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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Raises Nearly $60,000 for The Children's Center at Annual Golf Classic

TITUSVILLE, FLA, May 9, 2019 — 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 12 at La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club.

The 18-hole scramble was presented by the law firm of Zumpano Patricios and raised nearly $60,000 for The Children’s Center (TCC) in Titusville. Tournament participants enjoyed themed beverages on par-3 holes along with games of chance to enhance their team score.

TCC is 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 and their families.

“It has been our honor and privilege to once again be the presenting sponsor of this important and outstanding event,” said Joseph I. Zumpano, managing shareholder at Zumpano Patricios. “We are honored to continue our tradition of supporting the children and families in Brevard County that benefit from the crucial programs and services provided 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!”

“We are grateful for the support of the players, volunteers, course partners—The Great Outdoors and La Cita—and everyone that contributes to the success of this annual event. The tournament allows our family to keep our father’s spirit alive. He would be so incredibly happy to see the great team work and the amount of money the event raises each year to support “the kids,” said Amy Craddock and Leigh Spradling, Fran’s daughters and golf committee members.

More than 50 sponsorships were secured by the committee from numerous community members and organizations. RUSH Construction, Inc. was the event gold sponsor. Silver sponsors were Pearson Doyle Mohre & Pastis LLP and The Watauga Company. Bronze sponsors included Anderson Financial Partners, Inc.; Berkeley Research Group, LLC; Coastal Ambulance Services; DECO, LLC; Medfast Urgent Care Centers; Medline Industries, Inc.; Regions Bank; N. Christine Sylvester; and Bill and Rachel Terry. The lunch sponsor was Firehouse Subs at Titus Landing.

“Our sincerest thanks go out to the sponsors who helped make this event possible. We could not do this without their partnerships,” said tournament co-chair Kathy Myer.

Taking home top honors were the men’s first-place teams of Jason Snodgrass, Don Welk, Greg Kiser and Tim Fields at La Cita Golf & Country Club and Shane Willey, Cody Khork, Drew Burns and Devin Bujnovsky at The Great Outdoors. The mixed first-place teams included players Herman Cole, Joyce Cole, Ron Jamison and Tom Erdely at La Cita and Tish Holley, Jason Holley, John Palmer and Billy Dorton at The Great Outdoors. The foursome of Kathy Myer, Evelyn MacDonald, Jeanne O’Bryan and Claire Charron 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, Leigh Spradling and Suzanne Yarbrough.

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