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Ghouls just want to have fun! 👻 It was a wicked good time at our first-ever Witches Night Out last night! Members and guests got to enjoy a “Witches Brew” cocktail and Hocus Pocus on the big screens during this happy hour party in The Booth. Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fa-boo-lous evening! 🎃
Last week’s English Channel Swim was a huge success! 🏊♂️🏊♀️ On October 2, ACC Members and guests took part in a special commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II. The original goal was for participants to collectively swim a total of 21 miles - the shortest distance across the English Channel. Instead, our team surpassed this goal by 13 miles for a total of 34 miles in the ACC Pool! Well done, swimmers! 👏
It was a special time as the Honorary Secretary of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation (one of the two associations that regulates English Channel swimming) started the event via Zoom. Swimmers had the opportunity to sign and send a record of the swim and a condolence message to Buckingham palace on behalf of the ACC.
A big thank you to our swimmers and to Athletics Staff, Board President Rob Ferguson, Frank Reed, and John Kulewicz for their work behind the scenes.
Have you attended a Food for Thought session? A part of ACC Wellness, Food for Thought is an interactive and informational session that occurs every month at the Club. Our next event, Food for Thought: Intuitive Eating, is this Thursday, September 22 at 12pm!
Are you tired of measuring and monitoring your food or trying to stick to a regimented diet plan that doesn’t make sense to you or your taste buds? Join us at the ACC as an OSU Integrative Health Registered Dietician spends the lunch hour sharing her knowledge and answering your questions. Please RSVP online.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Stevie’s retirement last week! Stevie, who began work at the ACC in 1973, has assisted in service and provided soul in the Buckeye Room and Carmichael’s in recent decades. His work ethic, kindness, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. But don’t worry, Stevie has many lunch dates with Members already on the books so we know he’ll remain a familiar face around the Club. ❤️ Be sure to check out his painted portrait now hanging in the Buckeye Room. Thank you, Stevie, for 49 amazing years of service!
A digital version of the new Blue Wings magazine is now available! 🎉 This September/October edition highlights Stevie’s retirement after 49 years, completed projects from the Annual Shutdown, upcoming fall events, and more. View the magazine on the ACC app under the Stay Connected section and check your mailbox for a print copy coming soon. 📫
Summer may be coming to an end, but we are looking back to one of our favorite July events: the Summer White Wine Party 🥂 Thank you to Picture the Love for the fun photos! 📸
Next up: Shrimp Boil 🦐 We look forward to seeing you at this Sunday’s event, rain or shine!
Welcome back, ACC Members! After two weeks of the Annual Shutdown, the clubhouse is now OPEN again with normal hours of operation. We look forward to sharing a summary of completed projects with you soon. Thank you, Members, for allowing us to take these past two weeks to make improvements to structural and cosmetic aspects of this historical clubhouse. We appreciate your patience and support! 💙
📸: Picture the Love Photography
Kick off the new school year with the ACC’s Back to School Ice Cream Social next Thursday, August 18! ✏️📚🍦This family event will feature an ice cream sundae bar, beverage features, caricature artist, balloon twister, movie on the big screen, games, prizes, and a festive photo op. $20++ per person. Families are encouraged to wear your school colors! Please register online.
We may still have one more week of the Annual Shutdown, but we’re looking forward to upcoming August events! Have you signed up for the 2022 Shrimp Boil? This member-favorite event returns on Sunday, August 21 from 4pm - 8pm. Join us outside the clubhouse for an afternoon of live music, drinks, and of course, a delicious shrimp boil! 🦐 Space is limited. Please RSVP online.
Photos of last year’s event courtesy of Picture the Love 📸
One night only! Enjoy crisp & fresh white wines paired with hors d'oeuvres - the perfect complement to a warm summer evening. ☀️🥂 Join us at the Club for the Summer White Wine Party on Thursday, July 14 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm.
$60++ person. Members Only. Please register online.
