Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Wednesday November 3rd 2021
The excitement begins with a Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction at 5:30, Dinner is at 7:10.
Hear stories of his days in the PGA straight from the legend himself Jack Nicklaus
Bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items right from your smartphone or on a tablet.
No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the businessman, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador.
Jack, who just turned 81, was named “Golfer of the 20th Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was also named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated, and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN.
In June 2018, the Golden Bear received the Lincoln Medal from the Ford’s Theatre Society, making Jack Nicklaus just the fourth person in history—and the first athlete or sportsperson—to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005), the Congressional Gold Medal (2015) and now the Lincoln Medal.
Jack’s competitive career spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide, including a record 18 major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three Open Championships) won over a 25-year period (1962-1986). He is one of only five golfers who have won all of golf’s modern majors—referred to as the career “Grand Slam”—and the only golfer to have done so on both the regular and senior Tours.
The legacy Jack has left as a player can be rivaled only by the legacy he is leaving as a golf-course designer, businessman and philanthropist.
Since 1962, Jack has added the moniker of “businessman” to his lengthy résumé. He is co-chairman of the privately held Nicklaus Companies. For a record six consecutive years, Golf Inc. magazine ranked Jack “The Most Powerful Person in Golf,” due to his impact on various aspects of the industry through his course design work, marketing and licensing business, his ambassadorial role in promoting and growing the game worldwide, and his involvement on a national and global level with various charitable causes. Jack has designed over 310 golf courses over a six-decade career, and was voted 2017 Golf Course Designer of the Year by the World Golf Awards. Nicklaus Design, the thriving business he founded almost 50 years ago, is considered the industry leader, with over 425 courses in 45 countries.
Included is the highly acclaimed redesign at Florida State University of the Seminole Legacy Course—the first Jack Nicklaus Legacy design in North America, featuring the collaboration of Jack and oldest son, Jack II.
Tireless philanthropists, Jack and wife Barbara are the guiding light for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which supports numerous pediatric health-care services in South Florida, as well as nationwide, and has raised well over $125 million dollars since its inception in 2004. Renowned Miami Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Health System have been re-branded to Nicklaus Children’s, and along with the flagship hospital, there are 17 Nicklaus Children’s Outpatient Centers spread across Florida.
Focused on growing the game of golf, Jack is a Trustee of The First Tee. Three times he has spoken before the U.S. Congress on the character-building aspects of The First Tee. Jack is also a Trustee and spokesperson for PGA REACH—the charitable arm of the PGA of America, with focuses on youth, military, and diversity and inclusion.
Residing in North Palm Beach, Fla., since 1965 and in the same home they have lived since 1970, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus are parents to five children and grandparents to 22.
Auctioneer & Co-host
Stu Schwartz began his career as “Stuntman Stu” doing stunts for an Ottawa rock station in the 90s. His career quickly took off and he became one of Ottawa’s celebrity morning men on MAJIC 100 and master of ceremonies at many events in the Ottawa commuity.
In addition to his morning show, Stu has done weather for CTV Ottawa, announced at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and is the PA announcer for the Ottawa Senators. His list of clients for his MC and celebrity auctioneer work is vast and varied. Stu works with the United Way, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, CHEO, The Queensway Carleton Hospital, The Ottawa Sens Foundation (for whom he has launched his own wine in support), but to name a few. Stu is a master auctioneer at fund raising events and his confident, classy and quick witted personality make every auction a huge success.
A victim of bullying as a child, in 2011 he created the #NoMoreBullies campaign where he and his morning show visit local schools to speak and educate children about the horrible effects of bullying.
Stu is a proud recipient of a United Way community builder award, Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon award, was named Algonquin College's top alumni in 2003, and is a recipient of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In February 2016, Stuntman Stu was diagnosed with Leukemia and began his treatment at The Ottawa Hospital. The diagnosis was one that shocked Stu and the Ottawa community. Since then he has been working with The Ottawa Hospital Foundation to raise funds and awareness about Leukemia and Stem Cell Research.
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2901 Gibford Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2L9
Infinity Convention Centre
Ottawa Ontario Canada
Dinner begins at 7:10pm
Travel HWY-401 E
Take exit 721A toward Ottawa/416 N
Merge onto HWY-416 N
Take Hunt Club Rd exit toward Nepean
Turn right at Cedarview Rd
Turn left at W Hunt Club Rd
Turn right at Gibford Dr
Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel and Homewood Suites will be on the left