Furyk & Friends, created to raise awareness and funding to benefit children and families in need by the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, celebrated 10 years of raising much needed dollars for local charities and supporting Jacksonville’s youth!
The private party, concert and culinary teed off Sunday, March 8 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at the famed 17th hole at TPC. Sponsors and celebrities enjoyed a sneak peak of the new entrance to The PLAYERS and a first-hand look at the beautifully manicured course. Our guests delighted in the wonderful samplings of food prepared by some of the best chefs in the Jacksonville area. Dining options included: Bearded Pig, Florida Yacht, Rue Saint-Marc, Roy’s, Midtown Table, Taco Lu, Ruth’s Chris, Cap’s, Hammock Dunes, Abstract Filipino Essence, Nineteen, Jazzy’s, Well Oiled Events, Creme de la Cocoa and Mike’s Pies! At the concert guests danced to multi-award-winning performers: Patrick Davis, Colt Ford, Lauren Jenkins, David Nail, Tyler Reeve and Chase Rice. Along with having a front row seat as PGA TOUR players participated in a Closest to the Pin Shootout won by Phil Mickelson.
On Monday, March 9 the fun continued with the Celebrity Golf Classic. This event featured amazing chefs and craft cocktails while foursomes enjoyed 18 holes with their paired celebrity. Chefs included local favorites from Angie’s Subs, Jacksonville Golf & Country Club, Pusser’s, Memphis Jax, McFlamingo, El Jefe, Sawgrass County Club and more! An amazing group of celebrities joined Furyk & Friends including over 25 PGA TOUR players such as Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau, Stewart Cink, Peter Jacobsen, Justin Leonard, Billy Horschel, Davis Love and so many more. Other celebrities partaking in the festivities included MLB greats Johnny Damon, Chipper Jones, Ozzie Smith, Joe Torre and Tim Wakefield, along with other stars from the NFL such as Jerome Bettis and Lynn Swann, plus celebrated actors and musicians!
This year, in addition to continuing to distribute money raised to children’s charities in Jacksonville, the foundation is also partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a single mother who has a child with Cerebral Palsy. The build will have a ceiling mounted tracking system that will allow the mother to more easily move the child to their bed, shower and throughout the house. The family is currently living with no ADA accommodations so this will be a huge improvement in their lives. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is thrilled to expand their charitable partners to include Habitat for Humanity.
Thank you to all the sponsors, celebrities, chefs, in-kind donors, participants and volunteers who are helping to raise awareness and funds for children in Jacksonville. A special thank you to Michael Grebe, Berkshire Partners, SRS Distribution, AT&T, Pepsi, Constellation, PGA TOUR and Fields Auto Group for helping us make a difference in NE Florida.