Local residents came together for the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) "Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic" on Friday, April 21 at La Cita Golf & Country Club and The Great Outdoors Golf Club. The event was presented by the law firm of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. and raised more than $65,000 for The Children's Center (TCC) in Titusville.
"The success of the Fran Gerrett Memorial Golf Classic rests on the wonderful support from the community for the work of TCC. We believe in continuing the foundation's mission of providing healing experiences to families throughout Brevard County and helping make a difference for the next generation," said Joseph I. Zumpano, shareholder at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.
More than 220 golfers and volunteers participated in the two-course tournament with all proceeds benefiting TCC, a service of Parrish Healthcare, which provides families with special needs and/or typically developing children with numerous health, therapy, education and child development programs in a single location. 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!"
The committee secured 53 sponsorships from numerous community members and organizations. Gold sponsors include Susan Morse, Senior Vice President and Steve Soltesz, Financial Advisor, Indian River Wealth Management Group. Silver sponsors include Berkeley Research Group, LLC; Boggs Gases; Medline Industries, Inc.; RUSH Construction, Inc.; and The Watauga Company.
"We'd like to thank all our sponsors, golfers, committee members and volunteers who helped us reach our goal and make this event a huge success for the children in our community," said Gene Sego, chair of the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation Board of Directors.