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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 more than $100 million to support non-profit organizations in communities within 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-country area, it may request support from THE PLAYERS via the following programs:
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, even during these unprecedented times. We commit to working with our partners to ensure continued support of their needs. Click here for more information.
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.
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Charities can earn unlimited funds by participating in Birdies for Charity, and they also are eligible for additional funds from THE PLAYERS Birdies Bonus Pool. Most charities seeking support from THE PLAYERS will be supported through the Birdies for Charity program. For information on THE PLAYERS Birdies for Charity program, click HERE.
Chip in for Youth provides youth sports associations, schools, parent-teacher organizations and youth-related charities the opportunity to raise funds by promoting the sale of tickets to THE PLAYERS. Participating organizations will receive from the PGA TOUR $30 of each $55 ticket they sell. The remainder of the net proceeds of each ticket will be donated by TOUR to the First Tee. For additional information on THE PLAYERS Chip in for Youth ticket program, click HERE.
To give local organizations a way to raise their profiles during tournament week, THE PLAYERS designates a different charity as “Charity of the Day” from Tuesday through Sunday.
Information about THE PLAYERS 2021 Charities of the Day will be available closer to the tournament.
$100 million – On July 13, 2018, On the steps of city hall, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry led a group of community leaders and representatives from various charitable organizations to proclaim July 13 as THE PLAYERS Championship Charity Day in celebration of THE PLAYERS surpassing more than $100 million in total donations
$9.25 million – In September of 2019, in the courtyard of Nease High School, THE PLAYERS leadership, alongside State of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ wife Casey DeSantis, Flagler Health+ CEO Jason Barrett and St. Johns County Public Schools’ Superintendent Tim Forson, announced that the 2019 tournament generated a record $9.25 million for local charities.
$3 billion – In January of 2020, the PGA TOUR announced that the organization and its tournaments had surpassed $3 billion in all-time charitable giving, just six years after surpassing $2 billion in 2014. This total includes a record $204.3 million generated in 2019, bringing the all-time total to $3.05 billion.
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.
• 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352)
• www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com (Note: This will replace www.800helpfla.com. If you have solicitation materials with www.800helpfla.com in the disclosure, you may continue to use them. This website will remain active as charities transition to the new web address.)
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.
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 email@example.com. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in penalties up to $5,000.
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