Robot integrator RobotWorx
is demonstrating its enthusiasm for fitness and The Ohio
State University by sponsoring the Old Nuts Lacrosse Club (ONLC).
believes in supporting physical fitness activities like wrestling and lacrosse," RobotWorx
president KeithWanner said. "We try to help out as much as we can with local activities and sports in the community."
The ONLC is made up of 25 ex-varsity alumni from a variety of OSU classes. "We're 'old' because we're ex-varsity lacrosse players and 'nuts' because we're Buckeyes," player Jon Rydberg said. "We're sort of the washed up version of the varsity team."
ONLC provides a good opportunity for the players to forget their office jobs and reclaim old memories. "It is a good way to come together again and play the sport that we all enjoyed playing at OSU," Rydberg said.
ONLC revived an old tradition with their first game. They played the current OSU varsity lacrosse team, a custom that was banned by the NCAA for a period of time. The game was held in the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. To fit with tradition, no score was kept.
The Old Nuts have plans for other lacrosse tournaments. The next game is in January. "It's a faternity organization so our schedule will be based on which tournaments are available, and which ones we can attend," Rydberg said.
' sponsorship made it possible for the ONLC to buy uniforms. "We're extremely grateful that RobotWorx sponsored us," Rydberg said. "We are very fortunate and honored that the company would want to sponsor ex-varsity alumni."