U.S. Davis Cup captain and Vero Beach native son Mardy Fish, along with several former star pro athletes, highlight the field of celebrities who will play in the 2022 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Charity Golf Fundraiser to be played Monday, January 17 at The Windsor Club in Vero Beach, Florida
The event is headlined by Fish, the current U.S. Davis Cup captain former Top 10 tennis star and 2004 Olympic silver medalist. Also participating in the event will be Fish’s former Davis Cup teammate Mike Bryan, half of the “Bryan Brothers,” the greatest doubles team of all time, former standout Major League Baseball pitcher Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox, former top tennis professionals Mikael Pernfors, the 1986 French Open finalist and Vero Beach resident, former European Ryder Cup player and captain Paul McGinley and former ATP player and Harvard University tennis star Thomas Blake.
Fish has been described by six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus as “the best non-professional golfer that I have ever seen play” and has translated his talents on the celebrity golf tour. Fish will be gearing up to attempt to win the celebrity title at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club for a fourth time just days after appearing at this event. Fish also won the prestigious American Century Celebrity Golf Championships at Lake Tahoe in 2020.
Golfers interested in participating in the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Golf Fundraiser should email Mardy Fish’s father, Tom, the President of the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, at Tfish@aol.com or Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Executive Director Lynn Southerly at Lsouth1072@gmail.com. Paid positions for a tax deductible contribution of $500 are available. Non-golfers are also encouraged to attend for the same price and receive a VIP experience on the 17th hole at Windsor, where Fish will be playing the hole with each participating foursomes, along with breakfast and for the awards lunch. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am with an 9:00 am shot-gun start, followed by a 1 pm luncheon and awards presentation. PNC Bank, a long-time supporter of the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, is the presenting sponsor of the event.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the 18-hole links style course at Windsor is a masterpiece in traditional golf course architecture. The par 72 course features an undulating panorama of native trees that border gentle rolling fairways, unobstructed by houses.
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation (www.MardyFishChildrensFoundation.org) was founded in 2007 and currently supports over 2,200 children in 15 elementary schools, six middle schools and two after school centers in Indian River County, Florida by funding after-school exercise, nutritional and enrichment programs in a safe environment to prepare them for healthy, productive and successful lives. The Foundation introduced the “Six Healthy Habits” in 2012 which are Get Sleep; Drink Water; Exercise Daily, Eat Healthy; Brush and Floss; Make Friends.
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation also hosts an entry-level U.S. Tennis Association Pro Circuit event April 25 – May 1, The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, that will be held at The Boulevard club in Vero Beach. Sponsorships, box-seats, tickets and pro-am spots are available for the event by emailing Fish or Southerly.