2018 OPRA Foundation Golf Outing Wrap Up

More than 140 parks and recreation professionals and supporters from across Ohio gathered at Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course in suburban Columbus on September 7 for the annual OPRA Foundation Golf Outing.  Attendees raised nearly $10,000 for the OPRA Foundation, supporting the efforts of the Foundation in student and professional scholarships, research and program development grants.

The following teams and individuals took home prizes.

1st Place Team   Jim Hoolihan, John Noble, Sam Dittoe, Rod Hoskins
2nd Place Team   Jeff Barr, Mike Musser, Eric Hinkle, Joe Hebdo
3rd Place Team   Mark Hesse, Mark Hesse Sr, Mark Rohr, Gary Hesse

Longest Drive                Joe Hebdo, Amanda Morris
Closest to the Pin           Josh Nicely, Molly Cornwell
Longest Putt                  Jim Gigandet, Amy Van Huffel
Poker Hole                    Andy Wildman

OPRA Foundation wishes to thank signature sponsor Playworld Midstates and the following sponsors and donors:


Playworld Midstates
123 Wellness Inc.
Baker Vehicle Systems
Burnham & Flower Insurance Group
Century Equipment
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Discount Drainage Supplies
Jump Start Sports, LLC
Keurig Dr Pepper
ms consultants, inc.
MSA Sport, a division of MSA Architects
Musco Sports Lighting
Norwalk Concrete Industries
OHM Advisors
Penchura, LLC
POD Design
Service Supply LTD., Inc.
Snider Recreation
Williams Architects/Aquatics


Burnham & Flower Insurance Group
City of Gahanna
Musco Sports Lighting
Norwalk Concrete Industries

Money raised from the event will support the work of the OPRA Foundation, including providing scholarships to parks and recreation students and conducting research to benefit the profession.  For more information about the OPRA Foundation, or to make a donation, call the OPRA at (614) 895-2222.

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