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The concept of the event is simple. Section Professionals will tee it up on September 27th at Oberlin Golf Club, Oberlin, Ohio. These professionals will raise money for the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation by making as many birdies as they can while playing 72 holes in one day.

This day is designed to be a fun day for everyone involved with the focus being raising money for the selected charities. On behalf of the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation, we will support five other Northern Ohio charities including The Turn, Clearview H.O.P.E., Ohio Girls Golf Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Challenge Golf, and the Ben Curtis Family Foundation as well as our Clubs Fore Kids initiative and college scholarships for high school seniors.

NOPGA Members Raise Pledges of Over $55,000 in Inaugural Smucker’s Birdies for Charity Event

AURORA: It was a gesture of generosity. It was a display of camaraderie. All in the spirit of playing it forward. And, in the end it was a great day of golf and a great day for golf and the charities the game supports. That’s the way it was on Monday (September 28) at Barrington…
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2021 Participants

Adam Lewicki, Portage CC
Steve Parker, Portage CC
Matt Creech, Sand Ridge GC
Mark Sierak, Barrington GC
Cory Kumpf, Brookside CC
Mark Scott, Jr., Brookside CC
Joe Borawski, Brookside CC
Collin McEndree, Club Walden
Tyler McHugh, Club Walden
Jon Jones, Youngstown CC
Mark Bixler, Kirtland CC
Steve Niland, Kirtland CC
Tom Waitrovich, Lakewood CC
Tim Perin, Lakewood CC

2021 Participants

Cliff Purtilo, Oberlin GC
Jordan Schroeder, Findlay CC
Julian Pina, Findlay CC
Kevin Sullivan, GolfTec
Drew Pierson, Shaker Heights CC
Jordan Paolini, Shaker Heights CC
Jason Nussbaum, Congress Lake CC
Rob Moss, Pepper Pike Club
Steve Carter, Pepper Pike Club
Sean McGuire, Pepper Pike Club
Zac Cork, Pepper Pike Club
Matt Stroud, Avon Oaks CC
Judd Stephenson, Avon Oaks CC
Dylan Champney, Avon Oaks CC
Michael Miller, Avon Oaks CC

2021 Participants (Satellite Events)

Seth Carn, Alliance CC
Doug Brown, Alliance CC
Mark Evans, Mayfield CC
Sam Wilding, Mayfield CC
Katie Morrison, Westfield CC
Chad Kitzmiller, Westfield CC
Kevin Moskevich, Westfield CC
Todd Company, Redtail GC
Derek Smith, Redtail GC
Henry Rutschow, Redtail GC

"We can’t thank our members enough for coming together to spend the day raising money for our Foundation and the charities that are so deserving of our contributions"-David Griffith, Executive Director of the Northern Ohio PGA