Charity Overview

THE PLAYERS Championship Charitable and Community Support

Our Mission

We strongly believe it is our responsibility to be good corporate citizens in the communities where we live, work, and host one of the world’s most recognized sporting events–THE PLAYERS Championship.

Thanks to continued commitment from our volunteers, Proud Partners, sponsors, vendors, business and civic leaders, media and fans, THE PLAYERS is able to provide year-round support to non-profit organizations throughout Northeast Florida that strengthen and improve the lives of citizens and communities.

Who we support

Over the past 40+ years, THE PLAYERS has generated charitable support for more than 300 non-profit organizations in the five-county area (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties).

While hundreds of community-based groups, organizations and institutions benefit from THE PLAYERS’ funding and support, priority consideration is given to nonprofit organizations committed to serving and promoting youth services, education, character development, health, wellness and sports and military support.

If a charity has 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status and is located in the five-county area, it may request support from THE PLAYERS via the following programs:

THE PLAYERS Grant Awards

With a history and tradition of giving, THE PLAYERS receives numerous requests for funding and support from charities throughout the region. To increase its knowledge and understanding of the growing and ever-changing needs of citizens and communities in northeast Florida, THE PLAYERS has established guidelines, ensuring alignment with its mission, priorities, and resources. THE PLAYERS accepts grant proposals from nonprofit organizations who do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, military and veteran status, disability, sex, age, gender identity, orientation, or any other class protected by law, and - among other requirements - provide services aligned with THE PLAYERS priority focus areas: Youth services; Education; Character development; Health, wellness and sports; Military support.

THE PLAYERS grant program is currently suspended, however we maintain our mission providing charitable and economic benefits to the communities where we play and commit to working with our partners to ensure continued support of their needs. Click here for more information.

Red Coat Grants

As a way to continue our ongoing commitment to Northeast Florida, the Red Coats - a committee of past volunteer chairpersons- oversee a grant program to support local charities. For more information, click here.

For more information please contact: marjoriedennis@pgatourhq.com

Birdies for Charity Campaign

Birdies for Charity gives local charities the opportunity to earn funds through a unique competition during THE PLAYERS Championship. In addition to requesting a donation, charitable organizations invite stakeholders to guess how many birdies will be made during THE PLAYERS. Upon completion of the tournament, the individual who guesses the exact number of birdies (or closest thereto) will be awarded a grand prize of $10,000. A tie-breaker question will also be asked. Charities are eligible to receive additional funds from a bonus pool. More details are available at birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com/

Chip in for Charity

New in 2022, THE PLAYERS reformatted its “Chip in For Youth” program and launched a “Chip in For Charity” program that encouraged the community to purchase tickets to THE PLAYERS to support local nonprofits that fall within one of THE PLAYERS’ charitable pillars: youth services, education, character development, health, wellness and sports and military support. Participating organizations received $40 from every competition round ticket purchased in their name under the program (Thursday through Sunday), while supplies last. Visit www.theplayerschipinforcharity.com for more information.

Sponsorship and Donation Requests

THE PLAYERS Championship accepts requests for sponsorships and auction items from nonprofit organizations located in Northeast Florida year-round. Requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. We will review the sponsorship or donation request and be in touch within 5 business days.

To request sponsorship or donation, please CLICK HERE.

THE PLAYERS Charity of the Day

To give local organizations a way to raise their profiles during tournament week, THE PLAYERS selects a different charity as “Charity of the Day” from Tuesday through Sunday.

Disclosure Requirements

This notice serves as a reminder that the Solicitation of Contributions Act requires registered charities to conspicuously display their registration number and the disclosure statement below on every solicitation, confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution, including websites. s. 496.411, F.S.

"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."

The disclosure statement must include a toll-free number and website for the Division of Consumer Services which can be used to obtain the registration information.

If the solicitation occurs on a website, the statement must be conspicuously displayed on any webpage that identifies a mailing address where contributions are to be sent, identifies a telephone number to call to process contributions, or provides for online processing of contributions. If you have any concerns about where the registration number should be placed on your website, please call us at the number below.

MAILING ADDRESS

Please note that mail drops, physical addresses of UPS stores or other third party mail recipients are not considered principal addresses for a charity. A physical address of the charitable organization is required. Adherence to this requirement will reduce the number of deficiency letters and expedite the processing of applications.

We appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at 800-435-7352 or via email at cscompliance@freshfromflorida.com. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in penalties up to $5,000.