Champions for PLAY Golf Outing

Champions for PLAY Golf 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. The PLAY Scholarship Fund was created to give youth in Columbus the opportunity to participate in any feed–based program offered through Columbus Recreation and Parks Department regardless of their ability to pay.

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.

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Chris and Lori Holtmann Foundation Presenting Sponsorship

Columbus Recreation and Parks and the Champions for PLAY Golf Outing Steering Committee would like to thank Ohio State head basketball coach Chris Holtmann and Lori Holtmann for their support of the 2022 Champions for PLAY Golf Outing. Their sponsorship will support nearly 400 PLAY scholarships for youth in Columbus.

Registration and Sponsorship

There are several ways to support the Champions for PLAY Golf Outing.

  • Download our sponsorship and participant informational sheet and registration form.
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  • Pay for your team(s) and/or sponsorship.
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  • Can’t attend this year’s golf outing? You can still support the PLAY Scholarship Fund by making a donation.

Brian S. Casey Memorial Jr. Golf Membership

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.


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


Tom Merritt, Chairman

Dave Baxter

Sharon Casey

Lisa Connelly

Mike Doss

Melanie Gamez

Jim Joyce

Andy Fruehling

George McCue

Steve Neil

Gerry Hammond


Gold Sponsors:

Midstates Recreation | Kokosing| Anser Advisory

Silver Sponsors:

Smoot Construction |