The Marathon Classic has contributed over $11.5 million to 185 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan children's charities since the tournament began in 1984.
Benefitting charity applications are now open!
Each year the tournament goes through an evaluation process to select the charities for the upcoming tournament year. The tournament charities outline in their proposals the need with respect to our community and how it will be implemented. All new and returning charity applicants must click on the “Register Here” button to begin.
Our 25 charities for 2020 are listed below.
Additional information on the 2020 charities will be posted shortly.
RMHC of Northwest Ohio offers families who travel to Toledo for their children’s medical care a warm, safe, clean and supportive environment. Families stay at the House free of charge, for as long as their child is receiving medical care. RMHC of NWO served 1,171 families last year through our overnight and day guest programs, some staying multiple times throughout the year. Over 200 regular volunteers donate their time each year to help us carry out our mission.
In 1995 the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund created yet another way to support the youth of the Toledo region. Each year since its inception, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan high school seniors have received scholarships toward their college education. The $3,000 scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and have financial need. For more information about this scholarship, please call the Toledo Community Foundation at (419) 241-5049, or visit www.toledocf.org to learn more.
Two charities that are core recipients each year from the event’s proceeds are the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund administered by the Toledo Community Foundation.
Adopt America Network believes every child deserves to grow up in a family. We connect children who wait in foster care with permanent families, providing support before, during and after the family is united. More than 4,580 children from foster care have found homes and families with the help of AAN.
Aurora Project is a comprehensive housing and life skills program that empowers homeless women and their children to achieve self-sufficiency and independence by providing resources and learning opportunities in a supportive and safe environment.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches mentors in one-to-one relationships with at-risk children in community-based and school-based programs. Our mission is to "ignite the power and promise of youth." Kids in our program do better at home, better in school, and stay out of trouble.
CASA/GAL of Hancock County Recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve as Guardians-ad-Litem in Hancock County Courts. CASA provides a voice for the best interest of children in need of protective services or court advocacy as a result of abuse, neglect, dependency, juvenile custody, divorce or delinquency. The purpose of CASA/GAL of Hancock County is to provide a system of comprehensive victim representation for children who have become subject to judicial proceedings in Hancock County Courts. CASA carries out its essential mission by providing highly trained, highly skilled, Guardians-ad-Litem to those children.
Catholic Club's mission is to provide quality safe, supportive, faith based programs to children and families focusing on: 1. Nationally Accredited Educational Childcare. 2. Youth Development through enrichment opportunities. 3. Teaching family life skills to build stronger families.
Inspiring children, connecting families, and building community through exploration, exhibits, programming, and play.
College Mentors for Kids believes that mentoring transforms lives. We connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. University of Toledo college students mentor their little buddies from Old Orchard Elementary School throughout the school year.
Connecting Kids To Meals provides healthy meals at no cost to kids ages 18 and under located in low-income or underserved areas in our region. We fulfill this mission by partnering with schools, afterschool programs, community centers, shelters, libraries, sports teams, city pools and other places where kids gather. We have been feeding kids in need for over 17 years, and just last year provided nearly 540,000 nutritious meals to kids through our Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs. We are grateful to have been selected by Marathon LPGA Classic as a charity beneficiary for 2020.
The mission of Courageous Community Services is to provide meaningful inclusive opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, and engaging recreational experiences.
The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center (FELC) is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis, in Tiffin, Ohio. Through classroom and active outdoor education, we serve over 4,500 children and adults each year, promoting STEM-based learning and developing healthy relationships with our natural environment to achieve sustainable living.
The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Hancock County Special Olympics is a year-round sports program for athletes with developmental disabilities. We offer bowling, swimming, basketball, softball, track and field, pep club, and golf. Athletes compete at Regional, State, and National levels. We also host public events to celebrate athletes, educate and raise awareness about our program.
Hancock Literacy was created in 2009 and established as a non-profit in 2015. We exist to coordinate and support community initiatives that promote lifelong literacy. Our vision is for every person to be literate in Hancock County.
Heartbeat of Toledo is a life-affirming organization whose mission is to be the best source of information and support to women facing unplanned pregnancies and to help moms, dads, and babies in need. We offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI tests, options counseling, prenatal and parenting educational courses and support.
Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA of Northwestern Ohio's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is committed to transforming the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other related neuromuscular disease through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. The research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA's MOVR (neuromuscular Observational Research) is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic, and patient-reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best in class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. Each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families.
The First Tee: Our mission is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as PRODUCTIVE, CARING, RESPONSIBLE citizens.
Sara’s Garden specializes in innovative educational, intervention and hyperbaric services for individuals with injuries, health conditions and disabilities. We ensure that serving families is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to provide independence and the freedom to live life to its fullest!
Let’s Build helps children in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan by building and gifting them beds. Additionally, we partner with schools to mentor children and help build their future through volunteer opportunities. These efforts support our mission to improve communities by serving and educating children.
Sylvania Community Action Team, also known as SCAT, has made it our mission for over 30 years to offer the knowledge, guidance, and encouragement needed to navigate this challenging time for families. We look at issues from all angles of prevention and offer support to everyone involved - youth, parents, and community. We focus on all issues affecting families in our community, including encouraging healthy lifestyles, mental health, bullying, gaming addiction, social media and cyberbullying, social norming, suicide, alcohol and drug use. By taking a big-picture approach and working together, we can achieve the best possible present and future for the Sylvania Community.
The Y's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
YMCA Storer Camps offers Camp Catch-A-Rainbow (CCAR), free of charge, to enrich the lives of children between four and seventeen years old who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission from cancer. Camp Catch-A-Rainbow provides the opportunity for children to simply have a good time and enjoy the experience of exercise, recreation, and companionship through activities paced to meet the needs of kids with cancer. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, horseback riding, high adventure ropes courses, arts and crafts, canoeing, and much more.