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Honorary Chairman Ray Ferrero invites you to join him for the 21st Annual Florida Classic Sponsored by Ford, AT&T, BB&T and Breakthru Beverage. This destination event, set for November 18-19, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, features a fun-filled day of golf and an exciting one-day offshore fishing competition, in addition to a chic BeachBash and the 65 Roses Gala. Proceeds from all four events benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, helping to add tomorrows to the lives of everyone with cystic fibrosis (CF).

The Classic has grown to become the Foundation's premier South Florida event. What began in Miami in 1996 as a one-day skins tournament has expanded into three days of top-notch sporting events and social functions that are attended by hundreds of guests and partners from South Florida and around the country.

These generous sponsors – along with hundreds of dedicated volunteers – have helped the Classic net a total of nearly $7.5 million to help support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's life-saving mission.

Presenting Sponsorship Opportunities

 $100,000 TITLE SPONSOR ($94,312 tax-deductible)

  • Company will have title sponsor status and will be referred to as such in all event materials and promotions
  • Opportunity for company representative to serve on the event’s honorary committee
  • 65 Roses Gala: preferred seating for 20 guests
  • BeachBash: 25 tickets
  • Opportunity for company representative to speak at the 65 Roses Gala, Fishing Tournament Cocktail Awards Reception, Golf Awards Luncheon and BeachBash
  • Sponsor name and/or logo on all collateral materials associated with the event, including invitation, program book, signage, banners, etc. (subject to print deadlines)
  • Sponsor name and/or logo on the Florida Classic website
  • Recognition in multi-media show at the 65 Roses Gala
  • One corporate banner displayed in areas of high visibility (sponsor to provide banner)
  • Display benefits include opportunity to distribute company-branded item or provide company-branded item for participant gift bag
  • Two full pages of recognition with premier positioning in the 65 Roses Gala program (distributed to sponsors and guests; subject to printing deadlines)
  • Industry exclusivity through all sponsorship levels
  • Limited to one

PLUS one of the following:

  • Eight golf spots; each golfer’s benefits include cart, green fees, gift package, breakfast, on-course beverages and snacks, car wash, a dozen roses, team photo and Awards Luncheon


  • Two $2,500 boat entries (your own boat for four anglers, captain and mate); each angler’s benefits include gift package and entry into Captain’s Meeting and Welcome Party (Friday evening) and Cocktail Awards Reception (Saturday evening); no additional BeachBash tickets included.


  • Four golf spots and one boat entry, with all benefits described above (no additional BeachBash tickets)

$35,000 MAJOR EVENT SPONSOR ($31,856 is tax-deductible)
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Infection Control Policy - Important Note on Attendance at Foundation Events

To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CF Foundation-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.

Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the Foundation’s attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend the indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend indoor Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call us at 954-739-5006.