MEDIA ALERT: Tuesday events at THE PLAYERS
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
Media kit: https://theplayers.pgatourmediakit.com/
9 a.m. Rory McIlroy
9:30 a.m. Justin Thomas
10 a.m. Bryson DeChambeau
10:30 a.m. Jon Rahm
11 a.m. PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan (Media Center arena)
12 p.m. Webb Simpson
3 p.m. Collin Morikawa
3:30 p.m. Dustin Johnson
4 p.m. Xander Schauffele
ALL DAY: #Match4Military campaign
Even though on-site Military Appreciation Day activities have changed in 2021 due to health and safety protocols, THE PLAYERS maintains its longstanding commitment to our military, veterans, and their families.
On Tuesday, March 9, THE PLAYERS, with support from Proud Partners and media partners, will host a day-long fundraising campaign – #Match4Military – to generate support and awareness for Northeast Florida military organizations like K9s for Warriors, The Fire Watch, Greater Jacksonville Area USO, Wounded Warrior Project, Operation New Uniform, and so many others.
THE PLAYERS is matching all donations, dollar for dollar, all donations up to $250,000.
Fans interested in making a donation can do so by going to THEPLAYERS.COM/match4military.
Noon: Flyover across various Northeast Florida locations
The annual, celebrated flyover tradition will continue, thanks to the 125th Fighter Wing/FLANG, which will conduct a flyover of key locations in Northeast Florida. Spectators at and near NS Mayport, TPC Sawgrass, NAS Jacksonville and downtown Jacksonville are encouraged to step outside to witness the fixed wing jet flyovers.
- 11:57 a.m. NS Mayport
- Noon TPC Sawgrass (over #17, up #18 fairway and over the clubhouse)
- 12:03 p.m. NAS Jacksonville
- 12:05 p.m. St. Johns River and downtown Jacksonville
Did you know? Over the last year, the 125th Fighter Wing have played an especially crucial role in Florida’s COVID-19 response. Since March 2020, more than 580 125th Fighter Wing Airmen have been on duty at community-based testing sites, assisted living facilities, airports and food banks, providing a variety of support, including testing, screening, food distribution and traffic control support. Currently, there are 100 personnel activated across the entire state.
Charity of the Day: The Fire Watch
THE PLAYERS has chosen Northeast Florida-based nonprofit The Fire Watch as its Charity of the Day on Tuesday. The Fire Watch is Northeast Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide and recently launched a “Watch Stander” program that trains the general public to ‘stand watch’ and ‘save lives’ in response to the sharp rise in veteran suicide rates locally and across the country. In Northeast Florida, data averages reveal that there is one military member suicide per day, and the isolation and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have only worsened the challenges the veteran community faces.
Those interested in becoming a Watch Stander must participate in a 45-minute online training session that focuses on learning how to identify crisis signals, direct veterans to the resources and support they need, and commit to protect those who have protected us. Since launching the Watch Stander program in May 2020, just over 300 people have signed up to serve as Watch Standers; however, The Fire Watch has announced a goal to mobilize at least 3,000 before the year’s end. Visit www.thefirewatch.org/watch-standers to learn more.
Dining Discounts for Military and Veterans
During the week of THE PLAYERS, several restaurants in Northeast Florida will be providing military members, veterans and/or their families with a dining discount. Valid identification is required in order to receive the discount. Select locations of participating restaurants will display THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation logo in their windows. Click here to learn more.