Rick Zimmer Jr. Golf Tournament

Halifax Health – Hospice will be hosting the 2nd Annual Rick Zimmer Jr. Memorial Golf tournament on Saturday, May 15, at Cypress Head Golf Club in Port Orange. The inaugural event was held in the fall of 2019 as a 3rd- party event. Proceeds from the event will support Halifax Health – Hospice’s Traumatic Loss Program.

This tournament is in memory of Rick Zimmer Jr., a wonderful son, husband, father and brother, who took his own life on July 22, 2018. In 2019, his father, Rick Zimmer Sr., decided to start this tournament as a way to not only honor his son’s memory, but to bring awareness to the importance of suicide prevention and the mental health services available in our community.

The Halifax Health – Hospice Traumatic Loss Program is the only program in the State of Florida designated specifically to meet the needs of those bereaved by a sudden, unnatural death. This unique program provides a safe, supportive environment that promotes growth, healing and resilience for those traumatically bereaved. In 2020, this program provided $115 thousand worth of services at no-cost to our local community.

The golf tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. It is $75 per person, which includes a light breakfast, golf, range balls, lunch and a gift bag. Masks and hand sanitizers will be provided to all players and the venue will follow all recommended CDC guidelines. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to register for the tournament, please visit www.halifaxhealth.org/RickZimmerJrGolf.