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    PRESS RELEASE
    Columbus, Ohio - April 19, 2010

    Clark Kellogg to host Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Celebrity Pro-Am
    Tournament officials announced today that Ohio State University legend Clark Kellogg will host the 2010 Celebrity Pro-Am. Kellogg will highlight a field of local and nationally renowned stars of sports and entertainment as they team up with two amateurs and one Nationwide Tour professional at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course on Monday, July 19 at 1:00 P.M.

    Kellogg is the lead analyst for CBS Sports' college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. He has been a CBS Sports college basketball game and studio analyst for the past 18 years. This year marks his second as lead analyst, partnering with Jim Nantz.

    "I am proud and excited to host the Celebrity Pro-Am at OSU Scarlet," Kellogg said. "The Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational is a great event and has strong charitable ties to the Central Ohio community that are very important to me and my family."

    From 1990-97, Kellogg served as an analyst for ESPN's regular-season basketball coverage. He has worked for the Big East Network and Prime Sports. He has also served as television analyst for the NBA's Indiana Pacers broadcasts since 1990.

    Kellogg averaged 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds, scored a total of 1,285 points and pulled down 872 rebounds in 86 games as a member of the Ohio State Basketball

    team from 1980-1982. He led the Buckeyes in both scoring and rebounding as a sophomore and junior and earned All-Big Ten and Most Valuable Player honors (1982) before passing up his senior season in favor of the NBA. Kellogg was a first-round pick of the Indiana Pacers and averaged 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in five seasons before retiring due to chronic knee problems.

    The fourth playing of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational will take place July 19 - 25, 2010 at the Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course.

    For questions concerning ticket prices and availability as well as general Tournament information, please call (614) 764-GOLF or visit www.nchigolf.com

    ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL INVITATIONAL

    The Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour to operate as an "invitational", providing a unique platform in which the best players on the Nationwide Tour will be joined by a select number of the country's top collegian/amateur golfers in a limited field of 144 players. Featuring a purse of $775,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Nationwide Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.nchigolf.com.

    ABOUT NATIONWIDE

    Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. Nationwide ranks #124 on the Fortune 500 list. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
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    ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE TOUR

    Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 271 PGA TOUR titles, including 13 majors and three PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards will be at stake over the course of 29 events in 2010. Recognizing the Tour's growing stature, Nationwide Insurance has renewed its umbrella sponsorship of the Nationwide Tour through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.5 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM.

     

    ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

    The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams - 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational - and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State. 

     

     

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