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Champions for PLAY This golf event features a four-person scramble benefiting Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (P.L.A.Y.). This high-profile event attracts business leaders and sponsors from a variety of industries to enjoy a full day of golfing activities complete with an evening auction. The continued success of this special event relies on corporate sponsorship which enables 100% of the golfers' fees to go directly to P.L.A.Y. Sports celebrities add a special aspect to the day. Honorary spokesperson, Mike Doss, 2002 National Champion, 3X All-American (2000, 2001, 2002) and 2006 Super Bowl winner, asks other former Buckeyes to join him as celebrity golfers.

Event Details

2019 Event Details Monday, May 6, 2019
The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet and Gray Courses
3605 Tremont Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221

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2019 Sponsorship Levels Camp Director - $12,500 - 8 Playing Spots, (two teams), Signage at event, two (2) attendees at this year's Friday Night Lights event at Ohio Stadium, Round of golf for four at any City of Columbus Owned Course.
Festival Manager - $7,500 - 4 Playing Spots (one team), Signage at event
Playground Leader - $2,500 - 4 Playing Spots (one team)

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P.L.A.Y. Grant Private Leisure Assistance for Youth or P.L.A.Y., is a grant program providing children from low-income families in the Central Ohio area the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities offered through the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. - learn more

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Steering Committee Committee Chairperson - Tom Merritt 
Committee Members - Dave Baxter, Sharon Casey, Lisa K. Connelly, Mike Doss, Melanie Gamez, Jim Joyce, Karl Kennedy, George McCue, & Willie Young

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Event Contact Amanda Wampler
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
1111 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 645-3316

Brian S. Casey Memorial Jr. Golf Membership Columbus youth, 18 years old and younger, may annually apply for the Brian S. Casey Memorial Jr. Golf Membership. Applicants must still be enrolled in school and recipients of the membership will be given the opportunity to play (unlimited weekday golf and weekends 50% off) for one year at any of CRPD’s six municipal golf courses

To apply, interested youth can submit the following Brian S. Casey Memorial Fund Application found here and one letter of support from a coach, parent, guardian and/or community center manager to CRPD.  Applications must be emailed to Amanda Wampler postmarked by Saturday, March 30, 2019. 

Awardees of the Jr. Golf Membership will be announced during the Champions for PLAY spring golf outing held on Monday, May 6, 2019

Thank you to our 2018 supporters & participants:

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