FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2022
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THE PLAYERS launches digital ticket program for military members and veterans
Tickets must be secured online, in advance
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – THE PLAYERS Championship announced today the military and veteran ticket program for the 2022 Championship (March 8-13), featuring several enhancements. New this year, the tickets will be presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton, and will include a digital food voucher (details below). All military and veteran tickets will be digital and must be secured in advance through an online verification system, and once the redemption process is complete, tickets can be accessed instantly. Tickets are available while supplies last.
Military ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2022:
All active duty, retired, reserve and national guard members verified through the new military identification system and one dependent are provided access to complimentary tickets on Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9, as well as one competition day during Thursday, March 10, through Sunday, March 13, while supplies last. Complimentary tickets secured through this verification process will include a $20 digital voucher that can be used at any on-site food vendor for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Veteran ticket offerings for THE PLAYERS 2022:
Veterans verified through the military identification system and one dependent are provided access to discounted tickets on Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9, as well as one competition day during Thursday, March 10, through Sunday, March 13, while supplies last. Discounted tickets secured through this verification process will include a $20 digital voucher that can be used at any on-site food vendor for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
To secure military and veteran tickets, follow these steps:
- Visit THEPLAYERS.com/tickets and click CLAIM TICKETS in the Military Admission section.
- Select your chosen tournament day(s).
- Verify your military designation using GovX by selecting the link on the checkout page.
- Once verified, complete the transaction and access your tickets on THE PLAYERS’ digital portal.
- Add your ticket(s) to your mobile wallet prior to arrival.
“We are really excited to debut this new digital ticket system for military members, veterans and dependents and honor them on-site this year through a weeklong lineup of military appreciation offerings and initiatives,” said Jared Rice, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS. “We have a deep passion and commitment to supporting our military, veterans and their families, especially those who call Northeast Florida home.”
Parking passes are not included in any ticket purchases. A separate parking pass is required each day of tournament week, Tuesday through Sunday, and must be purchased online in advance via THEPLAYERS.com/parking. Tuesday and Wednesday parking will be $15 per day, plus tax; Thursday through Sunday is $40 per day, plus tax. Parking will not be sold on-site and all parking passes will be digital. Rideshare is also available and will drop off and pick up at the Couples entry off ATP Boulevard, a short walk from the 15th hole. Shuttles are also available from several downtown Jacksonville locations.
Other military appreciation offerings and events include:
Military Job Fair – Saturday, March 5
THE PLAYERS, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, will host its 11th annual Military Job Fair. The Military Job Fair is free and open to military personnel, veterans and military spouses and will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton, located on the Stadium Course near the tee at No. 16. Approximately 25 companies with existing job opportunities will be on-hand.
Military Appreciation Day – Tuesday, March 8
The new ceremony start time is 4:30 p.m. on the Island Green 17th hole, immediately followed by a concert performance. Please note – A Tuesday ticket to THE PLAYERS includes access to the ceremony and concert.
Military & Veteran Hospitality – Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton
Throughout tournament week, active duty, retired, reserve, national guard members, veterans and one accompanied dependent (with valid I.D.) will have access to the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton. An open-air hospitality venue located near the tee at No. 16, the Outpost is reserved exclusively for the military and offers complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
PGA TOUR Fan Shop Discounts
On Tuesday, March 8, active duty, retired, reserve and national guard members will receive a 20% discount in the PGA TOUR Fan Shop in the Welcome Experience and the walk-up merchandise location in Sawgrass Square (must have valid military I.D.).
Please refer to the military information page on THE PLAYERS website (https://www.theplayers.com/military.html) for a full list of military appreciation offerings and programming at the 2022 championship.
About THE PLAYERS Championship
THE PLAYERS Championship annually combines the strongest field in golf with the world-class venue that is THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Optum®, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton LLP are the exclusive Proud Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $100 million since it began in 1974 and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. For more on THE PLAYERS, visit THEPLAYERS.com. For more on the surrounding areas, visit floridashistoriccoast.com or visitjacksonville.com.
Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 210,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). For more information, visit www.Optum.com.
About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit http://www.morganstanley.com.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.9 billion and operates more than 50 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.