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Dinner of Champions


September 17, 2020
6:00 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST

In Person

Jacksonville Marriott
4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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The National MS Society is closely monitoring the latest developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic and we are taking proactive steps to protect people affected by MS, our event participants and the broader MS community. Based on recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will not host events through May 17 in person. We were able to reschedule this event to September 17, 2020 and look forward to seeing you then.

Dinner of Champions - North Florida

MS Dinner of Champions

— Celebrating 41 Years! —

The Dinner of Champions was created in 1979 by Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell as an annual fundraising gala to benefit the National MS Society. The Dinner of Champions is still going strong raising money to fulfill the Society’s Mission that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

The North Florida Chapter is thrilled to host the 2020 Dinner of Champions honoring Dr. Buster Browning.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Buster Browning moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1974 after graduating from the Medical College of Georgia. Buster and his wife Debbie are active members of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and work to support the church’s successful food bank. They are also active in the Jacksonville community raising money for various organizations and charities. Buster has served as president of the Rotary Club, served on the founding board and as three-time president of the First Tee of Jacksonville, as well as being involved in the North Florida Heart Association, and the Osprey Club of The University of North Florida. Buster has volunteered for The Players Championship since 1977, serving as Chairman of First Aid – Player Physician for the last 40 years. Buster is the “official” volunteer physician for the PGA Tour. He has covered The Players from 1977 to the present, the FedEx Championship, as well as the Presidents Cup, in the United States and several foreign countries, thorough 2015.

Having been involved with the University of North Florida athletics for a long time, Buster was honored by having the Athletic Training and Education Center named after him. Buster was also inducted into the UNF Athletic Hall of Fame and was made honorary alumnus of UNF. Buster remains active at the University of North Florida and spearheaded the “Stock Holders in UNF Athletics,” raising $250,000 in his name for the athletic center.

Buster has served on the Baptist Hospital Foundation Board and his wife, Debbie, has been involved with the Women’s Board for Wolfson’s Children Hospital. Buster and Debbie have been married for 49 years and have two children and four grandchildren.

The event will be held on September 17, 2020, from 6-9 p.m. at the Jacksonville Marriott. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner and program honoring Dr. Buster Browning. All proceeds will benefit the National MS Society.

For more information on the Dinner, contact Heidi Katz via email at or at 904-571-8912.



Sponsorships start at $5,000 and multiple levels are available up to $25,000. Every sponsorship level features perks for the sponsor, including a reserved table for either 8 or 10.

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Registration and Donation

Individual tickets are $200 each. You can also purchase a table with seating for 8 for $1,600. To register online, click the "Register" button below. If you prefer to register offline or need to pay by check, please contact Heidi Katz at or 904-571-8912.


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Heidi Katz

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