Cody Cousino / Photo editor
Ohio State football supporters gave thousands of dollars for the chance to interact with coaches and get their hands on rare memorabilia at a fundraiser for the football team.
Almost 1,000 people attended the Coach Meyer Spring Kickoff event Tuesday on the indoor field of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Four different items were auctioned off in about 20 minutes and raised more than $20,000.
Two autographed pictures of current and former OSU coaches Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel, John Cooper, and Earle Bruce were sold for $7,000 apiece.
A Canadian rail trip to Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City sold for $3,500.
In addition, a dinner with co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell and defensive line coach Mike Vrabel was auctioned off for $3,000.
Smaller memorabilia items were also up for sale in a silent auction.
The event, which took place as a luncheon, included talks from Meyer, Bruce, Cooper, former Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin and OSU historian Jack Park.
The entire current coaching staff and many members of the team were also in attendance.
The football team has been participating in spring drills since March 28 and will conclude the spring season with the Spring Game, scheduled for April 21 at 1:30 p.m at Ohio Stadium.
They open their season Sept 1 against Miami (OH) in Ohio Stadium.