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, April 22. 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 privilege to be the presenting sponsor of this great event
for the second year in a row. The Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic helps
provide financial support so that TCC can continue to provide health,
education, and care for many families and children with and without special
needs. The work of TCC is critical to the community and contributes to
the success of children in school,” 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: RUSH Construction,
Inc. Gold sponsors include: Medline Industries, Inc.; Susan Morse, Senior
Vice President and Steve Soltesz, Financial Advisor, Indian River Wealth
Management Group. 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 $85, 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: Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori
Duester, Leigh Gerrett, Amy Lord, Esther Porta, Tina Spangler-Phillips,
Robert Wildermuth, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.