Come cool off in Carmichael’s with an ice cold beverage and fresh, flavorful dishes! 🍽 Pictured: Cedar Plank Sixty South Salmon & Spinach Arugula Salad
Tomorrow’s Spirit Feature is Blade and Bow Bourbon Whiskey. 🥃 This bottle will be available as a tasting pour in Carmichael’s tomorrow (Tuesday, June 7) after 3pm. $6 per pour, while supplies last!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Carmichael Cup Golf Outing! ⛳️ It was a beautiful day on the Columbus Country Club Donald Ross Championship Course for our 14th year of competition! Congratulations to the winning team (pictured left to right) of Scott Kapusta, Andy Eldridge, Brad Eldridge, and Ian Hundley.🏆👏
Join us one week from today for our Paint Night with Paint Parties for Fun! 🎨 Next Wednesday, June 8, enjoy light snacks and drinks from the bar as instructors lead you through a step-by-step canvas tutorial. Please RSVP online.
Our Spirit Feature for today, May 31, is Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish. 🥃 This bottle will be available as a tasting pour in Carmichael’s today after 3pm. $6 per pour, while supplies last.
Spring Fling 2022 was one for the books! 🍾 Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for an evening of casino games, music, bourbon, bubbly, and fun with fellow Members. 🥃🥂 Attendees, check your email for a link to all photos!
📸: Picture the Love Photography
Tomorrow's Liquor Feature is Weller Single Barrel. 👀🥃 This bottle will be available as a tasting pour in Carmichael's tomorrow (Tuesday, May 10) after 3pm. $5 per pour, while supplies last.
Have you tried our 4 new seasonal cocktails? They’re the perfect option for spring and summer sipping. 🍹 Available in Carmichael’s, on the patio, or in The Booth!
- Top left: Gin Hibiscus Collins
- Top right: Spring Sangria
- Bottom left: ACC Boulevardier
- Bottom right: Grapefruit Mezcal Mule
ACC Hoops took on the West Coast this past weekend! 🏀 This group represented The Athletic Club of Columbus in the NACAD Championship in San Francisco at The Olympic Club. Congratulations on a 2nd place finish in the championship tournament!
Tomorrow’s Liquor Feature is S.N. Pike’s Magnolia Barrel Proof Bourbon. 🥃 This wheated bourbon is a true small batch bourbon consisting of only a five bottle blend. This bottle from Batch #1 will be available as a tasting pour in Carmichael’s tomorrow (Tuesday, April 26) after 3pm. $6 per pour, while supplies last.
Did you know that April 21, 1990 was officially named “Athletic Club of Columbus Day” in celebration of the ACC’s 75th anniversary?
“For the past 75 years, the Athletic Club has been home to many of Columbus’ most respected citizens. A meeting place where members gather for business, social, and athletic functions, the Athletic Club preserves the time-honored tradition of leadership and service in the community. The direction and growth of the Athletic Club over the past 75 years is indicative of the members’ loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence both in Columbus and in the state of Ohio.”
Written 32 years ago and still remains true! Happy Athletic Club of Columbus Day! 🎉
Today’s Liquor Feature is Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky. 🥃 This bottle will be available as a tasting pour in Carmichael’s today (Tuesday, April 12) after 3pm. $5 per pour, while supplies last.
Reservations are now open for Mother's Day Brunch! Bring mom and the whole family to the ACC for an elegant brunch in the ballroom. Seatings are available at 11:30am or 1:00pm on Sunday, May 8. 🌷 Check your email for the link to register!
Today’s Liquor Feature is Jacob’s Pardon Small Batch American Whiskey. 🥃 This bottle will be available as a tasting pour TODAY (Tuesday, April 5) after 3pm. $7 per pour, while supplies last.
Today, we’re highlighting the ACC’s strategic partnership with the Columbus CEO Future 50 program! Future 50 recognizes emerging leaders committed to improving the Columbus community. Honorees are selected based on their achievements, generosity in spirit, and ideas for creating lasting social impact.
