The MJ Golf Classic, an annual golf event held in Fort Worth, Texas, started 14 years ago when Paul Moline and Jim Round decided they wanted give back to their local community. The first year, the event brought together a small group of golfers. Now, 14 years later, the event has bloomed into a weekend long affair with hundreds of people supporting children’s cancer research and awareness. While the event has grown and changed over the years, the spirit hasn’t.
Jeff Riggins has had the privilege of working with Mo and Jim on the MJ Golf Classic since the beginning. He has worked on different aspects of the event, and most recently has been planning a patio event at a minor league baseball stadium which helps kick off fundraising for the Golf Classic.
“I have seen the event grown from something really small, with just a few people attending, to a huge production that raises hundreds of thousands for children’s cancer research,” says Jeff. “That makes me proud.”
Even though he has been involved with the event for so many years, his excitement hasn’t diminished. “It’s like going to the super bowl, the game is only a small part of it,” explains Jeff. “It’s hard to choose one thing that I love about the event. It’s the totality of it that makes it so special.”
This year’s event will be no different. Taking place on April 25 and 26, the event’s founders are hoping that this year will be the biggest yet. Guests will enjoy a championship golf tournament, an opportunity to ride shot-gun in a NASCAR race car, a Texas hold em’ poker tournament, and a new online auction. This year’s auction will be available across the country online, so anyone can bid on items while supporting children’s cancer research.
To browse some of the amazing items available for purchase or sign up to participate in this year’s event, visit www.mjcancerfree.com.