Ohio State-focused non-profit collective Cohesion Foundation launched in April 2022 with a goal to become a trusted resource to educate, connect and foster opportunities for Buckeye student-athletes to support charities they support. Additionally, the Cohesion Foundation serves as an official sponsor of the Buckeyes via an exclusive agreement with LEARFIELD’s Ohio State Sports Properties – the school’s athletics multimedia rightsholder. The sponsorship enables Cohesion to have exposure through official Buckeye avenues and serve as a sponsor of Buckeyes Care and the Ohio State Four Miler. “Cohesion has developed a strong board of directors, compromised of highly respected and tenured leaders with notable accomplishments in the community. As a board, we look forward to working with student-athletes to support and further empower charities.” The group also has support from Ohio State legends Archie Griffin and Jack Nicklaus. As a non-profit applying for 501(c)3 status, the group pays student-athletes to provide marketing for partner charities.