Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship returns to OSU’s Scarlet Course

NCH Golf Championship

Approximately 150 golf professionals, including PGA TOUR veterans Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman and Sean O’Hair, will continue the quest of earning their PGA Tour card as they compete in the 8th Annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship from Sept. 11-14 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course.

Those attending this year’s tournament will see great golf and support a worthy cause.

Last year, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship helped raise a total of $874,169 for charitable organizations, including $750,000 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the largest donation raised by the tournament in a single year.

Over the past seven years, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship helped raise a total of $3,475,000 in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program. Hospital officials hope this year’s tournament will bring in more money than last year.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Onsite Fan Activities

  • The Nationwide Golf Academy  – Fans can receive free golf lessons and compete in a closest to the pin contest Thursday –Sunday from 9 a.m. –5 p.m. near the main tournament entrance gate.
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Social Booth – Fans can have their picture taken in front of a tournament themed background Friday –Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. behind the 18th green. The pictures will be instantly available for fans to post on their social media channels directly from the booth.
  • The Kids Autograph Zone presented by Nationwide – This special area will allow kids to get autographs from their favorite players.
  • The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s will take place Thursday –Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the putting green located next to the main entrance gate. The cost will be $2.00 for one putt or $5.00 for three putts with one winner each day receiving a $100 Carrabba’s gift card and a dozen golf balls. The grand prize will be an iPad 2 and Germain Lexus of Dublin will supply a two-year lease of a Lexus, which will be determined by a putt-off of the four daily winners on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream will be onsite Saturday to give away free ice cream, compliments of Nationwide from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. next to the 18th green.
  • A free pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next to the main entrance gate.

Tickets for the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship are still available. Single day tickets are $10 and weekly tickets are $30. For more information, fans can visit www.ncc-golf.com.