Volunteer Info

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OVERVIEW

Volunteering is an exciting way to see great golf while being with your friends, family, co-workers, etc. and most importantly helping to raise money for Nationwide Children’s! Over the past seven years the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has raised a total of $3,475,000 in support of charity, primarily the hospital’s pediatric cancer program. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our hardworking and dedicated volunteer force.

For information about uniforms, please click the “Uniforms” section below.

There are many committees to choose from, please click the “Committees” section below to see descriptions of them all.

For questions about volunteering, please contact April Raupple at araupple@hnssports.com or 614.339.1051

THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING, WE COULD NOT RUN A SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT WITHOUT YOU!!

UNIFORMS

Returning Volunteers: Volunteers who purchased a new uniform for the 2013 event are NOT required to purchase a new uniform. However, you will be required to purchase the returning volunteer uniform package for $15. Standard bearers and childcare volunteers are an exception as these volunteer uniform packages are FREE.

The $15 package includes:
- One baseball cap or visor
- One week long volunteer badge
- Two additional weekly badges that you may give to family or friends
- One 2014 commemorative volunteer pin
- Breakfast and/or lunch in the volunteer tent during shift(s)

New Volunteers: For the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, new volunteers or volunteers who are returning, but did not participate in the 2013 event are required to purchase the new volunteer uniform package for $45. Standard bearers and childcare volunteers are an exception as these volunteer uniform packages are FREE.

The $45 package includes:
- One Nike golf shirt
- One baseball cap or visor
- One week long volunteer
- Two additional weekly badges that you may give to family or friends
- One 2014 commemorative volunteer pin
- Breakfast and/or lunch in the volunteer tent during shift(s)

With the event becoming a Finals event we have a new logo and must adhere to the Web.com Tour branding standards. We ask that you pair the volunteer shirt with KHAKI bottoms (shorts, slacks or skirts) and comfortable shoes. You are also encouraged to be prepared for the elements – bring sunscreen, an umbrella to protect you from the sun or rain, sunglasses and bug spray.

Additional shirts and outerwear will be available for purchase during uniform distribution and throughout tournament week. The uniform distribution and training will be held at the Ohio State University Golf Club on Tuesday, August 26 & Wednesday, August 27. Your volunteer Captain will send more detailed information regarding trainings in the Spring.

COMMITTEES

Please see a listing of volunteer committees with descriptions. Approximate start and end times and days of operation are listed below each committee – please know that the day is generally divided into 2 – 3 shifts per day. You will have the chance to select AM, PM or select both on your application. Once you are accepted as a volunteer and receive a confirmation email from the tournament office with your assignment, your volunteer captain will be in touch with you to give you exact shift times.

Admissions
Handle ticket sales; Assist with checking for proper admission credentials; administer “will-call” for tickets that have been left for future pick up and provide general information to all spectators. Must be at least 21.
Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

Child Care
Care for players’ children while they are competing on the golf course. Childcare will be set up off-site close to the course. A background check is required; the Tournament will cover the background check expense for the volunteer. Must be 16 or older. This is a FREE committee.
Tuesday, Sept 9 – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Sept 10 – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, Sept 11 – 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, Sept 12 – 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, Sept 13 – 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, Sept 14 – 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Courtesy Cars
Drive tournament cars to transport Pro’s to and from the airport and golf course. Must be at least 21 with a valid license.
Monday, Sept 8 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM. (or as flights dictate – some will arrive late at night and some volunteers may be asked to be “on call”)

Hospitality (Sponsors)
Provide assistance and information to corporate sponsor clients. Ensure that only properly credentialed clients are allowed in private skybox and hospitality areas.
Monday, Sept 8 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Leaderboards
Keep leaders’ scores up to date as play evolves on manual leader boards.
Wednesday, Sept 10 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Locker Room
Provide assistance and hospitality for players and answer any questions they may have about the area. Organize player and sponsor deliveries and ensure delivery to player or player locker. Manage player lockers and combinations. **This committee can only accept male volunteers.
Monday, Sept 8 – Sunday Sept 14 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM – approx.

