Nationwide Children’s Championship reveals new name and tournament logo

March 11, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tournament officials announced a new name and logo for the Nationwide Children’s Championship. Both new assets were developed to connect the tournament more directly with its primary beneficiary, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This creates more opportunities to raise national awareness for this non-profit pediatric hospital and research center located in Columbus, OH.

Additionally, the tournament has launched a new website showcasing the changes to the Tour Finals Event, to be held September 9 – 15, 2013 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course. The Nationwide Children’s Championship will be the third of four prestigious tournaments in the newly created Tour Finals which will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2013-2014 season and their eligibility positions under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.

"As a Tour Finals event, the Nationwide Children's Championship will receive more national media coverage and enhanced exposure," said Matthew Jauchius, chairman of the tournament's board of directors and chief marketing officer for Nationwide Insurance. "We believe this attention, as well as the new name and tournament logo, will help shine a light on the good work of the hospital and we're excited that as the event grows, so too will its value as a brand builder for Nationwide Children's."

“Since its inception, the Nationwide Children’s Championship has made significant contributions to support our mission,” said Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “On behalf of our patients and their families, as well as our staff, we extend heartfelt gratitude to Nationwide Insurance, all the sponsors and to the fans who make this tournament such a success.”

In other tournament news, volunteer registration for the seventh annual Nationwide Children’s Championship will open to the public on Monday, March 25 at   

“Volunteer support is essential to the success of the Tournament,” said Tournament Director, Kip McBride. “We are extremely proud of the nearly 700 individuals each year who donate their time to the Tournament. They play a vital role in everything we do at the Nationwide Children’s Championship.”

Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a Tour event. A description of each area is available at

All volunteers receive a uniform that consists of a golf shirt, cap and volunteer badge. Volunteers also receive breakfast and lunch for each day they work as well as tournament tickets for family and friends. In addition, all volunteers are invited to attend a catered post-tournament party immediately following play on Sunday, September 15. To cover the cost of the uniform volunteers are charged a fee of $45.00. These contributions are an additional way volunteers help maximize the charitable donations the tournament provides to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Nationwide Children’s Championship will feature a field of the top 75 players from the Regular Season Tour money list together with PGA TOUR members who are 126-200 on the FedExCup points list following the Wyndham Championship, and any non-members who earn enough FedEx Cup points to also finish 126-200. The field will compete over 72 holes of stroke play for a $1 million purse. At the conclusion of the four Finals events, PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to the 25 leading money winners from the Tour’s Regular Season as well as the 25 top earners during the Finals, with PGA TOUR priority ranking status for 2013-2014 being determined for all 50 at the conclusion of the Finals based on money earned in the four events. Golf Channel will broadcast Tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday.