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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Exceeds Fundraising Goal with Sell-Out Crowd

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (April 7, 2022)—More than 75 sponsors, 60 teams, 240 players and dozens of volunteers participated in the annual two-course Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, April 1, at Indian River Preserve Golf Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club. Since 2011, the tournament has raised more than $600,000.

The law firm of Zumpano Patricios presented the 18-hole scramble. JPMF hosted another sell-out crowd at this year’s tournament and exceeded its fundraising goal of $70,000, raising more than $75,000 to benefit The Children’s Center (TCC), a service of Parrish Healthcare, and one-stop childhood development resource center. TCC provides a safe and healing environment for special needs and typically developing children to learn and grow, along with an array of health, education and human services under one roof.

The annual golf tournament lives on as a tribute to Fran Gerrett’s longtime dedication to our community and his favorite charity, The Children’s Center. Fran, a former Parrish Medical Center Materials Management Director, was famous for saying, “It’s all about the kids!”

“The continued outpouring of community and volunteer support for the tournament, The Children’s Center and honoring my father’s legacy is humbling,” stated Leigh Spradling, Fran’s daughter and tournament committee member. “On behalf of our family, I would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors, committee, volunteers, course partners and everyone that played a role in the extraordinary success of the event. As my dad always said, “it’s for the kids!”

Event partners included Presenting sponsor Zumpano Patricios. Platinum-level sponsor HHS; and Gold-level sponsors were MedFast Urgent Care Centers; PuroClean Disaster Services; and Indian River Wealth Management Group at UBS Wealth Management USA/Susan Morse and Dan Levy. Silver-level sponsors included MIS-Medical Imaging Solutions and Regions Bank. Bronze-level sponsors were Anderson Financial Partners, Inc.; Certified Plumbing of Brevard, Inc.; Coastal Health Systems of Brevard, The Coleman Group – Merrill; CP Rankin Inc. Roofing Experts, CSI Leasing, Inc.; Green Air Environmental of Central Florida, Pure Bliss Spa; Howard W. Rinker, D.D.S.; Christine Sylvester; Termine’s Specialty Supply of Melbourne; Bill and Rachel Terry; and The Watauga Company. Supporting-level sponsors includedAtlantic Business Systems; BCER Engineering; The Broome Law Firm/Chris & Kelley Broome; Carmona Pathology Associates, P.A.; Herman and Joyce Cole; DePrince, Race & Zollo; Florida Cardiovascular Association; Florida Health Care Plans; George and Barbara Gee; Mary Haddad-Mauzy Coldwell Banker Coast Realty; MEC General Contractors; The Mikitarian Family; NexAir, LLC; Palm Point Behavioral Health; Bryan Parry, MD Orthopedics; Ron Norris Buick, GMC, Honda, Ford; Service One of Brevard LLC; Greg and Kathy Sparkman & Allen and Diane Taylor Families; Spectrum Reach; Terry and Barbara Terhune; WFTV – WRDQ; and W&J construction Corporation. Par-Tee-level sponsors were PuroClean Disaster Services; Space Coast Credit Union; System Tech Services, Inc.; and St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. The breakfast sponsor was Firehouse Subs at Titus landing. In-kind sponsors included Aquarina Golf Inc.; Backcast Charters; Brevard County Sheriff’s Office; Café Paradiso; Dixie Crossroads Restaurant; Dogs ‘R’ Us; Duran Golf Club; Durango’s Steakhouse; el Leoncito Cuban & Mexican Restaurant; Vaneesha Greco; Hoffman’s Table; Indian River Preserve Golf Club; Island Guys Detailing; Moon Golf; Orleans Bistro; Paradise Grille; Parrish Health & Fitness; Pier 220; Playalinda Brewing; Publix Supermarkets; Regions Bank; River Lanes; Leigh Spradling; The Great Outdoors; The Blue Heron Restaurant; Total Wine; and World of Golf Hall of Fame. Other generous sponsors were recognized at the tournament.

“We are overjoyed by the tremendous support we received this year, and are thrilled to have so many organizations and community partners joining us to make a difference in the vital work of The Children’s Center,” said Greg Sparkman, tournament co-chair.

Taking home top honors were the men’s division first-place teams of Todd Denson, Tim Fields, Mike Pavick and Jason Snodgrass at Indian River Preserve Golf Club and Jack Burke, Tim Heath, Greg Messer and Joe Porta at The Great Outdoors. The mixed division first-place teams included players Billy Dortin, Tish Holley, Jason Holley and John Palmer at Indian River Preserve and Amanda Cole, Chris Cole, Herman Cole and Joyce Cole at The Great Outdoors. The foursome of Patricia McCarrick, Vivian Miller, Greta Moran and Terri Samaniego took top women’s division honors at Indian River Preserve.

Kathy Myer and Greg Sparkman, event co-chairs, led the tournament planning committee members that include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Jeff Riley, Kathy Simonsen, Leigh Spradling, Kristina Weaver and Suzanne Yarbrough.

For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, or to secure your 2023 event partnership today, please call Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at (321) 269-4066 or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com/golf.