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Join us to recognize and support our outstanding student-athletes at ODU's Black & Gold Club Casino Night!

Roll the dice as we support our NCAA Division II programs at the eighth annual Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Black & Gold Kickoff.

  • Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Alumni Hall, Ohio Dominican University

NOTE: Online registration has closed, but you can still buy tickets at the door!

  • Black & Gold Club Kickoff Tickets are $100 each
  • ODU Staff / Faculty discount tickets are $50 each (limit two)


About the Event

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Black & Gold Club Kickoff sets the tone for success in academics and athletics at Ohio Dominican throughout the year ahead. This year, we're bringing back the gaming tables for our second annual Casino Night! Odds are you'll have a great time while supporting our student-athletes!

Audience members will also hear from student-athletes about how your support has impacted their lives at Ohio Dominican.

You'll have the chance to meet ODU's new First Family, Dr. Robert and Jen Gervasi. The Athletic Department takes this opportunity to share its vision for the upcoming athletic seasons as well.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure of the rules for the various Casino games. Staff members from the gaming company will be available to teach you how to play every game!

Each attendee will receive casino chips and a raffle ticket to get started. Additional chips and raffle tickets may be purchased.

A host bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.

Black & Gold Silent Auction

We have another outstanding silent auction this year, with more than 100 items and packages available, valued from $25 up to $2500.

All silent auction items will be on display throughout the Black & Gold Club Kickoff event, but you can preview a list of items with their descriptions and bid numbers at the link below.

Each year, corporate sponsors, community members, friends and alumni join us for an evening of celebration of all that Ohio Dominican Athletics has accomplished. We hope you will make plans to join us this year!

For a full listing of sponsorship levels and benefits, or any other questions, please contact:

Whitney Briggs
Director of Gift & Estate Planning
University Advancement

Highlights from the 2016 Black & Gold Club Kickoff


Photos from the 2016 Black & Gold Club Kickoff

Black & Gold Kickoff 2016