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65 Roses Golf and Tennis Classic to be Nov. 13

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 11th Annual 65 Roses Golf and Tennis Classic will be Saturday, Nov. 13, at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club. Sponsorships are still available.

Sponsor foursomes and tennis teams are still available and include lunch, goodie bags, event shirt and attendance at the awards reception.  For more information about The 65 Roses Golf and Tennis Classic, call (904) 733-3560 or email Dana Troeger at

 “We invite the Jacksonville community to enjoy spectacular golf, great prizes and the satisfaction of knowing they are ensuring vital cystic fibrosis research continues,” said Claudia Werner, executive director of the Northeast Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation office. “In addition to the golf tournament, we’ve continued last year’s women’s doubles tennis competition.”

Golf registration, a putting contest and lunch, donated by Cantina Laredo, will begin at 11 a.m. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature a two-flight, four-person scramble format. Proximity contests will run throughout the day, featuring one-of-a-kind prizes.

The 65 Roses Tennis Tournament presented by PrepChefs.Com will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club and will consist of women’s doubles matches. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has joined the event by sponsoring the team prizes and also prize drawing contests during the tournament.

Following both tournaments, there will be an awards reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club Clubhouse where the top teams in golf and tennis will be recognized. Live and silent auctions will take place during the reception and after the awards guests will enjoy live music by Seize the Day. Tickets for the reception are $50.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is sponsoring this year’s tournament prize drawing. The winner will take home His & Hers Breitling Watches provided by Levy Jewelers at St. Johns Town Center.  Tickets for the prize drawing are available in advance and during the tournament at registration, on the course and at the reception.  There will be only 200 sold for a minimum donation of $50.

Premier Sponsors for the 11th Annual 65 Roses Golf and Tennis Classic are Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Clinic. Additional sponsors include Bansley, Brescia & Co., P.C., Czarnowski, PrepChefs.Com, Mendez Family CareSethness-Greenleaf, The 9th Annual Plaid Party, W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc., J. Bard McClean’s New Year’s Day Golf Tournament, Cantina Laredo, Clockwork Marketing Services, North Florida Sales, Smoothie King at Town Center, Estee Lauder, Best Buy, Wilson Sporting Goods Co., MediaShare Consulting, Tennant & Russell, M & M Signs, Deerwood Florist, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Dalton Agency and American Airlines.

All proceeds from The 65 Roses Golf and Tennis Classic will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 65 Roses is what some children with cystic fibrosis call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce. For more than 40 years, 65 Roses has been used by children of all ages to describe their disease. The rose, appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become a symbol of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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