“Big Nut” presents Foundation with scholarship donation

May 7, 2024 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

LEFT: Jon “Big Nut” Peters and his wife, Terese Peters, presented a donation to Ottawa County Community Foundation.

On May 1, “Big Nut” Jon Peters — superfan for The Ohio State University (OSU) — and “First Lady Nut” Terese Peters presented a scholarship check for $27,500 to Ottawa County Community Foundation (OCCF).

Annually, students seek financial aid as they take their next steps into adulthood via higher education. The Peters originally partnered with OCCF in Fall 2023 to address that need by presenting an initial donation of $25,000 to establish an endowed fund to provide scholarships to Ottawa County students going to OSU. The donation presented on May 1 will be added to that endowed scholarship fund, which will provide support after the Peters’ passing.

OCCF President Shea McGrew, left, accepts a check from Jon “Big Nut” Peters.

Big Nut and First Lady attend OSU’s regular season games. In 1995, Jon won a Best Dressed contest, which proved to be the unexpected start of his game-winning notoriety. The Peters have used the “Big Nut” attention and public appearance compensations as a way to give back and support student education.

In 2023, overall, more than $184,000 was awarded to 153 students via more than 55 individual OCCF scholarship funds. For more information, visit www.ottawaccf.org or contact Shea McGrew, 419-635-7750, ottawaccf@gmail.com.

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