For the eighth consecutive year, a star-studded group of athletes and entertainers joined PGA Tour player Jim Furyk and his wife Tabitha, as well as select residents, for the Furyk & Friends Concert and Celebrity Golf classic in Ponte Vedra Beach. Raising just over half a million dollars, the event benefited children and families in need across the First Coast community.
The two-day fundraiser held March 11-12 kicked off with a get-together and concert at The Outpost, which is located adjacent to the GTM Research Reserve. Before the entertainment ensued, attendees enjoyed small plates from some of the First Coast’s top restaurants, including Rue Saint Marc, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails. The concert ultimately featured performances and appearances by Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Colt Ford, Patrick Davis, Jordan Davis, Javier Colon and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel.
Other celebrities in attendance of the event included Anthony Anderson, Johnny Damon, John Starks, Danny Kanell and several PGA Tour players, among others.
In addition to the food and music, guests at the event also enjoyed a silent auction that included items such as an Alabama football helmet signed by coach Nick Saban, an opportunity to golf with NFL legend and Steeler Jerome Bettis, several pieces of Ryder Cup memorabilia and more.
The fun continued the following day with a golf tournament at Sawgrass Country Club. The festivities began with a registration and breakfast session, followed by an outdoor rules-meeting near the golf carts. After the tournament, participants enjoyed a cocktail awards reception.
In addition to the concert and golf classic, the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation each year organizes a holiday food drive for children in need called Hope for the Holidays as well as a baby shower for expecting military families named Operation Shower. The foundation also invites children from Community PedsCare to one day of THE PLAYERS Championship every year for an event called These Kids Can Play.
To learn more about the foundation, visit https://jimandtabithafurykfoundation.com/.