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19th Annual TGH Foundation Golf Tournament

It was a successful year for the Tampa General Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament Chairs Danny Jackson and Brandon Day!  Under their leadership, this year’s tournament committee raised net proceeds of over $314,000 to benefit Tampa General Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Services and the Foundation’s Fund for the Future, the highest in the tournaments history.

The one-day tournament presented by The Yerrid Foundation and post-tournament awards luncheon, sponsored by The Elan Group, was held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Avila Golf & Country Club. The tournament could not have fallen on a more beautiful Tampa fall day! The morning started with a hot breakfast from Casper’s Company McDonald’s Restaurants and a delicious Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar with all of the fixings!  At 9:15am sharp, everyone looked up to follow the sounds of the TGH Aeromed Helicopter, as they circled and hovered over the 18th fairway to drop over 600 purchased golf balls onto the target.  One ball fell into the cup and Jason Rabold won $5,000!  Not a bad way to start the tournament.  The shot gun was fired at 9:30am and golfers were ready for the course as they did their best to outsmart tricky sand traps and sink their final shots on the putting greens.

During the tournament, golfers enjoyed delicious treats and cocktails from O Cocina and Ocean Prime and participated in contests like a flop shot, putting contest, straightest drive, longest drive, and closest to the pin.  One golfer, Anthony Escobio, landed a hole-in-one and won a trip courtesy of Tournament Promotions. 

Coming off the course, the golfers walked into the clubhouse filled with cocktails and lunch while being greeted by our auctioneer and emcee, Jason Alpert. After enjoying lunch, Jason Alpert ran an action packed Live Auction full of golf trips and great experiences! After our Live Auction, golfers heard the touching story of Shane Kaufman, an eleven year old boy with Spina Bifida.  Shane’s mother, Denielle, talked about the treatment Shane receives at the TGH inpatient and outpatient rehab centers and the bonds he has created with the nurses and therapists.  The equipment that the Foundation is raising money for will help kids like Shane be able to learn to walk and do activities that most kids are able to enjoy, like riding a bike. Golfers raised their paddles to Bid from their Hearts and donated over $37,000 to fund much needed pediatric rehabilitation equipment.  Jason Alpert announced the net and gross winners and expressed their appreciation to our Tournament Sponsor for the twelfth year, The Yerrid Foundation.

Presenting Sponsor

The Yerrid Foundation logo

Legacy Sponsor

Carlton Fields logo

Gold Sponsors

Tampa General Hospital logo

Tampa Bay Rays logo

The Walter Foundation logo

KPMG logo

RSM logo

Gresham Smith and Partners logo

Harrod Healthcare Development logo

Aon Empower Results logo

Sherlo Q Solutions logo

DGEN logo

Silver Sponsors

J.P. Morgan logo

RAF logo

TD logo

McKesson logo

USF Health logo

LifeLink Legacy Fund logo

Tampa Bay Steel logo

Valic logo

BCH Mechanical Inc. logo

Lightning Foundation logo

DEX Imaging logo

Symmetry Work in Motion logo

Bronze Sponsors

Callan logo

RHA logo

Roig Lawyers logo

Wells Fargo Insurance logo

Hamlin Capital Advisors, LLC logo

PNC Healthcare logo

Bid Sponsors

Jon Swensson Don Jowdy Les Muma
Mark Nouss Sol Fleishman Dick Beard
Phil Dingle Connie Linn Dr. Brad Johnson
Al Dopking Joe Taggart Steve Linn
The Jurinkski Family

Underwriting Sponsorships

Auction Sponsor
Aon Empower Results logo

Awards Luncheon Sponsor
Elan Group Inc. logo

Beverage Sponsor
Ryan logo

Breakfast Sponsor

USF Health logo

Cart Sponsor
Maserati of Tampa logo
Commemorative Photo Sponsor
Florida Orthopaedic Institute logo

Entertainment Sponsor
Tampa Bay Steel logo

Flop Shot Sponsor
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre logo

Helicopter Ball Drop Sponsor

MicroLumen logo
Hole-In-One Sponsor

Trenam Law logo

Longest Drive Sponsor

Kimmins logo


Putting Contest Sponsor

Wells Fargo Insurance logo

Straightest Drive Sponsor

Hillsborough County Sheriff's charity logo

String Sponsor
Mark Mathiason Suntrust Mortgage logo

Tee Gift Sponsor

Borrell Electric Co., Inc. logo

Tee Box Sponsors

Allstate Benefits The Bank of Tampa DeLaVergne & Company Kelli L. Mitchell, PA
LifeLock Metlife Metro Aviation, Inc. Muniz & Associates
Sallee Promotions K9 Power Oakpoint Advisors DeLotto
RSM MicroLumen Trio Plus Painting, Inc. Well Fargo Insurance Services
  John and Dianne Couris Unlimited Site Services