Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) has announced the law firm of Zumpano Patricios and the Indian River Wealth Management Group at UBS Wealth Management USA as co-presenting sponsors for the annual Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, April 16.
More than 220 golfers are expected to play in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting 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/or typically developing children to learn and grow, along with an array of health, education and human services under one roof.
“It is gratifying to know that our contribution is helping advance the critical work of TCC, and that future generations of children in North Brevard will have access to the programs and services necessary to support them in reaching their fullest potential during their most important developmental years of life,” stated Joseph I. Zumpano, managing shareholder at Zumpano Patricios. “Zumpano Patricios is honored to partner with Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for the seventh year as presenting sponsor of the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic.”
“We believe that supporting TCC and its mission is critical during this time of prolonged economic and emotional stress which can be especially challenging for kids,” said Susan Morse, a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at UBS Wealth Management USA. “TCC is an important asset in the community.”
“We are deeply grateful to Zumpano Patricios and UBS for their generosity and support of our Foundation and of our Children’s Center,” said Natalie Sellers, Executive Director, Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and Parrish Healthcare Senior Vice President, Communication, Community and Corporate Services. “It is through philanthropic partnerships like that of Zumpano Patricios and UBS that we are able to continue to extend the reach of our vision: Healing Families—Healing Communities®.”
Tournament players can choose between two golf courses – the Ron Garl and Lee Trevino-designed La Cita Golf & Country Club nestled amongst 100-year old oak trees or The Great Outdoors with the beautiful natural environment of the St. Johns wildlife refuge.
Course selection is first-come, first-choice with paid registration. The tournament format will be a four-player scramble with assigned tee times and fun contests, including a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize when purchasing a raffle ticket for $20. The ticket drawing will be held immediately following the event. Raffle participants need not be present to win.
Fran Gerrett served as the director of Materials Management at Parrish Medical Center for 24 years. Fran passed away in 2012, but the annual golf tournament lives on as a tribute to his longtime dedication to our community and favorite charity, The Children’s Center. The golf classic is organized by community leaders and volunteers. Event co-chairs are Kathy Myer and Greg Sparkman. Other members of the golf committee include Santi Bulnes, Amy Craddock, Anita Currie, Vaneesha Greco, Leigh Spradling, Kristina Weaver, Jeff Riley and Suzanne Yarbrough.
The foundation welcomes all businesses and organizations to participate and support the event. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $500.
For more information about sponsorship packages or to purchase raffle tickets, please call Jess Parrish Medical Foundation at (321) 269-4066 or visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com/golf.