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Saturday, May 27, 2023

GolfStatus and Dormie Network Foundation Team Up for the Third Annual Play It Forward Campaign

Lincoln, Neb. —GolfStatus, the leading technology platform for nonprofit and charity golf fundraisers, is teaming up with its giving partners at Dormie Network and Dormie Network Foundation for the Play It Forward campaign to give back to organizations that are using golf to drive impact.

Now in its third year, the campaign is a unique opportunity to “play” it forward. Individuals nominate a charity or nonprofit using golf to raise money to receive a $10,000 donation to its golf fundraiser, and get the chance to win a one-year honorary membership to Dormie Network, a national network of private golf clubs, plus a $10,000 credit toward onsite golf and lodging.

“Golf has deep ties to philanthropy and helps power nonprofits and charities addressing important causes in communities everywhere,” said Brian Schenk, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Dormie Network Foundation. “Play It Forward celebrates these organizations using golf as a force for good.”

Play It Forward began in 2021, awarding $10,000 to the Cameron Steinberg Foundation and its inaugural golf fundraiser. The annual golf event has raised $100,000 for research into congenital heart disease and to help families affected by these defects.

In 2022, two nonprofits were selected for $10,000 donations, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley and Sisters Across America. Make-A-Wish’s Pro-Am for Wishes raises money to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Sisters Across America provides support and mentoring for young minority women pursuing professional golfing careers and teaching juniors to grow the game, raising money through two annual golf fundraisers.

The giveaway launches May 29 and nominations will be accepted through July 4. Winners will be announced via press release and on GolfStatus’ and Dormie Network’s social media channels in August.

Visit for official rules and to submit a nomination.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Charlotte Knights Edge Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, 5-4

JACKSONVILLE ( - Despite a two-run home run by Jacob Amaya, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp fell 5-4 to the Charlotte Knights Thursday evening in front of 6,760 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark. 

Jacksonville (21-25) put up a pair of runs in the opening frame to take an early lead. Brian Miller reached on an infield single, and Amaya (4) lifted a high fly ball over the right-field bleachers to put the Jumbo Shrimp ahead 2-0. 


Nick Mondou led off the second with a double and a single by Carlos Perez plated the first run of the game for Charlotte (24-24), cutting into the Shrimp’s lead, 2-1. 


The Knights grabbed the lead in the fourth inning. Two consecutive doubles by Oscar Colas and Victor Reyes leveled the game at two. After a pop out, Perez sliced a single to right field to give Charlotte a 3-2 lead. 


The Jumbo Shrimp quickly regained the lead in the home half of the fourth. A duo of walks and a fielder’s choice loaded the bases before back-to-back sacrifice flies by Miller and Amaya pushed two runs across to make it 4-3. 


Reyes (9) knotted up the game at four in the eighth inning with a home run. 


Anthony Maldonado (4-3) entered in relief in the final frame and yielded a solo home run to Piscotty (3) to give Charlotte the 5-4 victory.  


Jacksonville and Charlotte continue their series Friday at 7:05 p.m. The Jumbo Shrimp will start RHP Jeff Lindgren (4-2, 5.97) and the Knights will counter with LHP Garrett Davila (0-0, 2.77).

NFL: Tampa Bay Bucs Finalize Preseason Schedule

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed the dates and times of the team’s 2023 preseason slate, which will feature matchups with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens.

Tampa Bay will kick off its 2023 preseason with a home game at Raymond James Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Buccaneers have played five prior preseason contests against the Steelers, with the most recent coming in 2019.


In preseason Week 2, the Buccaneers will travel to face the New York Jets for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, August 19. It will be the first preseason matchup between the two teams since 2006. Prior to the game, the teams will conduct joint practices with one another in Florham Park, New Jersey. More details regarding joint practices will be provided at a later date.


The Buccaneers will close out the 2023 preseason at home against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET, marking the second ever preseason game between the two teams.


All three of Tampa Bay’s preseason contests will be aired locally on WFLA-TV – the Buccaneers’ official home for preseason football. Chris Myers will be handling play-by-play duties and will be joined in the booth by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Rondé Barber. WFLA Sports Anchor Dan Lucas will serve as the sideline reporter.


In addition, the games will be aired on 98ROCK, the official radio partner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fans can also listen to every Buccaneers Radio broadcast online on and the Buccaneers mobile app.


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NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars Sign McManus; Trade Patterson

JACKSONVILLE (  – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed kicker Brandon McManus, the team announced today. 

Additionally, the team traded Riley Patterson to the Detroit Lions.

McManus, a nine-year veteran, has appeared in 144 games since 2014, all with Denver. In his nine seasons, McManus has converted 81.4 percent (223-of-274) of his field goal attempts and his 40 made field goals of 50-plus yards are third most in the NFL over that time span. 

His 946 total points are fifth-most in the NFL since 2014. He has appeared in four postseason contests and successfully converted all 10 of his field goal attempts, including two from 50-plus yards. He is one of two place kickers to convert all field goal and extra point attempts (minimum 10 field goals made) in the postseason in the last nine seasons.

