THE PLAYERS launches enhanced Volunteer Village
presented by Flagler Health+
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida - Tournament officials announced today that Flagler Health+ will sponsor
the Volunteer Village at THE PLAYERS 2019. Volunteer Village serves as
“home” to the more than 2,000 volunteers who help make the
tournament possible every year. This sponsorship will enhance the on-site
experience for the volunteers who selflessly donate their time and energy
throughout the week.
“At Flagler, we understand that social determinants play an important
role in a person’s overall health. Studies show that volunteerism
specifically can reduce depression, improve brain function and decrease
stress levels,” commented Flagler Health+ President and CEO Jason
Barrett. “As two of St. Johns County’s most prominent employers,
it makes perfect sense for Flagler Health+ and THE PLAYERS to partner,
and we are excited to support the Volunteer Village. We are building healthier
As THE PLAYERS continues to grow so does the demand for volunteers. Comfortable
seating, volunteer bags, inclement climate weather gear and refreshments
are just some of the necessities that Flagler Health+ will bring to Volunteer Village.
“THE PLAYERS could not operate at such high-levels without the thousands
of hours put in by our 2,000 plus volunteers,” said Jared Rice,
executive director of THE PLAYERS. “It’s extremely important
for us to make sure our volunteers are cared for, both on and off the
course. Thanks to Flagler Health+, their entire experience will be improved.”
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.
Optum®, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton LLP are the exclusive Proud
Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida
charities and have totaled $100 million since the event moved to Ponte
Vedra Beach in 1977, including a record $9 million generated in 2018.
For more on THE PLAYERS, visit THEPLAYERS.com. For more on the surrounding
areas, visit floridashistoriccoast.com or visitjacksonville.com.
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About Flagler Health+
Flagler Health+ is a total-care enterprise aimed at advancing the physical,
social and economic health of Northeast Florida communities. From serving
as the lead agency for the Continuum of Care with an aim to end homelessness
to bringing a new concept in health villages throughout the region, Flagler
Health+ is here to serve as our patients’ partner on the journey
of life. Flagler Health+ is an extension of Flagler Hospital, which has
a 130-year legacy of caring for the community. The 335-bed hospital has
been named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals out of nearly 4,500
nationwide. Flagler Hospital has also earned the Gold Seal of Approval™
from the Joint Commission for primary stroke care centers, national accreditation
for its total hip and total knee replacement programs, accreditation from
the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, Center of
Excellence designation for its bariatric surgery center, and ANCC magnet
status for nursing excellence. Learn more at