Dublin, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide announced today the details of its 2016 benefit concert. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, IGS Energy Evening with O.A.R. and special guest Rusted Root presented by City of Dublin will benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital alliance. Proceeds will support the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“We are tremendously proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tournament’s annual benefit concert,” said Dan Sullivan, executive director of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. “Ten years of support for the concert speaks volumes about our sponsors and the community who have helped to generate significant funds for the Memorial Tournament NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).”
With the continued support of IGS Energy, now entering its seventh year as title sponsor, and City of Dublin who has backed the event from its inception in 2007, the benefit concert has raised more than $682,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
“We are thrilled to once again support this amazing concert event that benefits such a worthy cause. As a Central Ohio-based company, we are proud to give back to the communities we serve,” said Scott White, president and CEO of IGS Energy.
The 10th annual benefit concert will be held Friday, May 20, at EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus. Special guest Rusted Root will take the stage first, followed by O.A.R. VIP doors open at 6 p.m. EDT. Tickets are available beginning March 24 at $175 per person or $350 per couple. For more information, please visit www.mtbenefitconcert.com or call (614) 355-5410.
In June 2010, a charitable alliance was announced among the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation for the benefit and advancement of pediatric care. With this aligned vision, all proceeds of the concert directly benefit the young patients served each day by the Memorial Tournament NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Advancing newborn critical care in the Memorial Tournament NICU is already evident with its family-centered environment that provides the highest quality medical care for premature and sick infants. The NICU is the largest neonatal network in the country. Rigorously trained neonatologists, advanced practice nurses and therapists utilize an interdisciplinary care approach to diagnose and treat patients suffering from complex birth defects, respiratory distress and metabolic diseases. This combined expertise makes the Memorial Tournament NICU one of the finest in the nation.
General admission tickets for O.A.R. with special guest Rusted Root go on sale March 24 at all Ticketmaster locations. General admission tickets do not benefit the Memorial Tournament NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For more information on general admission please visit www.PromoWestLive.com.
The 2016 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is scheduled for May 30 – June 5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The public may call the Tournament Ticket Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 877-MT BADGE (877-682-2343) or visit www.memorialbadges.com to purchase badges. Kids 16 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult and kids 18 and under are admitted free on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 for Junior Golf Day. Daily practice round tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also available. The cost is $35 and they are valid for all three practice-round days.
About the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor the memory of individuals living and deceased who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of spectators; and to benefit many Greater Columbus Charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Nationwide Children’s and numerous other local organizations. For more information, visit www.thememorialtournament.com or call 614-889-6700.
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