NFL Players Association Announces Inaugural NFLPA Classic: A Players-Only Golf Event to Foster Solidarity
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2023 – The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is pleased to announce the inaugural NFLPA Classic, an exclusive golf tournament designed for NFL players. This first-of-its-kind, player-only event is an opportunity for 48 NFL athletes and their families to enjoy a memorable, world-class experience while strengthening their bonds beyond the playing field.
The NFLPA Classic is a three-day event (March 23-25) in the Bahamas that caters to golfers across the NFL, where players can compete in a friendly yet competitive environment. The tournament is a manifestation of the vision conceived by JC Tretter, the current president of the NFLPA, who recognized the importance of fostering brotherhood, camaraderie and business relationships among NFL players.
“We want creative engagement with our members,” said NFLPA President JC Tretter. “During the offseason, it is rare for players to experience the fellowship of the locker room, so we wanted for the first time to bring players and their families together to have a unique experience. Our union is not just about business and collective bargaining; it is about strengthening the bonds between players, and the NFLPA Classic is a way for us to do this.”
The event will feature 12 captains leading their foursomes in the tournament. The captains are Joel Bitonio, Bradley Chubb, Austin Ekeler, Marlon Humphrey, Mark Ingram, Matt Judon, Case Keenum, Cole Kmet, Von Miller, Josh Myers, Kyle Pitts and Carson Wentz.
The NFLPA Classic is sponsored by TaylorMade and Bud Light. In addition, Fanatics, Party Animal, CultureFly, Oakley, Wincraft, and Outerstuff are Gifting Suite partners, while Gatorade serves as the Hospitality partner. UPI Marketing and TrophySmack.com are the Prizing Partners for the event.
The NFLPA Classic is exclusively designed for NFL players and their families. It is not open to the public or the media.
About the NFLPA
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through the 2030 season. Learn more at www.nflpa.com.