2017 Wine Tasting Gala
The annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala will be held on March 17, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Jacksonville. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
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.
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.
2017 Celebrity Golf Classic
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Celebrity Golf Classic is officially set for May 21-23, 2017 at the world-famous TPC Sawgrass. Dozens of sports and entertainment stars from all over the country including Chris Berman, Prince Amukamara, and Sean McDonough – will gather with Coach Coughlin to support local families tackling childhood cancer. Click here to view the 2016 Celebrity Golf Classic photo album.
This year the annual Celebrity Golf Classic will celebrate 22 years. This signature event became the foundation on which the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund was built. When this annual tradition began in 1996 it was to celebrate the life of Jay McGillis, raise funds for local families tackling childhood cancer, and have a good time. That first tournament raised $51,600. Last year’s tournament raised over half a million dollars. We never imagined we would grow to where we are today, impacting the lives of thousands of local families tackling childhood cancer.
The exclusive invitation only event kicks off on Sunday evening with dinner and online silent auction. The auction is open a few days ahead of time for online bidding and closes around 9:15 Sunday evening. The dinner includes the opportunity to honor local families tackling cancer, introduce the annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund scholarship recipients, meet celebrities, and enjoy a special message from Coach Coughlin.
On Monday morning, the tournament is off to a shotgun start at 8:30 am, each foursome being matched with a celebrity participant. By 1:30 everyone is off the course and enjoys a special awards ceremony luncheon. We are honored by the continued participation of our sponsors, many coming back every year for the last 22 years! Click here for our 2017 Golf Sponsorship Package.