On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Marlins players, alumni, executives, and broadcasters joined Jack McKeon and Mike Redmond at the Inaugural Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne. Formally known as the Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic, the Marlins paid homage to former Marlins Manager and 2003 World Series Champion Jack McKeon by naming this tournament in his honor. On top of 18 holes on this scenic course which overlooked Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, guests enjoyed breakfast courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts, a boxed lunch courtesy of Latin American Grill, on course snacks courtesy of Hooters Coral Gables, Lucky Strike Miami, and Toro Toro Miami, plus on course beverage stations courtesy of Anheuser Busch, Pepsi Co., and Premier Beverage Company. Amongst all of the contests was the "Beat the Prez" contest, featuring Marlins President David Samson, which gave golfers the opportunity to challenge the Marlins President in hitting the longest drive. After a fun filled day of contests on the links, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by an awards dinner where Marlins President David Samson, Marlins Sr. VP of Communications PJ Loyello, Marlins Special Assistant Jeff "Mr. Marlin" Conine, and Marlins Special Assistant Bill Beck all shared their favorite stories about Jack McKeon. Everyone was a winner that day, walking away with an event goody bag and an event Nike dri-fit polo courtesy of South Florida Ford. In 2011, the Marlins committed to a partnership with the Parks Foundation of Miami Dade County to help build the first Miracle League field in Miami Dade county. The funds raised at this signature event with help make this dream a reality.
This event would not have been possible without our sponsors: Parks Foundation of Miami Dade, Clear Channel Outdoor, South Florida Ford, Ricoh USA, Preferred Care Partners, Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation, Miracle League of Miami Dade, MLB Network, Pinta, 100 Fires Cigars, Anheuser Busch, Bacardi, Bloomingmore, Bunkers in Baghdad, Dunkin' Donuts, Flannigan's Seafood and Bar, Frito Lay, Giardino Gourmet Salads, Hooters Coral Gables, Imperial Party Rentals, Lucky Strike Miami, Latin American Grill, Pepsi Co., Plant Golf, Pollo Tropical, Premier Beverage Company, Toro Toro Miami, Trophyland USA and Quiksigns.