Pedal to THE PLAYERS and CSX Charity Train benefit the National MS Society | Community Spirit
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter partnered with THE PLAYERS again this year for MS Day at THE PLAYERS on Saturday, May 12, 2012 and Pedal to THE PLAYERS May 10-13, 2012. This year Pedal to THE PLAYERS raised $5300 for the National MS Society through donations.
Pedal to THE PLAYERS was the second year that the Society hosted a bike valet for those cycling to THE PLAYERS. The secure, monitored bicycle drop was convenient for those who cycled to THE PLAYERS May 10 -13, 2012 from 7:30am to the last putt. For a $5 donation to the National MS Society, cyclists could leave their bicycles at gates Love III and Couples and a Society volunteer made sure they were locked and secured until the last putt of the day. The service also raised awareness about multiple sclerosis and Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore in September.
"We are proud to partner with the National MS Society to encourage fans to pedal to THE PLAYERS," said Matt Rapp, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship. "Now in its second year, Pedal to THE PLAYERS has become a popular alternative for local fans to attend the tournament by bike while supporting efforts to create a world free of MS."
MS Day at THE PLAYERS was an awareness-building day for multiple sclerosis and the Society. North Florida Chapter staff and volunteers were on the grounds and at the gates passing out MS awareness stickers and information. The Society also encouraged everyone attending THE PLAYERS that day to wear orange – the Society’s official awareness color – to help raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and the cutting-edge research toward a world free of MS.
The Society and THE PLAYERS have partnered for more than two decades, most notably for Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore, nearing its 26th year September 29-30, 2012.
“Pedal to THE PLAYERS and MS Day at THE PLAYERS are examples of the long-standing partnership that the National MS Society and THE PLAYERS share. We are very proud to be an organization that THE PLAYERS have generously supported for more than two decades, all that time moving us closer to a world free of MS,” said Corrina Steiger, North Florida Chapter President.