Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Children's Champion?

An individual who chooses to fundraise for Nationwide Children's Hospital, frequently participating in an event benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Rock 'n Bowl Children's Champions raise funds to help support The Center for Family Safety and Healing.

What is a Patient Champion?

An individual who has been treated at Nationwide Children's and is selected to represent all patients at various events and publications related to Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Some of the most visible include the Memorial Tournament, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, and the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon as well as print, television and online media.

What is the fundraising minimum?

As a Rock 'n Bowl Children's Champion, we ask that every bowler raise (or donate)  $100 - or $500 per team. We do not require that participants provide a credit card to be charged at a later date to reach that minimum. Those are the minimums requested in order to bowl and receive an event day t-shirt.

If I am a Rock 'n Bowl Children's Champion, am I registered to bowl?

You do not have to bowl to be a Rock 'n Bowl Children's Champion! We offer the opportunity to be a Virtual Bowler.  We appreciate ALL of your efforts, and if you raise $250 dollars, you will earn an event day t-shirt!

Someone gave me a check, where do I send it?

All checks should be made payable to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation and mailed to:

Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Attn: Rock 'n Bowl
P.O. Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

Be sure to have the donor include the Children's Champions name in the memo or on a separate note or on the check.

How do I nominate a Patient Champion?

Patient Champion stories are collected throughout the year to participate in a wide variety of events. You may share your patient story here.