The Florida Forum Speaker Series, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will welcome Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Rice is widely regarded as the best wide receiver to ever play in the National Football League, and the greatest player of all time. During his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl XXIII (’88), Super Bowl XXIV (’89) and SB XXIX (’94)) and one Super Bowl MVP. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. Rice was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2010, his first year of eligibility.
Tickets begin at $83 each for general seating; $100 each for preferred seating; $283 for two reserved Bronze seating tickets; $708 for two reserved Silver seating tickets and invitations to the private reception honoring the speaker and $1,416 for four reserved Gold seating tickets with private
reception invitations. Patrons age 30 and under may purchase the series for $50.
Presented by The Women’s Board, the Florida Forum raises awareness and funds for Wolfson Children's Hospital, supporting its mission to provide the highest quality of advanced pediatric healthcare regardless of ability to pay. The series is made possible by long-time partners and generous sponsors Wells Fargo, Florida Blue and Landstar.
Jerry Rice, Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion, comes to the Florida Forum on Feb. 25.
About The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient health care facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised more than $32 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the Board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
About Florida Forum
The Florida Forum and the annual Art & Antiques Show, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will contribute vital funds for a five-year, $4 million pledge supporting the creation of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The unit will feature state-of-the-art family suites designed for comfort and privacy while maintaining visibility and easy access for NICU staff; modified lighting and soundproofing to reduce stress on newborns; and critically important medical equipment designed to provide the highest standard of care.
Maxine McBride (904) 280-7960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN’S BOARD CONTACT:
Sally Parsons (904) 202-4926 or Sally.Parsons@bmcjax.com