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$160,000 Raised at AT&T Champions for Child Safety Golf Tournament

World-renowned golf players and local teams recently came together to raise more than $160,000 at the 19th Annual Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. Pro Am Golf Tournament. This year’s event marks the launch of the newly-named tournament. Formerly known as the Jinglebells Pro Am, the event was presented by AT&T and is known as the Monique Burr Foundation for Children Champions for Child Safety Pro Am. Held at the Palencia Club, the premier charity golf tournament featured golf pros alongside Northeast Florida golfers.

“This signature event is very important to the Monique Burr Foundation and we are grateful for the overwhelming response and support,” said Executive Director Lynn Layton. “Golfers, sponsors, participants and volunteers all came together to make this tournament a success. Their dedication to promote MBF Child Safety Matters™, an educational program designed to prevent bullying and child abuse throughout Florida, is meaningful.”

Since the Golf Tournament began, it has raised more than $3 million for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. This year’s sponsors included: Acosta; Action News CBS 47/ FOX 30; Ahead; John and Anne Baker; Baptist Health; Bank of America; Barraco & Associates; BestBet Jax; Brennan, Manna & Diamond; Brumos Automotive Group; William Calfee; Callaway Golf; Champion Brands; Cheney Brothers; Christ Episcopal Church; Clearview Land Design, P.L.; Robert M. and Ann H. Clements; Clockwork Marketing; Club Car; Coastal Engineering; David Plummer & Associates; Denny Doyle, State Farm Agency; Drummond Press; Episcopal School of Jacksonville; England-Thims & Miller, Inc.; Esenbaugh Land Company; Feldman & Mahoney, P.A.; The Fiorentino Group; FMSbonds, Inc.; Genesis Group; GHG Insurance; Glenn Layton Homes; Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold; GreenPointe Homes; Hannah A. Holifield, Boutique 3:16; Hampton Golf; Harden; Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.; Hopping Green & Sams; Hugo’s Fine Furniture & Interiors; Jacobsen, a Textron Company; Jax Chamber; Lee Printing; Lennar Homes; The Lighthouse Group at Morgan Stanley; Montoya & Associates; Paulson & Co.; Pepsi; PGA Tour; Region’s Bank; Reynolds Smith & Hills; Connie Robbins; Roy’s Restaurant; Sierra Grille; Signs By Tomorrow; Southern Wine & Spirits; SunTrust; St. Vincent’s HealthCare; Town & Country Insurance, Inc.; Underwood’s Jewelers; University of North Florida; Vallencourt Construction; The Vestcor Companies; Vulcan Materials; Waste Management; Winston Family Foundation; and Yellow Dawg Striping.

 

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