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Marlins Foundation announces first Jack McKeon Golf Classic

The Marlins Foundation recently announced the inaugural Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Crandon Golf Course Key Biscayne.

Previously known as the Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic, the Marlins will pay tribute to Marlins former manager John “Jack” McKeon, a two-time National League Manager of the Year and 2003 World Series Champion.

Marlins personalities scheduled to attend include: president David Samson, president of Baseball Operations Michael Hill, vice president and general manager Dan Jennings, Marlins manager Mike Redmond, along with Marlins players and other community leaders.

Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Miracle League of Miami-Dade County, a Marlins Charity Partner. The Miracle League is a nationally recognized baseball program for children with special needs. The mission is to provide children with developmental, intellectual, mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to play baseball on special custom designed rubber turf fields that accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.

“We look forward to honoring Jack for his contributions to baseball in South Florida,” said Mike Redmond, Marlins manager and event chair. “Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and organizations, we can continue to impact the lives of children through baseball. This event will give participants the opportunity to play alongside Marlins players as well as donate to a worthy cause.”

The daylong event will follow the agenda:

Registration at 9-10:30 a.m.;

Shotgun start at 11 a.m., and Awards dinner at 4 p.m.

Event registration is available online at www.marlins.com/golf. For more information contact the Marlins Foundation at 305-480-2550 or send email to foundation@ marlins.com.