FAIRFIELD, OH (October 16, 2021)
In his seven years of life on this earth, Grant Wolf inspired many individuals with his courage, optimism, and determination. Now, his legacy is preserved eternally at The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields and at the Skidmore Sales & Distributing Mini-Golf Course.
On Saturday, October 16, members of Grant's family, friends known as "The Wolf Pack," and members of The Nuxhall Foundation joined together in a ceremony to dedicate a plaque in Grant's memory.
Grant Wolf, a young boy from Loveland who loved playing mini-golf and designing his own golf holes, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 6, During his treatment, Grant's parents (Mike and Sara) heard about The Skidmore Sales Mini-Golf Club at The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. After a phone call to Kim Nuxhall (Nuxhall Foundation volunteer CEO and President), Grant began playing on the course regularly. He was a frequent ringer of the Barnhart Family Hole-In-One Bell, and he loved the time he spent playing through the ups and downs of his treatment.
Grant passed away in January 2021 at the age of 7 after fighting with a sense of courage far beyond his years. Immediately, The Nuxhall Foundation began to brainstorm ways to honor Grant at the course he loved so much.
Through tears, a granite plaque was unveiled by the Wolf family, including Grant's siblings Matthew and Grant's twin-sister Julia. Now, at the entrance of the course, golfers will be regularly reminded of Grant's contributions to our world.
The Wolf family was also surprised by an official dedication and naming of the pathway leading to the mini-golf course as "Grant Wolf Way" with an accompanying street sign.
"Our vision for Grant Wolf Way includes the addition of large stones with some of Grant's most impactful character traits marked along this pathway," says Kim Nuxhall. "In this way, Grant's legacy will continue to teach the importance of character through life's difficult times."
After the dedication, members of Grant's family and The Wolf Pack played an honorary round in his memory, clad in orange "Grant's Wolf Pack" shirts and hoodies. The hole in one bell had many, many loud rings in Grant's memory.
"Our lives are not measured in the quantity of our years, but instead in the quality of our purpose and impact," said Tyler Bradshaw, Executive Director of The Nuxhall Foundation. "Using that metric, no one lived a more purposeful and impactful life than our friend Grant Wolf."
In the years to come, The Nuxhall Foundation will continue to honor Grant Wolf, a young boy who inspired all of us with his bravery.