VOLUME 5 - October 2019
Events & News
Moving right along in 2019!

Things have been busy. We have had the Indiana Golf Tournament, the Brasstown Dinner and Golf Tournament and now we are preparing for the Basket Extravaganza in Jacksonville, to be held on October 4 th . Our Lord continues to bless us with the ability and resources to help children and their families in times of need. Thank you to everyone, our donors, partners and volunteers who honor our Lord’s calling by faithfully helping Christ’s Starfish Foundation in so many ways.

Total for the second quarter of 2019

62 families = $28,826.28

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando, FL
3 families = $1,517.68

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, GA 
32 families = $9,190.21
UF Shands Children's Hospital
Gainesville, FL
8 families = $4,233.55

Riley Hospital for Children; Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and Lutheran Children's Hospital, IN
3 families = $381.06

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
Tampa, FL
6 families = $3,297.85

Wolfson Children's Hospital
Jacksonville, FL
10 families = $10,205.93


Total for the
third quarter of 2019

58 families = $ 25,814.88

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, GA 
35 families = $13,188.59

UF Shands Children's Hospital
Gainesville, FL
4 families = $2,418.38
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
Tampa, FL
9 families = $3,685.05

Wolfson Children's Hospital
Jacksonville, FL
11 families = $6,653.81
Where are your
charity dollars going?

In the second & third quarters of 2019 we continued to follow our Lord’s calling and provided help for hurting children and their families going through difficult times.
Total for the year through September 2019 –
173 families = $74,673.95

We serve a mighty God and HE has made all this possible. Sincere thanks to each of you for your generous support of HIS work at Christ's Starfish Foundation.

" ...God gave the increase " - 1 Corinthians 3:6



A $10 per month, or $120 per year donation is all it takes
to make an impact in Christ's name.

In addition to the Palencia Golf Event, we had a Golf Tournament in Indiana and at Brasstown Valley Resort. 

July 20, 2019 -- WINCHESTER, IN

The Indiana Chapter of Christ’s Starfish Foundation held their 3rd annual golf outing on July 20, 2019 at the Winchester Golf Club. On a very hot and humid day, more than 90 golfers teed off and enjoyed a great day of golf, food and fellowship.  

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our Corporate Sponsor, WHITINGER AND COMPANY, of Muncie, Indiana and all the auction item donors and hole sponsors. Obviously, we cannot achieve our mission without their support. A big “Thank You” must go out to all the people who participated in the outing and purchased items in the auction. A special thank you goes to the volunteers who make this event a success. The tournament and silent auction raised over $10,500 to support our mission for the children at Riley Children’s Hospital and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis and Lutheran Children’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. We look forward to an even bigger event in July, 2020.


Our 5th annual “Swing for the Kids” Celebrity Golf Tournament was held at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA. The event was kicked off on Friday night with dinner and a silent auction. The auction featured over 80 items. Once again Banks & Shane provided a wonderful evening of entertainment. We also enjoyed a fun time while legendary Harlem Globetrotters, Gator Rivers and Hollywood Brown dazzled us with their basketball skills to the tune of “Sweet Georgia Brown.” 

On Saturday morning, 85 golfers teed off to what turned out to be a beautiful day. Each team was paired with a celebrity. We would like to thank Gus Williams for once again arranging all the celebrities. The golf tournament was followed by a cookout of hamburgers, bar-b-que pork and all the fixings. 
For the 5 th consecutive year the tournament was sponsored by Jim Walters Management Company, Coral Hospitality, and Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa. Without these partners, as well as the incredible leadership team in Atlanta, this event would not be possible.

The event raised over $23,000 that will go to support the patients and families at three children’s hospitals in Atlanta: Eggleston, Scottish Rite, and Hughes Spalding.

Upcoming Events 2019

October 4 th , 2019 Basket Extravaganza at First Baptist Church Jacksonville

We are working tirelessly on getting everything ready for the Basket Extravaganza. It takes an army to put on this event and we are thankful for the many volunteers who have driven all over northeast Florida picking up items, building baskets, and making bid sheets for over 200 items that have been donated by local businesses. 

The steak and shrimp dinner will once again be prepared by Chef Greg and the wonderful team at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. There will be speakers from Wolfson Children’s Hospital and entertainment will be provided.

This event will kick off our 13 th annual Christmas present project for Wolfson Children’s Hospital. You will be able to sponsor a child who is in the hospital on Christmas Day. We will have all the information at this event and will be signing up sponsors. Please come with an open heart, ready to help the children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital have a Merry Christmas. Last year we provided approximately 4,500 presents for 194 Children  

The Basket Extravaganza will also raise funds to continue our work at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa and Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando. 

Thank you to all our partners for your continued support. May God bless each of you abundantly.