THE PLAYERS Championship Village, Inc. announces $3 million gift to Wolfson Children’s Hospital

The 20-bed Behavioral Health and Wellness Unit will double the number of inpatient behavioral health beds available for children and adolescents.

Jacksonville, Florida – Today, THE PLAYERS Championship Village, Inc. (The Village) announced a $3 million gift toward a new inpatient behavioral health unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Expected to open in spring 2024, the new unit will expand inpatient behavioral health care for children and adolescents requiring hospitalization in Northeast Florida.

“THE PLAYERS Championship Village has a long history of ensuring that young people in our community have the right foundation for success. This partnership with Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital will have a life-changing impact for children and adolescents in need of critical behavioral health services” remarked Mike Hartley, The PLAYERS Championship Village, Inc. Board of Directors member.

This $3 million gift to Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the first from THE PLAYERS Championship Village, Inc. but the third from THE PLAYERS Championship, which provided a $1 million gift in 2011 and a $2 million gift in 2016 to benefit child health, wellness and injury prevention programming at THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s.

“The relationship between Baptist Health, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, THE PLAYERS Championship and the PGA TOUR goes back many years, and our entire community continues to be strengthened because of this long-time collaboration,” said Baptist Health President and CEO Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE. “We could not be more grateful for this significant $3 million gift from THE PLAYERS Championship Village, Inc. toward inpatient pediatric behavioral health care, but also for their decades of work to meet the needs of underserved teens at risk for or recovering from substance abuse addiction.”

THE PLAYERS Championship is set to return to TPC Sawgrass, March 12-17, 2024, as the strongest field in golf competes for the richest purse on the PGA TOUR.

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