2006 Lens Friends Charity Classic presented by Bayer was a huge
success!! The Event raised $90,000 going to both the First Tee of
Jacksonville and The Otis Smith Kids Foundation. A Very Special
Thanks to Bayer Corp. for being our Presenting Sponsor again in
Our other major sponsors were the PGA TOUR, The MPS Group, Coggin,
The Golf Club at South Hampton, and The World Golf Hall of Fame.
Carrabbas, Bono's BBQ, Starbucks, Panera Bread, and Kilwins Chocolates
were fantasic food contributors.
Our Dinner and Auction was held at the World Golf Hall of Fame.
300 people attended the great evening bidding on over 120 silient
auction items, and 5 Live items. There were lots of games, free
prizes and huge amounts of fun during the evening. Thank you Jody
Sutton and her team at the Hall of Fame for doing a great job. Some
great jewelery was on display and for bidding was brought in by
Hana and Her Sister, a jewelery company located in the Jacksonville
During our Golf Day at South Hampton we had 28 groups play for 20
Team Prizes. A special Thank You to Callaway Golf for providing
most of the prizes and product, and to all other golf companies
for supplying great prizes. The staff at South Hampton was awesome:
Thank you MG Orender, Travis Norman, and Kimberly Lawlor for your
Mark Davidson Wine donated plenty of excellent wine for everyone
to enjoy and thanks to Coca-Cola for providing all the sodas and
water for our event. Brian Goin and his staff were key players and
outstanding contributors for the event!
The Lens Friends Foundation has now raised close to half a millon
dollars for local Charities here in Jacksonville. It is founded
and run by Len and Kristen Mattiace. "We want to thank all
the companies mentioned above as well as all of the individual contributors
who helped us raise money for our 2 Kids groups. Bonnie Upright
and Pepper Peete are doing great things for their respective groups.
We look forward to more fun, exciting events like this in the near