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Have a child, niece, nephew that is bound to be a Buckeye?  Want an educational book that also will provide them with the history, tradition and everything Buckeye from A to Z?  Here is your opportunity to buy them Buckeyes A to Z a book written by Mark Walter.  Now through January 31st if you buy this book from the www.bigfanbooks.com and reference the Dallas/ Fort Worth Alumni Club 20% of the purchase will go directly to the Dallas/ Fort Worth Scholarship Fund. Buckeyes A to Z is written by a Columbus native and was a finalist for the 2012 Buckeye Children’s Book Award The book includes: Color illustrations and hardback cover Rhymes and facts about Ohio State football Search for a hidden Woody Hayes in each picture Educational activities for children to enjoy Officially licensed by The Ohio State University *HAVE YOUR BOOK SIGNED SPECICALLY TO YOUR FAVORITE BUCKEYE FAN*ORDER YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY TODAY BY VISITING: www.BigFanBooks.com
Click thumbnail to enlarge Check out the Ohio State Alumni Club of Dallas Ft. Worth’s new online sales site! Just go to osudfw.bigcartel.com. This new site will make select club items available to you by mail. Just place your order, pay with credit card or PayPal as you prefer, and your purchase will be delivered directly to you. We have a new t-shirt design that is a must have, commemorating our football team’s national championship right here in DFW. It is a unique design and priced at only $15 plus shipping. We also have buckeye national championship winter scarves, and a limited edition print signed by our own Dave Francis! Check back often, as we sell out various items we will be adding new ones. This is about one of our Buckeye Alumni, Robert "Bobby" Murphy. We recently learned that he is in a struggle to financially survive and provide for himself and his two sons following the severe economic crisis of the late 2000's. Bobby played defensive back for both Woody Hayes and Earl Bruce. He was Honorable Mention All Big Ten and played briefly in the NFL with Atlanta and the Giants. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree. Following the NFL, he was a graduate assistant under Coach Bruce and, then assistant, Nick Saban. He has also coached at Ohio Wesleyan and several high schools. In 1986, he founded a company called Buckeye International Car Company and grew the company into one of the largest independent dealers in Ohio, employing a staff of 38. He ran the company for 18 years. During this time he had a strong business relationship with Gil Kirk, a notable Columbusite and current President of Wallace & Ackley in Columbus. As the car company grew, he branched out into the land development business with both commercial and residential properties in Central Ohio and Southern California. He formed a second company called International Land Investments in 1990. His investment in 85 acres in the Santa Barbara area was a giant step and seemed to be a no miss opportunity. As things progressed in California, he decided to get into development in the Southlake area, where he currently resides. Then came the economic disaster that began in 2008-2009 in California. Things began to snowball and his business began to dissolve rapidly. Everything he had achieved since 1986 is now essentially gone. In an effort to stay afloat, he worked briefly for Moritz Motors in Arlington until it was sold in 2014 and he was out of work. Bobby and his two sons currently reside in Southlake in a home of a friend for whom he is house sitting and who recently relocated to Florida. However, there is no time table on how long that arrangement will last and Bobby must pay all the utilities and upkeep while living in the home. His older son is apparently a rising football star at Southlake High School. Bobby is desperately seeking any type of employment that will allow him to pay the bills and put food on the table. He has responded to over 200 possible opportunities to no avail. Probably the two biggest hurdles with which he is dealing are that he essentially has no work history as he has been his own boss for the past 28 years since leaving Ohio State, and he is over fifty years of age, What we do know is that Bobby is a person of great integrity and morality. He is strong in his religious conviction, and determined to fight his way back. He possesses strong entreprenurial skills, is articulate and is a outstanding people person. It should also be noted that he has been a volunteer motivational speaker to a number of high school and college athletes during his career. We are asking for your help in locating some meaningful employment opportunities to get Bobby back on his feet. If you know of any potential opportunities or anyone with whom you might suggest that he might contact, it would be extremely appreciated. Time is of the essence as he cannot continue for very long with no income. Any information or leads can be emailed to: info@dallasohiostatealumniclub.com. In addition, the Board has established a a voluntary donation fund to help keep Bobby and his boys afloat until he finds employment. If you would like to donate, please use one of these three ways: 1. If you are a PayPal user, simply send a payment of the amount of your choice to: treasurer@dallasohiostatealumniclub.com 2. If you are not a PayPal user, but would like to contribute via credit card, just send an email to: treasurer@dallasohiostatealumniclub.com with the amount that you would like to contribute. Our treasurer will then send you an invoice for that amount that you can pay online with a credit card 3. If you want to use the tried-and-true method of sending a check, please make the check out to “Ohio State Alumni Club of Dallas”, and mail to: Glenn Bishop, 521 WALES CT, COPPELL, TX 75019-5144 Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye! We take care of our own. Robert “Bobby” Murphy 5th Annual Big 10 Picnic!!!  Come and join us and have some fun.  Hope to see you there.  Date: 5/31 Sunday  Time: 2pm - close   Place: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine http://grapevinetexas.gov/Facilities.aspx?Page=detail&RID=31   Food:  Hotdogs and burgers are provided along with some pops.  There will be Grills there for grilling.  Bring whatever else you want to bring for food.    Beverages: Please bring your own and plastic unmarked cups. Venue:  There will be big DJ Speakers and cornhole games.   Ohio State Spring Game Saturday April 18th 12:30 - 4:00pm Come out and enjoy our Buckeye Spring Game Scarlet vs Gray  Big Al's Mckinney Avenue Tavern, Austin Avenue Richardson, & Fox & Hound Fort Worth