Pickerington Times-Sun

Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation

Golf outing, Family Fun Night planned Sept. 27


The inaugural golf outing and 19th Hole Family Fun Night turned out to be the biggest event for the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation.

The event raised $25,000 last year for the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation and organizers are hoping to generate at least as much when the event rolls around again Sept. 27.

Proceeds from the event went to the foundation that awarded its first round of scholarships to 2013 graduates.

The scholarships were given to Dublin students in the name of Nick Rozanski, a Dublin man who was killed in action while serving with the Ohio Army National Guard in Afghanistan in April 2012.

The golf outing at Safari Golf Club, 4853 W. Powell Road, sold out last year and is on par to repeat it this year.

Childhood friend Chris Weaver is chairman of the event, with Rozanski's widow, Jenny, and said the Sept. 27 golf outing will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with registration followed by lunch at noon. A shotgun start is slated for 1 p.m.

"Come join us for a day that Nick would have truly loved," Weaver said.

Rozanski was an avid soccer player, but enjoyed golf because of the time it gave him with friends, Weaver said.

"He enjoyed going to the golf course with his buddies," he said.

The outing will include lunch, 18 holes of golf, a riding cart and a bucket of balls on the practice range.

The golfing is limited to 35 foursomes and last week Weaver said there were spots for only 10 more teams.

But the day isn't limited to golf.

"We sold out the golf last year at 140 participants and then there was a bigger turnout for Family Fun Night at the Bogey Bar and Grill afterwards," Weaver said.

The evening drew 400 people last year and Weaver said they've prepared for more this year.

"We're hosting a Family Fun Night that evening at 6 p.m. after golf," he said.

"At the Bogey there will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music from Aaron Wright from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., supervised bounce houses for the kids and a raffle auction."

Gift cards, merchandise from local businesses and autographed memorabilia will be up for the raffle and could help the event raise as much as it did last year.

"Our goal is to meet that and raise another $25,000 just because we feel like that was a huge success," Weaver said. "We'd love to do better, but feel $25,000 is an attainable number for us."

Registration for a foursome for the Sept. 27 golf outing is $400 and a single golfer is $100.

Tickets for the 19th Hole Family Fun Night at the Bogey Bar and Grill, 6013 Glick Road, are $15 for an adult, $10 for children and $25 for a couple.

Tickets for both events and other packages are available online at rozanskimemorial.com.

For more information, send email to info@rozanskimemorial.com.