Golf for Joy 2011 – featured golfer, and speaker.

June 24th, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

Former Ohio State Buckeye Bobby Olive will be joining us for Golf for Joy on Saturday and sharing a few words at the post tourney gathering. Today, Bobby works for one of our Shining Star sponsors, Paetec with Jim’s Brian’s Bail Bonds Hockey teammate Matt Rupert.

We are pleased to welcome Matt, Bobby, and the entire Paetec Crew to Golf for Joy 2011, and we are very grateful for their support and continued sponsorship.

More information about Bobby and his career can be found below.

Bobby Lee Olive Jr.

Position: WR
Height: 6-0    Weight: 167 lbs.

Born: April 22, 1969 in Paris, TN
College: Ohio State (school history)
Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 11th round (300th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft.

Ohio State Stats

Season League Team Age GP Rec Yards TD % A/G Y/G LNG
1987 NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes 11 2 18 0 9.0 0.2 1.6
1988 NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes 11 25 370 2 14.8 2.3 33.6
1989 NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes 11 23 379 1 16.5 2.1 34.5
1990 NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes 11 41 652 7 15.9 3.7 59.3


Season League Team GP Age Att Yards TD % A/G Y/G LNG
1988 NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes 11 1 9 0 9.0 0.1 0.8
1990 NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes 11 2 20 0 10.0 0.2 1.8


Bobby Olive was a walk-on at The Ohio State University in 1988, and he quickly got a major role as a wide receiver under new head coach John Cooper.  And it wasn’t too long before Ohio State fans quickly adopted him as their new hero.

In Week 3 of his freshman season, LSU came to Columbus with a 14-game on-the-road winning streak.  The game was a battle through most of the first 3.5 quarters, but a lucky deflection gave LSU a 56-yard TD and a 33-20 lead with just under 4:30 to play in the game.  Tiger fans began to celebrate their victory.

But the LSU fans didn’t see the freight train coming.  Ohio State marched down the field and scored with 2 minutes left to make it 33-27.  It was then the defense’s turn to rise up, and they did their job.  They shut down two runs (followed by quick timeouts) and on 3rd and long, LSU threw incomplete.  On 4th down, the Tigers chose to retreat and take the safety, making it 33-29.

On the ensuing free kick, Olive took the ball at his own 32 and began racing up the middle.  At midfield, he made an amazing cut to his left and dodged three defenders before flying out of bounds at LSU’s 39.  Ohio Stadium was on fire with excitement!

Just a few plays later…The Buckeyes scored 16 points in under a minute and a half and they beat LSU 36-33.

But Olive wasn’t done with his heroics. Two years later, Ohio State was in Iowa City taking on the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes.  Iowa had visions of a Big Ten Championship and a National Championship (and they had the talent for both).

However, Iowa simply couldn’t put the Buckeyes away that day, and they barely led 26-21 with just over a minute to play.  QB Greg Frey (who was 10 of 31 before the final drive) took the Bucks down the field and brought them to the doorstep.  Then Olive did his thing one more time, catching the winning TD pass.

Olive went onto the NFL and played for Indianapolis, Kansas City, and the Cleveland Browns. Olive also played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the WFL where he was an integral part of the 1995 world championship team.  Bobby finished is professional playing career playing 5 seasons in the Arena football league with Buffalo, Carolina, and Columbus before retiring in 2005.

Today Bobby Olive resides in Dublin, OH with his wife and 3 kids.


Reference: Direct quotes taken from: Bobby Olive, proud creator of miracles. Written August 28th, 2009 by Jeff at The BBC.

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A Good Time is Had by All

June 23rd, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

We are just days away from our 17th annual Golf for Joy. As many of you know I play hockey with a great group of fellas who are also very enthusiastic supporters of The MJB Foundation.  Last night, post game I asked a few of the guys who are coming out this year to take a few minutes to talk about Golf for Joy.

As you can see we always have a lot of fun and it is a great group of guys.

While the field is set for this year’s tournament we still want to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us for our post tournament gathering where we’ll tell plenty of stories, share plenty of laughs and talk about why we all get together every year – all while raising money for a great cause.

We’d love to have you join us!

Oh and, while the current Bail Bonds team does not have a current website, we are certain we have fans. (or wives and kids anyway) If you’d like to learn a little more about the team feel free to check out our first attempts at websites here and here.

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Last day to sign up, One week to Golf for Joy

June 18th, 2011 Posted in Contests and Giveaways | No Comments »

Kailey and I shot this last night. Last chance to sign up for Golf for Joy 2011.


