Three scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $2,500, $2,000 and $1,500 for students pursuing college or vocational school enrollment in the year of 2024.
2024 Application TBA
Jack Hamilton Wheeler, our precious son and brother, lost his life due to a drunk driver on December 22, 2019.
His life was just beginning. Jack was a Senior at Creekside High School. He maintained a 4.3 GPA, was an athlete, scholar and great friend to many. He had plans to attend either FSU or UCF. If you ask anyone, kid or adult, Jack was known to be outgoing, kind, respectful, compassionate, and loving of his family, friends and his life. He had so much yet to accomplish. He had so much more love to give and receive. He had dreams. Not long before he left us, he shared with us that he was considering being a nurse. It pains us greatly not to be able to see Jack achieve all of the success and happiness he deserved and was headed towards.
Our family was shattered by his sudden, unexpected passing, and we are committed to keeping his memory and legacy alive. We’ve established The Jack Hamilton Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fund to help St. John’s County students that are aspiring to further their education. We know how happy it would make him to know we are helping kids in his own community to achieve their educational goals.
We thank all of our family, friends, community and everyone who has and continues to lift and carry us through this difficult journey. We will continue to Live Like Jack. We will be kind, help others and love big, just like he did.
The Jack Wheeler Foundation exists to honor Jack’s memory and legacy by inspiring St. Johns County students to chase their academic dreams, to keep his name alive by sharing his story, advocating against drunk driving, and reminding people to always wear a seatbelt.
Jack was always passionate about his academics and planned to attend the University of Central Florida upon graduating from Creekside High School. The goal of the Jack Wheeler Foundation is to provide financial assistance to graduating St. Johns County seniors pursuing their goals of higher education.
Since its inception in the spring of 2020, the Jack Wheeler Foundation has awarded $18,000 in scholarships to Saint Johns County high school seniors to assist with college expenses.
September 16th, 2023
Shotgun Start @ 2:00
South Hampton Golf Club
315 S Hampton Club Way
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Please join us on September 16th for a great day of golf and fundraising for the Jack Hamilton Wheeler Memorial Scholarship. Doors will open at 11:00am and the shotgun start will take place at 2:00pm.
This event is open to the public and will be held at the South Hampton Golf Course, 315 S Hampton Club Way St. Augustine, FL 32092. The tournament is a 18 hole scramble style. We will also be selling tickets for mulligans.
In addition to golf, we will be raffling off gift baskets, featuring gift cards, merchandise and experiences, sponsored by many of our local businessowners- Parlor Doughnuts, Bono's, Tropical Smoothie, The Elements Spa, Starbucks, Woodpecker's, Hair by Ali, Metro Diner, TitanUp Fitness and Cruisers Grill, just to name a few! We also have deluxe baskets to raffle from Back 40, TAPS, and Valley Smoke and a 50/50 raffle.
If you don't golf, you can still come join the fun!
The cost is $90 per player, which includes greens fees, golf cart, and buffet lunch, with a portion going to the scholarship fund!
You can use the ”Register Now” link below to sign up. Please contact the South Hampton Golf Course at (904) 287-7529 with any questions.
Additionally, please contact Cathy Wheeler (904) 923-7726 for Hole Sponsorship pricing and information!
To participate in the raffle, Venmo us @jackwheeler-scholarship to purchase your tickets. In the caption, please include your name, phone number, how many tickets & which baskets you want to bid on.
- 1 for $5
- 5 for $20
- 10 for $30
- 15 for $40
- 20 for $50