Benner, who also coached baseball and track at the high school and then junior high, left a football legacy in Fernandina Beach. When he retired from the junior high, he boasted an 87-9 record… But it was more than just wins and looses for Benner. 'There were a lot of players who looked up to him as a father figure,' Darrell Benner said. 'I can remember players coming by here all the time to see him. They could practice with him all week and still come by. If he was at the school, they would all be up there.'" - Beth Jones (News-Leader)
You can also send your donations to George Sheffield at 28 S. 7th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Donations can be made out to "The Wayne Benner Scholarship Foundation."
Please join us in continuing Coach Wayne Benner's legacy on May 20th as we put on the 1st Annual Wayne Benner Charity Golf Classic to benefit "The Wayne Benner Scholarship Foundation." There will be raffles, mulligans for sale, a putting contest! After the tournment join us for dinner at Amelia River Golf Club.