Cin Recreation Foundation


The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation’s annual golf outing was held Friday, June 5 at CRC’s Glenview Golf Course. It was a beautiful day with 72 golfers playing a scramble and enjoying a grilled lunch in the clubhouse and a dinner provided by LaRosa’s.

Golfers from the Metropolitan Sewer District: Marty Hubbard, Greg Koopman, Richie Scott and James Wood, won the City Cup and a team from Adleta Construction: Tim Adleta, Brian Burton, Garry Coleman and Dan Smith, had the best score for the day.

Save the date for the 2016 tournament which will be held in early June. The tournament is always looking for participation, and if you are interested in sponsoring a hole or being involved, please contact

The tournament, now known as the Wayne Lurix Memorial Golf Outing “Fore Youth,” is dedicated to Wayne Lurix, longtime beloved CRC employee and golf outing coordinator-extraordinaire.

Wayne joined the Cincinnati Recreation Commission family in 1994 in the office of Public Affairs. Over his tenure with the department, Lurix served in a variety of roles including publicity and video production, recreation center director, development and fundraising and most recently, a member of the financial management staff as the staff liaison to the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation.

Wayne’s biggest legacy was that of Volunteerism. He served for many years as an ambassador for the department as CRC’s volunteer coordinator. Under his watch, countless playgrounds were built, recreation center walls were painted and grounds landscaped. Through these efforts – especially through his involvement in Life Success Seminars – many people had the opportunity to learn about the Recreation Commission. His coordination of the very successful “1000 Hands” program saw several massive play areas built by hundreds of volunteers. To this day, children throughout the city of Cincinnati enjoy the fruits of Wayne’s efforts.

Wayne’s contributions to CRC and his never-ending smile will be deeply missed.

What is the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation?

The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation was established in February 1996 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to aid and improve the quality of life for Cincinnati citizens. This is accomplished by supplementing the services offered by Cincinnati Recreation Commission. This goal is only achieved through the generous donations of countless individuals, businesses, industries and organizations. These tax-deductible donations give the Foundation the chance to have a direct and immediate impact on the City of Cincinnati.

How Do I Make a Donation?

Contributions to the Foundation may be made in several forms such as cash, checks, bequests, stocks and bonds, chattels, equipment, services or real estate. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization according to the laws of the state of Ohio. It is recognized by the US Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public foundation. All contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please make checks payable to the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation.


Visit the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation Website

How is it organized?

The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation comprises a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board works hand in hand with Staff and Commission Members to determine the distribution of Foundation funds. Funds are aimed at aiding recreation programs that the city budget cannot support.

 How Do We Support the Community?

  • Instituting Youth & Teen Programs
  • Awarding Youth Scholarships for Memberships and Programs
  • Helping Children with Disabilities
  • Supporting Senior Citizen Programs
  • Purchasing Recreation Equipment
  • Encouraging Creative Programming