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The Game Gives Back

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan in an incredible showdown that transcends the rivalry and unites Ohio State and Michigan for GOOD!


Former University of Michigan tight end, Jake Butt, and former Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry are teaming up to bring their fan bases together in support of a greater cause: helping Boys & Girls Clubs and supporting families in need.

“Michigan ‘versus’ Ohio State is a powerful combination of competition, hatred, and desire to beat one another - resulting in The Game being accepted as the greatest rivalry in sports.  But think for a moment about this - what happens when we use that competitive energy to work together for good?  As this fierce rivalry kicks off the holiday season, it’s a reminder to me that though the battle is important, it does not really matter.  At least not to families in need in our communities.  Let’s come together and help make them the true winners of The Game.”

— Jake Butt, University of Michigan

“The Game is cherished among many, and fans of the sport marvel at the spectacle on the field year after year.  So, why not leverage that intensity for good?  That’s what we are doing here. The season surrounding the Ohio State versus Xichigan game can be difficult for many families as the holidays approach.  That leads to the task at hand – supporting Central Ohio and Southeastern Michigan communities through a meaningful, charitable competition between Ohio State and Xichigan fans.  Through the power of both fanbases, we can make an impact that goes well beyond The Game!”


Not just another rivalry

The Game Gives Back is a chance for passionate Ohio State and Michigan fans to channel their team spirit into a meaningful endeavor and make a difference in our communities!  


How you can help

With your support, we can make a tangible impact on the lives of children and families – and help us reach the common goal of Boys & Girls Clubs – to enable young people to reach their full potential.

Choose Your Team, Make a Difference! 

Whether you bleed scarlet and gray or maize and blue, your support matters! Choose your team and make a donation to support Boys & Girls Clubs and support families in in our communities.

From touchdowns to tackles, every contribution counts!

Thank You

Thank you for joining The Game Gives Back and making a lasting impact on the lives of children, families, and communities in need.

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