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About the Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA) Charities & Foundation
Who We Are
The Northern Ohio Golf Association Charities & Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit wing of the Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA), the areas largest promoter of amateur golf in Northeast Ohio with over 9,000 members and 43 member clubs.

What We Do
Our mission is to serve the local physically disabled community by restoring independence and improving overall enjoyment life through our Return To Golf® program - combining rehabilitation-based golf fitness and recreational therapy.  

Where We Are
In 2002, the campus of the Wharton Golf Center at North Olmsted Golf Club was established to be the home for our life-changing Return To Golf® program. The 10 acre campus, located in North Olmsted, houses all program facilities in one unique location. The 4,500 square foot Wharton Golf Center boasts state-of-the-art facilities for year round programming, including our indoor golf range and a rehabilitation-based fitness training center. The 9-hole, executive layout of our North Olmsted Golf Club is the perfect fit for program participants.

How We Do It
Our Return To Golf® program is provided free of charge to all participants. Thanks to the support of local foundations, sponsors, donors and the Northern Ohio Golf Association, we continue to grow fund the unstoppable momentum created by the program.

Our Team
Frank Rihtar, Director
Trevor Hazen PGA, Program Director
Shellie McQuaid, Program Coordinator
Gina Babinec PT, Fitness Coordinator
Our Leadership
Paul Schlather, President/Chairman
Rik Kohn, 1st Vice-President
Mark Telerico, 2nd Vice-President 
Robert Wasacz, Treasurer 
David Axson, Trustee 
Gary Bauman, Trustee
Edward Bond, Trustee
John Dmytriw, Trustee
David Goldense, Trustee 
Doug Hauenstein, Trustee 
Bob Little, Trustee 
Charles McClure, Trustee
Jim Plemen, Trustee