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30th Annual trustmark foch golf tournament recap

The 30th Annual Trustmark Friends of Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament held on Monday, October 30, was a huge success as 300 golfers turned out for an afternoon of golf and fun. Friends raised more than $145,000 from this year’s tournament. Through chilly temperatures and a bit of drizzling rain, 63 teams simultaneously played across three Jackson-area golf courses with a shared mission to raise funds for Friends of Children’s Hospital.

Check out the highlight video below!

Special thanks to 601 Drones for capturing our event!
Children’s of Mississippi patient Lynlee Tullos of Toomsuba shows an Easter egg from Friends of Children’s Hospital.

Every year, the money raised from the tournament helps support the Children’s of Mississippi Child Life program. This amazing program provides essential support to children and families by addressing their psychological, emotional, and developmental needs. Through therapeutic play, preparation for medical procedures, and educational resources, the program effectively reduces fear, anxiety, and pain for patients and their loved ones.

Since 1993, the tournament has raised over $3.2 million in support of the Child Life program, making a significant impact on the lives of countless children and their families. 


FIRST: Phil Moore Buick GMC – Shelby Merritt, Scott Woods, Frank Harrison, and Charli Woods 
SECOND: Trustmark – Andy Reeves, Scott Shoemaker, George Walker, and Mark Wilson 
THIRD: FSS Management – Stephen Stewart, Mike Cottingham, Scott Rhodes, Breland Applewhite 
FOURTH: Pinnacle Financial Partners 2 – Chris Bledsoe, Payton Lockey, Brent Boltwood, and Cliff Decker
FIRST: Magnolia Health – Michael Todaro, Michael Adcock, Matthew Majur, and Clark Wise 
SECOND: Trustmark – Rick Miller, Don Landrum, Tony Richard, Blake Hilburn, and Richard Burgardt 
THIRD: The Rogue – Luke Abney, Austin Brown, Zach Adams, Dustin Jeffords, and Corey Dickerson 
FOURTH: McGriff – Tommy Abernathy, Wes McCubbins, Marshall Loed, Brent Wood, and Wyatt Waltman
FIRST: Yarbrough Brothers – Ben Yarbrough, Ricky King, Randy Marin, Baron Jones, Bart Jones 
SECOND: Meridian Friends – Randy Pool, Jack Combest, Tim Hogan, Scott Morgan, Kelly Swain 
THIRD: HORNE – Daniel Dahmash, Thomas Wilson, Parker Sewell, Phillip Heine, and Chris Richardson 
FOURTH: Yarbrough Brothers – George Yarbrough, Becky Griffith, Brad Whittington, Dencil Johnson, Robert Stell




Kristin & Sidney Allen, Jr.

FSS Management, LLC

Mike “Biddy” & Josh Smith

VanDevender Family Foundation

Whittington & Yarbrough Families

4Top Catering | Ben Nelson Golf & Outdoor | Blue Bell Creameries, LP

Clark Beverage Group | Mercedes-Benz of Jackson | Table 100 | Tico’s Steakhouse


Tournament Co-Chairs – Sidney Allen, Jr. & William VanDevender, Jr.

Trustmark – Melanie Morgan, Duane Dewey, and Ben Edwards

KLLM Transport Services – Mike Woolsey & Jim Richards

Annandale Golf Club – Jon Howell

The Country Club of Jackson – Jason Prendergast

Reunion Golf & Country Club – Christian Gutierrez

Friends of Children’s Hospital – Dr. Bob Abney, Byron Burkhalter, Ben James, Sanford Moore, Blair Buys Gunter

Thank you for your support of our 30th Annual Trustmark Friends of Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament. Please plan to join us in 2024 for our 31st Anniversary of golf and fun!