Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell, who was acquired March 10 as an unrestricted free agent, announced his nonprofit, the Charles Richard Campbell Foundation, is accepting applicants for a scholarship program.
The foundation will award $10,000 to a young person entering a four-year university who comes from a large family and expresses an interest in education, career and personal goals for growth.
Students must have a promising future and excellent character and submit a written essay on their future goals and how education will benefit their potential.
Students may apply at thecrcfoundation.org before the April 21 deadline.
The aim of the scholarship program is to be a part of each scholar’s educational journey. The foundation’s goal is to help scholarship recipients succeed beyond financial barriers by providing mentorship and regular check-ins to ensure students are making progress.
First responders prepare for ‘Guns N’ Hoses’ April 22
The 19th annual Guns N’ Hoses, which benefits the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation and local charities, will be April 22 at Veterans Memorial Arena.
Police officers and firefighters will become amateur boxers for the night as they vie for the coveted title belt that is displayed for one year in the winner’s union hall.
The entertainment will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a street party featuring the music of Big Engine and South of Savannah, along with family activities. Doors open to the arena at 5:30 p.m.; the bell rings at 6:30 p.m. for the first bout.
The firefighters and police officers are all amateur boxers who began training for the fights in January. The matches consist of three one-minute rounds. Fighters will be in full pads and safety equipment.
This year’s celebrity judges are former Jacksonville Jaguars players Sen’derrick Marks, Roy Miller, Mike Hollis and Josh Scobee and Jacksonville’s own former NFL great, Leon Washington.
Joining them will be Ted DiBiase Jr., a third-generation wrestling superstar, actor and producer. His grandfather was a superstar wrestler known as “Iron” Mike DiBiase, and his father is the champion wrestler known as “Million Dollar Man.”
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at gunsnhosesjax.com, at ticketmaster.com or at the FOP office at 5530 Beach Blvd. Club seats are $53, reserved seats are $38 and general admission is $13.
Arlington Toyota and Tracers are this year’s Super Heavyweight partners.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Joy Bell at [email protected] or (904) 477-6018.
Rethreaded expands business development
Rethreaded has hired Allie Andrew as its business development manager.
Her focus will be expanding, developing and managing corporate and business partnerships through wholesale sales, corporate gift sales and outside events.
Andrew previously was the senior community manager at Yelp, where she was responsible for connecting businesses with reviewers through monthly community events, weekly newsletters and marketing booths.
Before Yelp, she helped bring LivingSocial to the Jacksonville market and generated $1.5 million in sales for the company through marketing promotions.
Rethreaded’s mission is to break the cycle of oppression by offering work to those affected by the sex trade and human trafficking. The organization has helped 24 local women by providing jobs.
Globally, Rethreaded has positively impacted the lives of more than 2,000 women through purchasing and reselling like-minded company’s goods.
Learn more at rethreaded.com.
Topgolf tees up program for nonprofits
Children across the nation are gaining access to golf, thanks to an alliance with Topgolf, the PGA Tour and the LPGA.
Junior golfers (ages 6-17) from The First Tee and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf had on Sunday an afternoon of free play, golf instruction, food and beverage at Topgolf venues in Jacksonville, Gilbert, Ariz., Alpharetta, Ga., Dallas and Denver.
Topgolf is offering free play for charitable organizations committed to youth leadership, in addition to high school golf teams.
As part of its Topgolf for Good program, the company will offer its facility to charitable organizations aligned with youth leadership, mentorship and empowerment.
Play sessions must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance at topgolf.com/giving and are subject to availability.
Jason Day donates $50,000 to local charities
Ten charities that benefit from The Players gathered at TPC Sawgrass for the Charity Challenge with defending champion Jason Day and local celebrities.
The challenge has traditionally been held on hole No. 17, but this year it showcased the redesigned, drivable par-4 12th hole.
Day hit tee shots for each charity, and then the celebrity representatives took over from there, with Day coaching them through their second shots.
The closest to the pin in two shots was former PGA Tour player Jeff Klauk, who chipped Day’s drive to within seven inches and won a $10,000 donation to his charity of choice, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.
Day surprised each participating charity with a check for $5,000 on behalf of The Brighter Days Foundation, Day’s charitable organization, for a total of $50,000 to all participating charities. The tournament presented a $5,000 check to Day’s charity as well.
Results from the shootout:
1. Epilepsy Foundation of Florida: Jeff Klauk, former member of the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour — 7 inches
2. Wolfson Children’s Hospital: Josh Scobee, former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker — 1 foot, 2 inches
3. True Blue Navy Benefactors: Laura Baugh, former member of the LPGA Tour, golf instructor at Sawgrass Country Club — 7 feet, 8 inches
4. North Florida Junior Golf Foundation: Todd Bork, head golf professional at San Jose Country Club — 9 feet, 11 inches
5. St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation: Clint Avret, head golf professional at Timuquana Country Club — 17 feet, 3 inches
6. The Boselli Foundation: Tony Boselli, former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle — 27 feet, 6 inches
7. The First Tee of North Florida: Spencer Schindler, alumnus of The First Tee program, played on Flagler College’s golf team — 30 feet, 7 inches
8. Tom Coughlin Jay Fund: Curtis Dvorak, co-host of “First Coast Living” morning show, formerly the Jaguars mascot (Jaxson de Ville) — 32 feet, 9 inches
9. Angelwood: Jeff Lageman, former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end, co-host of “Jaguars This Week” radio show — 50 feet
10. K9s for Warriors (2016 Charity Challenge Winner): Bob Duval, past PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions winner — 52 feet
More information about the May 11-14 tournament is available at THEPLAYERSChampionship.com.
Nonprofit executive class to run April-June
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business is accepting applications until April 7 for its Nonprofit Executive Program in Jacksonville. The inaugural class is from April through June.
“The best nonprofit organizations maximize their donors’ dollars and client services by fine tuning their operations and the way they think. This program does just that,” said Mike Campbell, director of The Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Operations in a news release.
A spinoff of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Executive Program, the executive classes will focus on the Lean Operation Model with an emphasis on the business aspect of running a nonprofit.
CEOs and executive directors of organizations that have been operating for more than three years are eligible to apply. Up to 25 participants will be selected per class.
Classes will be conducted at the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida’s offices in the Jessie Ball duPont Center.
The first class is 1-5 p.m. April 18. Four-hour sessions also will be scheduled in May and June.
To apply, go to jmi.fsu.edu and click on Programs to apply.
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates entrepreneurial leaders through executive education, applied training, public recognition and research.
Moran started his business career in Chicago selling soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds and went on to become one of America’s most successful business owners, owning the Toyota distributorship for the Southeast U.S. and multiple auto dealerships..
A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business to help others become successful entrepreneurs.