TPC Sawgrass Charitable Initiatives
As part of the PGA TOUR and the TPC Network, giving back to our communities has always been at the heart of TPC Sawgrass –coming to life through our charitable mission of, “Together, anything’s possible.” In fact, the PGA TOUR founded the TPC Network with their philanthropic goals in mind. By providing rent-free tournament venues since 1980, the TPC Network has saved the TOUR millions of dollars –funds that have been used to increase the TOUR’s charitable donations significantly
Our players, employees, members and guests have all enthusiastically embraced our philanthropic commitment, extending our efforts to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to our country’s most deserving organizations. The following represent just a few organizations that TPC Sawgrass, the TPC Network and the PGA TOUR couldn’t be prouder to support.
In 2017 THE PLAYERS Championship announced the 2017 tournament generated $8.7 million for local charities, surpassing the prior year’s record total of $8.5 million. The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling more than $92 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977.
What THE PLAYERS has done on the charity front has been nothing short of spectacular for the Greater Jacksonville community,” said Commissioner Monahan. “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, my thanks to the Proud Partners, the more than 2,000 volunteers that work tirelessly throughout the year and our fans for their tremendous support of THE PLAYERS.”
THE PLAYERS benefits local youth charities, in line with the event’s committed goal to generate $50 million for youth-related charities over 10 years. The event is dedicated to making a significant financial impact on local non-profits that promote youth education, health and wellness, and character development. To date, $45 million has been generated toward that goal.