Jordan Poyer revealed his annual charity golf event was canceled due to funding withdrawn due to location; Trump National in Doral, Florida.
Poyer took to Instagram openly exasperated by the outcome — and the broader state of America — on Sunday, to tell his followers that golfers and sponsors pulled out “at the last minute” due to “external pressures”.
The All-Pro said Erie County Medical Center – a Buffalo hospital, which he described as a “major sponsor” has pulled out. The ECMC told the Buffalo News they were a “beneficiary”.
“ECMC decided they couldn’t take the pressure from above, from the people above them anymore, and it probably has nothing to do with ECMC,” Poyer said in the lengthy Instagram video.
“I am truly grateful and blessed to have worked with the people I have worked with at ECMC over the past two years,” he said, before revealing the apparent and underlying reality of the situation.
All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer has revealed his charity event won’t take place thanks to the local
Poyer was to organize the charity event to ‘raise funds for the Buffalo community’
‘I am not naive. I understand where they are on the political spectrum, where New York is on the political spectrum. Am I okay with a lot of things? No I do not know. I’m sorry, but that’s not the case.
“I often say the quiet part out loud and some of you don’t like it. My fault. I still went and put my ego aside and went to help those who needed help or needed help. laugh.
The executive director of the ECMC foundation told The News on Saturday; “The ECMC Foundation was fortunate to be a beneficiary of the Jordan Poyer golf tournament in Florida. Although the Foundation was not a sponsor, we had a great partnership with Jordan and we respect his decision to cancel his tournament; we hope he will consider supporting us in his future events.
According to the ECMC foundation’s website, its mission is “to improve higher education for career success for underserved populations through evidence-based innovation.”
Poyer admitted that while he was “a little” upset about the situation, he was more saddened by the state of the United States
“I’m upset that we’re in America… It seems like our ego is holding us back from being a good human being,” he continued in the Instagram video. [Not] sharing love, sharing conversations, sharing laughs with people who maybe don’t believe in the same things you do, that’s a huge problem in America right now.
“I can put my ego aside any day of the week to go help someone who might be white, black, Asian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, believe in this, believe in that… Honestly, I could because it’s more than me. It’s about helping others. It’s about sharing those experiences and being open to the fact that we’re not perfect.
The All-Pro admitted he wasn’t ‘naive’ about why some players and sponsors ‘withdrew’
The Poyer foundation and the agency that represents it issued a joint press release on Sunday.
Trump’s Doral Florida course hosted the Miami LIV Golf Invitational in October 2022
Some of Poyer’s Bills teammates showed their support for him in the Instagram comments section
‘No one is perfect… The fact is that we need each other. We argue over (things) that don’t matter?
Avalon Sports, which represents the All-Pro, released a statement detailing the merits of the event, which no one will receive in 2023.
“The tournament is a charity initiative that Jordan has been working on for 6 months. Our primary goal was to raise funds for the Buffalo community,” the statement read.
The “This Year” (sic) event was at one of Jordan’s favorite courses in South Florida. The Blue Monster at Trump National in Doral, Florida. This is a PGA course where Tiger Woods won the Doral Open 2 years in a row in 2005 and 2006.’
Poyer established his eponymous foundation on May 17, 2022 with the “mindset of supporting those struggling with mental health and addiction of all kinds.” Its mission is to ensure that there is “support and education for individuals and families affected by addiction”.
Some of Poyer’s Bills teammates showed their support for the 32-year-old in the comments section of his video. Quarterback Josh Allen wrote; ‘I love you, my brother.’
While long snapper Reid Ferguson was a bit more direct; “Now you know who not to invite next year!” Stay up brother.’
Wideout Gabe Davis added; “Who cares doesn’t matter, and who cares doesn’t care… just be you.”