Young Bucks

Young Bucks of West Michigan, is a new Committee of The OSU Alumni Club of West Michigan.  This group aims to bring together younger Ohio State Alumni and Buckeye fans in West Michigan.  Young Bucks will serve as a sub-group of The OSU Alumni Club of West Michigan, enabling the benefits of our Scarlet OSU Alumni Club Status to be shared with this group.  

We are happy to have Shane Gontarz heading up the Young Bucks of West Michigan.   Shane graduated from Ohio State in 2014 with a B.S. in Business Administration (Specialization in Sales/Marketing). Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Shane grew up bleeding Scarlet and Gray, not to mention that the majority of Shane`s immediate family have attended the university. Prior to moving to Grand Rapids, Shane was the proprietor of a tattoo parlor and art gallery in Toledo, Ink and Iron.  Shane currently works for a West Michigan tech firm, Next I.T., as a CIO/Business Technology Advisor.  Shane is excited to continue introducing and creating relationships with local young Buckeye grads and fans in West Michigan, as well as those that are "young at heart".

Please be sure to provide your contact information below AND any thoughts or ideas you have for upcoming events for Young Bucks, as they are always looking for new ways to reach out to new people and get connected.  Some examples could include Happy Hours, Charity/Community Service Events, Game Watches, Excursions, etc. 

Also, please click here  and LIKE the FaceBook page of Young Bucks of West Michigan or reach out to Shane at

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