Back to Work

June 3rd, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

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Why the MJB Foundation and How you might help, (some back story)

April 28th, 2011 Posted in Events, History | No Comments »

Thank you for visiting / watching today. If you’d like more information please feel free to contact me. My email address is and my phone number is 614-746-2112. I would be happy to answer any questions about sponsorship and / or The MJB Foundation in general, and I would love to tell you more about Meghan Joy.

We look forward to seeing everyone on June 25 at Golf for Joy 2011.

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Golf for Joy is on the way.

April 18th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »


Thanks for stopping by today. If you are interested in hearing more about the donations through work please feel free to message me or stop me if you see me. I hate to be cryptic, but it’s just an odd situation.

If you would like to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program and support The MJB Foundation with your  please log on and add your Kroger Plus Card. Our organization number is 84231. Oh by the way, not stated in the video – This costs you nothing, but it does so much to help bring Joy to children with challenges.

Okay, off to work on some updates…

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Bowl for Joy Prep

February 7th, 2011 Posted in Events | 1 Comment »

Less than a week to go…

If you’d like to join us, you can sign up here.

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Kailey’s Request

January 31st, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

Did you know Kailey’s birthday is coming up?

She has a request…

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Grandma’s Invitation

January 25th, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

Today, Meghan’s Grandma shares her memories and offers her invitation to Bowl for Joy.

Without further adieu.

Hi! I am the grandmother.  I was there 18 years ago February 5th for the birth of the twins.  Funny the birth was an emergency C-section which should have taken just a few minutes.  Those of us waiting kept going to the window of the nursery and looking for the baby. (They didn’t know it was twins.)  The stupid people in the nursery kept saying “Oh you mean the twins.”  “NO! Not the twins!!”  Finally I could stand it no more and went to the back by the delivery rooms.  There I met the doctor who had come for the surgery.  He explained to me how one of the twins was healthy and pinked up right away but the other was in jeopardy!

So, here we were.  Looking in the window, finally, at the twins!  Kailey was great! (As you all know her to be.)  Meghan was still, on a respirator and not expected to live the night.  Hard to believe it was 18 years ago.  The heartbreak comes back like it was yesterday.

Having a handicapped child is tiring, frustrating, rewarding, joyous, sad, all the emotions you can name.  Losing that child is a tragedy.  During her short life Meghan had the love and devotion of a lot of people.  Her family was able to provide her with the special equipment she needed to function.  How different it would have been if that ability was not there.

The MJB Foundation raises money to assist parents of handicapped children with the ability to provide special equipment; a special tricycle, money towards a special wheelchair, etc.  The money is raised by activities that are family friendly.  A special family works hard on the activities of the MJB to keep the spirit and joy of their daughter alive.

Please join us February 12, 2011 at Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road for Bowl for Joy!  Teams of 5 can bowl together.  $30.00/person and the money goes for that special equipment for those special kids.

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A Word From Our Newest Board Member

January 22nd, 2011 Posted in Events | 3 Comments »

Today, we give the floor to Kelly Syferd, our newest Board Member, and (she didn’t know I was going to do this) our 2001 Women’s MJB Golf For Joy Handicap Champion.

I told Kelly earlier this month that the day she decided to come on board was one of my happiest ever for The MJB Foundation. I think you’ll all recognize why as she shares her story and invites you to join us for Bowl for Joy 2011.

Without further ado – Welcome Kelly Syferd!

Twelve years ago my husband and I met Jim and Annette Brochowski and we became instant friends.  We all worked together at the Columbus Library.  We went to lunch together and hung out on the weekends.  Annette had casually mentioned to us that we should come out to the MJB.  My husband and I both looked at each other questioning what the MJB could possibly be.  We did not know the story of Meghan Joy until that day and did not realize the impact one little girl could have on us, especially since we had never met her.

I joined the MJB Foundation Board last year and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.  I love being a part of a Board that shares the Joy of Meghan’s life by reaching out to children with challenges.  This year, being part of the MJB Foundation hits a little closer to home for my family as our son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Autism.  This was not a surprise to us as we have been working tirelessly with Ryan throughout the years, but we have our own daily challenges.  We are the lucky ones because even though we have everyday challenges to make our son’s life better, it also comes with great Joy to help Ryan overcome those obstacles.  We have been very fortunate to be able to provide the funding for Ryan’s therapies and other needs.  The MJB Foundation strives to help those families who are not able to do that.

We look forward to the Golf for Joy and Bowl for Joy every year.  We always have so much fun and it is a great way to be able to raise money towards such a wonderful Foundation.

Please join my family and the rest of the MJB Foundation family for the 2nd Annual Bowl for Joy on February 12, 2011.  If you not able make it that day, please consider making a donation.  Help us share our Joy with children with physical and mental challenges.

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