During this past semester I took part in Buckeyethon, the 12-hour dance marathon held by Ohio State every February to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. At the dance marathon we took part in different activities, such as silent disco and the rave, which were a fun way to come together while raising money to fight cancer. Across campus we even raised over $1.7 million for Buckeyethon! These different events were very fun and were a great opportunity to spend time and make memories with my fellow scholars.
Columbus Marathon-5 Hours
During this past semester I served at the Columbus Marathon on October 21. At the marathon I helped with the set up and tear down of water stations as well as helped distribute water and gatorade to runners as they passed by. I spent the morning with my fellow scholars helping make sure the marathon ran well and was a success.
Fisher Impact Day-3 Hours
Also on November 12 I partook in Fisher Impact Day through the Fisher College of Business. I participated in Fisher Impact Day with over 1000 fellow business students and helped to make an impact in the Columbus community. Personally I traveled into downtown Columbus and worked at the Miracle Garden. The Miracle Garden is a non-profit organization that helps provide creative and sustainable uses of vacant urban lots in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus. At the garden I helped to create a stone pathway, plant trees and clean up the area in order to kickstart the creation and upkeep of the garden.
DSWS Day of Service-5 Hours
Finally on November 17 I participated in the DSWS Day of Service. At the DSWS Day of Service I travelled to Goodwill on High Street. At Goodwill my fellow scholars and I helped to organize the clothes and items within the store in order to make it easier for customers to shop. This was important to help ease confusion within the store and give back to a company which gives back to the Columbus community.
An example of leadership that I have seen relating to sports is the actions and leadership of one of my high school football teammates, Danny Logan. Danny showed his leadership in many ways as the year progressed. Danny was an extremley hard-worker who would do anything to improve the team and uplift his teammates. Also he had a great attitude and brought a positive energy that helped improve the team. Personally, Danny was a huge leader and mentor to me. When Danny was a senior I was a sophomore and he easily could have just focused on himself and the things that he needed to do to improve. However Danny decided to help me and the other players out in ways such as teaching us new techniques, helping us learn plays and giving us positive encouragement. This helped all of us younger players gain confidence which helped us improve and make the team better as a whole. Danny Logan displayed leadership to me by working extremely hard and giving off a good example on and off the field, while also investing in and helping the younger players which improved the team as a whole.
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My name is Patrick Hall and I will be entering my first year at Ohio State this fall. I am a finance major and am interested in merging my business degree with an athletic focus after college. Growing up, sports played a huge role in my life, and I continued to play football, basketball and baseball in high school. Due to my love for athletics I joined the Dunn Sports and Wellness Scholars group. Joining DSWS has helped ease my transition to college while also providing me with great friends and many social and athletic opportunities. I look forward to joining inter mural sports groups and being involved as much as possible throughout my freshman year at OSU!
In addition to athletics I am also an avid traveler. I have recently taken trips to Florida, New Orleans, Phoenix, New York and Toronto. I also hope to study abroad during my time at OSU and potentially travel to places like Italy and Australia. My love for history and geography has led to my interest in global cultures and affairs and has inspired me to join study abroad and travel throughout my college years. Other hobbies include going to concerts, hanging out with friends and going to every Buckeye football game.
I grew up in Upper Arlington, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus and is only 15 minutes away from campus. Living so close to Columbus and Ohio State growing up allowed me to experience what the city and school had to offer from a young age. This inspired me to become a Buckeye and take part in the traditions and activities that make Ohio State so great. My mom attended Wittenberg University in Southwest Ohio and my dad also attended the Ohio State University. Also I have an older sister, Maggie, who is currently attending New York University.
I am so excited to move forward in my professional career while also continuing to learn and grow during my time at Ohio State!
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