Walk Off Charities, a Jacksonville charity dedicated to bringing youth baseball and softball to underserved communities, raised more than $190,000 at its inaugural golf classic last month.
The golf tournament was hosted by Daily’s and supported by many other local companies. It was held at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club on Monday, June 6 and was a sold-out event, which also included an auction of unique experiences and sports memorabilia.
“I am absolutely overwhelmed at the response we received from both sponsors and the community for this event,” said Walk Off Charities Founder and President Frank Frangie in a press release. “So many folks who want to help children – all children – have the opportunities to be involved in the beautiful sport of baseball. There should be no barriers, all children should be able to play. We’re getting there, thanks to so many who continue to care and help.”
The funds raised by the event will allow the organization “to expand its programming” and provide more opportunities to introduce Jacksonville youths to the sports of baseball and softball.
In the same press release, Max Glober, director of marketing for Daily’s, the event’s title sponsor, said, “Daily’s believes in supporting initiatives that help build a nicer community for children and families. Organized sports, recess, and play time is very important in the lives and development of children. We are happy to support Walk Off Charities in its goal of improving access to the game of baseball for all children.” Walk Off Charities was founded in 2017. The charity organizes and hosts youth clinics, leagues and developmental programs, providing children access to baseball and softball and instilling in them “the value of hard work, teamwork, handling failure and adversity, all while having fun in a positive and safe learning environment.” Since its inception, Walk Off Charities has impacted more than 5,000 Jacksonville youths through its programming and special events.
All Photos Courtesy of Walk Off Charities