The Furyk & Friends Concert and Celebrity Golf Classic celebrated it’s 8th year and raised just over half a million dollars for local charities! The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation created “Furyk & Friends” to raise awareness and funding to benefit children and families in need in our community. Also joining their efforts were over 350 supporters, 40 celebrities from all walk of life and corporations from across the country. Participants enjoyed an acoustic, off the cuff concert on Sunday evening at The Outpost featuring Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Jordan Davis, Colt Ford, Javier Colon, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, Patrick Davis and an all star band featuring Matt Billingslea, David Dorn, Jackson Eppley and Jonathan Trebing,
On Monday, March 12th the fun continued with the Celebrity Golf Classic at Sawgrass Country Club. Both events featured amazing chefs and craft cocktail barmasters. Chefs included local favorites from Atlantic Beach Country Club, Celestia’s Coastal Cuisine, El Jefe, Gilberts Hot Chicken + Shrimp, Jacksonville Golf & Country Club, The Lodge & Club, Memphis Jax BBQ, Moxie, Roys, Rue Saint Marc, Ruth’s Chris, Sawgrass Country Club, Taco Lu, 3 Palms, Town Hall, TPC Nineteen with specialty drinks provided by Citrus Distillers, Diageo, Pepsi Co and Ubons. Tory Eulenfeld of NGCRA helped to coordinate chefs and food donations from Cheney Brothers, Smithfield Farms, Harris Ranch and Gyro Greens. All of the funding raised from this event goes to project specific partnerships with local charities. Some of these include Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Operation Shower, Blessings in a Backpack, Monique Burr Foundation and Community PedsCare. Thank you to all the sponsors, celebrities, chefs, in-kind donors, participants and volunteers for helping us raise awareness and funds for these great projects. A special thank you to Interline Brands, Berkshire Partners and NetJets for being our presenting sponsors this year and to our many supporting sponsors including AT&T, Web.com and the PGA TOUR for their continued participation and sponsorship to make this event possible.