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Palates Delighted and Funds Raised at “A Night at Roy’s”

April 29th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Chef Roy Yamaguchi and his Jacksonville Beach restaurant recently hosted “A Night at Roy’s” to benefit MBF Child Safety Matters™, a research–based, bullying and child abuse prevention education program.

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Teeing Up for Business – THE PLAYERS Championship Drives Economic Growth in Northeast Florida

April 21st, 2014 · Leave a Comment

THE PLAYERS Championship returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass May 6-11. The tournament brings world-class golf to the region and an estimated economic impact in excess of $151 million to Northeast Florida. In 2013, approximately 174,000 fans, business executives and media from around the world attended THE PLAYERS Championship.

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Matt Rapp honored for contributions to economic development in Northeast Florida

July 11th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recently honored Matt Rapp, executive director for THE PLAYERS Championship, for his contributions to economic development in Northeast Florida.

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Private venues for THE PLAYERS 2013 selling quickly

November 13th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

THE PLAYERS Championship is definitely ahead of the game – and not just in golf. According to Executive Director Matt Rapp, a significant portion of the private corporate viewing venues for next year’s tournament have been reserved. THE PLAYERS is set to return to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass May 6-12, 2013. With venue sales in the past reaching their peak around March, this marks the earliest that the tournament has experienced this level of corporate commitment.

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THE PLAYERS Unveils Playroom at New Wolfson Children’s Hospital Tower

November 9th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

THE PLAYERS Championship has unveiled a new Playroom on the third floor of the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

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ULI and NAIOP To Host Joint Luncheon Sept. 19

September 6th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida and NAIOP of Northeast Florida (NAIOP) will host a joint luncheon event on Sept. 19 featuring guest speakers Alan Verlander, executive director of Sports and Entertainment for the City of Jacksonville; Matt Rapp, executive director of THE PLAYERS Championship; and Mark Lamping, president of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Mayo Clinic Contributes to Region’s Growing Life Sciences Industry

August 23rd, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Area leaders toured a world-class institution and one of the JAX Region’s greatest assets, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides a 214-bed facility with 16 operating rooms, transplant and epilepsy units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities. The organization recently announced an $80 million expansion project that will add two floors and 90 beds to its hospital. The hospital expansion project will also add approximately 400 new jobs at Mayo and 250 construction jobs. As part of the #ilovejax campaign, the JAX Chamber is featuring the positive attributes located in the seven-county region by hosting tours.

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New Venues Will Debut at THE PLAYERS 2012

April 3rd, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Fans were treated to seven new venues at THE PLAYERS in 2011, and this year they can anticipate the addition of three more new venues when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 7-13. The new venues, all of which are open to the public (no upgraded ticket necessary), are Wine & Dine on 9, The Oasis and the Kid Zone by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

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THE PLAYERS Promotes 2012 Family Plan at Area Daily’s Convenience Stores

March 20th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

THE PLAYERS Championship announces a new partnership with Daily’s to promote its Family Plan for THE PLAYERS 2012. Starting today, fans can purchase THE PLAYERS Family Plan at 26 Northeast Florida Daily’s convenience stores for $89, a savings of $40. The Family Plan includes two adult grounds tickets, unlimited youth tickets and a $20 concessions credit.

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Jared Rice, Director of Sales & Marketing for THE PLAYERS Championship, named Top Sales Person of 2011 for PGA TOUR

January 19th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Northeast Florida has one of the country’s top sales people in its own backyard! The PGA TOUR recently announced Jared Rice, director of sales & marketing for THE PLAYERS Championship, as its top sales person for the 2011 season at the organization’s winter tournament meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. Of the 15 events that the PGA TOUR owns and operates, Rice was the top sales person for his achievements with THE PLAYERS in Ponte Vedra Beach. Rice and his team increased hospitality and sponsorship sales by 21 percent from the 2010 tournament to the 2011 tournament.

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