Mark Brunell Celebrity Golf Classic Raises $53,000 for Wolfson Children’s Hospital
July 6, 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
The Mark Brunell Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by Circle K Furniture and held April 22-23, 2012, raised $53,000. This gift will go toward a pledge of $250,000 that will significantly expand the Brunell Family Pediatric Neurodiagnostic Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The event was held at Sawgrass Country Club on April 23, preceded by a Sunday Celebrity Dinner Gala at Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa on April 22. Both events were hosted by NFL quarterback Mark Brunell and his wife, Stacy.
Celebrities who took part in the tournament included Dave Widell, Tony Boselli, Rich Tylski, Jeff Prosser, Curtis Dvorak, Donovin Darius and Todd Martin.
The event’s Presenting Sponsor was Circle K Furniture. Landstar was the Hall of Fame Sponsor, and other major sponsors included THE PLAYERS Championship, Zinga Frozen Yogurt, and AmeriCare.
Michael D. Aubin, president of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, says, “We appreciate Mark and Stacy’s generosity to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, our patients and their families over the years. This donation will allow us to even better serve children with neurological conditions such as epilepsy and other seizure disorders. It also illustrates the increasing importance of philanthropy to the health care of our community’s children. We are dedicated to providing the best care to children throughout the region – all children, regardless of their ability to pay. To achieve that goal, we must continue to partner with generous people like Mark and Stacy.”
Brunell has played 19 seasons in the NFL and ranks as one of the top NFL quarterbacks with more than 32,000 passing yards. He spent nine years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he earned three Pro Bowl appearances. He has also played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and won the Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009. He has spent the last two seasons with the New York Jets.
Brunell is very active in his local community through The Brunell Family Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of life for children in the Jacksonville area.