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Community Impact
Golf and Beyond

ROFK has served more than 2,000 kids since the program began.

-  Served up to 300 students each week during the 8-week summer golf clinics.
-  ROFK helped 185 students obtain 
college scholarships.
-  Provided school supplies to students at Roll Hill Elementary.
-  Provided food to needy families at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
-  Helped obtain college scholar
ships for students to attend Grambling State 

      University and Livingstone College.

-  Hosted a College Fair.
-  Paid entranc
e fees for youth to participate in junior golf tournaments.
-  Provided golf clubs and golf ball
s to children participating in the summer golf program.
-  Hosted a Just Say No to Drugs Rally.

Awards & Honors

The following honors have been awarded to Ron Dumas for his work with ROFK:

2006 YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Black Achiever Award
2010 Elisha Lodge #106 Civic Leader Recognition Award
2010 West Club Award (for outstanding service and dedication to the golf community)
2010 Jefferson Award Finalist, Rotary Club of Cincinnati
2013 Friends of Clifton Award, Clifton Community Council, Cincinnati, Ohio
2013 Excellence in Golf Mentoring, Golfworks for Women
2013 Duke Energy Children Museum’s Difference Maker Award
2018 African American Golfers Hall of Fame
2018 Cincinnati Courier Second Act Award
2021 Avon Fields Driving Range Building dedicated to Ron Dumas, Founder of Reaching Out for Kids
2022 Cincinnati NAACP President’s Award
2022 City of Cincinnati names September 30, 2022 “Ron Dumas Day"
2023 Rotary Club of Cincinnati Jefferson Award Outstanding Community Service           
2023 Finalist, National Nobel Prize for Public Service (Multiplying Good)
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