Tim McGraw to Appear at PLAYERS Military Appreciation Day

Tim McGrawPLAYERS Championship tournament officials recently announced that three-time Grammy award-winning country music artist Tim McGraw will help the tournament honor area military with a special musical appearance on Wednesday, May 5, during Military Appreciation Day at The PLAYERS Championship.

McGraw is in Jacksonville for his 2010 “Southern Voice” North American Tour Presented by Outback Steakhouse and will perform at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on May 6.

THE PLAYERS is scheduled for May 3-9, 2010, at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

“The addition of Tim McGraw to our Military Appreciation Day activities will not only be a huge draw for our fans, but also a special way to honor the military personnel who are such an important part of our communities,” said The PLAYERS Executive Director Jay Monahan. “We look forward to welcoming Tim to TPC Sawgrass on May 5 to give The PLAYERS fans a sneak preview of his concert the following day.”

McGraw will be a part of a 5 p.m. ceremony during Military Appreciation Day to salute military families. The program on the 18th green will include pageantry by military personnel, a color guard, the National Anthem and a flyover by the Blue Angels, as well as remarks from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, two-time PLAYERS champion Hal Sutton, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his “Be the right club today” win, and a representative (TBD) from the U.S. Military. McGraw will close the program with a special musical performance dedicated to the military and their families.

For 2010, complimentary military tickets can be ordered on line via either www.cnic.navy.mil/jacksonville or www.cnic.navy.mil/mayport. Military personnel on base at Naval Station Mayport can visit the MWR office to receive information on how to download tickets from Ticketmaster.com. Military must present ticket and ID (CAC identification card) at the tournament gate.


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