Rick Smudz Memorial Classic

The Brothers of the Omicron Deuteron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta are honored to participate with the Smudz family in the annual Rick Smudz Memorial Classic to honor the legacy of a great man and a great brother.

Richard Smudz

Following the Holiday season of 2001, Rick Smudz was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma. Throughout his illness, Rick not only continued to be involved with his work, but put his heart and soul into The Ohio State University Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) where he spent his college years and had so many fond memories. Throughout this time, he also became a strong advocate for the fight against cancer and spent many hours undergoing alternative methods of cancer treatment.

In 2004, the men of Phi Gamma Delta at The Ohio State University decided to honor and support Rick, and all those continuing their battle against cancer, by setting up a philanthropic organization to raise money for cancer research. In the fall of 2004, in conjunction with the FIJI chapter at the University of Michigan, the fraternity members each took turns running the game ball from UM through Ohio and into the Skull Session at Ohio State for the famous OSU vs UM football game. To learn more about the Rivalry Run click here. Unfortunately, on September 25th after a long and valiant fight, Rick passed away with his family and friends close by his side.

In 2008, Rick’s family along with the fraternity he loved so much, decided to start a memorial golf outing. It is through this golf outing, in conjunction with the Rivalry Run,  that we raise money to further honor the legacy of a great man, and continue his fight against cancer.


The Eighth Annual Rick Smudz Memorial Classic

The brothers of Phi Gamma Delta, along with the Smudz family, are honored to host the 8th Annual Rick Smudz Memorial Classic on Saturday August 29th, 2015 at Champions Golf Course. The range will open at Noon and the outing will being with a shotgun start at 1:30 PM. The cost is $320/foursome ($80/player). Your spot will not be reserved until you pay in full.

We are also looking for donations in the form of money or prizes to be raffled. All proceeds go directly to the Rick Smudz Fund, a fund associated with the Columbus Cancer Clinic which benefits needy families with loved ones battling cancer. We hope to see you there to honor the legacy of a great man and brother.

Please contact Drew Rowland at drewrowland86@gmail.com for registration and donation information, or any questions you may have.

To register for the event please visit the Register for Rick Smudz Memorial page.



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