Volunteer registration now open for 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

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Columbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is now open to the public from the tournament’s volunteer page, Click here.

 

The 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held September 21 – 27 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and once again be the third of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals.

 

“We are extremely grateful for the nearly 700 individuals each year that donate their time to the tournament,” said tournament director Kip McBride. “Our volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of the tournament and are vital in our goal to raise charitable donations for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Thanks in large part to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, a record $1,003,769 was raised last year alone for Nationwide Children’s, and more than $4.4 million has been raised since the tournament’s inception in 2007.”

 

Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a Web.com Tour Finals Event. A description of each area is available at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

All volunteers receive a uniform that consists of a golf shirt, cap and volunteer badge. Volunteers also receive breakfast and lunch for each day they work as well as tournament tickets for family and friends. In addition, all volunteers are invited to attend a catered post-tournament party immediately following play on Sunday, September 27. To cover the cost of the uniform new volunteers are charged a fee of $45.00 and return volunteers a fee of $15.00. These contributions represent an additional way volunteers help maximize the charitable donations the tournament provides to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will feature a field of the top 75 players from the Regular Season Web.com Tour money list together with PGA TOUR members who are 126-200 on the FedExCup points list following the Wyndham Championship, and any non-members who earn enough FedExCup points to also finish 126-200. The field will compete over 72 holes of stroke play competition for a $1 million purse. At the conclusion of the season, PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to the 25 leading money winners from the Web.com Tour’s Regular Season, which concludes on August 30, as well as the 25 top earners during the Finals, with PGA TOUR priority ranking status for 2015-2016 being determined for all 50 at the conclusion of the Finals based on money earned in the four events. Golf Channel will broadcast Tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday.

 

For questions concerning ticket prices and availability, how to become a volunteer, and general tournament information, please call (614) 764-GOLF or visit www.ncc-golf.com. For up to date tournament and industry news be sure to follow the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @nchc_golf and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2014-2015 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Ranked in all 10 specialties on U.S.News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, has a medical staff of 1,100 and 9,400 employees that provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for one 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 Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

 

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. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 401 PGA TOUR titles, including 19 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.

 

ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

 

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams – 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational – and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.

 

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