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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Teed Up for The Children's Center and Raised More Than $62,000

TITUSVILLE, FLA, May 11, 2018 — More than 200 golfers and volunteers participated in the annual two-course Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) “Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic” on Friday, April 13 at La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club.

Tournament participants enjoyed themed beverages on Par 3 holes along with games of chance to enhance their team score. The 18-hole scramble event was presented by the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. and raised more than $62,000 for The Children’s Center (TCC) in Titusville.

“Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. is honored to be a part of continuing the foundation’s mission of providing healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County, and helping to make a difference for the next generation,” says Joseph I. Zumpano, managing shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. “It is our privilege to support this outstanding event and the vital programs and services offered at The Children’s Center.”

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!”

Tournament proceeds benefit TCC, a service of Parrish Healthcare and one-stop childhood development resource center providing an array of health, education and human services under one roof for families with special needs and typically developing children of all ages and abilities.

“We are grateful for the support of the players, volunteers, our course partners--The Great Outdoors and La Cita--and everyone that contributes to the success of this annual event. “Our sincerest thanks go out to the sponsors who help make this event possible. We could not do this without their partnerships,” said tournament co-chair Greg Sparkman.

Nearly 50 sponsorships were secured by the committee from numerous community members and organizations. Gold sponsors included Susan Morse, UBS Senior Vice President; and RUSH Construction, Inc. Silver sponsors were Berkeley Research Group, LLC; and The Watauga Company. Bronze sponsors included Christine Sylvester; Coastal Ambulance Service; Bott-Anderson Partners, Inc.; Bill and Rachel Terry; DECO, LLC; and Regions Bank. Lunch sponsor: Firehouse Subs at Titus Landing.

Taking home top honors were the men’s first-place teams of Jason Snodgrass, Todd Denson, Bob Jones and Mike Van Der Werken at La Cita Golf & Country Club and Steg Boyer, Jimmie Hendrix, Mark Flacone and Ryan Goodin at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first-place teams included players Travis Stover, John Stewart, Hilary Kuppinger and Philip Helmintoller at La Cita and Dawn England, Rick England, Janet Whittimore and Gary Chessa at The Great Outdoors. The foursome of Suzanne Yarbrough, Nancy Roberts, Mary Jane Thompson and Mary Ellen McCabe took top women’s team honors at La Cita.

The golf classic is organized by community leaders and volunteers. The committee was led by event co-chairs Kathy Myer and Greg Sparkman. Other members of the golf committee include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Lori Duester, Esther Porta, Christie Rimsky, Leigh Spradling, Misty Wilson and Suzanne Yarbrough.

For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, please call (321) 269-4066 or visit