Marshal Hole #01
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #02
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #03
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #04
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #05
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #06
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #07
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #08
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #09
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #10
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #11
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #12
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #13
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #14
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #15
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #16
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #17
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Marshal Hole #18
Provide ball spotting to players and control the movement and chatter of spectators. This is an on-course active position.Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Media Center
Assist the Web.com Tour in the media tent by answering phones, making copies and any other needs.
Monday, Sept 8 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

On Course Services
Replenish water, ice, pairing sheets, newspapers and other product on course. Empty trash bins and help to keep the course free of debris. Must be 18 or older.
Monday, Sept 8 – Monday, Sept 15 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Player Registration
Check in players and collect fees, distribute tournament information, provide hospitality for players and answer any questions they may have about the area.
Monday, Sept 8 – Wednesday, Sept 10- 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM – approx.

Pro-Am Operations
Register amateurs and Pro’s upon arrival to Pro-Am event, organize and hand out gifts to the amateurs playing in Pro-Am’s. Please note that Monday and Tuesday event will be off-site and back at OSUGC on Wednesday.
Monday, Sept 9 – 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM – approx. (Double Eagle Club)
Tuesday, Sept 10 – 5:30 AM to 3:00 PM – approx. (New Albany Country Club)
Wednesday, Sept 11 – 5:30 AM to 3:00 PM – approx.(OSU Golf Club)

Scoring Control & Communications
These trained volunteers must monitor and update the PGA TOUR scoring system throughout each tournament day as well as the leaderboards throughout the course. Volunteers must be knowledgeable of golf and golf scoring.
Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, September 14 – 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Scoring Tent
Collect scorecards, check addition and make sure each player turns in their card.
Thursday, Sept 11 & Friday, Sept 12 – 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Sept 13 & Sunday, Sept 14 – 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Standard Bearers
Are a committee of adults and youth from age 12 and up to accompany each group of Tour Professionals by carrying a sign inside the ropes during play and display their scores. An adult walking scorer will also accompany you. The volunteer must be able to carry the standard (6-7 lbs.) for 18 holes. This is also a great way for youth to earn service hours! Volunteers are NOT required to purchase the $45 package – uniforms (T-shirt and hat) will be provided FREE of charge.
Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – between 6:30 AM and 7:30 PM.

The Golf Channel
Carry microphones and TV cables inside the ropes alongside TV operations crew! (Each volunteer MUST work Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day, no exceptions). Must be at least 21 years of age.
Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Uniform Distribution
Help to inventory and pass out uniforms to over 700 volunteers. ** This committee’s shifts always takes place one to two weeks before tournament week.
Tuesday, August 26 & Wednesday, August 27 3:00PM – 8:30PM

Volunteer Central and Party Set Up
Manage volunteer check-in and uniform distribution. Oversee general operations of the volunteer headquarters including food & beverage set-up if needed. Assist with the volunteer party planning and decoration on Sunday following play.
Monday, Sept 8 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Walking Scorers
Walk 18 holes of golf with a pro keeping stats in a palm pilot. Golf knowledge is necessary to work this committee and volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Thursday, Sept 11 – Sunday, Sept 14 – 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

VOLUNTEER FAQs

What duties do volunteers have?
Volunteers are assigned to a variety of committees, performing the many tasks required to conduct a Web.com Tour event. A description of each committee will be available for your review prior to your selection of committee choices or by visiting the Committees section.

Which days are volunteers needed?
The majority of volunteer requirements are Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, but some assistance may be required before and after the tournament. Committee descriptions will include the days each committee operates.

How long can I be expected to work each day? How many days?
Depending on the committee on which you serve, the average workday is 4 to 6 hours long. Some assignments may require longer days, particularly Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each volunteer is required to work at least three shifts, but most choose to work more.

Is there a cost? What do I wear?
Yes, there is a small volunteer fee that covers the cost of your uniform. The tournament will provide a volunteer package that includes a golf shirt, headwear piece and volunteer badge. Volunteers will provide their own khaki bottoms. Volunteers are required to wear the uniform on the days they are working.

When do I get my uniform?
Uniform distribution will take place two weeks before tournament week on Tuesday, Aug 26 & Wednesday, Aug 27. Your Captain will provide you with more details in the Spring.

Who benefits from the work I do?
Of course the players and spectators greatly appreciate the efforts of our volunteers – it’s no secret that the success of the event depends on our volunteer force. An enhanced experience for players, spectators and sponsors ensures our charitable giving increases. Our community and Nationwide Children’s are the ultimate beneficiaries of our event and our efforts.