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The Players raises record amount for charity

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Giving Back Month: THE PLAYERS 2013 Charity Announcement at TPC Sawgrass Presentation Lawn with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and the tournament volunteer leadership on November 14, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR) *** Local Caption ***  (Jennifer Perez, ©2013 Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)
THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month charity announcement (Jennifer Perez, ©2013 Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)
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Updated: 11/14/2013 10:47 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- the players championship announced tonight raising a record $7.1 million for local charities.

That's $500,000 more than last year.

The announcement at tonight's Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party at TPC Sawgrass was made by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem.

The money generated by the players each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida.
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