The Tim Tebow Foundation is hosting its fifth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on March 14 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The tournament serves as the signature fundraising event for Tebow’s foundation.
In addition to Tebow, celebrities include Jake Owen, Urban Meyer, Cam Newton, Evander Holyfield, Scott Van Pelt, Tom Rinaldi, Danny Wuerffel, Artis Gilmore, Paul Azinger, Chris DiMarco, Javier Colon, Sam Jones, Gary Sheffield, David Nelson, Shawne Merriman, Eddie George, Kristy Lee Cook, Leon Washington and Brendan Schaub.
In celebration of the foundation’s five-year anniversary, the event will offer an elevated spectator experience, an interactive fan-zone geared for adults and children, Nike Golf equipment demo opportunities on the TPC Sawgrass practice facility, merchandise and food and games.
An autograph opportunity will be available at the end of the tournament.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $15 for adults and $10 for 18 and under.
Fans unable to attend the tournament may still participate in the helicopter golf ball drop. Each golf ball sponsored by a $15 donation will be dropped by helicopter onto a target on the TPC Sawgrass practice range. Prizes will be awarded to the five balls closest to the pin.
The grand prize is two tickets to next year’s exclusive celebrity gala and a meet-and-greet with Tebow.
For more information, visit the events section at timtebowfoundation.org.
Jessie Ball duPont Fund spring grants
Homebound elders in Jacksonville will receive regular house calls from physicians, nurse practitioners and other health professionals through a new program launched by Baptist Health with the help of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
The fund’s trustees awarded a $100,000 grant to Baptist Health to support AgeWell at Home.
The program is an extension of the AgeWell Center for Senior Health at Baptist’s Downtown campus. Since its opening two years ago, the center has served more than 600 seniors.
For many seniors, travel to the AgeWell Center is difficult. AgeWell at Home will provide three to five house calls a year to each patient, as needed, from physicians, nurse practitioners, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, pharmacists, behavioral health staff or others.
Initially, the program will serve 150 patients.
The trustees also awarded a grant of $113,506 to United Way of Northeast Florida to continue its youth employment/summer internship program through 2015.
This will mark the fourth year of the summer program, which draws high school students from youth-serving organizations across the city, provides training and instruction in workplace behavior and job readiness, and connects the youth with for-profit and nonprofit employers for paid internships.
Throughout the internships, students receive money management instruction. And each student completes a “capstone” project before receiving a certification of completion.
The program brings together a coalition of businesses, nonprofits and religious organizations under the coordination and leadership of United Way staff.
Other local grants awarded by the trustees include:
• $250,095 to United Way of Northeast Florida to strengthen its technology infrastructure.
• $100,000 to Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center for a newly created development position.
• $104,632 to Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center Inc. to support hiring a development director.
• $38,720 to Jacksonville University to support the Core Curriculum Reform project.
• $80,000 to Junior Achievement of North Florida Inc. to support the JA Boy$ program, which offers gender-specific financial literacy, workforce preparation and entrepreneurship programming to low-income boys, ages 11-18.
• $185,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville to support changes in the organization’s fundraising program.
• $35,000 to the American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate in Jacksonville to engage Duval County citizens in a campaign to introduce Healthy Food Financing Initiative legislation in Florida.
Celebrity Chefs on March 19
The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary will present the 29th annual Celebrity Chefs fundraiser 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
The event features local celebrities dishing up their favorite recipes, as well as a silent auction to raise money for The Salvation Army.
This year’s celebrity chefs include Action News anchor Tenikka Hughes, Jacksonville Suns owner Peter Bragan Jr. and First Coast News meteorologist Lewis Turner.
Tickets are $30 in advance and include admission to the tasting and silent auction, as well as a cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting. Parking for the event is free.
Additionally, at 8:30 a.m., the Women’s Auxiliary will present “Coffee with Tuesday on Thursday,” a reading and book signing with former U.S. Army Capt. and New York Times best-selling author Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday.
Montalván and Tuesday will present their memoir, “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.”
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets to this morning event are $50, or $75 for a combined ticket for the reading and the Celebrity Chefs event.
The auxiliary membership includes more than 100 women who work throughout the year to make the event possible.
Funds raised support programs including scholarships for homeless children at the Child Development Center; contributions to the family self-sufficiency fund and purchasing bus passes for the Towers Center of Hope and social service programs; purchasing clothing for Angel Tree bags that are distributed to low-income families at Christmas; and ongoing support of the Adult Rehabilitation Center.
New video for Dignity U Wear
Dignity U Wear completed its new video, filmed and produced in partnership with the Art Institute of Jacksonville.
Under the leadership of Nadia Ramoutar, professor of communications, film and video production, several students recorded, produced, edited and delivered the completed project.
The students were immersed in the project from storyboarding, script development, filming, directing, editing and all post production to create a media vehicle telling the story of Dignity U Wear.
“As a nonprofit, Dignity U Wear has very limited resources for the production of creative materials, including video production,” said Barbara Truncellito, executive director. “We will utilize this video for our fundraising, volunteer recruitment and social media campaigns.”
To view the completed project, “Celebrating Dignity U Wears Work,” visit dignityuwear.org.