Papa John’s Charity Challenge 2017!

Papa John’s has always strived to support our communities and be a champion for those in need. As part of these efforts, we are proud to introduce the 2017 Papa John’s Charity Challenge.

Our Charity Challenge Founders, Charles Burris and Mike Zimmer wanted to provide a venue that mixes the joy they have for golf and their personal dedication to support the fight to end cancer. The goal is to provide funding for cancer research that creates more cancer survivors by raising $100,000 in our inaugural year. All proceeds of this event will go to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Join our fundraising event to fund research to support the end of cancer on August 28, 2017 at The Medallion Club in Westerville, Ohio.

Mike Zimmer and Charles Burris – Papa John’s Charity Challenge Founders

  • 18 Holes of Golf
  • Gift Package
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Theodoros Teknos, MD
  • Beverage Stations On Course
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction Experience
  • $5,000 Raffle Giveaway at Dinner
  • Local Sports Celebrities

2017 Sponsors

We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU, to our sponsors and golfers of the first annual Papa John’s Charity Challenge. With your help and support we raised over $80,000 for The James!

Presenting Sponsor: Byers Imports

VIP Sponsors: Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Crew SC, JAM Restaurants, LLC DBA Wendy’s Robin Enterprises Co.

Event on the Plaza Sponsor: Marathon

Beverage Sponsor: In memory of Thom Shannon, Meyers Jewelers

Media Sponsors: ABC6, FOX28, The Blitz 99.7, 103.9 JACK FM

Pacesetter Sponsor: M3SSports, ECR, Hylant, Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, Vorys, Overmyer Hall Associates, First Federal Lakewood, VanguardWines

Players Sponsors: G&J Pepsi, WBNS 10TV, 97.1FM The Fan

Lunch Sponsors: QDOBA, Papa John’s Pizza

Hole Sponsors: GBQ, Rick Rano REMAX, CorinthianMedia, Minuteman Press Dublin, Fusion Alliance, Westerville Sunrise Rotary, The Applianceman Service, RSI Construction Services

2017 Picture Gallery

2017 Honorary Survivor

Dr. Teknos

Rows of carts, ready to roll for the Charity Challenge!






Strategies forming

Is it going in?

Cameron Fontana – our auctioneer!

Mike Zimmer

Getting Tips



Golf Crew

We will see you next year!

Sweet Ride!

2017 Winning Team