The Red Coats, past Chairmans of The Players Championship recently donated to Moore-Myers. Golf clubs were purchased for the children they call “Eagles,” who are learning the game of golf at historic Brentwood Golf Course. The Eagles are looking forward to attending The Players Championship on Saturday, March 12th. Dr. Justine Redding and Richard Blackston, Founders of Moore-Myers Children’s Fund have led the fund since 2014. The Moore-Myers Children’s Fund began 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) wanted to help lift children up through golf and mentoring.
The mission of MMCF is to provide support and financial assistance for underserved children in Jacksonville, Florida to participate in golf programs that will undergird their total wellness.
“The ‘eagle’s name came from having the ability to fly high and represents infinite possibilities for our children and is a term related to golf,” said organizer Dr. Justine Redding. To date there are 46 “Eagles” in the program ranging from 5 years old to 16 years old. Mentors in MMCF are golfers and/or coaches that assist “Eagles” with their golf skills and serve as role models and mentors.
Shown are the Eagles with their chaperones and Moore-Myers leadership team. A charity tournament benefiting Moore-Myers Children’s Fund will be held at Queens Harbour Country Club on May 16th.