Nov 18, 2013
By Heather Anerino
For all your OHIO holiday needs, please remember to shop The Bobcat Store for the holidays. The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) offers more than 250 OHIO products, including: apparel, jewelry, gift sets, diploma frames, and home and office items, among others.
"Shopping The Bobcat Store is an affordable and easy way to secure high-quality OHIO merchandise for the holidays," said Carma West, interim manager for The Bobcat Store. "Whether you are shopping for alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends or even future Bobcats, we offer something for everyone. And by shopping the Store, you directly support important initiatives for the Alumni Association -- an added bonus."
Two recent local collaborations are with Athens Block Studio and Passion Works Studio. OHIO Passion Works flowers are available online or recently through Passion Works Studio, but the Athens Block Tiles are only available through The Bobcat Store. Other Bobcat Store exclusives include: pewter campus-inspired holiday ornaments, an OHIO fire pit, and the OHIO Stoneware Mug.
Last year's holiday season was the most successful in The Bobcat Store's history. More than 1,000 orders were placed in Nov. and Dec. 2012. Some items have limited availability, so place your order to soon! All proceeds from the Store support alumni programs and activities.
Order by December 10 for guaranteed Christmas delivery (some exclusions apply, so remember to check the website for details about individual items).
Visit The Bobcat Store today at by clicking here.
Ornaments: The Bobcat Store offers 18 different ornaments, including pewter ornaments dating back to 2000, Passion Works’ ornaments from 2011-13 and even a wooden attack cat. The 2013 commemorative ornament celebrates the 85th anniversary of Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Please click here to see the full selection of holiday ornaments.
OHIO Stoneware Mug: Perfect for chilly weather, each OHIO Stoneware Mug is uniquely handcrafted and signed (bottom of mug) by potter Susan Abramovitz of Rock Riffle Run Pottery, located in Shade, Oh. Available only on The Bobcat Store, this 12 oz. mug features a two-tone glaze design and is microwave and dishwasher safe. To purchase the mug and view other OHIO drinkware options, click here.
Cutter & Buck Apparel: In addition to casual clothing, the Bobcat Store offers a wide variety of high-end Cutter & Buck OHIO apparel for men and women. Pictured here is an OHIO alumni Drytec Polo with moisture wicking technology. Most items are available in sizes S-XXXL, and can be customized with a variety of logo choices including an arched OHIO, arched OHIO alumni (shown here), or Ohio University logotype. To view a full selection of Cutter & Buck apparel, click here.
Baby and Kids’ Apparel: The Bobcat Store is proud to offer a number of items for yOUr future Bobcat. The story offers infant, toddler and youth items ranging from bibs, blankets and bodysuits, to shorts, hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts. Shown here are the Bella Infant Ohio University Bodysuit (left) and the Infant Ohio University Bodysuit (right). To view more for the Bobcat Store’s Kids section, click here.
OHIO Fire Pit: This 16 gauge cold rolled steel OHIO Fire Pit includes a poker, spark screen cover, grill and weather cover. The natural rust patina finish ages beautifully over time and the item comes fully assembled and ready for immediate use. The legs are welded in placed to prevent wobbling and it comes with a 5-year, no rust warranty. The diameter of the bowl is 24” and the overall height is 16”, making it portable and easy to take with you to tailgates and other events. To view the Fire Pit and accessories, click here.
Casual Apparel: The Bobcat Store is your one-stop shop for OHIO apparel, including men’s and women’s t-shirts, pants, sweatshirts, hats, polos and jackets. In addition to OHIO and OHIO alumni apparel, the Store offers a variety of Affinity Apparel, including Greek Life, Marching 110, Ice Hockey, Golf, and Hillel, among others. To see a full selection of Bobcat clothing and apparel, click here. To view items available through one of the Bobcat Store’s 14 different Affinity Shops, click here.
Passion Works Studio Green & White Bobcat Passion Flowers: Available in 11", 14" and 19" versions, the Green & White Passion Flower is created in partnership between Passion Works Studio and the Ohio University Alumni Association. Painted Passion Flowers are made from recycled aluminum printing plates from our local newspaper. Every flower is hand-painted by Passion Works Studio artists and is as unique as the people who make them. Passion Works Studio supports collaborations between artists with and without developmental disabilities. Since 1998 the studio has created one-of-a-kind art pieces and translated artwork into items such as jewelry, ornaments, flowers, and greeting cards. Production of these pieces creates employment for people with and without development disabilities and generates a renewable funding stream to continue arts programming. To view the flowers on the Bobcat Store, click here.
Attack Cat Cornhole Set: Tailgate like a champion with an Attack Cat-themed, trunk-sized Cornhole game (24" x 36"). Handcrafted in Ohio, these boards are built from sturdy 3/4" thick plywood tops and 1x4 pine sides. The playing surface is painted in Bobcat colors and finished with a glossy clear-coat. The legs fold out during play and fold in for storage. Boards latch together and have carry handles for convenient transport. Cornhole bags are made from durable duck canvas, cornhole’s official fabric, and filled with 16 oz. of real shelled corn. Click here to view the set online.
Keith Chapman Jewelry: From necklaces and beads to pendants, dangles and lapel pins, The Bobcat Store offers OHIO jewelry that can’t be found anywhere else. Featured in this image are the Full-Body Bobcat Necklace, and the OHIO Heart, Paw and Cutler Hall Beads, which fit Pandora and most other popular brands of bead bracelets and necklaces. Each piece is crafted from 100% recycled sterling silver. To see the full selection, click here.
Athens Block Studio Tile: Available in five designs and customizable with yOUr name and class year, this piece of Athens is a popular gift year-round. Designs include the OHIO paw print and Attack Cat. Each green & gold tile is made with high fire raku ceramic and comes with a display stand. Tiles measure approximately 7.5” X 3” and are made by The Athens Block Company, founded in 1892 by Fred Stadler, D.H. Doan and James Drew. To view all five options, please click here.