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TIAA Bank, THE PLAYERS, Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation and the PGA TOUR Wives Association team up for ‘These Kids Can Play’

The event returns to welcome Community PedsCare back to THE PLAYERS

Jacksonville, FL. — March 23, 2022 — As part of its commitment to serve the community, TIAA Bank has once again teamed up with Community PedsCare, Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation, THE PLAYERS Championship and the PGA TOUR Wives Association to sponsor “These Kids Can Play.” This annual event welcomed Community PedsCare® patients and families for a remarkable day at THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass.

“TIAA Bank is committed to improving the communities where we work and live,” said Curt Cunkle, Head of Florida Banking. “Our support of Community PedsCare goes far beyond today’s event. We’ve worked together for nearly a decade in support of its mission and are proud to celebrate and encourage these families together.”

TIAA Bank joined the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation and the PGA TOUR Wives Association in hosting Community PedsCare families for special music, arts and crafts, face painting, TIAA Bank’s Selfies for Change special photo booth experience and more. Former U.S. Open winner, PGA TOUR player, and local resident Jim Furyk and his wife, Tabitha, are supporters of Community PedsCare and joined the fun.

Former Community PedsCare patient, Monterious Phillip joined Cunkle at the annual luncheon following the event to share a few remarks about his experience and what it means to have that support. During the event, THE PLAYERS Executive Director Jared Rice also presented a $30,000 donation from the championship to Community PedsCare, a donation matched by TIAA Bank.

Since 2014, TIAA Bank, Community PedsCare and the Jacksonville Jaguars have teamed up to host “Jaguars for a Day.” Community PedsCare families come to TIAA Bank Field, where each child signs a contract, receives a personalized jersey and becomes a member of the team for a day. TIAA Bank continued the tradition this year and virtually welcomed three additional families to the Jaguars team.

About TIAA Bank

TIAA Bank, a division of TIAA, FSB, provides nationwide banking services to consumer, commercial and institutional clients through a variety of channels, including online and mobile applications, as well as its Florida-based financial centers. More information on TIAA Bank can be found at tiaabank.com.

About Community PedsCare®

Since 2000, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has provided palliative and hospice care and support for children living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions through Community PedsCare®, an award-winning pediatric care program in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, and the University of Florida-Jacksonville. The program, one of only a few community pediatric programs in the United States offering both palliative and hospice care, provides clinical, social service, spiritual, child life, medical and volunteer support to improve quality of life for children from prenatal to age 21. To learn more about the support and services of Community PedsCare®, visit www.communityhospice.com.

ABOUT THE JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION

The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This Jacksonville based nonprofit partners with charities across North Florida to provide project specific funding and essential programing. The annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, created to raise charity dollars to support these partnerships, brings the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is dedicated to improve the lives of children and families who live on the First Coast.

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