The ACC is proud to recognize three of our current members within the Future 50 Class of 2022 (pictured left to right): Shyam Rajadhyaksha, Paula O’Reilly, and Alida Smith.
Tomorrow’s Liquor Feature is Volcan de Mi Tierra Cristalino Añejo will be available as a tasting pour tomorrow (Tuesday, March 29) after 3pm. $5 per pour, while supplies last.
Photos from last month’s Annual Meeting courtesy of Picture the Love 📸
Tomorrow’s Liquor Feature is Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #5. 🥃 This bottle will be available as a tasting pour tomorrow, March 22 after 3pm. $5 per pour, while supplies last.
Cheers to the weekend! 🥂 Happy Friday, ACC!
A belated congratulations to our 2021-2022 Basketball League Champs! 🏆
🏀 Under 40 Competitive Champions:
Cole Heilman, Hudson Wagenbrenner, Tyler Kondracke, Eric Seifert, Mark Boda, Jordan Howard
🏀 Under 40 Recreational Champions:
Tyler Kondracke, Evan Jaynes, Allan Rupert, Gus Crim, Stephen Casey, Captain Nick Walstra (Not pictured: Caitlin Bennett)
🏀 Over 40 Competitive Champions
Matthew Roberts, Chris Conley, Gus Crim, Kelly Clark, Brandon Smith, Dustin Blake, Matt Hatem
Today’s Liquor Feature is Horse Soldier Reserve Barrel Strength. 🥃 The Horse Soldier brand was started by a group of Special Forces Veterans and is currently distilled in partnership with Middle West Spirits in Columbus, Ohio. This bottle will be available as a tasting pour today (Tuesday, March 15) after 3pm. $6/pour, while supplies last.
Tomorrow’s Liquor Feature is Rabbit Hole Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon. 🥃 This feature will be available in Carmichael’s tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8 after 3:00pm. $5 per pour, while supplies last.
A bittersweet farewell to our AGM, Sarah Favara. After 15 years, today marked her final day at the ACC as she steps into her new role as Executive Director of The Faculty Club at The Ohio State University. Sarah consistently demonstrates vision, confidence, integrity, and a genuine desire to engage with members and employees. These qualities will be instrumental to her success at The Faculty Club and we wish her all the best. Cheers to Sarah! 🥂
📸: Picture the Love
The new March/April edition of the Blue Wings magazine is now available! Check your email for the digital version and check your mailbox for a print copy arriving soon. 🔜📭 This edition highlights events & news such as:
- Comfort Food Week 🍽
- New CWIC: Barrel & Still Society 🥃
- Ballroom Dance Lessons 💃🏻
- Family Bowling Night 🎳
- Easter Brunch 🐣
And more! Be sure to check out the online Events Calendar for added events and registration.
Yesterday was our Annual Staff Party at ⛳️ We are so grateful for all of our staff who continuously work to improve the ACC member and guest experience. Thank you for all that you do!
The predecessor of the Blue Wings magazine was The Columbus Athletic Club Journal. In honor of a new Blue Wings coming out next week, here is a shot from one of the oldest editions in our collection: February of 1918!
Tomorrow’s Liquor Feature is I.W. Harper Cabernet Cask Reserve. 🥃 This bottle will be available tomorrow (Tuesday, February 22) after 3pm as a tasting pour in Carmichael’s. $5 per pour, while supplies last.
ACC Board of Directors 2022-2023 • This past Tuesday, membership voted to officially appoint Derrick Clay, Bob Roach, and Dan Sharpe to the Board of Directors. We are thankful for this group and look forward to the year ahead under the leadership of our new Club President, Rob Ferguson.
All areas of the clubhouse will close at 5:00pm today for the Annual Meeting. Because of this, we are moving the Liquor Feature to WEDNESDAY! 🥃 Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Year will be available as a tasting pour tomorrow (Wednesday, February 16) after 3:00pm. $11 per pour, while supplies last!
