Announcing Eat Too, Brutus IV and The Gold Pants Social

By 11W Staff on August 1, 2013 at 3:25p
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Someone just won shorts signed by Mark Titus in the raffle.
Eat Too, Brutus IV
Eat Too, Brutus IV
SAT, SEP. 28, 2013 - 12PM
263-265 W NORWICH AVE Map
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DownSyndrome Achieves

Three years ago, we threw a little party for our readers prior to the Miami game. We spent much of the afternoon making trips to the hidden kegs – it was that kind of operation. But the turnout blew us away and, better yet, the Buckeyes trounced the Hurricanes later that day.

We decided to raise our game for 2011, throwing an even bigger tailgate that benefited the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. We ate City Barbeque and drank with even more of you, including a beloved post presence, and managed to raise almost $6,000 for charity before this happened at the Shoe. Not bad for basement-dwellers.

Last year, we decided to go even bigger. We moved Eat Too, Brutus to swanky new digs behind the Varsity Club, complete with porta potties, multiple televisions, food-a-plenty and a beer truck full of Yuengling. Hundreds of you showed up, Titus autographed his Final Four spandex, and we raised over $10,000 for DownSyndrome Achieves. For a nightcap, we watched the Buckeyes hang 63 on Nebraska.

How do we top that this year? Simple: We're gathering the weekend of the Wisconsin game, heading back to the same great spot, bringing City Barbeque, the Yuengling truck and adding...a few extras.

Special MUSICAL Guest: TBDBITL

A sizeable contingent from the Ohio State Marching Band will be on hand to kick off the festivities. Two lucky patrons will be selected as guest conductors to lead them in playing Across the Field as well as Hang on Sloopy.

You're picturing yourself conducting the band right now. Don't be embarrassed. Everyone is. #bucketlist

SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: MEKKA DON

Later in the day, Columbus' own Mekka Don will perform. He has a new song coming out, called "Juice." You'll hear it at the stadium on Saturdays this season.

There will be plenty of other goodies on Saturday, all of which will be fun and will ultimately benefit a great, great cause.

But then there's also the Friday night prior to the tailgate.

The Gold Pants Social Presented by Eleven Warriors

On Friday night The Gold Pants Social presented by Eleven Warriors will take place in the players' lounge at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

The Gold Pants Social presented by Eleven Warriors

Attendees will mingle with former coaches, players, fans and your friends at 11W all while raising money to purchase the charms the players will receive for beating Michigan. There will be plenty of food on hand at the WHAC as well as craft beer from The Land Grant Brewing Company.

Yes, this is literally a Gold Pants party.

Buckeye greats whom you'll meet Friday night include Jim Lachey, Bobby Carpenter, Matt Finkes, Mike Tomczak, Craig Krenzel, Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson and John Cooper. The roster of former players and coaches is growing by the day as their confirmations trickle in, so expect many additions to this list.

You can never pay back; but you can always pay forward. - Woody Hayes, misquoting improving a line from Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can only improve upon a weekend of Buckeye football by paying forward, which is why we Eat Too, Brutus. - Eleven Warriors

100% of all proceeds from each event will go directly to the Gold Pants Club and DownSyndrome Achieves, respectively. Many of our sponsors, like City Barbeque, are graciously donating their efforts and contributions, which only benefits the charity more.

You/your company have the same opportunity. Contact us if you would like to showcase your products at the tailgate.

We expect both events to sell out very quickly, as space is limited.

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droessl's picture

sonofabitch I wish I could go. Damn living out of state, being newly married, and out of vacation days.  The Gold Pants Social sounds glorious. 

Baroclinicity's picture

Given that I've already mentioned my situation, this causes me the most stress:

We expect both events to sell out very quickly, as space is limited.

Time to have a chat with the better half...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Ethos's picture

Can't make this one, but I COULD make one in Chicago before the NW game *hint..hint*

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I agree, and raise a *wink, wink; nudge nudge*

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Phoenix824's picture

"say no more,  say no more"

yrro's picture

That's a pretty darn big basement you've got there.
Amazing how this has grown. Keep up the good work, guys. Sounds like a blast.

