By Elizabeth Willoughby on
Actor Bill Murray and his brothers have once again opened the greens to the Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament, to raise funds for a state-of-the-art mobile hospital serving Northeast Florida’s working poor, homeless, and disadvantaged children.
The six brothers – Andy, Brian, Ed, Joel, John and Bill Murray – began the annual tournament eight years ago at the launching of their Caddyshack Restaurant at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, and have raised over $1.3 million to date for the St. Vincent's Foundation.
“The St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry is a charity specially chosen by my brothers and me as one of the most deserving non-profits in the area,” said Bill.
An avid golfer, Murray worked alongside his brothers as a caddy to fund his high school tuition. Many of their antics showed up later in the Caddyshack movie.
“This weekend is always a highlight of my year,” he said. “It’s a great time to get together with my family, share laughs with old friends and new, and of course squeeze in a couple rounds of golf at some of the finest courses in the country.”
This year’s event will take place on April 3 and 4, with a pre-tournament party and auction in which competitors can bid for a celebrity teammate, Bill Murray’s signed guitar, and golf trips. Following the two days of golf at three courses, an awards party will also provide live entertainment.
The St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry provided over $32 million worth of charitable medical care last year.
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