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 www.parrishmedfoundation.com.