The National Children’s Hospital Championship is a flagship event of the Korn Ferry Tour, but the golf tournament also pursues an important philanthropic mission: to raise funds for the research and treatment of childhood cancer.
On November 9, tournament and hospital officials came together to announce that this year’s National Children’s Hospital Championship raised a record $3,316,205 million for this worthy cause. The total represents the largest single-season charitable donation raised for the hospital in the history of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals event and the second consecutive time the $3 million mark has been exceeded. Since its inception in 2007, the Children’s Hospital National Championship has raised more than $22.3 million to support the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.
“The Children’s Hospital National Championship is the best tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour in many ways – from top-level competition, to exceptional golf course, to fan-friendly format – but it’s the fundraising that is truly unmatched on this tour,” said John Carter, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Financial and president of Champions of the Community, the host organization of the National Children’s Hospital Championship. “We are also grateful for the tremendous support from our business partners, the dedication of our staff and tournament volunteers, and the willingness of our patient champions to share their inspiring stories. »
“The National Children’s Hospital Championship helps make possible our innovative efforts to care for children with cancer,” said Tim Robinson, CEO of Nationwide Children’s. “The tournament not only supports our patients; it also supports our research and discoveries, which ultimately benefits children with cancer everywhere. The Championship and its sponsors, volunteers and spectators make a real difference in the lives of families. »
Since 2011, Nationwide Sports Marketing Partnerships have contributed more than $55 million to Nationwide Children’s. Beyond golf-related fundraising from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Legends Luncheon and 11 years as presenting sponsor of the Memorial Tournament, additional support comes from partnerships with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon/Half Marathon, Columbus Crew and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
For more information about Children’s National Hospital or to donate, visit nationalwidechildrens.org.
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