Media Advisory: The inaugural Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance

April 14, 2011

The inaugural Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance.
A new and unique philanthropic event in the central Ohio.
Speakers will include Jack Nicklaus, LPGA Hall of Fame member and 2011 Memorial
Tournament Honoree, Nancy Lopez and CBS golf commentator, David Feherty

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
Nationwide CEO, Steve Rasmussen and his wife Cindy
Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO, Steve Allen

Special guests
Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall of Fame member and 2011 Memorial Tournament Honoree
David Feherty, Best Selling author and CBS Golf Commentator

The inaugural Legends Luncheon will bring together the proud traditions of first year Memorial Tournament presenting sponsor, Nationwide Insurance with the Memorial Tournament to bring to life the recently established alliance between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation for the benefit and advancement of pediatric care. With this aligned vision, all proceeds of the Luncheon will directly benefit the young patients served each day by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The goal is to not only support but also provide opportunity to advance the incredible care given in the most needed areas of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Monday, April 18, 2011
Ohio Statehouse
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Parking is available in the Statehouse parking garage.
The Statehouse is located in downtown Columbus on High and Broad Streets. Vehicles can access the Statehouse parking garage from Broad, State or Third Streets (there are no High Street entrances).

The luncheon is open to the media.
Jack Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez and David Feherty discussion begins at approximately 12:40pm
Interview opportunities are available immediately following the Legends Luncheon at approximately 1:30pm. 

About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-889-6700 or visit

About Nationwide
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including car insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners insurance, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit         
Nationwide, On Your Side, and the Nationwide Framemark are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Media Contacts:
Tom Sprouse
Ph: (614) 889-6791

Mike Switzer
Nationwide Insurance
Ph: (614) 451-0696

Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ph: (614) 355-0495

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at