Local sports briefs

Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com



You can play cornhole at the Yard in Polaris Fashion Place.

You can play cornhole at the Yard in Polaris Fashion Place.

SJN scrambler

St. John Neumann Church’s 6th annual community golf scramble is Saturday, September 15th, with a 2 p.m. Shotgun Start at Table Rock Golf Club 3005 Wilson Road, Centerburg 43011 www.tablerockgc.com


• Longest Drive, Closest-to-the-Pin & Longest Putt

• Top Team, Team Skins & “Double-Your-Money” Holes

• Raffle Prizes & 50/50 Drawing

• “Mulligans”, “Foot-Wedges”, “Men-from-the-Reds” & Senior Tees (65+)


Individual Golfer = $80; Foursome = $300 ($75 each) & Includes:

• Boxed Lunch from Subway of Sunbury

• Goodie Bag with 2 Drink Tickets

• 18 Holes with a Cart

• Catered Dinner by Texas Roadhouse with Keg Beer

• Chance to Win Prizes/$, Dinner Entertainment & Team Photos

SPONSORSHIP: (SJN’s Tax ID # = 31-1063970)

• Hole Sponsor = $50

• Putting Green Sponsor = $75

• Beverage Cart Sponsor = $100


• Any item or service will suffice! Great way to promote your business!!!

• Will need 80 items to place in the goodie bags


• All volunteers will get Lunch, Goodie Bag & 2 Drink Tickets

• Needed for Registration Table & Contest Holes


• Don’t golf but want to join us afterwards for Dinner & Evening Fun???…just $20 per person for all you can Eat/Drink!

• Please contact Rob Koch at robmkoch34@gmail.com or 614-620-8696

*All proceeds will go to “The Good Samaritan Ministry”

Over the Edge

Reader and contributor Polly Horn tells us: “Condit Trustee Ken Bartlett chose to assist in the battle against child sex trafficking. This is a problem that has been on the rise and has begun to gather more attention over the last several years. Gracehaven, Central Ohio Youth for Christ, is a local organization whose mission is to eradicate child sex trafficking in Central Ohio and provide rehabilitative, trauma informed care to survivors. Ken rappelled off the Chase Tower on June 15 in their Over the Edge fundraising event.”

He rappelled 330 feet down The Chase Tower in the heart of downtown Columbus. The first 115 fundraisers that raised a minimum of $1,250 earned a spot to go Over the Edge to end child sex-trafficking benefiting Gracehaven, an outreach of Central Ohio Youth for Christ.

More than 1,100 youth are victims of sex-trafficking in Ohio every year.

Bartlett says: “I’m excited about the opportunity to rappel for this worthwhile cause. Gracehaven is doing exceptional work in serving Central Ohio victims of human trafficking. Donations will fund counseling and support for survivors, prevention and education training for middle school girls, intervention training to community professionals, even safe residential care for survivors. Every one of us can help in this cause. Join me in this endeavor as we bring positive change together.”

Gracehaven was founded to strategically help the growing number of victims of domestic minor sex trafficking. We believe this issue must be actively addressed in order to effectively help victims, and to prevent others from falling into this world. To that end, Gracehaven employs a comprehensive approach to combating domestic minor sex trafficking.

Bartlett’s goal was to raise $1,800 in donations. He received more than $4,500. For more information, visit http://www.gracehavenovertheedge.com.

BW notes

The BWHS Boys Soccer PJ’s Fundraiser was May 14. Chipotle Maxtown had a fundraiser for the BWHS Girls Soccer Team on May 21. The Lehman Volleyball Tournament was June 30. Physicals were July 20. The Big Walnut Varsity Football team took a field trip to Ashland University July 26-28. Football practice began July 30; and Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer and Tennis began August 1. Fall sports team photos were taken Aug. 10 for BWHS; Aug. 16 for BWMS. The fall Junior Cheer Camp was held on August 26.

Retweeted Big Walnut Strength (@BWStrength_Fit):

Bad Players — Don’t take much seriously.

Average Players — take games seriously.

Good Players — take practice & games seriously.

GREAT Players — take academics, weight room, warm-ups, nutrition, film, individual work, practices & games seriously. #BeGREAT

The Yard at Polaris Fashion Place

Shoppers can enjoy free outdoor games in the Polaris Fashion Place Lifestyle Center

In June, Polaris Fashion Place opened The Yard. This new community gathering place and play area will feature traditional outdoor games like tetherball and corn hole while introducing a new game, soccer pool, a large pool table with soccer balls.

“We continue to redefine our properties as the town centers within their communities by adding uses outside of the traditional shopping center experience like The Yard,” said Bruce Goldsberry, General Manager at Polaris Fashion Place. “As a central place for the community to gather, we invite everyone to take advantage of this special experience, as well as our shopping, dining and entertainment options available.”

Guests can also sit in the new lush turf grass and take in the sights and sounds of the lifestyle center or play games like oversized jenga or giant connect four. The Yard is free to the public and open during mall hours. Play items can be checked out at The Brass Tap, located next to Barnes & Noble.

For more information, visit www.polarisfashionplace.com.

New Albany Walking Classic 2018

The 14th annual New Albany Walking Classic featuring a 10k USA Track & Field certified course (6.2 miles) will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 8 a.m. The start and finish will take place on Market Street and Market Square in downtown New Albany, Ohio.

The New Albany Walking Classic is a program of Healthy New Albany, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization whose mission is to promote programs and services throughout central Ohio and beyond with the intent of promoting well-being for all.

​Here are some of the ways Healthy New Albany serves the central Ohio community:

Offering a comprehensive wellness program in partnership with Pink Ribbon Girls to women who are undergoing treatment for reproductive cancers;

Partnering with the New Albany Food Pantry to offer cooking classes, coordinate food and clothing drives, offer initiatives to raise funds for the Pantry and much more;

Offering numerous free wellness classes that are open to anyone regardless of where they live to educate about topics such as heart disease, cancer arthritis, brain health and dozens additional topics;

Partnering with The Ohio State University Wexner Medial Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to conduct prevention programs;

Funding exercise programs with New Albany Plain Local schools to promote the importance of physical activity;

Providing exercise classes for people who have debilitating conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s Disease;

Implementing behavioral health interventions to promote well-being.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and New Albany Walking Classic Partnership

Walkers who participate in the New Albany Walking Classic 10k and who also complete the half or full marathon as walkers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon will receive a special medal acknowledging this accomplishment. Registration for the 10k will be completed on the Walking Classic website and the half and full marathon on the Columbus Marathon website.

For more information, visit http://www.newalbanywalkingclassic.com/


You can play cornhole at the Yard in Polaris Fashion Place.
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You can play cornhole at the Yard in Polaris Fashion Place.
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Compiled by Gary Budzak


Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.