Mardy Fish Returns to Vero Once Again 🏌️🐠😃
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
MARDY FISH RETURNS TO VERO ONCE AGAIN FOR MARDY FISH CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION GOLF FUNDRAISER JANUARY 16
Vero Beach native son Mardy Fish will return to Vero Beach and again headline the 2023 Mardy Fish Children's Foundation Charity Golf Fundraiser to be played Monday, January 16 at The Windsor Club in Vero Beach, Florida.
Fish returns to Vero Beach after he made sports history last summer becoming the first athlete to play a professional event on the ATP Tour in tennis and PGA Tour in golf when he competed in the 3M event on the PGA Tour in Minnesota, missing the cut with rounds of 81 and 74 on the TPC Twin Cities golf course. In his tennis career, Fish reached a career high of No. 7 in the ATP Tour rankings and won 14 career singles and doubles titles. He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and the U.S. and Australian Opens and won the silver medal in singles at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He is also highly regarded as a mental health advocate and for his courage to tell the story of his mental health challenges in the celebrated Netflix documentary “Untold: Breaking Point.”
Fish has been described by six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus as "the best non-professional golfer that I have ever seen play" and has translated his talents on the celebrity golf tour. Fish will be gearing up to attempt to win the celebrity title at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club for a fourth time just days after appearing at this event. Fish also won the prestigious American Century Celebrity Golf Championships at Lake Tahoe in 2020.
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Golf Fundraiser will also feature leading citizens in Vero Beach as well as former standout Major League Baseball pitcher Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox, 1986 French Open singles runner-up Mikael Pernfors and former ATP player and Harvard University tennis star Thomas Blake among others.
Golfers interested in participating in the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation Golf Fundraiser should email Mardy Fish's father, Tom, the President Emeritus of the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation, at Tfish@aol.com or Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Executive Director Lynn Southerly at Lsouth1072@gmail.com. Paid positions for a tax deductible contribution of $500 are available. Non-golfers are also encouraged to attend for $200 and receive a VIP experience on the 17th hole at Windsor, where Fish will be playing the hole with each participating foursome, along with breakfast and for the awards lunch. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 am with an 8:30 am shot-gun start, followed by a 12:30 pm luncheon and awards presentation. PNC Bank, a long-time supporter of the Mardy Fish Children's Foundation, is the presenting sponsor of the event.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the 18-hole links style course at Windsor is a masterpiece in traditional golf course architecture. The par 72 course features an undulating panorama of native trees that border gentle rolling fairways, unobstructed by houses.
The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation (www.MardyFishChildrensFoundation.org) was founded in 2007 and currently supports over 2,200 children in 15 elementary schools, six middle schools and two after school centers in Indian River County, Florida by funding after-school exercise, nutritional and enrichment programs in a safe environment to prepare them for healthy, productive and successful lives. The Foundation introduced the "Six Healthy Habits" in 2012 which are Get Sleep; Drink Water; Exercise Daily, Eat Healthy; Brush and Floss; Make Friends.
The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation also hosts an entry-level U.S. Tennis Association Pro Circuit event April 24 - 30, The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation Tennis Championships, that will be held at The Vero Beach Tennis & Fitness Club at the Timber Ridge community in Vero Beach. Sponsorships, box-seats, tickets and pro-am spots are available for the event by emailing Fish or Southerly.
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