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13th Annual Monique Burr Foundation Event Coming Up


The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.'s Jinglebells ProAm Golf Tournament presented by AT&T and Hampton Golf will take place on Tuesday, December 7, at The Golf Club at South Hampton in St. Augustine, Fla. The tournament offers corporations and individuals the opportunity to golf for a good cause and tee off with more than 20 golfers from the PGA, Champions, Nationwide and LPGA tours and celebrities.

"A number of influential business leaders and civic leaders from our area are expected to participate in this event, as well as some of the greatest players in the game today," said the Champions Tour's Fred Funk, who will play in the tournament as well as serve as the honorary co-chairman. "All proceeds from this event will benefit the Monique Burr Foundation for Children and its mission to provide safety and child abuse prevention education throughout Florida."

The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at the turn. At 3:30 p.m., a cocktail reception and awards ceremony will be held. Several contests will take place, including a hole-in-one car giveaway, lowest net, low gross, longest putt, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin competition.

More than 20 golfers will participate in this year's tournament, including Jim Furyk, Funk, Mark McCumber and others. Honorary chairpersons for the tournament are Funk and McCumber, and tournament chairs are M.G. Orender and Robert Castranova.

Since the Jinglebells Pro-Am Golf Tournament began, it has raised more than $2.5 million for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. Individuals can sign up for $2,750 and four-person teams can sign up for $11,000, which includes a pairing with a touring pro, complimentary team practice round and pairing party, and a deluxe gift package for each player.

For more information about the tournament, visit www.moniqueburrfoundation.org or call Lynn Layton at 904/642-0210.

About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created in 1997 with a mission to give hope in the lives of children by providing child abuse prevention education throughout the state of Florida.

In 2009, the foundation reached more than 25,000 children in Northeast Florida and the Tampa Bay area with its advocacy programs and since its inception has contributed more than $2 million to child-serving agencies in the region.

The foundation is currently pilot-testing a child-abuse prevention education program that will address safety from all forms of child abuse, bullying and neglect as well as include tools for parents and school personnel. This program is a collaborative effort with the Office of the Governor of the State of Florida, the State Department of Education, the State Department of Health, the Florida Department of Children and Families and Prevent Child Abuse Florida. A state-wide program is on track to be offered to schools for the 2011-12 school year.