Record-setting charitable donation announced for 11th playing of the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship

November 15, 2017

Tournament officials announced today that the 11th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held August 28 – September 3, 2017, at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, raised a total of $2,116,065 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $2,004,065 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest single-season charitable donation raised for the hospital in the 11-year history of the Tour Finals event and the first time the $2 million mark has been exceeded. Since its inception in 2007 the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $9.3 million in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.

“Once again, the level of support our partners in central Ohio and across the country continue to provide to this tournament is truly inspiring,” said Mike Boyd, senior vice president of marketing for Nationwide and president of Champions of the Community, the host organization for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. “We are incredibly thankful for our corporate sponsors and other businesses who graciously donate their time and funds to support the incredible, life-saving work being done at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”

“At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we treat children with cancer from all over the world, and our pediatric cancer research is devoted to giving those children the best opportunity for healthy lives,” said Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Nationwide has been our longtime partner in this work, and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship – its staff and volunteers, the Tour and The Ohio State University Golf Club – help make our clinical care and research possible. Children everywhere are benefitting because of their generosity.”

On August 29, 2017 a three-year extension of the agreement between the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the PGA TOUR was announced that insures the tournament will continue as a Tour Finals event through 2021. Additionally, a three-year agreement with The Ohio State University Golf Club was announced, confirming the Scarlet Course will continue to host the tournament.

The 2018 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held August 20–26 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and once again be the first of four stops in the Tour Finals.

“We’re excited to be in a position to once again kickoff the Tour Finals in Columbus,” said Tournament Director Kip McBride. “Central Ohio has some of the best golf fans on Tour and the tournament’s placement in the playoff order insures that they will be treated to the best field of the year on the Tour next August.”

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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