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Happy first day of October! 🎃🍂 With the new fall season, comes new menu items! We have three delicious additions to the dessert menu:
Housemade Cream Cheese Mousse Pumpkin Roll with cold brew anglaise and cheesecake mousse
Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Graeter’s Vanilla Bean ice cream, whipped chantilly cream, chopped peanuts, and a cherry on top
Extreme Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with Graeter’s Vanilla Bean ice cream, candied pecans, and Maker’s Mark Kentucky bourbon sauce
We also have an Affogato and new Dessert Liquor available for dine-in service. Join us in Carmichael’s this weekend! #myclubacc
Ohio State football kicks off tomorrow, September 2! 🏈 Join us in The Booth to watch the Buckeyes take on Minnesota on the big screens.
Doors open at 7pm, kickoff at 8pm. Enjoy a pizza and wing buffet ($15 per person), plus drinks from the bar all game long! 🍻 Reservations are not required. Guests welcome! Please note: bowling will not be available during this event. See you tomorrow! #myclubacc
The July Giving Tree is overflowing and this doesn’t even include the many shipments of donations we received! 👏👏 Thank you so much for your generosity! These school supplies will help serve families in need within the greater Columbus community. 📚✏️
And the ACC is continuing its celebration of Christmas in July this week! Enjoy a special Prime Rib or Ham Dinner served with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Both meals are available in Carmichael’s through this Saturday, July 24. Christmas Ale is also available on tap!🎄 #myclubacc
The ACC Pool reopened this past Monday and its looking fresh & bright with a new deck, paint, and some tile work. 😎 Two new, saltwater hot tubs and one cold plunge pool are coming soon!
Thank you for your patience during the renovations. See you at the Pool! 🏊♂️🏊♀️ #myclubacc
Carmichael’s Bar & Lounge is feeling extra cozy now that our furniture is back to its pre-COVID design and layout! Come sit down, relax, and enjoy a beverage on your favorite chair or couch. There’s no better place to be on a rainy day like today! ☔️ #myclubacc
While we can’t bring those beautiful Napa Valley views to Ohio, we are bringing the iconic tastes of Napa to the ACC ! ⛰🍷
Next Thursday, May 6, representatives from Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa, California will be at the Club with an opportunity for members to savor a 5-course dinner paired with their wines.
Mayacamas stands as one of the most storied vineyard and winery operations in the history of American wine. Through its more than 125 years of production, Mayacamas has earned its place as a standard-bearer of traditional winemaking. Experience the tastes of this Napa legend with us next Thursday. You won’t want to miss this exclusive event! 💯
Dinner is Thursday, May 1 at 6:00pm. Space is limited. Please register online. #myclubacc
🎥: Video courtesy of Mayacamas Vineyard & Winery
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀 Today, enjoy our special feature:
Corned Beef & Cabbage | $15
with red potatoes, creamy horseradish sauce, and housemade soda bread
Dine in Carmichael’s or get it to-go on the ACC app! Available today (March 17) for lunch and dinner.
One week from today, come celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Club! 🎉🇮🇪 On March 17 at 6:30pm, join the ACC for a 4-course Irish inspired dinner. Menu includes:
☘️ Irish Ale Stewed Mussels with grilled brown bread
☘️ Crispy Pork Belly with quail egg, traditional beans, braised endives, cider glaze
☘️ Pan Roasted Goose with barley risotto and apple chutney
☘️ Bailey’s n’ Chocolate Pot de Crème
$50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited. Please register online. See you then! #myclubacc
In 1912, The Athletic Club of Columbus was founded by a group of business professionals interested in promoting both social and athletic endeavors.
The Club’s first President was Henry J. Booth. In early 1913, the already prominent Ohio Club merged with the ACC and the first clubhouse was headquartered in The Columbus Saving & Trust Building (now known as The Atlas Building.) Plans were immediately launched for the new home of the ACC on Broad Street.
