Moore-Myers Fund Gifted $10K to Expand World of Golf to Urban Youth

Shown (Left to right) Jim and Tabitha Furyk, Richard Blackston and Dr. Justine Redding of Moore-Myers Children’s Fund, and Duke Butler III of JAGA/Northern PGA Chapter.

In a surprise development, the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation has committed $10,000 to the JAGA Charitable Trust  (Jacksonville Area Golf Association) with the Trust selecting the Moore-Myers Children’s Fund graduates who receive scholarship support from it over the next few years. Moore-Myers is a JAGA member organization that strives to transform young lives by reinforcing key core values and to develop exceptional character using the game of golf as the vehicle. Recently the Furyks, golf leaders and contributors to the game were honored recently by the Northeast Florida golf community at the seventh Celebration of Golf Banquet presented by Circle K at Sawgrass Golf and Country Club. The Furyks received the Deane Beman Award, in recognition of their varied and outstanding contributions to the welfare and well-being of less fortunate and in-need members of the Jacksonville community.


The MMCF 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 MMCF is based at the Brentwood Golf Club on the Northside supporting programs that teaches the skills of golf and at the same time help children develop life skills through mentors and coaches and become role models.

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