Eleven Warriors to pay the ultimate honor to former Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes
This might be one of the coolest stories involving Ohio State that you’ll read.
Tuesday afternoon, the website Eleven Warriors announced that it had raised enough money to erect a statue of legendary Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes in Newcomerstown, Ohio, his hometown.
Eleven Warriors is a website dedicated to Ohio State athletics, with a heavy focus on Buckeyes football.
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According to Eleven Warriors, the venture started two years ago in an effort to pay proper respect to Hayes. After receiving over $40,000 from hundreds of donations, the statue has turned from a dream into reality.
Here’s an excerpt from the most recent post regarding the statue on Eleven Warriors:
We weren’t sure it would work, but today, we’re happy to report that it did. Hundreds of donors stepped forward to contribute more than $40,000 to the project, we lined up renowned sculptor Alan Cottrill, and partnered with the Newcomerstown Historical Society.
The dedication will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin will be in attendance. Admission is free.
This is certainly a cool moment for Eleven Warriors, Ohio State, the Hayes Family and Newcomerstown.