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The morning of Thursday, June 11th welcomed a sold-out crowd of excited golfers, sponsors, celebrities and volunteers to the 15th annual Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing. Golfers were thrilled with the chance to try on their brand new Nike golf shoes which were part of this year’s Goodwill goodie bag. Bengal alumni and media personalities stood in line to sign this year’s commemorative golf outing flags that will be presented to this year’s sponsors during the evening’s dinner and awards ceremony.
Goodwill ambassadors representing both the organization’s headquarters and Westwood CARE programs helped get golfers set up with their goodie bags and the chance to play games during the event. The biggest challenge was making sure that there were enough carts for this year’s roster of players and celebrity guests.
Celebrity co-chairs Joe Walter and Stephanie Mitchell spoke about Goodwill’s mission of putting people to work and wished the group luck before sending them off on the course. Goodwill was delighted to welcome Hole-in-One volunteers from long-time partner, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, who monitored the cars placed by Superior Automotive on the course.
The 15th annual Goodwill Golf Outing marks several milestones in the organization’s history. This year’s event will mark the 15th year that honorary chairman Joe Walter has served as the celebrity spokesperson for Ohio Valley Goodwill and also, the 5th year that advocate, Stephanie Mitchell has served as co-host of the annual fund-raiser. In addition, this year’s golf outing will signal the count-down to the organization’s 100th anniversary celebration which will take place in 2016.
“We are so pleased that all of our long-time friends and supporters were able to join us for this year’s Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO. “Goodwill is especially honored to have Strategic Employee Benefit Services as our Title Sponsor this year as well as Tape Products and US Bank as our Presenting Sponsors. Your support for our mission of service to the Greater Cincinnati community is much appreciated.”
Stay tuned for more highlights about the Grand Prize winners from the 15th annual Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing and see images of the highlights of the day coming soon.