Firestone Country Club to Host Annual Invited Charity Classic on October 10

Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Invited’s Employee Partners Care Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund
(AKRON, Ohio) – Firestone Country Club, renowned as one of North America’s most historic venues for championship golf, will host the 2023 Invited Charity Classic on the club’s championship South Course on October 10. The annual philanthropy event features a memorable day of lunch and golf followed by dinner and a silent auction. Funds raised will benefit Invited’s Employee Partners Care Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund.
The day will begin with lunch and registration before participants will take to the South Course for the four-person scramble tournament. After the golf, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served followed by dinner, an awards presentation and the silent auction.
Registration is now open for the tournament at a cost of $400 per player or $1,600 per four-person team. Tickets for the dinner and silent auction portion only are available for $100 per person. Various sponsorship opportunities are also available, and guests are welcome to donate a product or service to be featured in the silent auction by filling out and returning this form by October 5. Those unable to attend may contribute to the general donation fund and help reach the goal of $75,000 benefitting Invited’s Employee Partners Care Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund.
To purchase tickets and for more information on the Invited Charity Classic, visit the event’s website. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Maurell Martinez at
“Growing the game of golf in our area and giving back to our employees are two foundational parts of who we are at Firestone Country Club, and we are excited to once again welcome our community to take part in those efforts through the Invited Charity Classic,” says Firestone Country Club General Manager Jay Walkinshaw. “We look forward to this event every year, and we are proud to support the Invited Employee Partners Care Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund, two causes that are very important to us as a club and members of the Northeast Ohio community.”
About Invited Employee Partners Care Foundation
The Invited Employee Partners Care Foundation (EPCF) was established in 2007 to meet the immediate needs of club and home office employees experiencing an unexpected, temporary hardship (e.g., loss of housing, sudden death in the family, medical emergency). The EPCF has assisted 2,500+ employees and their families, including staff of Firestone Country Club.
About Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund
The Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund (GCJGSF) was established in October 1980 by five (5) Cleveland area parents. This tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization is designed to provide an instructional program for youth, ages 6-18 in the sport of golf. The primary target group is underrepresented children. Our objectives are to provide golf instruction to youth ages 6 through 18 years old, a comprehensive instructional golf program based on current PGA guidelines, a structured program that develops and rewards excellence in the achievement of academic and personal goals. Additionally, the fund provides financial assistance and information towards their pursuit of higher education beyond high school & access to a network of mentors from the Greater Cleveland business, professional, religious, and political communities.
About Invited (formerly ClubCorp)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city, and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions, and memorable moments for its more than 400,000 members. The company’s mission is supported by 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, stadium clubs in 29 states, and seven BigShots Golf locations. Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers, and pioneering programming.
Marquee Invited properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (Houston, Texas); and The Metropolitan Club (Chicago, Illinois).
About Firestone Country Club
Considered one of the most revered sites in professional golf – and now open to non-members through stay-and-play experiences – Firestone Country Club has welcomed legends of the game for decades. Its flagship layout, the South Course, was originally designed by Bert Way in 1929 and revamped by Robert Trent Jones in 1960. The South has hosted numerous PGA Championships and World Golf Championships, and is the current site of the Kaulig Companies Championship. The club’s other two championship-level courses are the venerable North Course, a Robert Trent Jones design and past site of professional tournaments, and the Fazio Course, a links-style Tom Fazio design that hosts the Ohio Senior Open. The world-class facility also boasts a heated driving range and the Raymond C. Firestone Public 9, a well-manicured short course suitable for all golfers.
Situated in northeast Ohio, Firestone Country Club is less than an hour’s drive from Cleveland and under four hours from major metropolitan areas such as Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit and Cincinnati. Nearby attractions include the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and collegiate and professional sports venues. Firestone is also the site of BigShots Golf, a tech-driven entertainment and culinary experience for the entire family.