Introducing The Cincy Celebration of Champions

The University of Cincinnati (UC) and The Smith Family Foundation (TSSF) have collaborated to bring the community-at-large the first annual joint Cincy Celebration of Champions. “Together, together” is a joint force of these two institutions and their ability to connect to hundreds of critical social service, community and student organizations.

The Cincy Celebration of Champions is (UC) and The Smith Family’s annual signature fund-raising event. This "Celebration of Philanthropy" unites visitors, residents, and charitable organizations to benefit the Greater Cincinnati's non-profit community. Join us as we celebrate the Celebration of Champions.

Upcoming Events Include:

Cincy Charity Golf-Ball-Drop is a unique fundraiser created and hosted by both organizations to benefit local charitable organizations in a meaningful way. It is highly engaging and participative.

The event will occur on Thursday, April 17th at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium.  WKRC Channel 12 is the lead media sponsor and will create ongoing event awareness.

Numbered raffle chances are sold through our web site, through participating organizations (NPO's) or by calling 1-866-321-DROP (3767)  Golf balls are numbered and then dropped onto a target from high above. Prizes are awarded based on the winning numbered golf balls being the closest to a targeted area. This cascade of thousands of numbered golf balls toward the target will be an exciting event to behold!

The event includes what is likely to be the world’s largest Wiffle Ball drop. The Guinness Book of World Records (North America) will be on hand to judge the results. UC’s Department 7 has constructed a large Pelican who will be flown by a soaring Sikorsky Helicopter. The winning golf ball (that most closely reaches the target) will be awarded a grand prize along with other prizes awarded. Funds will also be raised through the sale of raffle tickets.



About the Presenter


The mission of The Smith Family Foundation is to facilitate philanthropy, and it is committed to do just that with its inaugural signature event, The Celebration of Champions, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. With the theme of "Together Together," this landmark "Celebration of Philanthropy" will bring together hundreds of nonprofit and student organizations.

Over fifty percent of the 1.8 million charities in America and millions worldwide have budgets of under $2.5 million. In Greater Cincinnati alone there are more than 3,000 non-profits. Out of those, over a third spend as much as sixty percent of their time just keeping their doors open.

The Celebration of Champions is presented for the benefit of The Smith Family Foundation and other participating charitable organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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