March 21, 2014Save the Date! Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation will host the 10th Annual Wine Tasting Gala: A Milestone Celebration at the Wells Fargo Center in Jacksonville, Florida. This event, one of the Jacksonville area’s most anticipated, offers attendees an evening of fine wine and gourmet fare. Over 800 supporters attend the event and have the chance to enjoy cuisine from over thirty of the area’s top restaurants and over 250 world-class wines in a walkabout format downtown. While socializing, eating and drinking guests will also enjoy bidding on auction items including sports memorabilia, rare wine and exciting trips – all to benefit local families tackling childhood cancer. We hope you can #BeThere! Tickets are on sale by clicking the link below.
Wine SelectionThis year, thanks to Southern Wine and Spirits, our selection has grown to over 250 top-shelf, world-class wines from winemakers like Ferrari Carano Vineyards, Rodney Strong, Trinchero Family Estates, Francis Ford Coppola Wines, Delicato Family Vineyards, Terlato Estate, Moet Hennesey, and many more.
Food SelectionEvery year, we are delighted to delicious samples from the First Coast’s premiere establishments, and for the 10th Annual Wine Tasting Gala, you’ll have more choices than ever! You’ll find whatever you like from over 30 restaurants and eateries: III Forks, bb’s, Biscotti’s, Bitter Sweet Bakery & Eatery, Bono’s Bar B Q, Buddha Thai Bistro, The Capital Grille, Cap’s On the Water, The Chart House, Eleven South, Fionn McCool’s, The Fish Company, The Good Food Company, Gumbo YaYa’s, Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille, Havana Jax Cafe, KC Crave, Latitude 30, Marker 32, Mojo Kitchen, One Ocean Resort and Spa, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro, Publix Aprons Cooking School, Pusser’s Bar and Grille, River City Brewing Company, Roy’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Salt Life Food Shack, Seasons 52, Sweet Pete’s, table 1, TacoLu, Whole Foods Market and The Wine Cellar.
Silent Auction ItemsThis year’s auction item selection is going to cause you to celebrate! It’s filled with priceless items and experiences for every taste. You’ll find clay pot artwork from pediatric oncology patients and several professional artists. Sports memorabilia from sports stars like Tiger Woods and the 2013 Presidents Cup team, the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl team, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Tom Coughlin, Gus Bradley, Dale Murphy, Derek Jeter, Andrew Luck, Mark Richt, Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, and more. Memory-making travel destinations all over the south (Palm Beach, St. Simons Island, Boca Raton and Tampa to name a few), as well as one-of-a-kind experiences (Jake Owen meet-n-greet, wine tasting parties, Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIP Experiences and many more) for you and your closest friends (or that special someone). You’ll also find jewelry from Tiffany & Co., clothing from Rosenblum’s, specialty packages, rare wine and spirits, and much more.
Our SponsorsThe 10th Annual Wine Tasting Gala couldn’t be a “Milestone Celebration” without our wonderful sponsors:
Brumos Motor Cars, Eisman & Russo, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Magazine, Parkway Properties, Inc., Sea Best, Sight & Sound Productions
RESERVEBedell Firm, Joe and Lisa Bucher, Charles Schwab, CSX Transportation, DuBow Family Foundation, The Gunster Law Firm, Hartley Press Inc., Kohl’s, Marks Gray, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Newmark Grubb Phoenix Realty Group, Pajcic & Pajcic, P.A., Regency Centers, St. Vincents Foundation, Wilson’s Limited, Inc. To find out even more about our Milestone Celebration, check out the online March 2014 edition of Jacksonville Magazine (beginning at pg. 74).
May 18, 2014Celebrity Golf Classic Dinner, Auction and Tournament One of the First Coast’s premier golf fundraising events, the Celebrity Golf Classic brings Tom Coughlin and his celebrity friends to Jacksonville like no other. “We plan to create a team that will aid children who need it most” describes Coach Coughlin. “Since its inception the Jay Fund has provided well over $3 million dollars to ease the financial and emotional struggles of families who have a child with cancer.” Hosted by Coughlin at renowned TPC Sawgrass, philanthropic minded corporate and prominent citizens will come together to enjoy a fabulous dinner and auction on Sunday evening, May 18th, followed by a golf tournament on Monday morning May 19th. Each foursome in the tournament is paired with one of the scores of celebrities, from the sports world and beyond, for the round. Contact the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund for sponsorship opportunities.