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Columbus, OH – On Aug. 9, the 11th annual Doc & Yeager Golf Invitational, sponsored by Champion Real Estate Services, raised $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and $5,000 for the Columbus Children’s Charity.
Over 100 golfers participated in the shotgun-style golf tournament that has aimed to raise awareness for BBBS since 2004. This is the first year that the event, which was held at Northstar Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio, has also benefitted the Columbus Children’s Charity.
The Doc & Yeager was established by Champion president and CEO Brian Yeager and his best friend, Dr. Trent Albright of Worthington Ophthalmology. Yeager, who has been involved with BBBS since 2005, and Albright originally were looking for a way to bring together friends, family and business associates for a weekend of fun. The golf outing has continued to grow over the last 11 years with 2014 being the biggest year yet.
“I feel so humbled that the support for this event continues to grow year-after-year,” Yeager said. “We were thrilled to raise $10,000 just three years ago, and now look how much we are able to give back. We are even able to benefit a second great organization through the D&Y.”
Champion’s philanthropic efforts continue beyond the Doc & Yeager Invitational, as it recently launched the Champion Cares Foundation, the mission of which is to give back to the Central Ohio community and those in need.
“The Doc & Yeager is an event that Trent and I are really proud of,” Yeager said. “The money we donate every year helps organizations like BBBS and Columbus Children’s Charity make a real impact on the lives of children in our community. They are our future and that is why we will continue to host the D&Y and raise money to invest in them.”
Other 2014 Doc & Yeager sponsors included: 1st Response Pest Management, Adventure Church, Albright & Schnulo Family Eye Care, Apartment Guide, Appliance Warehouse, B&C Blacktop, Bailey Cavalieri, LLC., Bellwether Enterprise, Clear Pools, Columbus First Bank, CORT, e-Cycle.com, Environmental Management, Inc., Feazel, Inc., For Rent Media Solutions, GBQ Partners, Huntington Insurance, Isaac Wiles, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, Master Clean, McCann Graphics, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Premier Commercial Capital, Reichle Brothers Landscaping, Republic Waste Services, Request for Remedy, Rite Rug, Santmyer Oil Company, Inc., Sherwin Williams, Stewart Title, Talon Title Agency, Wilmar and Worthington Ophthalmology.
About Champion Real Estate Services
Founded in 2010, Champion is a privately-held, fully-integrated, multi-family real estate firm. Champion is family-owned and operated and specializes in investment sales, property management and brokerage services in Central Ohio. Champion currently manages more than 4,000 apartments, with 14 communities in the well-respected neighborhoods of Canal Winchester, Delaware, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Hilliard, Lewis Center, New Albany, Powell and Westerville. Champion has been recognized two years in a row as one of Central Ohio’s fastest growing companies by Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 list, ranking third in 2012 and fifth in 2013.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is a non-profit prevention-based agency that serves the community by providing quality mentoring relationships to children and youth in need of a friend. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and promising children and youth. For more than 75 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served many thousands of children and youth in Franklin, Delaware and Union counties through its mentoring and camping programs.
About Columbus Children’s Charity
Columbus Children’s Charity is a non-profit organization that opened in 2014. Mandi Yeager, the founder of the organization, opened the charity to reach out to sick and underprivileged children in Central Ohio. With support from our community, we are able to provide school supplies to children less fortunate, handmade cards to the sick and essential items to children in homeless shelters.