Local residents came together for the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF)
“Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic” on Friday, April 21 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 more than $65,000 for The Children’s Center (TCC)
“The success of the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic rests on the
wonderful support from the community for the work of TCC. We believe in
continuing the foundation’s mission of providing healing experiences
to families throughout Brevard County and helping make a difference for
the next generation,” said Joseph I. Zumpano, 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 Healthcare, 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 kids!”
The committee secured 53 sponsorships from numerous community members and
organizations. Gold sponsors include Susan Morse, Senior Vice President
and Steve Soltesz, Financial Advisor, Indian River Wealth Management Group.
Silver sponsors include Berkeley Research Group, LLC; Boggs Gases; Medline
Industries, Inc.; RUSH Construction, Inc.; and The Watauga Company.
The men’s first-place teams include Michael Ball, Ron Barnard, Jeff
Gillis and Mike Marsden at La Cita Country Club; Tim Anderson, Dean Moxley,
Mike Sitowitz and Dave Smeltzer at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first-place
teams include Chris Cole, Herman Cole, Joyce Cole and Kathy Myer at La
Cita Country Club; Keith Kelly, John Picard, Trish Picard and Robert Winslow
at The Great Outdoors. The women’s first-place team includes Martha
Hannah, Jan Henderson, Mary Ellen McCabe and Becky Walters at La Cita
“We’d like to thank all our sponsors, golfers, committee members
and volunteers who helped us reach our goal and make this event a huge
success for the children in our community,” said Gene Sego, chair
of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Board of Directors.
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 include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori Duester,
Amy Lord, Esther Porta, Leigh Spradling, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.
For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, please call
(321) 269-4066 or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com.