Join former Marlins Skipper Jack McKeon and current Manager/ Event Chair Mike Redmond for a day of golf with the 2014 Miami Marlins team
The Marlins Foundation announces the Inaugural Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Crandon Golf Course Key Biscayne. Previously known as the Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic, the Marlins will pay tribute to Marlins former Manager John “Jack” McKeon, a two-time National League Manager of the Year and 2003 World Series Champion.
Marlins personalities scheduled to attend include: President David Samson, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill, Vice President and General Manager Dan Jennings, Marlins Manager Mike Redmond, along with Marlins players and other community leaders.
Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Miracle League of Miami-Dade County; a Marlins Charity Partner. The Miracle League is a nationally recognized baseball program for children with special needs. The mission is to provide children with developmental, intellectual, mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball on special custom designed rubber turf fields that accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
“We look forward to honoring Jack for his contributions to baseball in South Florida. Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and organizations, we can continue to impact the lives of children through baseball,” said Mike Redmond, Marlins Manager and Event Chair. “This event will give participants the opportunity to play alongside Marlins players as well as donate to a worthy cause.”
The daylong event will follow the below agenda:
Registration: 9:00 AM. – 10:30 AM
Shot Gun Start: 11:00 AM
Awards Dinner: 4:00 PM
Four local charities selected will receive $25,000 and be designated 2014 Marlins Charity Partners
The Marlins Foundation is seeking to partner with charity organizations for the 2014 Charity Partner Empowerment Fund. The organization chosen must provide direct and unique programming for kids through education, arts and baseball related facilities.
Four organizations will be selected and each will receive a $25,000 donation along with season long benefits. These benefits include volunteers from Marlins Ayudan, recognition throughout the season at Marlins Park, exposure with media partners and player involvement.
“During the first two years at Marlins Park, the Marlins Foundation invested over $1.9 million in philanthropy in South Florida and over 14,000 hours of volunteer service was completed through Marlins Ayudan.” said Miami Marlins President, David Samson.
In addition to the $100,000 Charity Partner Empowerment Fund, the Marlins Foundation will continue to support South Florida charities, schools and neighborhood organizations throughout the year with other programs and fundraising initiatives.
Listed below is a timeline for the Marlins Charity Partner Empowerment Fund
• Pre-proposal live (online): Friday, January 10, 2014.
• Pre-proposal due (online): Friday, January 31, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
• Notification and invitation to full-proposal: Friday, February 21, 2014.
• Announcement of 2014 Charity Partners: Opening Night @ Marlins Park, Monday, March 31, 2014.
If you are interested and would like more information on how to apply, please visit marlins.com/empowermentfund