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 26 “Eagles” in the program ranging from 5 years old to 16 years old. Their median income level is $20,000.

Fifteen have completed the First Tee Golf & Life Skills program and all are expected to participate in the fall and winter programs.


Once we began with the children 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/coaches that assist “Eagles” with their golf skills and they serve as role models and mentors for them. They teach “Eagles” the skills of golf and help them 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
• S. A. Hull Elementary School (Jacksonville, FL)
• Valor Leadership Academy (Jacksonville, FL)


• Fields Auto Group
• Quest Diagnostics
• Walmart (Fleet # 6899)

• 26 children are being assisted
• 6 children ages 5 to 7 are enrolled in the Target level course at The First Tee of North Florida
• 16 children ages 8 to 13 are enrolled in the Player Level Golf and Life Skills course at The First Tee of North Florida
• 4 children ages 14 to 16 are enrolled in the Par Level Golf Skills course at The First Tee of North Florida
• Mentor/Coach Volunteer group consist of 13 members
• Eagles Village, the parent arm of MMCF has 31 parents/guardian supporting our effort
• Children were taken to The Players Championship Tournament at Sawgrass in 2015 and 2016
• Television segment on Heart of The Game, First Coast Sports WTLV/NBC in 2015 focused on MMCF children
• Successfully implemented MMCF’s First Annual Charity Golf Tournament; players included 4 MMCF “Eagles” and 76 adults
• MMCF First Annual Charity Golf Tournament revenue was $20,000.00, exceeding the projected goal by $10,000.00
• Awarded First annual higher education scholarship for one Eagle
• The annual fund of MMCF includes approximately thirty sustaining individual contributors and more than forty first time donors in 2016


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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