Tournament officials announced today that the 15th game of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, which concluded on August 29, 2021, at Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, has raised a total of $3,186,456 for charities in central Ohio, including $3,006,376 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at the National Children’s Hospital. The total is the largest season donation raised for the hospital in the 15-year history of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals event and the first time the $3 million mark has been crossed. Since its inception in 2007, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of more than $19.2 million in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.
“The charitable mission of this event has always been a priority for us, and thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors and patrons, we are excited to celebrate another record-breaking donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” said John Carter, president and chief operating officer for Nationwide Financial and president of the Champions of the Community, the host organization for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. “With the five-year extension to host this tournament as a Korn Ferry Tour Finals event through 2026, we look forward to making an even greater impact on behalf of the countless children and families whose lives are impacted by childhood cancer.”
“Nationwide Children’s continues to be a national leader in childhood cancer care thanks to the charitable spirit of this tournament through the support of so many, including Nationwide, the Korn Ferry Tour, the Ohio State University Department of Athletics and all the volunteers who contribute to this fantastic event,” said Tim Robinson, CEO of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Another record year of donations is an incredible achievement and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of our philanthropic partners who support the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.”
The 2022 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held the week of August 22-28 at Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and is the second of three stops in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
The field for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut in the top 65 players and a tie at 36 holes. Golf Channel broadcasts tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to Sunday’s trophies presentation.
“On behalf of HNS Sports Group and our tournament staff, I would like to thank our partners, volunteers and the Ohio State University Golf Club,” said Tournament Director Kip McBride. “The level of support being provided to this tournament is truly inspiring and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has so graciously donated their time, effort and resources to help us raise money for charities in central Ohio. We are excited to continue our mission to grow the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and its impact on our community. We have some of the best golf fans on the Tour and the tournament’s status as a playoff event means they’ll be treated to one of the best Korn Ferry Tour pitches of the year in August.”
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