2013 THE PLAYERS Championship generates $7.1 million for Northeast FL charities

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Giving Back Month: THE PLAYERS 2013 Charity Announcement at TPC Sawgrass Presentation Lawn with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and the tournament volunteer leadership on November 14, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – NOVEMBER 14: Giving Back Month: THE PLAYERS 2013 Charity Announcement at TPC Sawgrass Presentation Lawn with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and the tournament volunteer leadership on November 14, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)

At a celebration honoring the volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS Championship and the tournament’s Giving Back Month, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that $7.1 million was generated for local charities from the 2013 event, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking total of $6.5 million.

The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling nearly $60 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977.

The substantial increases over the past few years is attributed to a growing, dedicated fan base, support from PwC – the event’s Proud Partner, the tireless and selfless efforts of the tournament’s volunteer force and the entire Northeast Florida community.

Guests at the Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party cheered as a 35-foot banner bearing the $7.1 million news was unfurled from the TPC Sawgrass upper balcony when Finchem made the announcement.

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28th Annual Vistakon North Florida Golf Classic

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Beautiful weather for the 28th Annual Vistakon North Florida Golf Classic benefitting Junior Achievement.

March 13, 2013 marked Junior Achievement’s 28th Annual Vistakon North Florida Golf Classic. Abundant sunshine and comfortable late-winter weather made for a beautiful day at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.

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Overall Junior Achievement of North Florida netted $150,000 from the tournament. These funds will cover the entire annual cost of the JA program materials used by volunteers in the classroom. Volunteers use the materials to teach for one hour per week for five to eight weeks in K-12 classrooms throughout North Florida. Continue reading

Thanks, THE PLAYERS, for your continued support!

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The 2012 PLAYERS was more than a sporting event–it was a focal point for the community, leaving a lasting impact on charities across Northeast Florida raising a record $6.5 million.

Junior Achievement of North Florida would like to thank THE PLAYERS for their continued support.