2017 Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing Outstanding Success!

Jake Walter with Chair Joe Walter and Co-Chair Stephanie Mitchell

Thanks to gorgeous weather, sunny skies and more than 200 of the organization’s closest friends and supporters, the 2017 Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing was a tremendous success! The 17th annual event featured celebrity host, Joe Walter and co-chair Stephanie Mitchell once again as well as many generous sponsors, friends, volunteers and team members. Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to Title Sponsor, Strategic Employee Benefit Services, for their support of this year’s special event and co-chairs Joe Walter and Stephanie Mitchell for reprising their roles as co-hosts. The organization also thanks Presenting Sponsors Tape Products and US Bank; Rumpke as the 2017 Cart Sponsor and Palmer Leasing Group as the Beverage Sponsor.

The 2017 Goodwill Golf Outing was also notable for the number of Gold Sponsors who chose to support the event this year including: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, College Hunks Hauling, Cumulus, Haglage Construction, Integrated Financial Network, MVD Connect, QuestMark, Riverpoint Capital Management, Snider Custom Construction and WCPO. The organization was also pleased to once again have the support of its volunteer Service Guild as well as volunteers from long-time partner, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services to help out with the coverage of the Hole-in-One opportunities on the Glenview course, where players have a chance to win a three year lease on a brand new car sponsored by Superior Automotive Group.

Goodwill team pictured with HCDDS volunteer Ryan Braun. L to R: Doug Ostholthoff, Tammy Fultz, Steve Koons, Joe Byrum, CEO, Ryan Braun, and Kevin Walker, Celebrity.

In addition, outing guests always look forward to socializing with the CARE ambassadors, who support the annual fundraising event. More than 10 volunteers from the organization’s award-winning Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program came over to the course to greet players and welcome them to the Golf Outing as well as help out with games, goody bags and enjoy lunch in the newly renovated Glenview celebration tent for the first time this year. This year’s golfers were especially thrilled to have the chance to have CARE players join them on the final hole to assist with putting.

CARE ambassadors helping Golf Outing players putt in

At this year’s event, Ohio Valley Goodwill welcomed more than 38 celebrity guests including former Bengals, Reds as well as media personalities.

Anthony Munoz, Ed Hartman with Co-Chair Stephanie Mitchell

The day long event on Thursday, June 8th enjoyed spectacular weather, a newly enhanced location at Glenview as well as wonderful support from all attendees.

The Goodwill Golf Outing event is always capped off with the evening’s delicious dinner sponsored by 2017 Dinner Sponsor, Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant, as well as the awards ceremony facilitated by Chair Joe Walter and co-host, Stephanie Mitchell. Title Sponsor Strategic Employee Benefit Services and President Pat Kern were particularly elated to be recognized for their sponsorship and long-time partnership.

2017 also marked the first time that long-time Signage Sponsor, Holthaus-Lackner Signs and President Scott Holthaus were publicly recognized for their contributions to the annual event. “Goodwill is so thankful to Holthaus-Lackner Signs and Scott Holthaus for their more than 10 year sponsorship of the signage for the Goodwill Golf Outing,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager, during the presentation.

To view highlights of this year’s exciting Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/events. Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to Title Sponsor, Strategic Employee Benefit Services, for their support of this year’s special event and co-chairs Joe Walter and Stephanie Mitchell for reprising their roles as co-hosts. The organization also thanks Presenting Sponsors Tape Products and US Bank; Rumpke as the 2017 Cart Sponsor and Palmer Leasing Group as the Beverage Sponsor.

“Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to all of our 2017 Sponsors and friends for their wonderful support of this year’s Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO. “It is only through the dedication and commitment of our volunteers, sponsors and friends that Goodwill is able to have such a spectacularly successful annual fundraising event.”

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