The Moore-Myers Children’s Fund held its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament this week at Queens Harbour Yacht and Country Club. The annual fundraiser provides financial assistance for children to participate in golf programs that will develop their total wellness, teach the skills of golf and help children develop confidence, honesty, integrity, courtesy and perseverance, all core values encompassing the game of golf and life.
The Moore-Myers Children’s Fund is partners with The First Tee of North Florida and to date, has registered more than 40 children in their program. The children who are supported by MMCF are called ‘Eagles.’ “Because we believe the eagle represents infinite possibilities for our children and is a term related to golf, we thought it fitting to use this nomenclature,” said MMCF Founder Dr. Justine Redding. To date there are 26 ‘Eagles’ in the program ranging from 5 years old to 16 years old.
The children who advance in the First Tee Life Skills classes and have developed their golf skills are paired with golfers to play in the annual tournament.
The Fund began in 2014 and was inspired by two women who gave their lives to make other lives better, especially children. Annie Mildred Moore was a mother, teacher and passionate golfer. Jessie Mae Myers was a mother, entrepreneur and mentor to many. It is because of these two women that their children, Dr. Justine Redding (daughter of Annie M. Moore) and Richard Blackston (son of Jessie M. Myers) were inspired to help lift children up through golf and mentoring. The vision of the Moore-Myers Children’s Fund is that children will flourish in an environment that allows them to be healthy, safe and successful.