The 2014 Cincy Celebration of Champions, Cincy Charity Golf Ball Drop was presented this year by The Smith Family Foundation (“TSFF”) and The University of Cincinnati (“UC”) for the benefit of UC and its student organizations and academic programs and other participating 501 (c)(3) community charitable organizations.
Sold by The Smith Family Foundation
|Prize Name||Winner||Sold by: Nonprofit Organization|
|Honesty||James Hethcox||Bearcat Bands|
|Integrity||Joseph Stickle||The Healthcare Connection|
|Sportsmanship||Anita Barron||Ohio Alleycat Resource|
|Respect||Jena Gundrum||Cincinnati Slammers U10|
|Confidence||Maggie Brown||Testicular Cancer Foundation|
|Responsibility||Karen Austin||Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary|
|Perseverance||Jackie Reichenbach||Engineers Without Boarders|
|Courtesy||Jacki Hummel||Cincy Slammers U10|
|Judgment||Arlene Foster||Children’s Media – Study Abroad|
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“The Cincy Celebration of Champions” is a highly interactive event brought to you by The Smith Family Foundation (TSFF) and The University of Cincinnati (UC) as “Together-Together.” This “Celebration of Philanthropy” unites students and their organizations, the university community and our region’s most significant social service organization and nonprofits.
The event happened April 17, 2014 at Marge Schott Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. It featured the Worlds largest Golf Ball Drop with close to 100 charitable nonprofit groups participing in fund raising for their organizations.
The Wiffle golf balls will be dropped from a giant pelican. The bird is being designed and built by a team working in collaboration between two presenters lead by UC’s Department 7’s Vincent Sausalone and TSFF’s Bruce Olson Sculptor and some dozen of his associates.
And who is our pelican?
The pelican legend was first inspired in 1997 during a visit to Old St George Catholic Church on Calhoun Street. She has become the theme for The Celebration of Champions Annual Event which NOW is the signature event for TSFF and our celebration of philanthropy in 2010’s “The Secret of Living is Giving Award.”
Our pelican is named “Lucy” in honor of the events Founder Gale Smith’s deceased mother, Francis Lucille Smith. She will contain numbered Wiffle golf balls to be dropped on the field as the pelican hovers approximately 100 feet above mid-field. Prizes are awarded based on the winning numbered golf balls being closest to a targeted area. This cascading of thousands of numbered balls toward targets will be a spectacle to behold!
Corporate partners will provide an additional layer of funds through event sponsorship.
We anticipate a mass audience, entertainment, music and participating sponsors and charitable organizations. Funds raised will directly benefit social service and UC Student organizations.
Now is the time to be in on this transformational approach to charitable fundraising.
This year’s goal of $1 MM will increase to $2MM by 2015 and exponentially increase in the year’s ahead.