'Birdies for the Brave' Tees off at TPC Sawgrass

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First Coast News is on the golf course along with members of the military and members of the PGA Tour in an effort to raise money for wounded warriors.

The First Coast's annual PGA Tour stop, THE PLAYERS, is treating November as a month of giving back, and today is a Birdies for the Brave charity tournament.

Several professional golfers including local residents Vijay Singh, Jeff Klauk, and Frank Lickliter II joined FCN Sports Director Dan Hicken, Jacksonville Jaguars players Josh Scobee and Adam Podlesh as they teed up with professionals who wear different uniforms -- those of the United States military.

The course looks a bit different than in May, when the best field in golf tees up at the TPC.

For instance, the 16th hole, a long par 5, has a tank sitting in the middle of the fairway. Would Like to Brighten Your Holidays!

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Marine & Navy Corpsmen Memoiral at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10

There will be a Marine & Navy Corpsmen Memoiral at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10 at 4:30.  This tribute is on the 235th Birthday of the U. S. Marines and tribute will be paid to the 7 young Marines and Navy Corpsmen who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and are from the Jacksonville Area.  Please see the attached flyer. There will be a speaker, color guard and families of the  young men will attend.  The public is welcomed.

Creeks Girls Lacrosse

Registration (ages K - 8th Grade) Early registration October 1st through December 31st - Cost $125. Late registration begins January 1st - Cost $140.

For additional information and registration go to or contact

SJMSAA Soccer Registration

The Saint Johns Middle School Athletic Association (SJMSAA) is now offering middle school soccer for both boys and girls. Try-outs for both teams will be held after school on November 15 and November 16. A regis-tration form must be filled out prior to November 15. You can register online at There is also a link to the SJMSAA website on the Pacetti Bay homepage.

St. Augustine to Host County's Largest Veterans Day Celebration

St. Augustine's annual Veterans Day celebration and ceremony - the largest event of its kind in St. Johns County - will be held in St. Augustine, Nov. 11.

The celebration begins with displays opening at 9:00am and a traditional military ceremony including a "Massing of the Colors," at the Special Events Field Thursday Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Great Florida Beach Walk Set For Saturday, Nov. 6th

Beach lovers and volunteer organizations along Florida's Historic Coast are invited to join the Great Florida Beach Walk to show the world that the Sunshine State's beaches are as wonderful as ever!  Organized by VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official tourism marketing organization, the goal of the walk is to have volunteers walk all 825 of Florida's sandy beaches and upload a photo of each mile - all between sunrise and 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6.  The resulting photos will provide an impressive and indisputable online record of the state's beautiful, oil-free beaches.