THE PLAYERS accepting applications for grant program


In honor of National Golf Day, THE PLAYERS Championship is now accepting applications for its annual Red Coats’ community grant program, which provides funding to eligible nonprofits in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. 

The program awards local nonprofits with grants up to $15,000 to support initiatives and projects that benefit the Northeast Florida community. Grants are awarded to organizations supporting youth services, education, character development, health, wellness, sports and military support.  

Rusty Pritchett, captain of the Red Coats, expressed excitement about supporting the work of grantees across Northeast Florida, stating, “What better day to launch our grant program than National Golf Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the positive impact of golf on our community. It is our honor to be able to fund so many deserving organizations in Northeast Florida.”

The Red Coats are a group of local civic and corporate leaders who oversee the tournament's volunteer efforts and serve as ambassadors of positive change in the community. 

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. June 14. For complete guidelines and to apply, go to

More information about THE PLAYERS community initiatives can be found at