Sponsors

The Columbus Foundation

For 75 years, The Columbus Foundation has been in the business of helping others.

The Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to more than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Center for Corporate Philanthropy is designed to help both established and new central Ohio businesses make the most of their charitable investments—within the company and in the broader community. As part of the Center, the Emergency Assistance Program helps businesses develop a way to support their employees during times of hardship and disaster, ensuring they have the assistance they need when it’s needed most. Learn more at cbusfdn.org/EAP.

Giant Eagle, Tailgate Zone

Giant Eagle, Inc., ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $8.9 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be a leading supermarket retailer in the region with more than 410 retail locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

Marathon, Dodgeball

Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) is the nation’s second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation’s second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,740 convenience stores in 21 states. MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity.

HNS Sports Group, Golf Chipping

HNS Sports Group is well positioned to assist companies, who find value in the golf industry, build and execute comprehensive golf branding or sponsorship strategies. Effectively understanding the golf marketplace today is a significant challenge. The HNS Sports Group team possesses over 125 years of collective experience that is applied to lead companies in their efforts to maximize value from golf sponsorship and event participation.

G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Football Toss

G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottles Inc. is the largest family-owned and operated Pepsi franchise bottler, employing more than 1,600 people at 13 locations in Ohio and Kentucky, including production facilities in Columbus and Portsmouth, OH and in Lexington and Winchester KY. 

Columbus Clippers, Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby

The Columbus Clippers are a professional Minor League Baseball team which plays in the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Clippers have won a ten Governor’s Cups (International League Champions) and were back to back Minor League Baseball National Championships in 2010 and 2011. 2019 marks the 11th season in Huntington Park, which has been recognized as the Best Ballpark in America multiple times. The team is owned by Franklin County.

Ares Sportswear, Basketball Shooting Competition

Thousands of teams have trusted Ares Sportswear with their team apparel since 1995. Featuring customized uniforms, jerseys, t-shirts, warm ups, practice gear and spiritwear, Ares has athletic apparel to fit any budget. You’ll find the brand names you love and trust including Under Armour, Adidas, Badger and Holloway.

With several customization options including screen-print, embroidery and heat-application, you’re sure to find a solution for your sports apparel and spiritwear needs. Orders ship in 8 days or less guaranteed and are backed by unparalleled customer service. Let Ares create your personalized apparel, allowing your team and your fans to connect to the people, events and experiences they love.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Tug of War

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its predecessor banks have been serving Columbus consumers and businesses for 150 years. Today, the firm is the region’s largest corporate employer. Columbus is a technology and innovation hub for JPMorgan Chase. Thousands of IT professionals are helping to develop its industry-leading mobile and digital products and tools. And, each of the company’s four business lines, Asset Management, Commercial Banking, Consumer and Community Banking, and Corporate and Investment Banking, is represented among the firm’s vibrant central Ohio workforce.   JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The company serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.