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GFS shoppers can help raise funds for the Stadium Cake Scholarship.


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 The 24th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake was displayed prior to the Ohio State v. Indiana football game on November 22, 2014.  Despite the morning ice storm that delayed the set-up of the cake, this year was another sweet success.  Although fundraising won't be officially cut off until August for the 24th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake (when fundraising for the 25th Annual Cake begins), fans have contributed more than $9,700 for the 2014 effort, bring the total raised to more than $156,000.  Thank you for your continued support!

New photos and videos have been added.  Please click on the links to view them.

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History and Purpose

The Stadium Cake was devised in 1991 as a light-hearted means of celebrating the great tradition of Ohio State football. In the fall of 1991, a group of five dedicated Buckeye alumni constructed the first cake replica of the Horseshoe during the week of the Ohio State v. Iowa football game for display at their pre-game tailgate party in the north lot of St. John Arena. Why? Because one of those tailgaters proclaimed that it couldn't be done. Wrong thing to say to people who worship poisonous nuts!

Although they considered their creation a confectionery masterpiece, like all great artists, the bakers immediately began contemplating improvements. Their ideas and the drive for perfection gave rise to the new and improved Second Annual Ohio Stadium Cake, this time for display prior to the 1992 Ohio State v. Michigan game. Since then, the 200-plus pound cake has been constructed for display at the creators' tailgate party before and during one home football game each year.

By its third year, the annual cake had become such a big hit with Ohio State fans that the cake crew decided to take advantage of the cake's popularity to raise funds for Ohio State's general need-based academic scholarship, the Scarlet and Gray Scholarship Fund. From the third through the eighth year, the confectionery masterpiece was served following the game for donations to that fund.

In 1999, the Stadium Cake Crew established the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund within OSU's general need-based academic scholarship fund, and the money donated by loyal Buckeye fans since that year has been deposited into the new fund. With the Thirteenth Annual Ohio Stadium Cake, the Crew raised enough funds to fully endow the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund as a permanent means of financially assisting worthy Buckeye students. Donations since have helped grow the fund to over $156,000. Way to go Buckeye fans!

Since 2004, the University has awarded 50 scholarships from the earnings of the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund, including six for 2014-15 academic year.

Please take some time to learn more about the Ohio Stadium Cake and the Scholarship Fund it supports. Use the Menu above to navigate around our web site to see photos, peruse press reports, view video clips, and read about the Stadium Cake Scholarship.

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The 2014 Ohio Stadium Cake Sketch, commemorating the 24th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake, is a view of the north towers from the field during pre-game.  650 limited-edition, numbered prints, each signed by the artist, are available for a $10 donation to the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund.  Click here to see all the Stadium Cake Sketches and for ordering information for those that are still available.

You can give to the Stadium Cake Scholarship fund on OSU's secure web site.  Here’s how:

First, click here to be redirected to The Ohio State University site for giving to the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund.

Follow the instructions on that site to complete your gift.

Second, click here to send the Stadium Cake Crew an e-mail to let us know if you want a commemorative sketch or sketches.
Be sure to include your mailing address.

It’s that easy!

The Ohio State University awarded six Stadium Cake Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  This year's recipients are:

Samantha Biarsky, Plano, Texas
Esah Bouziane, Delaware, Ohio
Lila Brown, New Albany, Ohio
Marwa Osman, Columbus, Ohio
Aaron Stacy, Englewood, Ohio
Ian Trusedell, Indianapolis, Indiana

Congratulations to all of the Stadium Cake Scholarship recipients!

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Scholarship recipient Samantha Biarsky (3rd from left) greets members of the Stadium Cake Crew at the 2014 Annual OSU Scholarship Reception.

GFS has an easy way to help raise funds for the Ohio Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund.  Just click here and sign up for GFS’s Fun Funds program.  Then, use your Fun Funds card whenever you shop at GFS, and the Scholarship Fund will receive a rebate based upon the amount of your purchases.  Thanks, GFS, for your continued support.

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Thanks to the Kroger Company for once again supplying most of the ingredients for the Ohio Stadium Cake.  Kroger has been a generous sponsor for many years.

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Last updated:  March 21, 2015.