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JPMF Golf Classic Drives Results Exceeding $65,000 for The Children's Center

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) in Titusville.

“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 Country Club.

“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