Nemours Children’s Health System to sponsor THE PLAYERS Championship Kids Zone

Interactive area will feature free health screenings and programs promoting healthy children


Nemours Children’s Health System will launch the Kids Zone, an active, open-to-the-public experience at THE PLAYERS Championship March 10-15. Nemours’ sponsorship will last for three years.


The Kids Zone presented by Nemours Children’s Health System will be a youth-focused space, with engaging activities and pop-up events designed to give young attendees and their families an interactive experience, including:


·         “Tee Time” mini golf challenge from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, with Nemours Orthopedics and Sports Medicine experts

·         “Eye Screens for Ice Cream and Family Morning Out” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15, co-hosted by Nemours Ophthalmology and Optometry experts and Jacksonville Mom


For adults, the Kids Zone will be a recharge lounge, where they can watch the tournament on a live feed while the kids are at play.


“Nemours Children’s Health System provides top-quality, patient-centered care in the six states we serve,” said Nemours CEO Dr. R. Lawrence Moss. “Our long-standing collaboration with THE PLAYERS Championship is a great opportunity to make a positive impact by promoting healthy habits among young people and reaching families where they live, learn and play.”


On Saturday, March 14, experts will host a mini golf challenge in the Kids Zone and answer common parent questions about issues affecting active kids and teen athletes.


During the Sunday, March 15 pop-up event, Nemours Ophthalmology and Optometry experts will co-host an “Eye Screen for Ice Cream” where children who receive an eye screening will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for an ice cream. Jacksonville Mom will also be on-site to host a Family Morning Out get together – moms and dads who swing by the Kids Zone will receive a Mini Bar voucher redeemable at Mini Bar’s venue at the tournament.


“Children need good vision to participate in all sports, particularly golf,” said Karen Shimshak, MD, chief of pediatric ophthalmology for Nemours Ophthalmology and Optometry. “Vision issues in children are common, so it is important to make sure your child has a complete eye exam and wears protective eyewear to prevent against a potential sports-related eye injury.”


Stationed near the main entrance of the tournament, the 3,200-square-foot Kids Zone will also feature a range of photo-worthy moments for kids of all ages.


Youths 15-and-under are admitted free to THE PLAYERS when accompanied by a ticketed adult. THE PLAYERS also offers a Family Plan Ticket package, which provides families affordable tournament experiences. Learn more at


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