Brutus Buckeye to be dinner speaker

Staff report

SIDNEY — Brutus Buckeye will be the guest speaker at the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Shelby County’s spring banquet on Tuesday, March 22.

The event will be held at the Sidney American legion, 1265 Fourth Ave. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is a cash bar available.

Former Brutus Buckeyes Keith Birkes and Sean Stazen will be the speakers. Stazen, a native of Warrne, Ohio, served as Brutus Buckeye from 2009-11. A graduate of OSU in 2011, Stazen was a member of the Brutus team during two BCS bowl winning seasons in football as well as Sweet 16 appearances for the men’s basketball team. He now resides in Columbus where he is a communications equipment consultant.

Birkes was the seventh Brutus and the second to attend the Rose Bowl. He was recently featured int he fall 2015 issue of the alumni magazine and is featured in “The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye.”

Brutus is celebrating his 50th birthday this year.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person at the door and $2 for Young Buckeyes (children).

All OSU fans and OSU alumni are invited to attend the dinner.

Staff report