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Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – With THE PLAYERS Championship rapidly approaching, tournament officials announced today that new volunteer registration has started and will remain open until all volunteer positions have been filled. Anyone in the Northeast Florida area and nationwide is encouraged to apply to become one of the roughly 2,000 volunteers that make THE PLAYERS possible. The best field in golf returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., May 8-13.
Volunteering at THE PLAYERS is a unique avenue for not only golf fans, but also those looking to support an event that gives millions of dollars back to the community, to become a part of the team that works tirelessly to make the tournament a showcase of excellence.
“THE PLAYERS would not be able to give back to the community, in such a tremendous way, without the passionate volunteers,” said Damon Olinto, tournament chairman for THE PLAYERS. “We are proud to work with more than 2,000 dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to make THE PLAYERS a true shrine to golf fans and a fantastic experience for the best players in the world.”
Volunteers at THE PLAYERS are placed into committees, with jobs ranging from on-course duties like acting as a Marshal during the tournament to other support roles assisting players and fans. Those that wish to apply to be a volunteer at THE PLAYERS this year, or that want more information, can visit THEPLAYERSvolunteers.com.
For the week, volunteers at THE PLAYERS pay a fee of $75, which covers the cost of the uniform package as well as a credential that acts as a Stadium Pass on days in which volunteers are not working.
More information about THE PLAYERS is available at THEPLAYERS.com.
About THE PLAYERS Championship
THE PLAYERS Championship annually combines the best field in golf with the world-class venue that is THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Grant Thorton LLP, Optum and Morgan Stanley are the exclusive Proud Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $92 million since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977, including a record $8.7 million generated in 2017. In April 2011, THE PLAYERS announced a new charitable focus, committing to generate $50million for youth-related charities over 10 years. For more on THE PLAYERS and the surrounding area, visit THEPLAYERS.com or floridashistoriccoast.com.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see grantthornton.com for further details.
Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 100,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH).
About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.
The Web.com Tour Championship has announced PIVOT CPAs as the tournament’s Official CPA Firm and sponsor of the PIVOT Poolside Lounge. The 2017 tournament will be contested at Atlantic Beach Country Club the week of September 25 – October 1.