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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Continues to Draw Sell-Out Crowd and Exceed Fundraising Goal

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Continues to Draw Sell-Out Crowd and Exceed Fundraising Goal

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Golf Classic Continues to Draw Sell-Out Crowd and Exceed Fundraising Goal

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (April 17, 2024)—More than 100 sponsors, 53 teams, 212 players and dozens of volunteers participated in the annual two-course Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, April 5, at Indian River Preserve Golf Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club. Since 2011, the tournament has raised more than $775,000.

The law firm of Zumpano Patricios presented the 18-hole scramble for the tenth consecutive year. JPMF hosted another sell-out crowd at this year’s tournament and exceeded its fundraising goal of $70,000, raising more than $80,000 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!”

“My family 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. We are honored to be able to preserve our father’s legacy and continue to support the children and families in need of the vital services provided by The Children’s Center,” stated Amy Craddock, tournament co-chair.

Event partners included Presenting sponsor Zumpano Patricios. Platinum-level sponsor HHS; and Gold-level sponsors were Injury Centers of Brevard, RUSH Construction, Inc. and RW Services, LLC. Silver-level sponsors included MedFast Urgent Care Centers, LLC, Regions Bank; and UBS Financial Services / Susan Morse & Daniel Levy. Bronze-level sponsors were Anderson Financial Partners, Inc.; The Broome Law Firm/Chris & Kelley Broome; Certified Plumbing of Brevard, Inc.; Cintas Corporation; Coastal Health Systems of Brevard; Randy and Mary Coleman; CPS; Parrish Home Health / LHC Group; Howard W. Rinker, D.D.S.; and The Watauga Company. Supporting-level sponsors included626;Advanced Care Partners PPEC;Drs. Allotta, Parry, Musto and Bataille; Carmona Pathology Associates, P.A.; Herman and Joyce Cole; Florida Health Care Plans; Mary Haddad-Mauzy / Coldwell Banker Coast Realty; Edwin and Nancy Loftin; McDonald’s – The Rodriguez Family; MEC General Contractors; The Mikitarian Family; Palm Point Behavioral Health; Ron Norris Buick, GMC, Honda, Ford; Greg and Kathy Sparkman & Allen and Diane Taylor Families; Termine’s Specialty Supply of Melbourne; Bill and Rachel Terry; and WFTV – WRDQ. Par-Tee-level sponsors were Atlantic Enrollment Solutions; GEICO Titusville; RW Services, LLC; Mary Haddad-Mauzy / Coldwell Banker Coast Realty; Space Coast Credit Union; and System Tech Services, Inc. Beverage sponsor was Cara Fisher – State Farm Insurance. Breakfast sponsors were Firehouse Subs at Titus Landing and McDonald’s – The Rodriguez Family. Cart sponsor was Florida Power and Light Company. Hole Sign sponsors included A1 Orange; Claudine Brandon / Golf 1, Inc.; Santi Bulnes; CMI / Spacelabs; Edward Jones – Casey Crouch; Marty & Terry Lee; MOMAR, Inc.; St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care; and US Lawns of Brevard. In-kind sponsors included Barefoot Bay Golf Course; Beef O’Brady’s – Titusville; Brevard Zoo; Color Bar; Costco; Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant; el Leoncito Mexican & Cuban Restaurant; Ericka Jacobs; Flamingo Key Realty; Hyatt Place Titusville/Kennedy Space Center; Indian River Preserve Golf Course; Nadine Itani; Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Kingdom Kutz; La Cita Golf & Country Club; MedAesthetics; Milwaukee Tool; Kathy Myer; Orlando Solar Bears; Parrish Home Health / LHC Group; PieZano Pizzeria; Publix Super Markets, Inc.; Redfish on Fly / Backcast Charters; Regions Bank; River Lanes Family Entertainment Center; Simply Amazing Boutique; Leigh Spradling; Suite Caroline Salon and Spa; Systems Tech Services, Inc.; The Cheesecake Factory; The Great Outdoors; Titusville Playhouse; and Wawa-Titusville. Other generous sponsors were recognized at the tournament.

“We are overjoyed by the tremendous support the tournament continues to receive, and are thrilled to have so many organizations and community partners join us to make a difference in the vital work of The Children’s Center,” said Leigh Spradling, tournament co-chair.

Taking home top honors were the men’s division first-place teams of Steve Ellenbrook, Tim Fields, Jeff Marr, and Mike Pavick at The Great Outdoors, and Tim King, Bobby Hopper, Tommy Merchant and Keith McCoy at Indian River Preserve Golf Club. The mixed division first-place teams included the foursomes of Paul Reas, Paul Joseph Reas, Susie Reas and Blake Upchurch at Indian River Preserve, and Lynne Anderson, Harold Gero, John Gero and Susan Jensen at The Great Outdoors.

Amy Craddock and Leigh Spradling, event co-chairs, led the tournament planning committee that included members Santi Bulnes, Nadine Itani, Kathy Myer, Jeff Riley, Kathy Simonsen, Greg Sparkman and Kristina Weaver.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for April 4, 2025. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, or to secure your 2025 event partnership today, contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at (321) 269-4066 or visit