On October 18, THE PLAYERS Championship Past Tournament Chairmen, known as the Red Coats, surprised 21 charities throughout Northeast Florida with donations generated by the 2017 tournament. FSCJ was pleased to accept a $250,000 check to support a student scholarship endowment that was established in 2011.
THE PLAYERS Championship established their $1 million Red Scholarship Endowment in honor of the late Mr. Donald Zell. In addition to his commitment to the Red Coats, Mr. Zell played several instrumental roles within FSCJ. He served as president of the FCCJ Foundation in the 80s and was later appointed as the Board Chairman of FCCJ in 1990. Prior to that, he was also the co-owner of the North End Company, the largest donor of land to our North Campus.
THE PLAYERS Championship announced the 2017 tournament generated $8.7 million for local charities, surpassing last year’s record total of $8.5 million.