Since the Block Memorial Tournament began, more than $5 MILLION has been raised for The James! Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors and tournament friends for helping us reach this milestone!
The early fall weather set the perfect tone for a day on the links at Scioto Country Club on Monday, September 15 for the 31st Herbert J. Block Memorial Tournament! Friends, golfers and community supporters joined the Block family once again to support this important event, which raised over $390,000 for the OSUCCC – James. Proceeds from this year’s tournament benefit Ohio State’s commitment to understanding, preventing and curing cancer at the OSUCCC – James.
Since its inception in 1982, the Herbert J. Block Memorial Tournament has raised more than $5 million for Ohio State’s cancer program. All proceeds generated by the event will be used in our continuing quest to conquer cancer by finding better ways to prevent, detect and treat this disease in its many forms.
Following an exciting day out on the course, golfers and tournament friends gathered for a festive evening reception and awards ceremony. Guests enjoyed an annual highlight as several animals from the Columbus Zoo entertained the celebratory crowd— a two-toed sloth, zebra, and even a cheetah! These special guests were arranged by Ball Drop Sponsor, Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals. Once again guests were wowed by the signature ball drop – nearly 600 golf balls were dropped from the sky and special guest Brutus Buckeye helped select the winning ball! Russ Armstrong purchased the winning ball and generously donated his $2,000 winnings back to The James.
Medical Center leaders Steven Gabbe, MD and David Schuller, MD spoke on the future of medicine at OSU as well as shared information about the much anticipated opening of the New James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Guests were then treated to remarks from Ohio State’s 15th President, Michael V. Drake, who spoke about the impact cancer has on all of us and the importance of philanthropy. President Drake and wife, Brenda, served as the 2014 tournament Honorary Chairs.
The evening awards began with the presentation of the 2nd annual Sue Haggerty Outstanding Volunteer Award to tournament steering committee member, Erin McHam. Skill contests and awards were given to the top three golf teams. For the second year in a row, The America’s Floor Source team—Dana Bromberg, Jason Goldberg, Lee Hyo Seung, AJ McPherson, and Andrew Montooth—claimed the Tournament championship and, of course, the coveted champion jackets. They were also winners in 2013, 2008 and 2004.
The OSUCCC – James and the Block family would like to thank all 2014 sponsors, tournament players and volunteers who contributed their support so generously. We look forward to another great tournament in 2015!
Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!Title Sponsor
Macy and Shirley Block Presenting Sponsors
M/I Homes Event Sponsors
Jeri Block and Robert H. Schottenstein
Life Support – Dale Darnell
OSUCCC - James
Rite Rug Company
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Links Sponsors
America’s Floor Source
Toni and Jeff Block
Linda Schottenstein Fisher
Julie and Andrew Glassman
Robin V. Holderman
The Kroger Co.
Elaine Lewin, Carrie and Andy Madison, Connie and Craig Tuckerman, Stephanie and Adam Lewin
Nickolas Savko & Sons
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
SS&G Healthcare Shirt Sponsor
Turner Construction Company Beverage Sponsor
Julie and Keith Brooks Driving Range Sponsor
Huntington Bank Halfway House Sponsor
Anne and Phil Creek Putting Green Sponsor
The Belford Family Volunteer Sponsor
Glimcher Realty Trust Ball Drop Sponsor
Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals, Inc.
To support the Tournament, visit About The Tournament or for more information contact the OSUCCC-James Development Office by email or by calling 614-293-3752.