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The Moore-Myers Children's Fund began in 2014 and was inspired by two women who gave their lives to make other lives better, especially children. Annie Mildred Moore was a mother, teacher and passionate golfer. Jessie Mae Myers was a mother, entrepreneur and mentor to many. It is because of these two women that their children, Dr. Justine Redding (daughter of Annie M. Moore) and Richard Blackston (son of Jessie M. Myers) want to help lift children up through golf and mentoring.


The vision of the Moore-Myers Children’s Fund is that children will flourish in an environment that allows them to be healthy, safe and successful.


The mission of MMCF is to provide support and financial assistance for underserved children in Jacksonville, Florida to participate in golf programs that will undergird their total wellness. It supports programs that will teach the skills of golf and at the same time help children develop confidence, honesty, integrity, respect, judgment, courtesy and perseverance, which are all core values encompassing the game and life. The fund also supports higher education scholarships for children and junior mentors who participate in their golf programs. In the end we hope to help children develop a road map to success, stay physically and mentally active and have opportunities they would not otherwise have.


The children who are supported by MMCF are called “Eagles.” Because we believe the eagle represents infinite possibilities for our children and is a term related to golf, we thought it fitting to use this nomenclature. To date there are 46 “Eagles” in the program ranging from 5 years old to 16 years old. Their median income level is $20,000.
37 have completed the First Tee Golf & Life Skills program and all are expected to participate in the winter, summer and fall programs.

Once the children started in February 2015 the parents of the “Eagles” became interested, passionate even, about the possibilities of MMCF and the impact on their children. Thus, “Eagles Village” was formed at the request of the parents. The purpose of the organization is to support the mission of the MMCF and to create a larger support system for themselves and their children.


Mentors in MMCF are golfers and/or coaches that assist “Eagles” with their golf skills and serve as role models and mentors. They teach the skills of golf and help develop and reinforce the core values of the game: confidence, honesty, respect, integrity, judgement, courtesy and perseverance.


• Black Rose Foundation for Children
• The First Tee of North Florida


• Fields Auto Group
• Quest Diagnostics
• Walmart (Fleet # 6899)
• Jacksonville Automobile Dealers Association


• 11 Eagles are taking private lessons and participating in tournament play
• Mentor/Coach/Volunteer group consist of 41 members
• Eagles Village, the parent arm of MMCF has 58 parents/guardian supporting our effort
• Children were taken to The Players Championship Tournament at Sawgrass in 2015, 2016 & 2017
• Television segment on Heart of The Game, First Coast Sports WTLV/NBC in 2015 focused on MMCF children
• Successfully implemented MMCF’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament
• Awarded $1000 higher education scholarship for one Eagle
• The annual fund of MMCF includes approximately 40 sustaining individual contributors and more than 30 first time donors
• MMCF named First Tee Of North Florida 2017 Program Partner of The Year



Contributions to the Moore-Myers Children Fund are tax deductible through The Black Rose Foundation for Children, Inc., a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

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