BIGjuxe's picture

Holy smokes.
I've lurked on here for quite some time, but I never realized that Eat Too, Brutus was held at my old college apartment complex.  Awesome!! Best place on campus!
 
 

WB

AllDay028's picture

Did we announce which game/the date yet and I missed it?

AllDay028's picture

NVM, I'm an Idiot. Wisky is the one game i'm actually flying back to Ohio to see so I'll be there.

fear_the_nut70's picture

Am I an idiot?  I just looked at our 2013 schedule and have no idea which one is the NVM game.  A little help?

jeremytwoface's picture

Huh?

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

fear_the_nut70's picture

What game is this for?

jeremytwoface's picture

It's for the Wisconsin game.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

AirForceNUT's picture

NVM is an abbreviation for nevermind...

Goalscorer9's picture

Is Meechy going?
 
I kid I kid.

Denny's picture

Have fun, you guys.
Sounds like you've grown past the days of #d2b being a broken glassware festival (though that was marvelous).

Taquitos.

Unky Buck's picture

Can't wait for this. Going to be pouncing on the tickets here shortly!

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Unky Buck's picture

Done and done! I'll be seeing you other sons (and ladies) of guns on Sept. 29!

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Obuck's picture

I think you'll be a day late

Unky Buck's picture

Haha, you're correct sir. I have no idea why I kept thinking the game was the 29th. Thanks for correcting me there.

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GoBucks713's picture

Bucks and I were discussing in the original link thread, if you guys can locate a dunk tank, i'll gladly sit in there dressed as a down-voter to raise even more money and just heckle the sh!t out of people.

-The Aristocrats!

GoBucks713's picture

And i'm not asking for free admission, I still plan on paying to get into both events. Hell, I haven't even used my shirt discounts from last year.

-The Aristocrats!

DJ Byrnes's picture

Does this mean I need to talk to my financial advisor about refinancing my non-existant mortgage to buy a tie?

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Jason Priestas's picture

You're assuming we let Marion natives into the Gold Pants Social. Related: Sorry, Kyle.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Just wait until Ray Small and I announce our counter-banger to be held outside in the WHAC parking lot.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

phxbuck's picture

Antonio Henton and I will supply the entertainment

GoBucks713's picture

Art Schlichter will be supplying the funding for the parking lot banger, just don't ask him where he got it.

-The Aristocrats!

tennbuckeye19's picture

Steve Belisari will be providing designated driver services.

sharkvsghost's picture

fred pagac jr. will provide the security

swing hard in case you hit it.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Maybe Roby knows someone who could be the bouncer (too soon?)

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

jeremytwoface's picture

Ughh... I wish I could go to the Gold Pants Social.
Given my money situation at the moment (new house, new car, wedding and trip to Hawaii within the last 8 months), I don't think that's possible.
 
How many helmet stickers does it take to exchange for a ticket????

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Vico's picture

Can't wait!

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

gumtape's picture

I used to live on 250 w norwich. Those pictures bring back memories for sure.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

SpoonerBuck33's picture

Okay gents if anyone from or near the cleveland area wants to carpool or get a ride to this sunbitch then let me know. I will absolutely be attending this!

Jason Priestas's picture

Upvoted for deft usage of the term sunbitch

Joe Beale's picture

If you can get Spielman to attend, he and I can reminisce about playing Mat Mania in the Ohio Union game room during our student days. 

pjtobin's picture

I'm so excited I just can't fight it! Lame song. But oh so true words. This will be my first time. I'm bringing the wife ( for protection). I can't wait to meet the staff. And many of my 11w family. Do we wear name tags? How does it work?

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Buckeyeneer's picture

I'm so excited! I'm so excited! . . . I'm so . . . I'm so . . . scared!!!!!!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

Unky Buck's picture

PJ, is your real name Lloyd Braun?

