Executive Director's Message
Dear Community Champion,
While this year’s Thanksgiving holiday may have looked differently for so many of us, it is our hope that feelings and expressions of gratitude were abundantly shared by and with all you love. It is no doubt that 2020 has forced us all to adapt to new customs, practices and traditions. However, I think it has also strengthened our appreciation for people who serve and sacrifice to improve the lives of others - first responders, medical teams, educators, grocers, charitable leaders, military members and many others.
Earlier this month, at City of Jacksonville Mayor Curry’s Veterans Day Breakfast, I was afforded the opportunity to express our appreciation to Mr. Sollie Mitchell, Florida’s oldest World War II veteran. We had the honor of hosting Mr. Mitchell during Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS Championship 2020. While there, Mr. Mitchell, who shared that his favorite golfer is Tiger Woods, expressed an interest in having his hat signed by a few of the world’s best golfers that week; but the cancellation of our championship put that mission on hold. Undeterred, we shipped Mitchell’s hat across the country to the ZOZO Championship to ensure that some of the biggest names on TOUR would sign it. In addition to signing his hat, Tiger Woods also recorded a special message. Click the image below to see the rousing applause and gratitude expressed for this deserving hero. It is these types of smiles and experiences that we aspire to create by hosting THE PLAYERS Championship.
We are already less than 100 days to go until THE PLAYERS 2021, March 9-14. And we continue to finetune the comprehensive plans we have developed to contribute to the health and safety of everyone associated with THE PLAYERS, our greatest priority. In the coming months, more information about our plans will be announced.
In the meantime, please know that we thank you for your contributions to making our community better and wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season.
Executive Director, THE PLAYERS