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Golf Classic 2013






The morning of the outing was cool and crisp; a pleasant surprise from the typical hot, muggy day in June.  The perfect golfing weather greeted the over 80 charity golf participants who attended the 2013 BuckEYE Golf Classic to show their support of the Ophthalmology Residency Program.

Held at the famed OSU Scarlet Golf Course with the legendary Archie Griffin as special guest, the event was destined to be a success.  The two-time Heisman trophy winner spent the morning swinging a pen and signing autographs for participants and the afternoon swinging a club and appreciating the good company and beautiful course.

“I enjoy spending time with alumni and supporting the efforts of The Ohio State University in any way I can,” said Archie.
The BuckEYE Golf Classic was started as a way to raise money for the Ophthalmology Residency program.  Now, eight years later the outing has raised nearly $350,000.  It has enabled the Department to  purchase textbooks, research materials, exam room equipment, and a state of the art surgical simulator for both cataract and retinal surgery.

“The golf outing is always a lot of fun,” said Chief Resident Sarah Escott, MD, “but, I also appreciate all of the good that it does for the program.  I am excited to be able to ‘Pay it Forward’ after graduation and come back to the outing to support those who come after me.”

Not only was it a successful year for fundraising, but it was a banner year for sponsors as well with Abercrombie & Fitch (Presenting), Fifth Third Bank (Presenting), OSU Wexner Medical Center (Classic). Huntington Bank (Classic), Arlington Optical, Carl Zeiss, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Haag Streit, Heine, Jack Siebert Jewelers, Optics Inc, and Uniprint among the community-minded sponsors.

“Our support of this event,” said Todd Corley, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at Abercrombie & Fitch, “reflects the confidence we have in the medical center to provide quality care and stay on the cutting edge of research for the benefit of its patients.”

Thanks to everyone who made this important event a success, especially our sponsors:

  • Abercromie & Fitch
  • Arlington Optical
  • Alan Letson, MD
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • George, Strickler, & Lazer
  • Guoqiang Li, MD
  • Haag Streit
  • Heine
  • Hilton Easton
  • Huntington Bank
  • In honor of Irene R. Koval
  • Jack Siebert Jewelers
  • Optics Inc
  • Paul Weber, MD
  • Shelly Jain, MD & Sonu Jain, MD
  • UniPrint
  • OSU Wexner Medical Center