Our current six-story brick clubhouse, an example of Spanish Renaissance Revival with Italian influence, was designed by Richards, McCarty & Bulford with Frank L. Packard as Advisory Architect. The building was dedicated in 1915, to much fanfare and the facade has seen very little change since its opening. In early October 2011, just in time for the Club's Centennial celebrations in 2012, the Club was officially named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Club has been, and always will be, an integral part of the Columbus business and political communities. Throughout its history, the ACC has proved a haven for individuals, families, and business professionals.
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States
John W. Bricker, Ohio Governor and U.S. Senator; Vice-Presidential Nominee 1944
William Saxbe, U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General 1974-1975
James Rhodes, Four-Term Ohio Governor
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s
U.S. District Judge George Smith
Herbert Brown, Fmr. Ohio Supreme Court Justice
Dan Carmichael, Naval Aviator Captain, SCCA President's Cup Champion, District Amateur Golf Champion
Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.
President Richard M. Nixon
President George H. W. Bush
U.S. Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
🎊 Thank you to The Athletic Club of Columbus for hosting our Holiday Soirée (delayed due to COVID) and everyone who came out after the snowstorm!
We love hosting social events for our team and we all enjoyed some great food, drinks, bowling, & socializing outside of the office.
The answer to Clue is: The Athletic Club of Columbus, with an overwhelmingly generous donation of gifts, at our Holiday Store space on Monday!
Best Monday EVER! Our Holiday Store space is still being set up (excuse our behind-the-scenes messes), but gift deliveries for the families HFF supports officially started yesterday! In addition to the ACC, we received donations from a Girl Scout troop, All Saints Episcopal Church in New Albany, and more individuals than I could count! All of us are so grateful that through YOU, we're able to help so many families on the road to stability!
Still want to help? You're not out of time! Our biggest needs now are wrapping paper and bows; you can find some ideas on our Target charity registry - https://bit.ly/3pzcwsf - or even just stop at the Dollar Tree next to our holiday space!
This is how we do it, all hands are in the air! (My view from my DJ rig…)
Thank you, Lauren Baumann/Wayne Ritter and guests for a truly epic end to October at The Athletic Club of Columbus Saturday!
What a great Friday evening!
⭐️ First stop was the Franklin County Democratic Lawyers Club Happy Hour at the The Athletic Club of Columbus!
A huge thank you to the Franklin County Democratic Lawyers Club - PAC for the generous campaign contribution and for all of your hard work to help elect progressive judges in Franklin County!
⭐️ Stop #2 was the Festival for Good 2021 at Gravity in Franklinton. What an awesome gathering of inspiring social venture entrepreneurs working hard to give back to our communities!
Fit to Navigate was especially impressive, as they work to empower women who are justice-involved in and out of the ODRC women’s prison.
When you’re low key having the best day ever!!! 🙌 🎧
For real though, If you have followed us for long enough, you know we don’t do anything low key! 😂
We are here for the big energy, for going above and beyond, for bringing that extra flare to your wedding day, and to be your hype man through it all! 🔥
Olivia and Jeff’s wedding was just that; exuberant and jam packed with legendary moments. Their personalities were woven in to all the little details and it was undeniably a night to remember!
Venue | The Athletic Club of Columbus
Photographer | Derk's Works
DJ | Josh Staley
Planner | Red Letter Day Events - Ohio
Bridal attire | Le Jeune Mariee
Willowby by Watters
Cake | Short North Piece of Cake
Floral | Prema Designs-Wedding and Event Design
Hair | Mission Salon Color and Cuts
Online auction to support the fundraising for First Tee - Central Ohio during our 2021 golf outing.
Lots of items up for grabs including:
- Official The Ohio State University Autograph Football Helmet
- Kern & Krenzel Autographed Litho
- The Solheim Cup Hospitality tickets
- Wenger NFL Alumni branded watches
- Buckeye Vodka Party Bus experience
- Wild Game Dinner at The Athletic Club of Columbus
- BrewDog Brewery tour
- Watershed Distillery tour
- LVLUP paintball experience
Visit the link below to get your hands on these super cool, exclusive items.
