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PGA TOUR Tournaments Surpass $3 Billion in All-Time Charitable Giving

PGA TOUR officials announced that the PGA TOUR and its tournaments have surpassed $3 billion in all-time charitable giving, just six years after surpassing $2 billion in 2014. This total includes a record $204.3 million generated in 2019, bringing the all-time total to $3.05 billion. (See attached for the official press release)

THE PLAYERS Championship, as the PGA TOUR’s flagship event, is a leader in charitable giving and impact, having generated more than $100 million for over 300 Northeast Florida charities since the tournament’s inception in 1974, including a record $9.25 million from the 2019 tournament alone.

“THE PLAYERS’ charitable impact is made possible because of the collective efforts and commitment from our Proud Partners—Morgan Stanley, Grant Thornton, Optum—volunteers, sponsors, vendors, business and civic leaders, media and fans,” said THE PLAYERS Executive Director Jared Rice. “While we are immensely proud of the contributions we are able to generate for charities, we measure our success by the impact our charities, non-profit organizations and Community Champions make on lives and communities in the five-county area.”

One of these Community Champions is Dreams Come True, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. Many may not realize that a dream fulfilled at THE PLAYERS more than 35 years ago helped start this organization that has now fulfilled the dreams of more than 4,000 children.

“The ability to dream can be a very powerful motivator in the lives of the children we serve as they battle to overcome life-threatening illnesses,” said Sheri Criswell, Dreams Come True Executive Director. “Our ability to provide dreams to each of our community’s qualified recipients is only possible through the support of amazing community partners, like THE PLAYERS. Their gift is especially meaningful to us since they were the birthplace of Dreams Come True 35 years ago.”

2019 marked Dreams Come True’s 35th birthday, and in honor of this special milestone, THE PLAYERS surprised Dreams Come True with a $60,000 donation to fund “A Year of Dreams.” Twelve Northeast Florida children will have their dreams granted –

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