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‘Every dollar counts’: Players golf for a cause at Action Sports Jax Dream 18 Golf Tournament

The Action Sports Jax Dream 18 Golf Tournament kicked off Monday morning.

Players took part in 18 holes of golf at The Golf Club at South Hampton, all for a cause.

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St. Michael’s Soldiers and North Florida Junior Golf Foundation are the two charities that will benefit.

Jim Signorile is the co-founder of St. Michael’s Soldiers.

“Every dollar counts towards making our troops happy,” Signorile said.

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St. Michael Soldiers is a 100 percent volunteer organization and focuses on care packages for deployed men and women all over the world.

“The cost of one care package with inflation and the current postage rate is going to be about $50 a piece now,” Signorile said. “We shipped thousands of them at Christmas time, so every package is 50 bucks.”

North Florida Junior Golf Foundation serves 400 kids.

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Money raised will help reduce costs for parents of children in the foundation.

Jack Aschenbach is the organization’s executive director.

“I wait a year for this event,” Aschenbach said. “It’s an exciting time. My staff behind are always excited to play in this event. It’s the best all around, and it has grown every year.”

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The Dream 18 originally was a television segment on CBS47/FOX30′s Action Sports Jax Primetime show. It featured a different hole at a different course in Jacksonville weekly and played that hole with a junior golfer, a celebrity, a golf pro and usually a member of the media.

The Action Sports Jax Dream 18 is approaching the $200,000 milestone raised since the inception.

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