Rounds at the Grounds 2015


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Top of the 6th game and helped make the event a success! 

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All photos by Tonya Austin.

Held each summer, Rounds features area doctors competing in a celebrity softball tournament at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville prior to a Jacksonville Suns game. The event raises awareness about the high infant mortality rates in Jacksonville and provides strategies to improve birth outcomes. Last year, local all stars joined medical professionals in a game of ball that turned into a heated rivalry and this year is bound to be a battle for bragging rights!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Thank you to our individual and business sponsors: Harry Abram, Stephen Baker, Megan Denk, Margaret Dodson, Florida Psychological Associates, Robert Harmon, Levenson Eye Associates, George Lewis, Kathy Mankinen, Cindy Neville, Chuck Perrone, Rev. Tom Rodgers and Carol Brady!!

Infant Mortality in Northeast Florida

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Infant mortality, the death of a baby in the first year of life, is considered a sentinel indicator of the health of a community. It is linked to poverty, education, housing, community and family violence, and access to basic health care. Florida’s infant mortality rates are among the highest in the nation, and outcomes in Jacksonville are worse than the state.

In 2014, 140 babies in Northeast Florida died before their first birthday. Jacksonville also experiences significant health disparities, with black babies dying at twice the rate of white babies. The leading causes of death are prematurity, low birth
weight, birth defects and sleep-related deaths.

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Coalition’s community-based programs, like the Magnolia and Azalea projects, the Teen Health Project, “Make a Noise! Make a Difference!” and more.

Learn more about previous Rounds events: Rounds at the Grounds 2014Rounds at the Grounds 2013Rounds at the Grounds 2012Rounds at the Grounds 2011 and Rounds at the Grounds 2010: The inaugural year!