Executive Director's Message
Dear Community Champion:
It’s hard to believe that summer is upon us. These past several months have brought many challenges, resulting from new routines and practices that we’ve all been forced to adopt. Few people have been more impacted than our community’s teachers, administrators, students, and families. I have been incredibly inspired by the tremendous work all have done in meeting virtual instruction needs.
Education is one of THE PLAYERS’ key charitable pillars, and through our charitable partnerships with schools and nonprofit organizations (several of which are highlighted in this month’s newsletter), I am fortunate to witness the incredible work of Northeast Florida’s educators.
Since my wife and I joined the thousands of parents assuming the roles of classroom teachers for our two sons this past spring, I have gained a greater appreciation for the selfless and focused support educators commit to serving students each day. It is in this same spirit that our organization seeks to lead in supporting the needs of citizens and communities where we play.
While we have returned to competition, we are moving forward in a safe and responsible manner. We will continue to build and strengthen our robust and comprehensive health plan while maintaining our commitment to always doing the right thing.
The coordination, commitment and teamwork required to successfully stage our return to golf has been truly incredible – and also speaks to the influence our sport has to unifying and inspiring fans.
The ongoing pandemic and the injustice plaguing communities have been extremely challenging and certainly come with many questions and concerns. Yet, we are not discouraged. THE PLAYERS team and our PGA TOUR colleagues are determined to ask questions and be a part of the solution, and our collective priority remains the same: to serve, support and improve the lives of citizens and communities where we host the PGA TOUR’s flagship event.
We thank you for your continued support of THE PLAYERS and look forward to reconnecting with you all soon. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for THE PLAYERS 2021, March 8-14.
All the best,
Jared Rice, Executive Director