The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund has three annual signature fundraising events. In Jacksonville, we have our Wine Tasting Gala in March and our Celebrity Golf Tournament in May. In New York, our Champions for Children Gala is held in October.
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
The Jay Fund Celebrity Golf Classic is our founding signature event. This annual tournament, held in May of each year at the world-famous TPC Sawgrass facility, was the first fundraiser Coach Coughlin held to help families tackling cancer. Dozens of sports and entertainment stars from all over the country including Chris Berman, Doug Flutie, Chris Mortensen, Chuck Pagano and more have participated over the years.
Silent and live auctions showcase priceless experiences and fantastic items and participants have a ton of fun on the TPC course. In 2016 the Golf Classic raised over $550,000 to help local families. Click here to learn more about this event.
CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GALA
Our Champions for Children Gala is a premiere event held in October of every year at Cipriani in Manhattan. Coach Coughlin honors cancer patients, philanthropists, and celebrities committed to tackling childhood cancer. The event is always a night full of fun and laughter as Coach and many Tom Coughlin Jay Fund supporters celebrate the work we do in the New York Metro Area. Attendees also have the amazing opportunity to bid on process sports memorabilia, unique travel experience and other valuable items. The proceeds from the event benefit the “BE THERE” Fund, and raised over $1 million in 2016.
WINE TASTING GALA
The annual Wine Tasting Gala is a public social event offering guests the opportunity to taste cuisine from Jacksonville’s top restaurants, sample world-class wines, socialize with Jacksonville’s finest and enjoy bidding on auction items including sports memorabilia, rare wine and exciting trips. Click here to view the photo album from our 2016 Gala. Click here to get tickets to the 2017 Gala.
The Gala is a fun, creative way to help the courageous local families tackling childhood cancer. The “dressy casual” event brings together the talents and passions of wine enthusiasts, gourmets, philanthropists, and celebrities creating an unparalleled experience. TheWine Tasting Gala is an essential source of revenue for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, the 2016 event raised over $250,000.