Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

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The 32nd Annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic was held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Findlay Country Club

The event featured:
Julie Cole & Corey Pavin!

Questions? Email: jcevent@bvhealthsystem.org

View photos of the 2021 Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

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, 32 years later, together we have raised more than $3 million in benefit support to Bridge Hospice (a benefactor since 1989), plus countless additional health care service lines within Blanchard Valley and other not-for-profits, 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!


Major Sponsors

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Fresh Encounter


Bank of America

Dinsmore & Shohl

Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Pain Management

Fifth Third Bank

First Federal Bank / First Insurance Group

Hancock Hotel

Hylant / MedPro Group

IBM Watson

Kirk Family of Companies

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Reineke & Roush Financial Planning Group

Reineke Family Dealerships


Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, LLC

The State Bank

Waterford Bank

Werk-Brau / Fabco


Alfagreen / Fitzgerald & Mihalik



Friends of Findlay


Gordon Flesch

Ivan & Dorothy Gorr

Kaufman Hall

Lincoln Financial Group

Michael Eller Diamonds

National Beef / Forklifts of Toledo


Richard and Karen Zunkiewicz

Roppe Corporation


Six Disciplines Consulting Services

Thomas and Kathleen Donnell

Torrence Sound

University of Findlay

Whirlpool Corporation

View photos from the 2020 Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

View photos from the 2019 Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

View photos from the 2018 Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

View photos from the 2017 Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic

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