FAIRFIELD, OH (August 9, 2023)— A favorite tradition of The Ole Lefthander Joe Nuxhall and one of the longest running golf events in Butler County is back in a big way.
The 38th Annual Joe Nuxhall Memorial Golf Outing will take place on Monday, August 14, 2023 at The Elks Golf Club in Hamilton, the home of the outing for all of its 38 years. Michelob Ultra/Ohio Eagle Distributing and Playground Equipment Services have joined forces as the title sponsors for the outing.
“One of Dad’s favorite days on the calendar was golf outing day,” says Kim Nuxhall, President and Board Chairman of The Nuxhall Foundation. “Dad was a big golf addict, and loved playing the game. But more than playing, he loved spending time with Marty and his buddies out on the course, and he loved giving back to his community. When he combined those two desires to create this golf outing, he did something more special than any of us could have envisioned at the time. I know that he's proud that we are carrying on this tradition.”
Having increased in popularity over the past few years, foursomes in this year’s golf outing are already sold out. Participating foursomes from last year’s capacity event were given an opportunity to return to this year’s outing. The previous participants sold out this year’s event with all 36 groups returning.
“Joe’s legacy of character is what gets golfers to return to this event year-in and year-out,” says Tyler Bradshaw, Executive Director of The Nuxhall Foundation. “Although he’s been gone for 15 years, he and his friends are still making an incredible impact through their steady and faithful support of this golf outing and what it means to our work at The Nuxhall Foundation.”
Funds raised from the outing support the Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship, which provides $28,000 in scholarships to student athletes representing all fourteen Butler County high schools (public and private). The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered through the Fairfield Community Foundation, is the only one of its kind to ensure scholarships are awarded to every high school in the county. In its storied history, The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship Fund has distributed nearly $1 million in scholarship money to help students in the local community achieve their educational dreams. Proceeds from the outing also support The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields—a recreational facility in Fairfield for athletes with special needs.
“Dad knew how truly fortunate he was with all that was bestowed upon him, but in the back of his mind he always would have liked to have had a college education,” says Nuxhall. Joe Nuxhall started his broadcast career in Oxford on the campus of Miami University, and seeing students in college with so much potential inspired him.
“In essence, that triggered his desire to help others go to college and make that dream come true in their own lives, and the scholarship fund has been doing just that,” says Kim Nuxhall.
As has been the tradition since the outing’s inception in 1985, each participating foursome will be matched with a celebrity “bonus golfer” to round out their team. Celebrity golfers for this year’s event include hall of fame Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman, NFL hall of famer Anthony Muñoz, and former Reds Ron Oester, George Foster, Scott Williamson, Corky Miller, and more.
Ed Hartman returns for his third year as the chairperson of the Nuxhall Golf Outing, an outing that he says is tremendously important to the fabric of the Greater Cincinnati community.
“Joe’s fingerprints are all over this outing, the scholarship, and every single project carried forward by The Nuxhall Foundation,” says Hartman. “Whenever I work on this outing, I can feel Joe’s arms giving us a big hug and pushing us forward. That’s who he was in this life, and that’s the kind of power his legacy has inspired. Helping to lead this tradition into future generations is a true blessing. Last year’s outing was a real success thanks to a record number of foursomes and sponsorships, and we are ready to ensure this year’s event builds on that success.”
Ohio Eagle Distributing and Michelob Ultra are serving as presenting sponsors, as they have since Joe started the outing in 1985. They are joined by co-presenting sponsors Playground Equipment Services, a recreational services company in Cincinnati with a strong connection to the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.
To learn more about the outing, visit www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org/golf. To add your name to a waitlist for future outings, contact Nuxhall Foundation Executive Director Tyler Bradshaw at (513) 839-6164 or via email at email@example.com. Limited sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of support levels.
The Nuxhall Foundation is the legacy foundation for former Major League Baseball pitcher and longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, Joe Nuxhall. In addition to the Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship Fund, a central foundation project is The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields—an entirely accessible baseball and recreational facility where every player with every challenge gets every chance to play. More than 250 players between ages 4 to 79 participate in programs at the Miracle League Fields. The Nuxhall Foundation is also home to The Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund, underwriting and delivering character education programming throughout the local community.
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