Foundation Mini-Golf Outing Yields Best-Ever Turnout

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Preliminary results from the Westerville Education Foundation’s (WEF) Mini-Golf Fundraiser indicate that this year’s outing will be the most successful in the event’s four-year history. The event was held on May 19 at the Westerville Mini-Golf and Batting Cages, located at 450 W. Schrock Rd.

Event organizers thanked and recognized the Nationwide Children's Hospital Westerville Close-to-Home Center for continuing to serve as the Presenting Partner of this family-oriented event, and also Jersey Mike's Subs for again sponsoring a Hole-in-One contest. WOBN Radio from Otterbein University provided music throughout the event, and Nate the Magician offered additional entertainment with magic shows and balloon twisting for the kids.

“Undoubtedly, the great weather and some logistical changes that allowed us to promote walk-up registration had a significant impact on our turnout,” said Greg Viebranz, event co-chair. “We had 65 teams and a total turnout of 210 participants, which is our highest total ever. Of those participants, 105 were walk-ups.”

The event is projected to raise approximately $4,600, which will be used to fund the WEF’s annual grant program. Grants are available to teachers and other Westerville City School District employees to support innovative activities and academic programming for students.

Those unable to participate in the Mini-Golf Fundraiser can still help the WEF by making a monetary donation or by purchasing the remaining on-line auction items, which include a foursome and carts at Eaglesticks Golf Club, as well as a Pizza & Ribs package. Interested persons can visit to make a donation or purchase the auction items.