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CONTACT: Emily Tillo, PGA TOUR, 904-424-8572, 


THE PLAYERS to host Military Job Fair and Operation Shower, beginning weeklong lineup of military appreciation efforts

Before tournament week officially begins, THE PLAYERS hosts several military-focused events as part of its longstanding tradition of honoring and supporting military members, veterans and their families.

Both events – the Military Job Fair and Operation Shower – will take place in the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton, a hospitality venue on the 16th hole that returns in 2022 as an open-air venue for military, veterans and one dependent.

Saturday, March 5: Military Job Fair (10 am to 1 pm)

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. Nearly 30 companies with existing job opportunities will be on-hand, including:

Participating companies include:

  1. Amazon
  2. Boeing
  3. CIT
  4. City of Jacksonville
  5. Clay County
  6. Steven A. Cohen Military Clinic at Centerstone
  7. Customs and Border Protection
  8. ESGR/H2H
  9. FL Reserve Component Transit Assistance
  10. Florida Blue/GuideWell
  11. FSCJ
  12. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue
  13. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
  14. Jacksonville University
  15. JDog
  16. LSI
  17. Morgan Stanley
  18. O2O
  19. Operation New Uniform
  20. Optum
  21. RFSmart
  22. Synergy Technologies
  23. Tallahassee Police Dept.
  24. Trident Refit Facility
  25. UNF
  26. UPS
  27. USO
  28. VyStar CU
  29. Career Source

Sunday, March 6: Operation Shower (12 to 1:30 p.m.)

THE PLAYERS will once again partner with Operation Shower to host a baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed members of the Armed Forces. The shower will return to an in-person format in 2022 inside the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton, an open-air hospitality venue located near the 16th hole for military members, veterans and a dependent to enjoy during tournament week.

During the “How Sweet It Is”-themed shower, the moms will enjoy lunch, guest speakers, raffles, games, and other fun activities in an exquisitely-decorated setting. The moms will also be showered with gifts, including Operation Shower’s signature Showers In A Box. Each mom will receive an array of unique, high-quality products and gift items for mothers and babies from companies including Chicco, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, OptumServe, Morgan Stanley and Cox Media Group. Lunch will also be provided by Firehouse Subs.

LaShanda Cobbs, CEO, Preparedness and Emergency Response OptumServe/UnitedHealth Group, will also provide remarks at the shower.

NOTE:  The Operation Shower organization is requesting that all media who wish to cover the shower be vaccinated and wear a mask.

MEDIA CONTACT:                         

Emily Tillo, PGA TOUR, 904.424.8572, 


Media can park in lot 6, which is adjacent to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Exact Address:

264 Club Service Drive

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082