In the 2015-16 season, he helped Denver win Superbowl 50, converting all three of his field goal attempts in the Broncos 24-10 victory against Carolina. McManus kicked collegiately at Temple University where he holds the school record for total points (338), field goals made (60) and field goal attempts (83).

Originally from Landsdale, Pa., McManus was a four-year letter winner as a kicker and punter at North Penn High School and was selected to play in the 2009 Big 33 All-Star Game was a senior.

NAL: Jacksonville Sharks Sign Two to Roster

JACKSONVILLE ( – Jacksonville has made multiple additions to their roster this week; they first acquired kicker Marc Orozco from Albany and then signed former Shark to a contract, wide receiver and defensive back Erick McIntosh.

Orozco has seen limited action in the league, appearing in only nine games since the start of the 2022 season, including just one this year. His skill is evident, however; in that one game, he scored three deuces for Albany. 

He was also a member of last season's NAL Championship-winning team. He joins two other champions from last season on the Sharks roster, Sam Castronova and Marquel Wade, who both signed contracts with Jacksonville earlier this month.

McIntosh was a member of Jacksonville's inaugural season in the National Arena League in 2017 and part of the first-ever NAL Championship team with the Sharks. 2017 was by far the best season of his career to date. It was a year in which he was named to the All-NAL team, one of four Sharks named to the team in the league's first season.

He has had a successful arena career since joining the circuit, which has taken him everywhere from Iowa to Albany. Most recently, he played in San Antonio for the Gunslingers in 2022. 

Both signings come days after the Sharks took down the defending champion Albany Empire 79-34 at the Tank. The team hopes that these signings can help spark a strong run the rest of the season for the 3-2 Sharks. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Ryan Fox and Min Woo Lee join the PGA TOUR as Special Temporary Members

PONTE VEDRA BEACH ( PGA TOUR announced today that Ryan Fox and Min Woo Lee have accepted Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the 2022-23 PGA TOUR Season. Fox, 36, and Lee, 24, are now eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the season as they attempt to earn PGA TOUR cards for the 2024 season.

Both Fox and Lee crossed the threshold for Special Temporary Membership at the PGA Championship and will make their first PGA TOUR start as Special Temporary Members at this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge. Fox qualified for the event via the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking published Monday, April 10 (through the Masters Tournament), while Lee is competing on a sponsor exemption.

Fox, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, has made seven starts on TOUR this season, highlighted by a T14 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. Fox has combined for seven victories on the DP World Tour, Challenge Tour and PGA TOUR of Australasia, most recently winning the 2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews Links. He finished T23 at the PGA Championship to reach the points required for Special Temporary Membership.

Lee, from Perth, Australia, played in the final pairing in the final round of the 2023 PLAYERS Championship and went on to finish T6, his lone top-10 in eight starts this season. He won the 2021 Genesis Scottish Open in a playoff over Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in the final year before the event became co-sanctioned by the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour. His T18 at the PGA Championship earned him enough points to reach Special Temporary Membership.

To earn full status on the PGA TOUR for the 2024 season via non-member FedExCup points, Fox and Lee must earn as many or more points as No. 125 in the final 2022-23 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List, which will run through the FedExCup Fall. Fox currently has 212 points, and for reference, that would fall between Nos. 123 and 124 in the current standings, while Lee’s total of 190 would be between Nos. 129 and 130.

Fox and Lee are among five players that have joined the TOUR as Special Temporary Members this season, along with Akshay Bhatia, Ryan Gerard and Nicolai Hojgaard. 

Special Temporary Members are not eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs, however, Special Temporary Members or non-members who subsequently become regular PGA TOUR members by winning an official event during the season will be counted on the FedExCup points list, along with any FedExCup points earned as a non-member (excluding those won at World Golf Championships events, the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship as a non-member) and thus be eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Fall to Charlotte Knights 5-2

JACKSONVILLE ( - The Charlotte Knights blasted two home runs in a four-run fourth inning propelling them to a 5-2 victory over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Wednesday afternoon at 121 Financial Ballpark. 

With the score tied at one in the fourth inning, Yolbert Sánchez and Evan Skoug each singled to begin the frame against Jacksonville (21-24) starter Ronald Bolaños (1-5).  Stephen Piscotty homered (2) to left field to put Charlotte (23-24) ahead 4-1. With two outs in the inning, Lenyn Sosa homered (7) to right to tack on a run for the Knights.


In the bottom of the fifth inning, Peyton Burdick homered to right field (11) to cut the deficit to 5-2. However, Jacksonville could get no closer.


The Knights opened up the scoring in the second inning. With one out, Sánchez walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Evan Skoug worked a walk in the ensuing plate appearance. A fielder’s choice put runners at the corners and Erik González ripped a single, scoring Sánchez from third to put Charlotte ahead 1-0.


Santiago Chavez earned a walk to lead off the third inning. Brian Miller then hit a double down the right field line, advancing Chavez to third. With one out, Jordan Groshans grounded out to shortstop, scoring Chavez to tie up the game at one apiece. 


Jacksonville and Charlotte continue their series Thursday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Chi Chi González (2-3, 5.75 ERA) starts for the Jumbo Shrimp against the Knights RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-4, 10.62 ERA).