On Friday, September 27, we're hosting the first Gold Pants Social in the players' lounge at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Yes, you read that correctly – we're gathering to eat and drink with former Ohio State greats at the WHAC. How's that for a primer for Saturday's Eat Too, Brutus IV?
Attendees will mingle with former coaches, players, fans and your friends at 11W all while raising money to purchase the charms the players receive for beating Michigan. Food for a king will be provided by The Grill's Chop House and our friends at The Land-Grant Brewing Company will be there with craft beer and other drinks.
Yes, this is literally a Gold Pants party.
Buckeye greats whom you'll meet Friday night include Mike Doss, Shawn Springs, John Hicks, Jim Lachey, Bobby Carpenter, Earle Bruce, Matt Finkes, Mike Tomczak, Craig Krenzel, Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson, Andy Katzenmoyer, Bobby Hoying, Simon Fraser, Raymont Harris, John Cooper, Michael Wiley, Justin Zwick and Jack Park.
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 the event will go directly to the Gold Pants Club.
We expect both events to sell out quickly, as space is limited.
Buy Tickets or BECOME A SPONSOR
Once again, we're making it incredibly easy for you to contribute and attend the event. Simply contribute at a level you're comfortable with and your spot is reserved.
GOLDEN TAILOR → $125
✔ Admission for one (1) to The Gold Pants Social presented by Eleven Warriors, including food and beverages (Note: This does not include admission to Eat Too, Brutus IV).
URBAN LEGEND → $200
✔ Admission for one (1) to The Gold Pants Social presented by Eleven Warriors, including food and beverages.
✔ Admission for one (1) to Saturday's Eat Too, Brutus IV, including food and beverages.
✔ Official Eat Too, Brutus IV t-shirt.
✔ 20 charity raffle tickets, entering you into a chance to conduct TBDBITL and more.
✔ Your name or organization listed as a donor on the site and a thank you shoutout on the Eleven Dubcast.
Click the icons below for details on locations and times for The Gold Pants Social and Eat Too, Brutus IV.
Suds Provided by Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Food Provided by The Grill's Chop House
Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the Gold Pants Social start?
Doors to the Gold Pants Social presented by Eleven Warriors will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 27.
How long will this thing run?
The Gold Pants Social will end at 10 p.m.
Where is the Gold Pants Social being held?
The Gold Pants Social will be held at the players' lounge in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center [Map].
What's the dress code for the Gold Pants Social?
While there isn't a dress code per se, you will be entering a holy house to break bread with dignitaries, so let that guide your wardrobe choices. We recommend business casual.
How much do tickets cost?
Purchase a ticket (sold out, sorry) for admission to The Gold Pants Social, Eat Too, Brutus IV or both events. You can get in the doors to the tailgate for $50. It will cost a little more to get into the Gold Pants Social, where options start at $125. But, you'll also have the chance to mingle with former players and coaches, all while raising money to buy the gold pants the players will receive for their next win over Michigan. That's pretty cool.
There are various other combo packages that bring more benefits, including a package to attend both events for $200, so be sure to check them out before pulling the trigger.
I didn't receive a ticket. What do I do?
There are no physical tickets for the Gold Pants Social. Simply show up with a photo ID at the door and you're good to go.
How old do you have to be to get in?
Both the Gold Pants Social on Friday night and the tailgate on Saturday are 21+ events.
Do I need to bring food or drink to the event?
No. Just bring yourself, your best Buckeye friends and good vibes.
Land Grant Brewing Company will provide craft beer to go with delicious food from The Grill's Chop House on Friday night. You can expect to find crabcakes, tenderloin, pork sliders, shrimp, and other amazing dishes. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.
I can't make it. Can I still donate?
Yes! The Gold Pants Club and DownSyndrome Achieves appreciate anything we can do to help, so if you can't make the event, and would rather just give money and not receive a t-shirt, you can mail a check to:
Eat Too, Brutus IV Donations
605 N High St #160
Columbus, Ohio 43215
We'll bundle your contribution with what we raise at the event and pass it along to the charities.