Terry’s Spring Fling

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For the first time Keepers of the Coast will host “Terry’s Spring Fling”, a scramble golf tournament at St. Johns Golf Club on March 3, 2013.

This annual event will provide an opportunity for golfers of all abilities to challenge themselves in a “reduction scramble” while raising money for marine science education programs delivered throughout the year of 2013 in support of clean beaches in Northeast Florida. Prizes awarded for the top three teams in an open division, co-ed champion and also rookie prize for any team playing in a tournament for the first time. The price of the tournament is a minimum donation of $65 per player or $265 per team.

Click here for a registration form for the tournament.

We are also in the process of finding sponsors for the event. Please download a Sponsor Package and let us know how you would like to help.

This tournament will honor UF Pharmacy School Alumni, Terry Canfield, an amazing husband, father and grandfather who suddenly passed away April 20th, 2012. Terry’s passion for life, golf and most importantly his family continues to be an inspiration for the people who were lucky enough to be a part of his life. This tournament will provide an opportunity to celebrate the people who make other’s lives better.

Proceeds from the tournament will be directed towards three specific programs that will become a permanent part of the Northeast Florida Beach community.

  1. The distribution and creation of “marine science menus” that will be found at  northeast Florida restaurants offering art and education about Sea Turtles and the North Atlantic Right whales that use northeast Florida for their nesting, habitat and calving grounds. Presenting Sponsor logo included on all menus.
  2. Three beach clean ups throughout the year including “The Spring Fling” on March 2nd with special prizes for golfers who participate in the clean-up “The Morning After” on July 5th,  and “Inter-coastal Clean-up Day” in September on Ocean Conservancy’s  International Coastal Clean-up day.
  3. Two weeks of Marine Science summer camp for free/reduced lunch students from local elementary schools providing an outdoor education experience that otherwise may not be possible.
    *Program launched if enough donations are made.