Jeff Conine's All-Star Golf Classic Raises $550,000 to Aid Families at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Jeff & Cindy Conine and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation recently hosted the Conine All-Star Golf Classic, an annual fundraiser that helps underwrite expenses at the Conine Clubhouse, a hotel-like facility adjacent to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital where families can stay for free while a child is being treated.
Cindy and Jeff Conine
The 30th annual event was held for the seventh consecutive year at the Fort Lauderdale County Club. The 276-player tournament raised $550,000 and has now generated well over $8 million in its history for the Conine Clubhouse, enabling more than 25,000 families to stay at the facility and remain close to sick kids during critical times in their lives.
Star Spangled Banner (image by Michael Hopkins Photography)
“I wouldn’t trade my athletic career for anything, but this event enables us to affect people’s lives, so that’s much bigger than sports,” said Jeff Conine. “The Conine Clubhouse is a special place that we love supporting, and I’m prouder of that than anything I did on the baseball field.”
Greg Marsh, Jeff Conine
Presented by Custom Rod & Reel, the fundraiser featured a celebrity in every foursome, including Alonzo Mourning, Glen Rice, Carlos Boozer, Ki-Jana Carter, Dennis Martinez, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, Livan Hernadez, Shawn Wooden, Lamar Thomas, Rick Ankiel, Gaby Sanchez, and many others.
Livan Hernandez, Glen Rice, Orlando Hernandez
David Ragno, Carlos Boozer
Dr. Marvin K. Smith, Alonzo Mourning
Scott Ingold, Rem Sanchez, Gaby Sanchez, Judy Sanchez
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. A level one trauma center, it combines advanced technology, the expertise of board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered approach to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it touches.
The hospital’s nonprofit foundation focuses on philanthropy to positively impact patients, families, and underwrite programs, facilities, and equipment that support the pediatric facility’s mission.