Champions for PLAY

About the Outing

The Champions for PLAY golf outing, in partnership with the Chris and Lori Holtmann Foundation, is the largest fundraiser for the PLAY Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about the PLAY Scholarship Fund.

The Champions for PLAY golf outing attracts business leaders and sponsors from a variety of industries to enjoy a full day of golfing activities, continental breakfast, lunch reception and beverages. The continued success of this special event relies on corporate sponsorship which enables 100 percent of the golfers’ fees to go directly to the PLAY Scholarship Fund.

Presenting Sponsor

Chris and Lori Holtmann Foundation

Columbus Recreation and Parks and the Champions for PLAY golf outing steering committee would like to thank Ohio State University head basketball coach, Chris Holtmann, and Lori Holtmann for their support of the 2023 Champions for PLAY golf outing. Their sponsorship will support nearly 400 PLAY Scholarships for youth in Columbus.

Brian S. Casey Family Memorial Fund

Sharon Casey is carrying on her husband’s passion for the PLAY Scholarship Fund through the Brian S. Casey Family Memorial Fund. The fund was set up after Brian and their daughter, Megan (pictured), lost their lives in a plane crash in December 2016. Brian was very involved in the Champions for PLAY Golf Outing and believed strongly in its mission.

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Steering Committee

Tom Merritt, Chairman

Dave Baxter

Sharon Casey

Lisa Connelly

Mike Doss

Andy Fruehling

Melanie Gamez

Christopher Garcia

Gerry Hammond


George McCue

Steve Neil

Chris Tambaschi

Contact Us

For any questions about the Champions for PLAY Golf Outing, please contact Keiana Mitchell at 614-645-3032