Quail Heights Country Club to host Second Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Jim Howard EMS Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Press release from Jim Howard EMS Scholarship Fund

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Quail Heights Country Club in Lake City will host the Second Annual Jim Howard Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday November 10, 2023. All proceeds from the tournament will go towards the EMS Scholarship Fund.

The format for the tournament is a Four-Player Scramble with a Shotgun Start at 8:00 a.m. The day will also include a Closest-To-The Pin, Longest Drive, and Putting Competition Challenge. There will be several hole sponsors with exciting displays and giveaways. In addition to prizes for the winning teams, several fabulous prizes will be raffled off. Lunch will be provided to all golfers, sponsors present, and volunteers. Team spots are still available, as are hole sponsorships, and the need for volunteers and donations. More information about the tournament or how to participate can be found at www.jhemsscholarship.com.  

The Annual Golf Tournament is our largest fundraiser of the year. Students from Central Florida to the Panhandle are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships are awarded every May during EMS Week at the ShandsCair Critical Conference. Last year we raised enough funds to provide three scholarships to area Paramedic Students and we hope to raise even more this year. More information about the scholarship can also be found on our website www.jhemsscholarship.com.


The Jim Howard EMS Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a Florida Non-profit Organization with 501(c)(3) designation.  The scholarship fund was created in 2013 in memory of Jim Howard, RN/Paramedic, Flight Nurse/Paramedic for ShandsCair Flight Program for over 26 years. Jim served in the Florida EMS System since the early 1970’s when he joined the ambulance crew at Hiers Funeral Home in Ocala, FL. He devoted his career to providing excellent patient care and being a great leader, as well as mentoring and teaching local First Responders. He was active in numerous EMS committees on both the state and local level and was always available to assist in any way he could. He received countless awards throughout his career demonstrating his devotion to Emergency Medical Services in the State of Florida. His legacy lives on by continuing to influence funding for Paramedic Students.