Nationwide has a long-standing commitment to children's health and well-being, and is proud of the 60-year relationship with Nationwide Children's Hospital. As a part of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, the Hospital’s Patient Champion Program honors and celebrates their courageous patients.
The 2017 Nationwide Invitational at the Memorial, the Tournament’s official Pro-Am, on Wednesday, May 31, will include hosting eight Patient Champions and their families for a full morning of VIP Tournament experiences.
The Patient Champions will receive personalized caddie bibs to wear on the golf course and will enjoy behind-the-scenes activities, including a meet-and-greet on the 1st and 10th hole tee boxes with former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and PGA TOUR players participating in the Pro-Am; a visit to the 18th hole leaderboard; and a famous Muirfield Village Golf Club milkshake. To round out the day, each Patient Champion will be able to tend the flag on the 18th green for Pro-Am teams finishing the hole.
The Patient Champion Program is a day to recognize the strong, driving spirit and optimistic outlook of each patient that inspires not only their family and loved ones, but the entire community.
For more information, and to read the extraordinary 2017 Patient Champion stories, visit nationwidechildrens.org/memorial.