Solich to take part in charity tricycle race

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. 
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.