How sweet it was to be able to celebrate military moms at THE PLAYERS Championship! Continuing their longstanding support for military families, THE PLAYERS Championship presented an Operation Shower group baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be from area military bases on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at TPC Sawgrass. The event marked the 12th military baby shower since 2010 to be hosted during THE PLAYERS in collaboration with Operation Shower, one of 10 military homefront charities that are part of the PGA TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative. The shower was emceed by Cox Media Group on-air personality Abby Murphy, who hosts mornings on Easy 102.9 and nights on 95.1 WAPE.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Operation Shower to express our tremendous gratitude to these courageous military moms-to-be through this special shower,” said THE PLAYERS Executive Director Jared Rice. “Their service and sacrifice for our country deserve to be recognized, and we are delighted to do that alongside so many other supporters in a safe and fun way this year.”
During the “How Sweet It Is”-themed shower, the moms enjoyed lunch from Firehouse Subs, guest speakers, raffles, games, and other fun activities in an exquisitely-decorated setting inside the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton. The outpost, an open-air hospitality venue located near the 16th hole for military members, veterans and a dependent to enjoy during tournament week, was transformed into a sweets wonderland for shower day!
The moms were showered with gifts, including Operation Shower’s signature Showers In A Box. Each mom received an array of unique, high-quality products and gift items for mothers and babies from companies including Chicco, the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, OptumServe, Morgan Stanley and Cox Media Group. In addition support from THE PLAYERS, support for the event was provided by the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, Chicco and Birdies for the Brave.
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