Each year, proceeds from Tournament ticket and hospitality sales are returned to the community through grants awarded by Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation. Since 1984, over 28 million dollars have been distributed to worthy charities.
Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Inc. (NOGC) is the volunteer organization which has helped conduct professional golf tournaments at Firestone Country Club for more than sixty-five years. Originally Akron Golf Charities, the organization was started by a group of golf enthusiasts as a way to give local golf fans a PGA TOUR event, while generating monies to support charitable organizations in our community. Since 1984, NOGC has helped raise and distribute over 28 million dollars to worthy Northeast Ohio charitable groups.
Working in many capacities, donating their time and talent to help run the tournament, our volunteers take pride in hosting world-class golf events. Each year, over one thousand volunteers come together for a week of fun, friendship, and excitement right in the heart of the action. They have also found that the tournament is a unique family activity, as well as a great way to make new friends with similar interests.
If you love golf, and want to help make a big difference in our community, please join our 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship volunteer team.