The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and Nationwide Children's Hospital have a long partnership, dating back to the inception of the tournament in 1976. Jack and Barbara Nicklaus have been longtime friends of the hospital, and they wanted the Tournament to reflect that heritage. The Tournament has made gifts of more than $14 million to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital, and the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is named to honor that generous commitment.
Memorial Tournament volunteers are the heart of the tournament. For every volunteer hour worked, a donation is made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.