Noteworthy Gatherings: 20th Annual Jeb Bush Classic

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For the past 20 years, Jeb Bush has held his annual Florida Classic in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 20th Annual JEB BUSH Florida Classic Events is sponsored by The Wasie Foundation and presented by AT&T, BB&T, Ford and Premier Beverage this November 19-21, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the past 20 years, the JEB BUSH Florida Classic has raised nearly $7.5 million to help support the research and care programs of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event has advanced from a one-day golf tournament into a three-day event that includes the famous BeachBash, a fishing tournament, golf tournament and the 65 Roses Gala. The event is now one of the largest fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s South Florida Office.

Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe. People with CF are constantly at risk for respiratory failure and lung damage, as their bodies lose the ability to break down food. “I am so thankful to all of our supporters and sponsors who will be joining us for this extraordinary three-day event which I hope will raise significant funds that will be used to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,” said Former Florida Governor/Honorary Chairman Jeb Bush. “It is a great privilege to serve as honorary chairman of this event and be associated with this tremendous non-profit organization which works tirelessly to search for a cure and research new treatment for cystic fibrosis.”

The weekend kicks off with BeachBash on Thursday, November 19 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Individual tickets begin at $100 and include hors d’oeuvres, open bar and entertainment.

This year’s golf tournament will take place at the exclusive Fort Lauderdale Country Club and begins with a delicious breakfast and photo opportunity with Jeb Bush. Each golfer has the opportunity to win fabulous prizes, as well as going home with a first-class goody bag. The golf outing will conclude with a complimentary lunch and silent auction, tickets starting at $500.

The fishing tournament’s Captain’s Meeting and Angler Registration will be on Thursday, November 19 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The competition itself will take place on Saturday, November 21 at the Bahia Mar DoubleTree by Hilton. Tickets to compete in the fishing tournament begin at $2,500 and you must bring your own boat.

The 65 Roses Gala will take place on Friday, November 20 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The event kicks off with a Cocktail Reception featuring a Silent Auction, and includes dinner, entertainment and a live auction to follow. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Jeb Bush and be dazzled by the entertainment of the evening. Tickets for the 65 Roses Gala begin at $500.

Other ticket options are available that include entrance to other events throughout the weekend and VIP access, as well as sponsorship opportunities. To learn more about the 20th Annual JEB BUSH Florida Classic, to purchase tickets, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 954-739-5006.


Editor's Journal


Anya Engel Adams has traveled the world pursuing her dreams and passions. The former elite gymnast and ballerina is currently making a name for herself in the acting field having the opportunity to work with Spike Lee twice. Anya makes an appearance in Spike Lee’s Film Livin the Dream, which was dubbed an ambitious project by many and the upcoming December film Chiraq,

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