JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – OCTOBER 14, 2022 –  Local seniors at THE PLAYERS Championship Community Senior Center were in for a special treat when they received a surprise visit from THE PLAYERS tournament leadership and their corps of volunteers, the Red Coats.

The senior center received an entire suite of state-of-the-art computers, laptops and printers to replace the assets that were vandalized and destroyed in 2020.

“Upon learning about the vandalization of the computer lab, we knew we had to act to not only restore, but upgrade the technology center, so that every patron of THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Senior Center has access to state-of-the-art technical support. Our partnership goes so far beyond having our name on the building—we are committed to supporting the senior center and this gift is reflective of our enduring partnership,” stated Emily Bellock, Director, Community Outreach THE PLAYERS.

To celebrate the unveiling of the computer lab, THE PLAYERS staff hosted a full day of festivities to include a putting competition, lunch, THE PLAYERS merchandise giveaways and Bingo.

“We had a blast celebrating the return of the computer lab to the senior center, we are so grateful that we could help in any way we can. Having access to technology is such a crucial resource and it is our hope that this donation will help the residents continue to learn, grow, and serve as active members of the community,” reflected Joshua Gonzalez, Technology Solutions Support Manager for the PGA TOUR.

The senior center is managed by the St. Johns County Council on Aging, which operates five senior community centers in the county and offers several services including a Meals on Wheels program.