Cleveland’s Own: Northern Ohio Golf Charities and Foundation

In this month’s edition of Fox 8’s Cleveland’s Own, Matt Kaulig talks with Donald Padgett, the Executive Director of the Bridgestone Senior Players.

Since starting Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation, their long-standing partnership with the PGA TOUR and Firestone Country Club has allowed NOGCF to give over $30 million to area charities to enhance local, social, and economic growth communities. 

It’s a great way for volunteers to make new friends who love golf and enjoy giving back to their community. They take a great deal of pride in hosting this world-class event, working in many capacities, donating their time and talent to help run the golf tournament. 

Each year, proceeds from tournament tickets and hospitality sales are returned to the community through grants awarded by Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation. Signature charities include Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, Akron children’s Hospital, The First Tee, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and children’s, Summa Health, United Way of Summit County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Habitat for Humanity.

Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own

Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own is about good people doing good work in Northeast Ohio. WJW Fox 8 and Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs team up to celebrate Cleveland’s Own by highlighting the best of our region in a big way! Each month, Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer and Kaulig Companies and LeafFilter Executive Chairman Matt Kaulig, share a story about a person or organization from Northeast Ohio doing good work.

To see more Cleveland’s Own stories, or to nominate an organization to be featured, visit Kaulig Giving’s Cleveland’s Own page.

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