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Day of Play

An Esports and In-person Event

BuckeyeThon is using the power of gaming to raise money for Nationwide Children's Hospital! On Sunday, October 10th from 11am-10pm, BuckeyeThon, Extra Life, and Buckeye Gaming Collective will be hosting a gaming marathon in the Ohio Union and online as an alternative way to engage and continue our fundraising efforts.

You and your friends will be able to engage through our Twitch stream, online tournaments, raffles, discord server and action-packed livestream, and our in-person board and arcade games, including laser tag! Want to know more about BuckeyeThon's impact? Go to the Impact section on the website to find out!

  • Looking to join the community, ask questions, or find for a group to play with? Join the Virtual Day of Play Discord ServerClick here!
  • Sign up for a tournament here: Click Here!
  • Tune into our stream on October 10th from 11am-10pm for all things Virtual Day of Play: Click Here!
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: casual Among Us with the Champion Families
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Minecraft with the Champion Families
  • Join us in the Ohio Union Performance Hall for board games and the Great Hall Meeting Rooms for arcade games like hockey, foosball, and laser tag
  • Check in for the event here: Check In

Fundraising & Raffles

Anyone participating in the event is encouraged in joining BuckeyeThon’s fundraising efforts by donating to the Day of Play team at This Link!

This year, in order to enter tournaments, there will be a small donation fee necessary. At our in-person activities, we will be using “Buckeye Bucks” to pay for our games.

  • Registered Team Members get 5 Buckeye Bucks automatically
  • Every $10 fundraised after that is another Buckeye Buck!
  • So, at $50 raised, you get 10 Buckeye Bucks. More money raised = more games to play!
  • Anyone that is not registered can donate to get Buckeye Bucks
  • It is a $10 donation for 5 Buckeye Bucks


Tournaments & Casual Play

Throughout the day, we will be running several tournaments. Players will be duking it out in their respective games for the chance to walk away with a Dirty Franks Gift Card for 1st place and BuckeyThon merch for 2nd. The times for each tournament are listed below:

  • 11:00am-2:30pm: 5-minute blitz chess games (in person)
  • 2:00pm-7:00pm: Smash Bros (in person)
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm: football (in person)
  • 4:30pm-8:00pm: League of Legends
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm: Rocket League
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm: Mario Kart (in person) Link for registration: Register Here!

Casual games with community members will also be happening all day long on the Virtual Day of Play Discord Server, so bring a friend along and meet some new folks to spread the word!

If you have questions about accessiblity or wish to request accommodations please contact Grace Beedles at  Typically, two weeks notice will allow us to provide seamless access.
If you have questions about any of these opportunities or have Team Members interested in participating, please reach out to the Director of Events, Ambrosia Havan at