Jacksonville, Florida, August 9, 2022 – Tournament officials today announced the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS Champions Breakfast will feature 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara Nicklaus, on the morning of Friday, October 7, before the opening round of the PGA TOUR Champions event. Other special guests will be announced between now and the start of the second annual tournament at Timuquana Country Club. In addition to a memorable and intimate program for guests of the breakfast that includes one of the greatest golfers to ever tee it up, those who purchase a table at the breakfast will also receive VIP access to the tournament in Club 58, an All-Inclusive Hospitality Suite located on the 17th hole.
The breakfast will provide unique networking and sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses alike. The Champions Breakfast is one of many hospitality and sponsorship options that support the tournament’s goal of generating more than $1 million for Northeast Florida Charities. Those interested in being a part of this incredible opportunity can email [email protected] or go to the tournament website at www.constellationfurykandfriends.com.
While Jack and Barbara did not attend the inaugural Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus’ Play Yellow campaign did extend to the greater Jacksonville area through the event’s support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the charity of the day for the 2021 tournament’s opening round.
In support of the Play Yellow Campaign started by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus that supports local children’s hospitals, A.J. (Wolfson Children’s Hospital patient) hit the opening tee shot with tournament host Jim Furyk. In 2019, A.J. received uplifting news when doctors at Wolfson Children’s Hospital cleared the then 9-year-old Jacksonville boy to begin riding his bicycle again, a sign that his recovery from avascular necrosis (AVN) was proceeding well. Since then, A.J. had been working on his golf game and after a high-five from Michael Aubin, Wolfson Children’s Hospital President, Blinn hit a beautiful shot down the middle of the first fairway. Blinn’s shot, alongside Furyk’s marked the very first tee shots to kick off the inaugural Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K.
“It was really special to share the honorary first tee shot with A.J., he is an inspiration to us all,” Furyk said.
The Champions Breakfast will once again offer a special opportunity to highlight local charities including Wolfson Children’s Hospital and you can expect to see Jack Nicklaus hitting this year’s honorary tee shot with another inspiring patient from our local hospital to kick off the 2022 Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS tournament.
ABOUT CONSTELLATION FURYK & FRIENDS PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K
The event will feature a 78-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include Pro-Ams on Monday, October 3, Wednesday, October 5, and Thursday, October 6, followed by three rounds of tournament play October 7-9. In 2021, the tournament generated more than $1.17 million for local charities and looks to grow that number in the future. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will be broadcast live on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable provider of PGA TOUR Champions. More information on the event can be found online at www.ConstellationFurykAndFriends.com.
ABOUT THE JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION
The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This
Jacksonville based non-profit partners with charities across North Florida to provide project specific funding and essential programing. The annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, created to raise charity dollars to support these partnerships, brings the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. Programs created from the support of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation in the Jacksonville Community include: Hope for the Holidays which packs over 5,000 bags filled with a holiday meal for at risk families, Operation Shower which provides car seats, strollers and baby essentials to active military families, Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds thousands of food insecure children each week of the school year and Childcare specialists and services to provide medically complex children care through Wolfson’s and Community PedsCare. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is dedicated to bringing our community together to improve the lives of the children and families who live on the First Coast through all these programs and many more.
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