The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide combined to help raise more than $2 million in donations to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Leaders from both tournaments announced the record-breaking donations at a check presentation ceremony held Dec. 1 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship raised a total of $1,125,069 for charitable organizations. This included the record-setting $1,003,769 donation for pediatric cancer research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“We are thrilled to reach such a significant milestone, with the single-season giving total to Nationwide Children’s eclipsing the million dollar mark,” said Matt Jauchius, Chairman of the Board of the tournament’s host organization, Champions of the Community. “Providing support for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s is a primary focus of the tournament and it is our great pleasure to be in a position to help advance this critical mission. We thank our corporate sponsors, whose support is critical to our success. We also thank our loyal volunteers, golf fans in central Ohio who continue to support the tournament each year, and the members and staff at The Ohio State University Golf Club for their vital role as our host site. We look forward to more opportunities in the future to build on our successes and continue to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”
Since the inception of the Web.com Tour Finals event in 2007, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated more than $4,475,000 to the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.
The 2014 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide helped raised a total of $1,800,000 for charitable organizations in Central Ohio. This also included a record donation of $1,322,162 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital through an alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Through its 39-year history, the Tournament has donated more than $13 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“Nationwide is honored to be the presenting sponsor of the Memorial Tournament,” said Jauchius. “The money raised by the Tournament helps Nationwide Children’s Hospital succeed in its mission to provide outstanding care to every child, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. We are proud to be a part of an event that gives back to our community so generously.”
Nationwide’s partnership with both tournaments brings greater awareness and increased funding to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and to the families and children in need of care.