Meet the 2018 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Limited Edition Bear!

2018 Memorial Tournament Bear

This year’s limited edition Memorial Tournament bear is named after a dear friend of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Pandel Savic.

Born in Macedonia, Pandel came to the United States at age nine. He fought for his adopted and beloved country as a United States Marine in the South Pacific during World War II before attending The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Pandel quarterbacked the Buckeyes to their first Rose Bowl victory in 1950. He is one of the founding members of Muirfield Village Golf Club and served as chairman of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide for more than 30 years, helping the Memorial become one of the premier stops on the PGA TOUR.

Pandel was and is a friend and mentor to so many and we are honored to raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in his name through the Bears for Nationwide Children’s program. Learn more by visiting:

Bears for Children Weekend

You can purchase a bear in person during Bears for Nationwide Children’s Weekend at select Central Ohio Kroger locations. 

Bears for Nationwide Children’s Weekend Dates & Times

Friday, May 18: 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, May 19: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 20: 12 pm – 4 pm

Visit Select Central Ohio Kroger Locations:

Bridge St. – 299 W. Bridge St.
Canal Winchester – 6095 Gender Rd.
Gahanna – 1365 Stoneridge Dr.
Grandview – 1375 Chambers Rd.
Henderson Rd. – 1955 Henderson Rd.
Hilliard - 4656 Cemetery Rd.
Lewis Center – 6417 Columbus Pike
New Albany – 5161 Hampstead Village Way
Parsons Ave. – 1441 Parsons Ave.
Perimeter Loop – 7100 Perimeter Loop
Pickerington – 1045 Hill Rd. N.
Polaris - 1177 Polaris Pkwy. 
Powell – 3975 W. Powell Rd.
Sawmill Rd. – 7625 Sawmill Rd.
Schrock Rd. – 55 W. Schrock Rd.


Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).