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pjtobin's picture

No Unky Buck. My real name is PJ Tobin. I looked up Mr. Braun. I still have little knowledge of who he is. May I ask why you asked? Is there a joke I'm missing? I'm not offended or anything. Just curious. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Unky Buck's picture

It is a joke. He's a Seinfeld character and a nemesis of George. He worked for the mayor and in his reelection campaign told the mayor that one of his platforms was to have the entire city wear name tags. The idea flopped and cost him the election.

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pjtobin's picture

When I searched his name it did bring up a Seinfeld episode. They were selling computers. I wish I had seen that episode. I'm sorry it went over my head. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Oh wow, I would love to get tickets to the Wisky game!  This will be fun times!!
Go Bucks!

Obuck's picture

The link to the Eat Too Brutus IV $75 tickets (10 raffle tickets etc,) is broken. Shows an error
 

Michael Citro's picture

Just added to the Gold Pants Social lineup: Earle Bruce

 

Menexenus's picture

When I try to buy tickets to E2B4, the checkout utility is charging me Ohio sales tax.  If these tickets represent donations to a Down Syndrome charity, then they should be tax exempt, shouldn't they?  I'm not a tax expert, so I won't be offended if I find out I'm wrong.  But I hope you can understand my desire to avoid paying a tax that I do not legitimately owe.  Can anyone please answer this question?  Thanks.
 

"100% of all proceeds from each event will go directly to the Gold Pants Club and DownSyndrome Achieves, respectively."

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Menexenus's picture

With a bit of experimentation, I have noticed that the checkout utility only charges Ohio sales tax to those who provide an Ohio address.
Again, I'm pretty (90%) sure that this is an error.  Since purchasing this ticket represents a charitable donation, it is not taxable under Ohio law.  Could you please ask the checkout utility vendor to stop collecting sales tax from Ohioans for this event?  Thanks.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Jason Priestas's picture

Sorry for just now getting back to you. There are a few of things going on here.

First, only DownSyndrome Achieves is a 501(c)(3). The Gold Pants Club is in the process of acquiring charitable status, but as of right now, the portion of any ticket that includes the Gold Pants Social is not deductible.

It's also very difficult for us to split a transaction with the app we use to power our store. Unfortunately, we are unable to configure the item so that X% or the first Y of the price is taxable, but the remainder is not.

If you plan on attending the tailgate only, with your ticket proceeds going directly to DownSyndrome Achieves, which is a 501(c)(3), there's a very good chance that the fair market value (FMV) of goods/services received at the tailgate meets or is very close to the cost of the ticket.

Assume you purchase one Hero level ticket at $50. FMV says the entry fee is $10, all you can eat is $15 and all you can drink (Yuengling, other beers, various other non-alcoholic beverages) would be a $20 value. That's $45, and we haven't even placed a value on the Mekka Donor the Ohio State Pep Band performance. There's a very good chance fair market value for the event could exceed the ticket price when it's all said and done (and this math works with every tier associated with the tailgate benefitting DownSyndrome Achieves).

Finally, if you donate directly to DownSyndrome Achieves, via their website, mail or another method, you will not be charged tax. You are being charged tax for tickets to The Gold Pants Social and/or Eat Too, Brutus because you are paying to attend an event that will pipe proceeds to two organizations. The purchase of tickets is not a direct charitable contribution, rather an admission to an event that is raising money for charity. 100 percent of proceeds will still go to the appropriate organization.

For these reasons, we believe we are correct in charging sales tax to Ohio residents, as we would for any other item in our store. Needless to say, charity tax law is not exactly in our wheelhouse, but we believe this approach delivers large sums of money to two great organizations while covering our tax liability for sales.

Hope this clears things up for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions. Also, if you're a tax charity pro and want to check out work, we'd appreciate it!

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Eleven Warriors does not advise on any personal tax requirements or issues. The above is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either express or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for personal income tax questions and assistance.

Menexenus's picture

Thanks for looking into it for me and taking the time to respond.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

USAFBuckeye82's picture

Just got our tickets for the Wiscy game!! section 4B Row 2...and got our tickets for Eat Too Brutus!! It will be my wifes first game experience in The 'Shoe. Can't wait!!

Jason Priestas's picture

Awesome, thank you. Looking forward to meeting you guys.