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
“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 www.parrishmedfoundation.com.