ELEVEN DUBGATE X: Presented by Eleven Warriors to Benefit Special Olympics Olentangy

After a two-year hiatus, our annual charity tailgate is back.

The Eleven Dubgate returns to bring together a perfect College Football Saturday in Columbus with the vibrant 11W community. If you’re unfamiliar with its history, you can learn more about it here. 

Special Olympics Olentangy

This year’s edition – our tenth – takes place Saturday 9/24 in the hours leading up to Ohio State’s kickoff with Wisconsin (which as of now, is a mystery). And it’s going to be right behind the Varsity Club on Tuttle Park Place and Norwich Ave. You can’t miss it.

100% of proceeds from the Eleven Dubgate will go to Special Olympics Olentangy, which provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for area children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the Olentangy community.

The Eleven Dubgate has raised thousands of dollars and helped fund the nation’s first centralized and dedicated biobank for Down Syndrome research.


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#tbt Eleven Dubgate VI, also held prior to an Ohio State-Nebraska showdown which the Buckeyes won by 59 points

Once we have a start time, you can just show up!

We’ll have more information on donations, sponsors, food and drink over the next couple of weeks. What we can share right now is the tailgate theme is Oktoberfest. Use your imagination.


The tailgate will be held behind the Varsity Club on the corner of Tuttle Park Place and Norwich Ave.

What time does the Eleven Dubgate X begin?

Dubgate X will open three hours prior to Ohio State’s kickoff with Wisconsin.

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How do I find the Eleven Dubgate X?

Stand in front of the Varsity Club. You’re on Lane and Tuttle Park Place. If you walk alongside the VC until you hit Norwich, you’ll see the Dubgate on your left.

Is this donation tax deductible?

Yes, Special Olympics is a 501(c)(3) charity.

What if it gets too crowded? What if it rains? Can I bring my kid?

We will work with our event security to make sure the Eleven Dubgate is safe and enjoyable. We will also work with our sponsors to do our very best to keep the food and beverages flowing for the duration of the tailgate.

If you prefer the shade, we literally have you covered. If you like the sun on your face, that’s great too. We will have both options. Also, this is an all-ages event.

Do 11W events really help Ohio State win football games?


Buckeye fans, Buckeye fans everywhere.
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