Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

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The 29th Annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic was held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Findlay Country Club

The Event Featured:
Julie Cole, Mike "Radar" Reid & Pat McGowan!

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Questions? Email: jcevent@bvhealthsystem.org

Who would have guessed that Findlay native Julie Cole would have made such a mark on women's golf at the professional level? When first introduced to golf in junior high school at the Sycamore Springs Golf Course by her parents, Ivan and Maxine Cole, it was evident that Julie was more than just a "good athlete." She had an outstanding athletic career both at Findlay High School and later at Ohio University (OU) where she earned a scholarship for both basketball and golf. Graduating from OU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation, Julie immediately began playing on the amateur golf circuit in national events and in 1979, turned professional, later joining the LPGA. 

It was in 1988, while on a visit to Findlay, Julie decided to identify a local charity to collaborate with on a golf tournament. She soon met Karen Mallett Eubanks, the director of hospice at the time. From that meeting, she contacted Ivan Gorr, an executive at Cooper Tire. Ivan immediately got on board to support Julie organizing a charity golf tournament to benefit the local hospice program. Additionally, she met Dr. Charlie Spragg who became the tournament's organizing chairman. The Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic was born and not too long after, partnered with Blanchard Valley Health System. While Julie has been around the world and back, she has never forgotten her roots and she has steadfastly maintained her vision to "give back."

Since then, 29 years later, together we have raised more than $2.9 million in benefit support to Bridge Hospice (a benefactor since 1989), plus countless additional health care service lines within Blanchard Valley, and provided youth educational support through scholarships awarded from the Julie Cole Fund for Junior Golfers. None could be possible without the continuous support of our sponsors.

Sponsors are key to the success of the Julie Cole

Our sponsors are indeed a very special part of the Julie Cole event and are highlighted throughout the event day of play. Each year, their very generous support allows the Julie Cole Charity Classic event to continue to provide an outstanding experience for players, volunteers and spectators alike. Sponsorship levels begin at just $100!

THANK YOU 2018 MAJOR SPONSORS!  

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

SEI

Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Pain Management

Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Encompass/Hylant

Fifth Third Bank

First Federal Bank

Fresh Encounter

Hylant/AWAC

Intuitive Surgical

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Medline Industries, Inc.

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Reineke Family Dealerships

Reminger

Robison, Curphey & O’Connell, LLC

Scott Keller with ERA Geyer Noakes Realty Group

State Bank

Werk-Brau/Fabco

Alfagreen Supreme/Fitzgerald & Mihalik, LLC

Cerner

Coppus Mercedes

Friends of Findlay

FriendsOffice

Gordon Flesch

IBM Watson Health

Ivan & Dorothy Gorr

Kaufman, Hall & Associates LLC

Keystone Foods

Kirk Family of Companies

Lincoln Financial Group

Michael Eller Diamonds

Pukka

Rowmark, LLC

Tom & Kate Donnell

Torrence Sound Equipment Company

WFIN/WKXA/The Fox

Whirlpool

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