Ever wanted to see an NCAA Division I football coach ride a tricycle? Head to Athens on Saturday and your wish just might be granted.
That is when Ohio University head coach Frank Solich is set to take part in a charity event for the American Heart Association that will include multiple tricycle races featuring not only Solich but other local celebrities as well.
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Full details come from the OU sports information department:
ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University football head coach Frank Solich is set to participate in a charity event benefitting the American Heart Association on Saturday, July 20 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. The event will be headlined by a charity tricycle race during which Solich will compete against eight local Athens celebrities.
The race begins at 10 a.m. and will see Solich line up wheel-to-wheel against Paul Wiehl (Mayor of Athens), Robin Barnes (Power 105 DJ), Rick Crossen (Athens Police Officer), Greg Long (O’Bleness CEO), and a number of other local celebrities.
There will be three preliminary races beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a final race to determine a champion.
Tickets can be purchased for a minimum $5 donation toward the American Heart Association on the day of the race. In addition to the tricycle race, there will be raffles, a dunking booth, and a host of other fun activities.
For more information about the event or to make a donation, please contact: MidOhio Cardiology and Vascular Consultants. 65 Hospital Drive. Athens, Ohio (740-566-4890) O’Bleness Marketing and Communications. 55 Hospital Drive. Athens, Ohio (740-592-9290)
Ohio opens the 2013 season on Sunday, Sept. 1 against the University of Louisville inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The game is set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN.