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Thursday, June 19th marked the date of the 2014 Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing which took place at the beautiful Glenview Golf Club. More than 200 golfers and celebrities enjoyed the activities of the day which included 18 holes of golf, delicious grill stations on every course, a putting contest with the help of Goodwill’s CARE program participants, as well as the evening festivities. Hosted by Celebrity Chairman Joe Walter for the 14th time, the outing is designed to not only provide a wonderful day of golf for the events sponsors and players but also, to offer new insights into the organization’s mission of service to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Walter was joined once again, by Co-Chair, Stephanie Mitchell, who has served as the outing ambassador and co-chair for the past five years. Mitchell is employed at the Kroger Company and receives job coaching assistance through Goodwill’s employment services program.
This year’s generous outing sponsors included Presenting Sponsors: Tape Products and US Bank; Gold Sponsors: Charles Schwab, Cincinnati Bell, MVD Communications, Questmark, Riverpoint Capital and WCPO; Beverage and Grill Station Sponsor: Palmer Leasing; Cart Sponsor: Rumpke; Dinner Sponsor: Lother’s Catering: Signage Sponsor: Holthaus-Lackner Signs; and for the first time, Hole-in-One Sponsor: Superior Automotive Group. Some of these sponsors have been with Ohio Valley Goodwill for the entire 14 seasons that the organization has hosted the event. Our sincere thanks to this year’s Goodwill Golf Outing sponsors for their on-going support of Goodwill and our mission of service to the Greater Cincinnati community.
While the annual golf outing is always a fun celebration filled with contests, prizes and awards, the real purpose of the event is the opportunity to share quality time with the friends and supporters of the organization. This year’s event was no exception as Goodwill welcomed the wonderful volunteer team from long-time partner, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services who monitored the Hole-in-One stations as well as the Superintendent and Adult Services Director for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, along with many of the long-time business partners of the organization. Thanks to Celebrity Chairman, Joe Walter, guests are treated to the opportunity to play with and socialize with a host of Greater Cincinnati sports and media personalities including Dave Lapham, Louis Breeden, David Fulcher, Ira Hillary, Eric Thomas and Mike McConnell as part of the annual fund-raiser.
The day’s events finished as always with sponsor recognition, awards presentations for contest winners, a silent auction filled with amazing gift baskets generously donated and a formal thank you to Celebrity Chair Joe Walter by Goodwill President and CEO, Joe Byrum. “We really appreciate Joe’s willingness to be part of this event each year and to share the story of Goodwill and our mission,” said Byrum during his remarks. “We would certainly invite any and all interested guests to visit our headquarters and learn more about the Goodwill mission in action,” added Byrum. To schedule a tour of Ohio Valley Goodwill, please call (513) 771-4800, ext. 6364.
Ohio Valley Goodwill is sincerely grateful to our 2014 sponsors, volunteers, players, friends and supporters for their assistance in making this year’s outing a tremendous success. Stay tuned for the 2014 Goodwill Golf Outing Photo Gallery coming soon which will feature highlights of this year’s event.