MEDIA ADVISORY: The Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championships Pros Fore Patients is Tuesday, September 20 from 4-5:30 p.m.

September 19, 2016

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Pros Fore Patients returns to tournament week and will be held Tuesday, September 20 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This special program is designed to celebrate the tournament’s support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the more than $5.7 million that has been raised for pediatric cancer treatment and research since the tournament began in 2007. Pros Fore Patients will highlight children, appropriately named “Patient Champions”, who are battling, or have battled, pediatric cancer at Nationwide Children’s. The Pros Fore Patients campaign will provide the Patient Champions and their families an opportunity to meet and interact with Tour and PGA TOUR players from the tournament’s field of competitors in a number of special activities, including a putting challenge, hitting stations, Giant Connect Four and Jenga, face painting and more. The Patient Champions and their families, along with the Tour professionals, will also create care packages to be delivered to inpatients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during tournament week.
WHO: Pros fore Patients
Seven Patient Champions (young cancer patients and survivors) and their families from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Patient Champions for 2016 are: Dominic Clarke of Lancaster, Jackson Fickes of Newark, Blake Hames of Westerville, Dominic Granata of Westerville, Marley Phillips of Marysville, Ian Straight of Lancaster, and Carter Davis of Orient.
Tour Professionals Tour and PGA TOUR professionals
WHAT: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Pros Fore Patients. Tour professionals will participate with Patient Champions in the creation of care packages as well as the following activities: Putting Challenge, Hitting Stations, Giant Connect Four and Jenga, Face Painting & Balloon art. Food & beverage will be available for all (including media) beginning at 4:00 P.M.
WHERE: The Ohio State University Golf Club – Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Volunteer Tent complex. Note: The activities will take place on the driving range, putting green and outside the Volunteer Tent. The care packages will be assembled inside the Volunteer Tent. The Address for The Ohio State University Golf Club is: 3605 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH  43221
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. (The activities will take place between 4:00 and 5:00 P.M. and the Care Packages will be assembled beginning at 5:00 P.M.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Opportunities to interview Patient Champions and their families, Nationwide Children’s and Tournament Officials along with Tour and PGA TOUR pros. Photo and video opportunities to capture Patient Champions interacting with Tour professionals during the scheduled activities and Care Package assembly. 

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 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 1.6 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