All purchases are tax deductible, tax receipts provided.
Congratulations to Kallista & Jeremy!
Photographer: Style & Story
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Coordinator: The Finer Things Event Planning
Venue: The Athletic Club of Columbus
Congratulations Julie & Jimmy!
Photographer: Kristen Ellis Photographer
DJ: D and M DJ Entertainment
Venue: The Athletic Club of Columbus
A wonderful time in a wonderfully beautiful building! Another DACC-hosted Legislative Day is in the books. It was held in the historic The Athletic Club of Columbus building. Special thanks to Governor Mike DeWine for coming out and updating us on the affairs of our state and the Dayton area. Thank you to all our other speakers, legislators, and attendees! It feels great to go forward knowing we are all on the same page!
Still going strong: A respectful tip of the hat to our customer The Athletic Club of Columbus which continues to successfully operate at the venerable age of 109 years old.
Founded in Ohio in 1912 by a group of professionals interested in promoting both social and athletic endeavors, the ACC moved to its present location on 136 E Broad Street in 1915 when the six-story brick clubhouse was completed. Over the century, the building's facade has seen very little change since its opening, and in early October 2011, just in time for the Club's Centennial celebrations in 2012, the Club was officially named to the National Register of Historic Places.
ACC's membership included governors, senators and Ohio justices along with the most notable member being Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States.
We're coming to the end of National Volunteer Week, and we would be remiss if we didn't also acknowledge all the ways our traditional volunteer groups "pivoted" in response to the pandemic. As brick and mortar structures shut down but material needs grew, so many partners stepped up to fill that void. We are especially grateful to:
🎉Kiwanis Club of Columbus for their outdoor, socially distant donation of art supplies, kids books and games;
🎉Victoria's Secret, Bakes by Lo and Cameron Mitchell Premier Events for their material support of our No Show Mother's Day Gala during the onset of the pandemic;
🎉NetJets for their outdoor, socially distant donation of water and snacks for our families;
🎉Nationwide for their continued support of our Hope Takes Flight event;
🎉King Business Interiors, Inc. for their donation of new office chairs as our staff and services expanded to meet the growing needs of our city and families in the midst of the pandemic;
🎉St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for their continued support of our Thanksgiving and Easter food drives at a time when need was greatly increased;
🎉Central Ohio Girls' Hockey for their generous donation of Thanksgiving dinner sides to ensure all our families had a traditional holiday meal;
🎉The Athletic Club of Columbus, Lbrands and the countless companies and individuals that allowed us serve a record number of families through our Holiday Store;
🎉Sunny 95 - Columbus, OH and Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet for their sponsorship of an overwhelmingly successful winter coat drive; and
🎉All our members and Dowd Education Center volunteers for their unceasing efforts to share and support our mission and programs.
We couldn't have done it without you.
We also look forward to welcoming back all the wonderful volunteers we missed due to pandemic related closures, and can't wait to see our friends from Chase, Huntington National Bank, NiSource, Highlights for Children, Zaner-Bloser, AEP Ohio, Park National Bank, Safelite AutoGlass and more!
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
Columbus HomeSchool vs. Red River Christian HomeSchool | Boys Basketball
Hawks vs Rattlers
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The Red River Christian HomeSchool (Gainesville, TX) varsity basketball team has a home tournament game vs. Columbus HomeSchool (Columbus, IN) today @ 7:20p.
Game Details: Clubhouse : Court #1
Red River Christian Homeschoolers Red River Christian Homeschoolers Group The Homeschool Advocate Homeschool Recycled - used homeschool curriculum Columbus Homeschool Hawks CAFE Homeschool (Columbus Area Fun Experience) The Athletic Club of Columbus Resolute Athletic Complex Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club Max's Tavern The Mayflower Marathon Ohio State University Men's Basketball G.W. Carver Girls Basketball Columbus Youth Basketball Program