers all had 18 holes of fun that included awards for Longest Drive, closest to the hole and on the Par 3 17th, there was a chance to win $10,000 with a hole in one.
Once the day of golf concluded, it was time for a little 19th hole socializing and then on to the Banquet itself. The members we served a fantastic spread of yummy Italian food and many of the members walked away with some fantastic momentos from the silent auction. The 50/50 raffle winner also walked away with a nice bonus!
Dave Maetzold was AWESOME in his introduction to our 2019 Person the the Year, Jody Shelley. Dave highlighted Jody's career before introducing the man of the hour himself, Mr. Jody Shelley.
Jody was gracious and talked about his time on the ice as a true bruiser, and of course this past year's team and their success and explained how some replacements will most likely need to step up next year to fill some pretty big shoes.
We were honored to host such a generous man who has committed himself to Columbus and growing the sport of Hockey within it, and throughout the state of Ohio and beyond.
We cannot finish without saying THANK YOU to Bob Redfield, Jeff Norris, Tom Sappington, John Buchenroth and the rest of the board that spent many hours pre-planning this event and who hosted the players and honoree so gracefully on Monday June 10th.
Once again, Congratulations to the 2019 Agonis Person of the Year, Mr. Jody Shelley.
See you all next year!
The Agonis Club Board
Get a Commemorative Person of the Year Polo Shirt!
Get this commemorative Polo Shirt from our 2017 POY Golf Outing for Jim Tressel and re-live the magic all over again! This outing was amazing and now you can get your hands on this limited edition Polo Shirt and be the talk of the office all year!!
Limited sizes and quantities are available and once they are gone, they are gone!
Tressel announced 2017 Agonis Person of Year
Please join The Agonis Club of Columbus, its proud members and past OSU greats as we honor OSU Coaching Legend Mr. Jim Tressel (@JimTressel5) as our 2017 Person of The Year On Monday May 8, 2017 at The Medallion Club. Check this website for more details to come!
Northeast Ohio Native, Tressel graduated from Berea High School in 1971. Earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College (1975) and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Akron (1977).
Jim Tressel start his football coaching career as an assistant at Ohio State University, Syracuse University, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Akron. In all of his coaching posts, Tressel also taught in the classroom to remain engaged with the student body.
In 1986 Tressel became head football coach at Youngstown State University. Within two seasons, the Penguins were in the NCAA Playoffs. He was named executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1994. In his 15-year tenure as head football coach, Tressel’s teams amassed a record of 135-52-2, appeared in the playoffs 10 times and won four national championships.
Tressel left YSU in 2001 to become head football coach at Ohio State University. From 2001 to 2010, he guided the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Championship, six Big Ten Championships, nine bowl appearances, seven 10-win seasons and an 8-1 record against Michigan. His record at Ohio State was 94-21.
Tressel has published two books: “The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life” (2008) and “Life Promises for Success” (2011). His lengthy list of awards includes the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994 and 2002, the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2002, Chevrolet National Coach of the Year in 1997, 1994 and 1993, the Paul “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year in 2002 and the Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2002. At YSU, he received the Heritage Award in 2008.
He was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, both in 2015. He entered the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.
In 2015, Ellen and Jim Tressel made a $1 million pledge to create the Ellen and Jim Tressel Student Work Opportunity Endowment Fund at YSU, an initiative to help expand student employment opportunities on campus. It was the latest in an extensive list of fund raising and philanthropy activities for the Tressels. They also participated in the YSU campaigns for the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the expansion of Stambaugh Stadium and the Watson and Tressel Training Site. In 2007, Frank and Norma Watson and Jim and Ellen Tressel donated a combined $1 million to the YSU Centennial Campaign to help fund the WATTS. He also was co-chair of the $110 million campaign for the renovation of Ohio State University’s William Oxley Thompson Library. Along with his university fund raising, Tressel has also been called upon to lead many campaigns for the entire community and its needs.
Ellen Tressel is a YSU graduate and an accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist who remains engaged in charitable causes and community organizations in cities where she and her husband have built careers and raised family, including Youngstown, Columbus and Akron. She began her own financial career in her family’s business in Youngstown and served 17 years at Butler, Wick and Co.
They are the proud parents of four accomplished adults: Zak, Carlee, Eric and Whitney.
SAVE THE DATE- THIS ONE IS NOT BE MISSED!!
Ohio Stadium Policy Changes Announced No bag policy instituted; stadium-wide alcohol sales to begin
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bags larger than 5x8x1-inches will no longer be permitted in Ohio Stadium beginning with the Buckeye Country Superfest June 18-19. The policy also will be in effect for the International Champions Cup soccer game July 27 and the 2016 Ohio State football season as The Ohio State University implements a "no bag" policy at the 104,944-seat venue.
The policy will result in an increased level of security and improve the game experience for fans.
"We have worked alongside our safety, security and management teams and studied similar no bag policies," Craig Stone, chief of the Ohio State University Police Division, said. "We are confident this new policy will create a safer environment for our fans. We also believe the policy will expedite the process of getting our fans into the stadium and to their seats."
There will be one exception to the policy with regard to the size of handbags:
OSU Great Clark Kellogg - 2016 Agonis Person of the Year!
Please join The Agonis Club, its proud members and past OSU greats as we honor OSU Legend Mr. Clark Kellogg (@ClarkKelloggCBS) as our 2016 Person of The Year On Monday May 23rd, 2016 at The Medallion Club.
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Clark 'Special K' Kellogg grew up in East Cleveland, Ohio, attended Chambers Elementary, W.H. Kirk Middle School (both in East Cleveland), and St. Joseph's High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and had a high school basketball career generally regarded as the finest in Cleveland history. His 51 point game in the state championship game is still an Ohio high school state finals record. Kellogg also played in the McDonald's All-American and Capital Classic games.
Would you enjoy an opportunity to network with Central Ohioans promoting sportsmanship and youth development?
Do you get fired up for Buckeye Football Season? Do you enjoy golf outings and other social activities?
Does the idea of rewarding outstanding scholar athletes appeal to you? Do you like to assist youth with achieving their dreams with financial scholarships? Would you enjoy personal and professional growth through committee work and projects? Would you enjoy "insider" Buckeye Athletic functions?
The Agonis Club of Columbus has been doing all this for over 75 years as a 100% Non-profit organization with 100% of member dues going towards scholarships.
There are many reasons to become an Agonis Club Member. But maybe the best is that, life rewards those who help others.
A great testimonial from a Great Member!
"These luncheons are so worth it. Getting to hear great speakers, celebrate high school athletes through their academic and athletic achievements and getting to hang out with the best Buckeye fans. Tom and I are going, so get your tickets now and let us know if you can go with us."!!
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