Before achieving a third-place finish in last week’s OHL Classic in Mayakoba, Mexico, PGA Tour Player and Jacksonville resident Russell Knox pledged his support for Jacksonville’s Child Cancer Fund, promising to donate $250 for each birdie, $500 for each eagle and $1,000 for each hole in one he made in the tournament.
With a final score of 18-under 266, which included 24 birdies and one eagle, Knox will have the opportunity to follow up on his promise.
Introduced to the Child Cancer Fund two years ago while playing in a charity event, Knox said he has since fallen in love with the organization’s mission and the kids he’s met along the way.
“These kids and their families are heroes, and I know that every nickel counts for them,” said Knox, who is the 19th ranked player in the world and 10th ranked player in the FedEx Cup rankings. “I am just one of many people doing my part to support them.”
The Child Cancer Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting children and their families through the challenges of a childhood cancer diagnosis and treatment. The organization raises funds to provide Nemours Children’s Specialty Care with a financial grant to secure the position of a child life specialist and to provide financial assistance to the parents of children battling cancer.