Local residents came together for the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF)
“Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic” on Friday, April 22 at
La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club. The
event was presented by the law firm of
Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. and raised over $71,000 for The Children’s Center (TCC) in Titusville,
exceeding the goal by more than $6,000.
“We believe in continuing the foundation’s mission of providing
healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County. The Fran Gerrett
Memorial Golf Classic’s success shows how the community has continued
to support TCC so they can build stronger families for life,” said
Joseph I. Zumpano, managing shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.
More than 220 golfers and volunteers participated in the two-course tournament
with all proceeds benefiting 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. The annual golf tournament lives on as
a tribute to Fran Gerrett’s longtime dedication to our community
and his favorite charity. Fran, a former Parrish Medical Center Materials
Management director, was famous for saying, “It’s all about
The committee secured 48 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.
The men’s first place teams include: Dr. Douglas Boler, Gary Fichardt
and John Stewart at La Cita Country Club; Mark Anderson, Jim McDonald,
Charlie Shulby and Steve Wright at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first
place teams include: Chris Cole, Herman Cole, Joyce Cole and Rob Stribling
at La Cita Country Club; Amy Craddock, Michael Hogue, Jason Lanthorne
and Michael Liuzzi at The Great Outdoors. The women’s first place
team included: Martha Hannah, Jan Henderson, Toni Thigpin and Suzanne
Yarbrough at The Great Outdoors.
“We’d like to thank all our sponsors, golfers, committee members
and volunteers who helped us exceed our goal and make this event a huge
success for the children in our community,” said Barbara Terhune,
chair of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Board of Directors.
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.
With months of preparation and planning, the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf
Classic was a huge success, exceeding the goal by over $6,000.
First Place Men’s Team, La Cita Golf & Country Club The first
place men’s team was Gary Fichardt, John Stewart and Dr. Douglas Boler.
First Place Mixed Team, La Cita Golf & Country ClubThe first place
mixed team was (L-R) Rob Stribling, Herman Cole, Joyce Cole and Chris Cole.
First Place Men’s Team, The Great Outdoors Golf Club The first place
men’s team was (L-R) Steve Wright, Mark Anderson, Jim McDonald and
First Place Mixed Team, The Great Outdoors Golf Club The first place mixed
team was (L-R) Amy Craddock, Michael Hogue, Michael Liuzzi and Jason Lanthorne.
First Place Women’s Team, The Great Outdoors Golf Club The first
place women’s team was (L-R) Jan Henderson, Toni Thigpin, Suzanne
Yarbrough and Martha Hannah.