About the JDF

 

Professional baseball player Johnny Damon established The Johnny Damon Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations. The Foundation assists local and national programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for disadvantaged children at risk.

The Johnny Damon Foundation has relationships with Dr. David Weinstein's GSD III Program at the University of Florida, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Edgewood Children's Ranch, Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital and many more. 
With Johnny's strong ties to the Orlando, Florida community, charitable needs there are given a stronger preference.

 

 

 

   9th Annual Johnny Damon Celebrity Golf Classic

Event Facts and Schedule
 


Celebrity Golf Classic – Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Golden Bear Clu
b, Windermere

 

9:30 AM 

Check inside the GBC Clubhouse

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM (practice range is open) Coffee and pastries available   

 

11:00 AM

Golf Tournament begins - Shotgun Start

12:00 PM

Box lunches delivered on course

 

4:30 PM

Players guests for Johnny JaM ’16 arrive

5:00 PM -9:00PM

Johnny JaM ’16 at the Golden Bear Club

Cocktail Hour, Awards Ceremony,

Music, Comedy, Live and Silent Auction, Food, Special Celebrity Guest, Drinks and Much, Much More!!

 

 

                          

                                            

                        

 “Words can’t express what it means for Michelle and I to be able
 to host this event each year. We are very fortunate to have friends and teammates who share the same passion for giving back. We are humbled by the support and generosity shown by our sponsors and the celebrities who participate in the event.” – Johnny Damon

                     

                                        

                       

 

2017 Sponsorship Packages will be available soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Highlights Media & PR Opportunities

 

 

The Johnny Damon Foundation got national exposure this year with Charlie Moore, of NBC Sports, “Charlie Moore: No Offense” and NESN's “Charlie Moore Outdoors” dedicating his entire 30 minute show to the event. Millions of viewers are now aware of our event and mission.

 

 

On-site Press

Representatives from numerous media outlets routinely attend event.
Golf Channel
NESN
MLB Network
FOX 35 Orlando
YES Network
Channel 9 Orlando
TNA Today
Orlando Sentinel
MLB Network

Maximize publicity and awareness through press releases that include title sponsors involvement. Additionally,  Johnny and other celebrities are available for press during the weekend.

Sponsorship Benefits

The Johnny Damon Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic provides an exclusive money can’t buy platform to elevate your brand in the minds of your partners and consumers. By sponsoring in JDF Golf Classic, your company will benefit from:

•Alignment with high profile sports and entertainment celebrities
•Access to high net worth individuals
•Positive press surrounding the event and money raised for the Johnny Damon Foundation
•Branding Opportunities on-site and on the golf course
•Organic Integration in Johnny Damon Foundation’s social media platforms
•A premium entertaining atmosphere for your key executive

 

2014 Participants and past participants:

 

Derek Shelton, MLB - Micky Ward, Boxing Champion, Movie "The Fighter"- Reid Braniac, MLB - Shawn Camp, MLB - Donald Carpenter, Eye Empire - John Connolly, Seven Dust Joey Fatone, Musician - Actor Kim Herring, NFL - Chris Kirkpatrick, Musician - Cordarrelle Patterson, NFL - BC Kochmit, Eye Empire - Casey Kotchman, MLB - Jesse Litsch, MLB Felipe Lopez, MLB - Corey Lowery, Eye Empire - Daniel B Marshall, Musician - Tino Martinez, MLB - Fred McGriff, MLB - Mike O’Malley, Actor, Comedian - Bo Outlaw, NBA - Carl Paulson, PGA - Carlos Pena, MLB - AJ Pierzynski, MLB - David Price, MLB - Matt Reis, MLS - Comedian - Errict Rhett, NFL - Morgan Rose, Sevendust - James Shields, MLB - Dale Torborg, TNA - Ray Lankford, MLB, Ryan Longwell, NFL -  Jason Williams, NBA - Lajon Witherspoon, Sevendust 

 

Other Past Celebrity Guest Include: 

 

Nick Anderson, NBA - Brian Barber, MLB - Erica Blasberg, LPGA - Chris Britton, MLB - Brian Bruney, MLB - Dwight Clark, NFL - Robert Damron, PGA - Tommy Dreamer, TNA - The Edge, WWE - David Eiland, MLB - Scott Erickson, MLB - Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel - Brian Gay, PGA - Joe Girardi, MLB - Zack Greinke, MLB - Toby Hall, MLB - Christy Hemme, TNA - Reggie Jackson, MLB - Dale Jarret, NASCAR - Brittany Lincicome, LPGA Kevin Long – MLB - Kevin Millar, MLB, MLB Network - Matt Morgan, TNA - Jeff Overton, PGA Scott Phillips, Alter Bridge - Andre Reed, NFL David Robertson, MLB - Alex Rodriguez, MLB - Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts - James “Bubba” Stewart, Moto - Rob Thompson, MLB - Mark Tramonti, Alter Bridge - SoCal Val, TNA - Brian Wade, Actor - Tim Wakefield, MLB - Bubba Watson, PGA Brad Wilkerson, MLB - Dontrelle Willis, MLB - Robin Zander, Cheap Trick

 

 

Johnny Damon Foundation Past Beneficiaries

The Glycogen Storage Disease Program at the University of Florida

Arnold Palmer Hospital

PACE Center for Girls, Orange

Edgewood Children’s Ranch

S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange

The West Orange Habitat for Humanity

Space Coast Early Intervention Center

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida

Kids House of Seminole

Scott Miller GSD Program

Massachusetts General Hospital Lung Transplant Program

West Orange Boys and Girls Club

Dr. Phillips High School

Orlando Firefighters Benevolent Association Inc.

William Flaherty Scholarship Trust Fund

Detroit Tigers Foundation 

John Entwistle Foundation

UCP of Central Florida

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