Eight Time PGA Tour Winner Fred Funk Will Play to Help Veterans

Contact Patti Fabiani, Executive Director, Gainesville Fisher House Foundation: 352-514-9761

GAINESVILLE, FL - PGA great Fred Funk will play 18 holes on Sunday to benefit the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation. On April 6 at the Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club Fred will join 15 veterans from the Wounded Warriors Project on the course and participating teams will to bid on a chance to play six holes each with him.

Fred will also host a golf clinic before the game begins. All participating golfers and wounded warriors will have the chance to watch the technique of a master up close and in detail
"Fred expressed to me how grateful he is to be able to give back to those who have fought for our freedom and sacrificed so much," said Patricia Fabiani, executive director of the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation.

Fred Funk became a member of the PGA Tour in 1989 after serving as golfing coach at his alma mater the University of Maryland from 1982 to 1988. Since then he has won 8 PGA Tours and finished in the top 10 92 times according to the PGA Tour website. In 2005, Fred won the prestigious The Players Championship.
Fred Funk gives much of his support to military charities in Jacksonville and around Florida.