ELEVEN DUBGATE X: Presented by Eleven Warriors to Benefit Special Olympics Olentangy

By 11W Staff on September 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm
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After a two-year hiatus, our annual charity tailgate is back.

The Eleven Dubgate returns to bring together a perfect College Football Saturday in Columbus with the vibrant 11W community. If you're unfamiliar with its history, you can learn more about it here. 

SAT, SEPT 24 2022 | 3PM - KICKOFF
Tuttle Park & Norwich Map
Special Olympics Olentangy

This year's edition – our tenth – takes place Saturday 9/24 in the hours leading up to Ohio State's kickoff with Wisconsin (which is set for 7:30 p.m.). And it's going to be right behind the Varsity Club on Tuttle Park Place and Norwich Ave. You can't miss it.

100% of proceeds from the Eleven Dubgate will go to Special Olympics Olentangy, which provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for area children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the Olentangy community.

You can donate cash directly to Olentangy Special Olympics at the event, or use Venmo to donate directly to the organization (@OSSOSTORM) either there or from wherever you happen to be.

The Eleven Dubgate has raised thousands of dollars and helped fund the nation’s first centralized and dedicated biobank for Down Syndrome research.


#tbt Eleven Dubgate VI, also held prior to an Ohio State-Nebraska showdown which the Buckeyes won by 59 points

Our sponsors who helped make Dubgate X a reality:

Boren Brothers Land-Grant Brewing Company
BarCar Columbus Tony's Tailgate & Party Rentals
Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace Athletic Brewing Co.
Samuel Adams  


The tailgate will be held behind the Varsity Club on the corner of Tuttle Park Place and Norwich Ave.

What time does the Eleven Dubgate X begin?

Dubgate X will open at 3pm on 9/24.

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Eleven Dubgate 8 2018 vs. Nebraska.

How do I find the Eleven Dubgate X?

Stand in front of the Varsity Club. You're on Lane and Tuttle Park Place. If you walk alongside the VC until you hit Norwich, you'll see the Dubgate on your left.

Is this donation tax deductible?

Yes, Special Olympics is a 501(c)(3) charity.

What if it gets too crowded? What if it rains? Can I bring my kid?

We will work with our event security to make sure the Eleven Dubgate is safe and enjoyable. We will also work with our sponsors to do our very best to keep the food and beverages flowing for the duration of the tailgate.

If you prefer the shade, we literally have you covered. If you like the sun on your face, that's great too. We will have both options. Also, this is an all-ages event.

Do 11W events really help Ohio State win football games?

2010 Eat Too, Brutus #12 Miami 36-24 Buckeyes
2011 Eat Too, Brutus II #12 Wisconsin 33-29 Buckeyes
2012 Eat Too, Brutus III #21 Nebraska 63-38 Buckeyes
2013 Eat Too, Brutus IV #23 Wisconsin 31-24 Buckeyes
2014 Eleven Dubgate V Cincinnati 50-28 Buckeyes
2015 Black Saturday Banger Penn State 38-10 Buckeyes
2016 Eleven Dubgate VI #9 Nebraska 62-3 Buckeyes
2017 Friday Night Banger #2 Penn State 39-38 Buckeyes
2017 Eleven Dubgate VII Michigan State 48-3 Buckeyes
2018 Eleven Dubgate 8 Nebraska 36-31 Buckeyes
2019 Eleven Dubgate IX #13 Wisconsin 38-7 Buckeyes


Buckeye fans, Buckeye fans everywhere.
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