Born on Island Time: Newborns receive Island Green gear from THE PLAYERS

Local babies born during THE PLAYERS (March 6-12) will receive a special onesie (photo courtesy of Baptist Health)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – THE PLAYERS Championship is giving its youngest fans a taste of island living with a limited-edition “Island Baby” onesie in homage to the iconic Island Green 17th hole at The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Each onesie will be accompanied by a card with safe sleep practices, courtesy of THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health.

“It’s only fitting to extend a proper PLAYERS welcome to new partners and their newborns here in Northeast Florida,” said Jared Rice, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS.

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 - 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/Flagler Health+; HCA Florida Memorial Hospital and HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital; UF Health Jacksonville.

Key Things for Families to Know for THE PLAYERS:

Tickets: THE PLAYERS provides up to two (2) youth 15 and under with free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Parking: Parking passes must be purchased separately and are now required Tuesday through Sunday. All parking passes are daily passes and must be purchased online in advance via Tuesday & Wednesday parking costs $15 per day and Thursday-Sunday costs $40 per day. Parking will not be sold on-site. Rideshare will continue to be one of the easiest modes of transportation, with drop off and pick up located at the Couples Entry off of ATP Boulevard, just steps from the 15th hole at TPC Sawgrass. THE PLAYERS is now offering a free shuttle from Nocatee that will run Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The shuttle will run continuously from Palm Valley Academy, Valley Ridge Academy and Pine Island Academy and drop off at the Nicklaus entrance.

Bag Policy: Opaque bags measuring 6x6x6 inches and smaller or clear bags 12x6x12 inches and smaller are allowed inside the course grounds.

Outside Food: THE PLAYERS allows fans to bring in their own food in a 1-gallon clear, plastic bag where food items are also wrapped in clear wrap. Fans can refill their empty water bottles at the filtered water stations. THE PLAYERS will allow reusable plastic or metal cups up to 32oz at entries, if they are empty.

Strollers: Strollers, small diaper bags, plastic baby bottles, and other essential baby supplies are permitted. The infant must be with the carrier. Items are subject to search.

Family Lounge presented by Wolfson Children’s Hospital: When it’s time to change a diaper or nurse your child, visit the Family Lounge presented by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, an open-to-the-public, climate-controlled venue that serves as a comfort station for mothers, fathers and their little ones. And don’t worry about bringing diapers – the Family Lounge will be providing them free of charge!

Morgan Stanley Fan Experience: Located along the 18th fairway, fans are invited to visit Morgan Stanley’s Fan Experience to learn about their Eagles for Impact program benefiting the First Tee’s Coach Diversity Initiative and putt for a chance to make an eagle in the putting simulator, win prizes and more!

Military Members and Veterans: Military members, veterans and their families are invited to experience Patriots’ Outpost. At this military-exclusive hospitality venue, attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments while enjoying the tournament action from some of the best seats on the course.