Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of Zumpano
Patricios & Winker, P.A. as presenting sponsors for the annual Fran
Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, May 1. More than 240 golfers
are anticipated to play in the two-course tournament with all proceeds
benefiting The Children’s Center (TCC), a service of Parrish Medical
Center, which provides families with special needs and/or typically developing
children with numerous health, therapy, education and child development
programs in a single location.
“It is our honor to be the presenting sponsors of this wonderful
event. The Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic helps provide financial
support so that TCC can continue to provide health, education, and care,
for families and children with and without special needs. The work of
TCC is critical to the community. TCC’s education, therapy, and
tutoring programs, for families and children, have touched thousands of
lives,” said Joseph I. Zumpano, shareholder at Zumpano Patricios
& Winker, P.A.
Registration begins at 12 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tournament
players can choose between two golf courses – the members only La
Cita Golf & Country Club or The Great Outdoors Golf Club with the
beautiful nature of the St. John's wildlife. Golf teams choose their
preferred course on a first-come, first-served basis with paid registration.
The tournament format will be a four-player scramble with fun contests,
including a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize when purchasing a raffle
ticket for $20. Participants need not be present to win. Winners will
be announced immediately following the awards ceremony.
The golf classic committee has secured sponsorships from numerous community
members and organizations. “Platinum” sponsors include: Medline
Industries, Inc., RUSH Construction, Inc and UBS Financial Services/Indian
River Wealth Consulting Group, Susan Morse and Steve Soltesz. Other generous
sponsors will be recognized at the event. Sponsorships are still available
from many different levels designed to show community support and corporate
partnership. The cost per player is $75, which includes golf, lunch and
dinner. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament begin at $500.
Fran Gerrett served as the director of materials management at Parrish
Medical Center for 24 years. Fran passed away in 2012, but the annual
golf tournament lives on as a tribute to Fran Gerrett’s longtime
dedication to our community and his favorite charity, The Children’s
Center. The golf classic is organized by community leaders and volunteers.
Event co-chairs are Kathy Myer and Greg Sparkman. Other members of the
golf committee included: Dr. Anthony Allotta, Santi Bulnes, Leigh Connell,
Amy Craddock, Elizabeth Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori and Paul Duester,
Tiffany Lewis, Amy Lord, Carla McRae, Katherine Musick, Esther Porta,
Tina Spangler-Phillips, Tim Skeldon, Courtney Wall, Robert Wildermuth,
Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.
For more information about sponsorship packages, purchase general admission
and raffle tickets, please call Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at (321)
269-4066 or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com/register.