Always a memorable event, the morning includes a delicious breakfast, a live economic forecast and presentation of the John Alford Community Service Award.
This year's keynote speaker is Alex Sheen, founder of because I said I would social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send "promise cards" to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. In just two years, because I said I would has sent over 12.3 million promise cards to over 153 different countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. Alex is a five time Tedx Talk speaker and his charitable work has been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, The Today Show, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and many other programs.
Doors open at 5:30 a.m.; breakfast lines open at 6:00 a.m.
In the rare occasion of a Level 2 snow emergency, the event will be presented virtually at a future date and time.
68th Annual Groundhog Breakfast
Date and Time
Friday Feb 2, 2024 5:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Doors open at 5:30 am
Breakfast lines open at 6:00 am
Adena Hall on the campus
of Ohio State at Newark/COTC
1179 University Dr., Newark
$60 per member
$70 per non-member
$250 for a half reserved corporate table for 4
$500 reserved corporate table for 8