(photo courtesy of Baptist Health)

Born a Champion: THE PLAYERS Championship crowns Northeast Florida’s newest champions

Local babies born during THE PLAYERS (March 7-13) will receive special bodysuit

(photo courtesy of Baptist Health)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – This week, THE PLAYERS Championship welcomes the best professional golfers in the world as they compete for the coveted title of ‘THE PLAYERS Champion.’ On the golf course, only one PGA TOUR player will hoist the Goldman trophy, but beyond the fairways and greens, there are hundreds of new champions being crowned in Northeast Florida hospitals this week, prompting THE PLAYERS to share in this special milestone with them.

All babies born in local hospitals during THE PLAYERS (March 7-13) will receive a special bodysuit, “Born a Champion,” along with a birthday card containing the ABCs of safe sleep practices. New this year, THE PLAYERS collaborated with baby and children’s apparel brand, Carter’s, to design and produce the bodysuits.

“This is one of our team’s favorite community outreach traditions,” said Jared Rice, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS. “THE PLAYERS is honored to celebrate and connect with our community's newest champions in this unique way, and we can’t wait to see what these champions accomplish as they begin this new journey.”

Each week, more than 500 babies are born at local hospitals, prompting THE PLAYERS to work with area hospitals to share in the celebrations. Families at the following hospitals have received bodysuits to share with their newest champions: Ascension St. Vincent's Family Birth Place - Riverside, Southside and Clay County locations; Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center South; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Wolfson Children's Hospital NICU – South; Wolfson Children's Hospital NICU – Downtown; Flagler Hospital; HCA Florida Memorial Hospital and HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital; UF Health Jacksonville.

Additional youth and family experiences at THE PLAYERS Championship 2022 include:

Notable permitted items:

More information about THE PLAYERS is available at THEPLAYERS.com.