Restaurants and bars at Jacksonville Beach feature mini-golf courses for the annual Putt N' Crawl.

Nonprofit News: Putt N' Crawl Saturday at Jacksonville Beach

May. 3, 2017

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Putt N’ Crawl Saturday at Jacksonville Beach

Buzz Media Group is hosting the 14th annual Putt N’ Crawl in Jacksonville Beach from 1-7 p.m. Saturday with restaurants and bars along the beach offering mini-golf greens.

It benefits local charities including With Love, Chemo Noir, Hope Springs, Giving Greens, Mission House, Foodies USA, American Lung Association, USO, Florida Urgent Rescue, Daniel Kids, Epitome of Class Sorority and Bunker Labs.

Golfers can sign in at Lynch’s Pub and Ocean Grille and then proceed to the hole locations at Flask and Cannon, Mango’s Bar, The Pier Cantina and Sandbar, The Tavern on 1st, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, Local’s Dock, Zeta Brewing Company and Campeche Bay Cantina.

Participants — individuals or foursome teams — get drink specials with the official wristband and can putt with the chance to win prizes. There also will be a costume contest and after-party at Lynch’s Irish Pub. A photo booth will be set up with pictures posted on Facebook after the event. The most-liked photo will win $250.

Tickets are available at for $20 or can be purchased the day of the event for $25 at participating venues. You must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket and participate. Players will receive a wristband, official scorecard, course map and prizes.

Sponsors include attorneys Crick & Love, Yellowfin Realty,, 7 Bridges Heating and Air, Champion Brands, The Chive and Client Focused Media.

The Players gives vision unit to St. Vincent’s

The Players Championship has donated a new, state-of-the-art mobile medical unit to St. Vincent’s HealthCare, part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

The unit, part of the Mobile Health Outreach Ministry, will be the first in Northeast Florida specifically equipped to offer vision exams. The unveiling is at 2 p.m. today in front of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.

The St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry, which began in 1991, brings fully staffed doctors-offices-on-wheels to areas of the community where services are most needed, including rural and urban neighborhoods and to children in middle and high schools.

To learn more about the outreach ministry, visit

The Players Championship returns to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass Tuesday-May 14.

Visit for more information.

Walk for Wishes is Saturday at Unity Plaza

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Walk for Wishes fundraiser is Saturday at Unity Plaza in Brooklyn.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants will leave from Unity Plaza at 220 Riverside Ave. for a two-mile walk along the St. Johns River.

Tropical Smoothie Café will offer free sample smoothies to the walkers.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation believes the wishes they grant for children who are battling a life-threatening medical condition can have a life-changing impact.

Walk for Wishes is a nationwide fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes granted and raises money for future wishes.

For more information or to sign up for the walk, visit

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tourney May 20 in Palatka

Competitive bass fishermen and casual anglers will compete May 20 at the 28th annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament.

The nation’s second-largest bass fishing tournament takes place each year in Palatka, the “Bass Capital of the World,” to benefit patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

The tournament draws a range of anglers, from novice to professional.

Last year, sponsors and participants contributed $315,000 to Wolfson Children’s Hospital and more than $4 million has been raised since the tournament began.

Before the main event May 20, the Lads and Lasses Bass Tournament is May 18, and the VIP and Friends Bass Tournament is May 19.

A drawing will be held at the tournament’s final weigh-in for a 21-foot, fully rigged 2017 Bullet 21XRD with Boatmate trailer and a Mercury 225 Pro XS outboard motor valued at more than $56,000. There also will be drawings for $5,000 in door prizes.

For details and to enter the boat drawing, visit

‘Rolling Remembrance’ relay arrives Tuesday at PepsiCo Jacksonville

In remembrance of military members who lost their lives while serving the U.S. and to honor their surviving families, PepsiCo North America Beverages is conducting its third annual relay, “Rolling Remembrance,” to help spread awareness for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

This year’s “Rolling Remembrance” relay is a 7,000-mile journey that began in Seattle on April 24 and ends in White Plains, N.Y., on May 25. Using normal business routes, military veteran PepsiCo North America Beverages drivers will pass off a flag at 42 relay points.

Rolling Remembrance will visit PepsiCo’s Jacksonville headquarters Tuesday. The public is invited to the free event at 5829 Pepsi Place from 1:30-4 p.m. The company will honor surviving military children, as well as providing giveaways, food and beverages.

This year’s event kicks off Military Appreciation Month, which includes Children of Fallen Patriots Day on May 13. Officially proclaimed by mayors and governors throughout the nation, including Gov. Rick Scott, Children of Fallen Patriots Day recognizes the bravery of military children who have lost a parent.

Children of Fallen Patriots awards college scholarships to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

As the flag moves from region to region, drivers and PepsiCo North America Beverages representatives will show their support locally by cheering on the drivers and taking photos to share on social media with the hashtag #RollingRemembrance.

For details and sponsorship information, visit

Champion Brands contributes $5.1M to Step Up for Students

Champion Brands Inc. has contributed more than $5.1 million for the Step Up for Students school choice program.

The tax-credit scholarship program provided scholarships for 849 children that can be used for private school tuition or for transport to another public school within their district.

Step Up for Students, a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization, administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

The program allows companies to earn dollar-for-dollar tax credits for their contribution, which funds K-12 education scholarships to benefit children whose educational options are limited by household incomes.

For more information, visit