Monique Burr Foundation for Children Announces MBF Champions for Child Safety Pro Am Golf Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 18, 2017) – The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.’s (MBF) is proud to announce the 20th annual MBF Champions for Child Safety Pro Am Golf Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3, with registration and breakfast at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m., at The Palencia Club in St. Augustine.

The honorary chairs are Fred Funk, Jim Furyk and Mark McCumber. The first class tournament offers corporate teams and individuals the opportunity to golf for a good cause with professional golfers.

“We are very excited about this year’s tournament and celebrating our 20th year of keeping children safe,” said MBF Executive Director Lynn Layton. “Our signature golf tournament and pairings party helps MBF better protect children from all types of abuse and bullying by raising both funds and awareness. We are grateful to our supporters for championing MBF’s mission to make a difference and improve the lives of children and families.”

In celebration of its 20th year, MBF has added exciting new activities to this year’s tournament including a $1 Million Shoot-Out, six Hole-in-One contests and a Pre-Event Putting Contest. The tournament will begin with the PGA TOUR Pairings Party for registered golfers on Monday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at The Palencia Club.

Proceeds support MBF Prevention Education Programs™, a series of comprehensive, research-based prevention programs educating and empowering students to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, and other digital dangers.

Double Eagle Team with a Pro player packages are $7,000 or single players may register for $1,750. Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $50,000, are available.

To learn more and register, visit, or contact Tammy Long at or call (904) 562-1849.


About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. (MBF) was founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings. MBF is a nonprofit organization, located in Jacksonville, Fla., with a mission to provide the most effective, comprehensive prevention education programs available to protect children. MBF is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.

MBF carries out its mission by providing MBF Child Safety Matters™ and MBF Teen Safety Matters™, a researched, practical and supported series of prevention education programs created in consultation with national experts in the prevention and education fields for students K-8. These primary prevention programs educate and empower children and adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to the most common types of victimization experienced by children and teens, including bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, relationship abuse, exploitation, and digital dangers. Elementary school and middle school are available, and after school editions will be available in 2018.

To date, MBF has trained more than 3,100 facilitators who have reached more than 1.6 million students throughout Florida. The programs are available outside of Florida and continue to expand nationally.

For more information, visit or call (904) 642-0210.

CONTACT: Maxine McBride, (904) 280-7960 or

COMPANY CONTACT: Lynn Layton, (904) 642-0210 or

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