Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Claims Inaugural Web.com Tour Truck Award

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Web.com Tour Finals event delivers on operations and volunteer fronts to claim “Truck cooler”

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, conducted annually at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s inaugural Truck Award at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, December 2 in Miami, Fla.

 

“On behalf of the Web.com Tour, I am delighted to congratulate the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on winning the 2015 Truck Award,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “The ‘Truck’ is the veritable command station at all of our events, with operations and volunteer efforts all stemming from the well-traveled 18-wheeler. Kip and his team are to be commended for putting forth one of the Tour’s most well-run tournaments.”

 

The Truck, which is emblazoned with the Web.com Tour logo and the faces of Tour alums, is not only the centralized operation center for tournaments, but is also a familiar gathering spot each night during tournament week.

WICHITA, KS - JUNE 28:  A Web.com operations truck during the final round of the Web.com Tour Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna at Crestview Country Club on June 28, 2015 in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Countless players have spent time in the Truck, socializing with volunteers and the operations staff to further cement the Web.com Tour as a rare sports arena in which fans can interact with the game’s up-and-coming stars.

 

Each week, after finishing his trophy presentation and media duties, the tournament champion makes his way to the Truck to sign the large white cooler, which serves as an iconic meeting spot from tournament to tournament on the Web.com Tour. As winner of the inaugural Truck Award, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship was presented with the 2015 cooler, featuring signatures from every winner this past season.

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From day one, Tournament Director Kip McBride and his team have put forth a streamlined volunteer effort to help one of the most pivotal events during the Web.com Tour Finals run smoothly from start to finish. By incorporating not only those involved with The Ohio State University, but also the community of Columbus, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has secured a dedicated support group from which to launch one of the Tour’s most successful events each year.

 

“We are excited and honored to receive the inaugural Truck Award,” said McBride. “This award justly symbolizes the dedication and support of the 600 plus volunteers that work countless hours to help make the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship a premier stop on the Web.com Tour and enable the tournament to donate valuable funds in support of the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”

 

The 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will return to Ohio State’s Scarlet Course on September 19-25.

 

 

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Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour is in its 26th year of competition in 2015. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 425 PGA TOUR titles, including 21 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

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