The Furyk Foundation: In the News

Players Championship Charity of the Day

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 has been dedicated as charity of the day for The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation. The foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This Jacksonville-based, non-profit organization partners with childrens' charities across North Florida, including Wolfson’s Children Hospital, Blessings in a Backpack and Community PedsCare to provide project-specific funding and programs.

Community PedsCare children enjoy day at THE PLAYERS

The PGA Tour Wives Association and the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation hosted children and families from Community PedsCare and Wolfson Children’s Hospital at THE PLAYERS Championship on Tuesday, May 8, for a fun-filled event featuring various artistic activities and vendors.

Furyk & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic Kick Off Party

On March 11, Flamingo sponsored and attended Furyk & Friends Concert & Celebrity Chef Experience hosted by the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation. Each year the event raises more than $500,000 in donations for children and families in need in Jacksonville. The Sunday night fête featured specialty cocktails, live music from band members of Lady Antebellum and Sister Hazel, as well as southern-inspired food prepared by the area’s best chefs.

Furyk & Friends

Speaking of parties, top golfer Jim Furyk and his wife Tabitha hosted a bash on March 11 at the Outpost in Ponte Vedra. This wasn’t a party for April Fools, but a fun evening with a serious purpose. Professional sports figures, celebrity actors, nationally recognized musicians, top local chefs and a golden Ryder Cup trophy headlined at the Furyk & Friends concert.

The Players 2018

THE PLAYERS Championship will once again feature a different charity each day of the tournament, to help raise the profile of each organization. Members of the charities will be at the main entry gates to speak with fans and distribute giveaways. On Tuesday, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation will be featured. This is a Jacksonville-based non-profit that partners with children’s charities across the region to provide project-specific funding and programs.

Celebrity Golf Tournament at Sawgrass Country Club

The Furyk & Friends Concert & Celebrity Golf Classic continued on Monday, March 12 with registration, a breakfast session and the start of the golf tournament at Sawgrass Country Club. The festivities began at 8:30 a.m. with celebrity participants and their friends congregating for an opening meal.In the afternoon, the Celebrity Golf Classic participants enjoyed a cocktail awards reception. Entertainers Anthony Anderson and Jackie Flynn attended, along with MLB legends Johnny Damon and Ozzie Smith. In addition, music stars Colt Ford, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Drew Copeland, Jordan Davis and Patrick Davis participated.

Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation host Sixth Annual Hope for the Holidays

At the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation’s Hope for the Holidays event, student volunteers from local schools congregated at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to help fill bags for food-insecure children in the Northeast Florida community. The first year, 500 bags were filled. This past week, over 3,500 bags were filled with canned ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, cereal and special treats.

Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation packs over 3,500 bags of food for local children in need at ‘Hope for the Holidays’ event

For the sixth year in a row, the Ponte Vedra-based foundation organized a group of community volunteers to pack bags of food for underprivileged, First Coast children to ensure they don’t go hungry over the holiday school break.

Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation packs 3000 bags of food

For the fifth year in a row, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation organized a group of community volunteers to pack bags of food for local, underprivileged children to ensure they don’t go hungry over the holiday school break.

Jim Furyk sets PGA Tour record with 58 in final round at Travelers Championship

Jim Furyk held his cap in one hand and his putter in the other, pumping both to salute the rather large crowd gathered around the 18th green. The second group off on the final day of a regular tournament usually maneuvers around the course with little fanfare, especially when you are 16 shots behind the leader at the Travelers Championship.

PGA TOUR Wives, Everbank team up for Community PedsCare event at THE PLAYERS

The PGA TOUR Wives Association hosted These Kids Can Play! Presented by EverBank benefitting Community PedsCare where children and families from Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Community PedsCare were treated to a morning of music therapy.