The Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament Slated for March 3

February 1, 2018

TWIG 3, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, invites the public to its Westy Open Paddle Tennis Tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. All proceeds from the event benefit Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s.

Participants will have the opportunity to compete in an all-day, co-ed paddle tennis tournament held at multiple locations throughout Columbus. Depending on skill-level, players will be assigned to play at Elysium Tennis Club, Scioto Country Club, Columbus Country Club or Rocky Fork Country Club. All skill-levels are welcome. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

New this year is The Westy Junior for teens ages 13-18. This half-day, round robin tournament will begin at noon at the Swim & Racquet Club in Upper Arlington. Players will have the opportunity to participate in other activities between rounds of paddle tennis. All equipment will be provided.

The Westy Open Tailgate Party, taking place from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, will begin the weekend’s events. The tailgate party will take place at a private home near Bexley and the location will be included in the registration confirmation. Please note, the tailgate party is a separate event from the paddle tennis tournament.

For additional details, to register for the tournament and tailgate party or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit 

More information is also available by contacting Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-5415 or

About TWIG

TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital are groups of women throughout central Ohio who dedicate their time and talent in support of the hospital. Since their inception in 1916, TWIG has raised more than $28 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children’s. The women of TWIG believe in the mission of providing the highest quality care to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay.

Today, more than 1,000 active members are working to continue the TWIG legacy through a variety of fundraising efforts such as the annual TWIG Bazaar, the sale of holiday cards and greetings program, BIA Parade of Homes, the Memorial Tournament Volunteer Committee and the many projects and events coordinated by more than 60 individual TWIG groups throughout central Ohio.

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