Media Advisory: Third Annual Legends Luncheon Presented by Nationwide Insurance

April 18, 2013

The third annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance
A unique, award-winning philanthropic event in central Ohio

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

Special guests
Jim Furyk, 2002 Memorial Tournament winner and 2003 U.S. Open winner
Jimmy Roberts, NBC and Golf Channel Host and 13-time Emmy Award winner

Celebrating the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Memorial Tournament and Nationwide Insurance are proud to host the third annual Legends Luncheon. With this aligned vision, all proceeds of the Luncheon will directly benefit the young patients served each day by Nationwide Children’s. 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.

A recognition award presented in the name of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. The Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award is given to a young citizen who in some way has demonstrated a strong, driving spirit in overcoming obstacles, an unwavering optimistic outlook, and a strong conviction for their connection to Nationwide Children’s.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

*The Ohio Union is located at the corner of 12th Avenue and High Street on The Ohio State University main campus

Parking is complimentary. Valet will be offered off West 12th Avenue or media can access the Ohio Union South Parking Garage from both High Street and College Avenue.

Media are invited to attend as guests for the catered luncheon. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Tom Sprouse ( with your intentions.

Jack Nicklaus, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Roberts, Steve Rasmussen, Dr. Steve Allen, Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award winner


10:30 a.m.
On-site Media Center open
Traditions Room, Second Floor

11:30 a.m.
Guest Arrival and Event Registration
Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom, Second Floor

11:45 a.m.
Guest Seating
Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom, Second Floor

12:00 p.m.    
Opening Remarks

12:15 p.m.    
Lunch Served

12:20 p.m.    
Conversation with golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and 2002 Memorial Tournament winner and 2003 U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk, moderated by NBC and Golf Channel Host and 13-time Emmy Award winner, Jimmy Roberts

1:00 p.m.    
Introduction and Presentation of the Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award

1:10 p.m.    
Closing Remarks

1:20 p.m.    
Post media interviews in on-site Media Center (Traditions Room, Second floor)

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