Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

2019 Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing Makes Par!

Co-Hosts Stephanie Mitchell and Joe Walter

Despite threats of dire weather and storms, the 2019 Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing held on June 6th was a tremendous success! With almost 200 players, celebrities, sponsors, volunteers and friends in attendance, the annual Golf Outing is not only the single fundraiser held by the organization each year but also, a friend-raising event. Hosts, players, sponsors and everyone involved enjoys the opportunity to get together each year and celebrate the organization’s 100+ mission of service in the Greater Cincinnati community. Co-hosts Stephanie Mitchell and Joe Walter particularly enjoy the chance to welcome all of the players, supporters and friends to the annual event. “We are absolutely thrilled that so many of our long-time sponsors, celebrities and players make it a point to be part of the Goodwill Golf Outing each year,” said Joe Walter. “It is their support that makes the outing possible and so successful each year.”

Hosted by Strategic Benefits, this year’s outing also welcomed enthusiastic volunteers from Goodwill long-time partner organization, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS). HCDDS team members for many years have volunteered to help out on the Hole-in-One’s during the outing. This year, Community Relations Director, Ryan Braun, was a surprise VIP featured guest on Goodwill’s Facebook Live broadcast which took place at 1:00 pm. Host Alisha Tyler, interviewed Braun about his role with HCDDS and the very important operating levy which will be on the ballot in November of 2019. www.facebook.com/cincigoodwill

Ryan Braun, HCDDS, with Stephanie Mitchell and Alisha Tyler

Find out more about HCDDS and their vital services for people with Developmental Disabilities in Hamilton County at www.hamiltondds.org

In addition to the fabulous celebrity guests who participate in the Goodwill outing every year, another much looked forward to feature is the Community Ambassadors from the organization’s Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program. Every year, they enthusiastically welcome all of the players, cheer them on when they head out to the links and even, help them putt in at the end of the day. Our most sincere thanks to the CARE team for their important participation.

Ohio Valley Goodwill wishes to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Goodwill Celebrity Golf Outing:

  • Title Sponsor: Strategic Benefits
  • Presenting Sponsors: TAPE Products and US Bank
  • CART Sponsor: Rumpke
  • Beverage Sponsor: Palmer Leasing
  • Dinner Sponsor: Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant
  • Gold Sponsors: Aetna, College Hunks Hauling, Graystone Consulting,   Johnson Investments, Mariner Wealth Advisors,   Snider Custom Construction, Superior Automotive Group and WCPO.
  • Hole-in-One Sponsor: Superior Automotive Group
  • Signage Sponsor: Holthaus Lackner Signs
  • Co-Chairs: Joe Walter and Stephanie Mitchell


We are also very grateful to our wonderful volunteers who make our outing possible each year. Thanks to all for helping Ohio Valley Goodwill celebrate more than 100 years of helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans go to work in our community. It is thanks to all of you that our mission of service is possible. Check out the photos taken during the event and watch for the Goodwill Golf Outing Photo Gallery which will be posted at www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/events. As always, celebrated Goodwill photographer, Kevin Lawson will do a remarkable job of capturing     highlights of the event-filled day.