Buffalo Bills’ star strong safety Jordan Poyer has been forced to cancel his charity golf tournament because he chose to hold the event at the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami.
In a statement released by Poyer, an All-Pro last year, he said sponsors and golfers pulled out at the last minute, leaving him high and dry.
“I regret to inform you that my annual Golf Event in South Florida to help raise money for the community, originally scheduled for July 10th at the Blue Monster at Trump National in Doral, has been rescheduled for next year.
“Unfortunately, the location of the event led to a few sponsors and golfers withdrawing at the last minute due to external pressures.
“They decided they didn’t want to take part in my tournament in which they took part in last year because of where it’s at, at Trump National Doral in South Florida.
“While it’s disappointing, I respect their decision.
“Nevertheless, we will persevere.
“Next offseason, we will host this event with unwavering dedication, ensuring that it remains free from any external distractions.
“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you.
“Here are my sincere thoughts.
“ECMC decided they can no longer take the pressure from up top, from the people above them and it probably has nothing to do with ECMC at all.”
Buffalo Bills Safety Jordan Poyer had to cancel his charity event because it was being held at a Trump Golf Course. Only woke elite snobs hate the idea of Making America Great Again.
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) June 26, 2023
Update: #Bills Jordan Poyer cancels Golf charity event at Trump National after receiving backlash.
Teammates such as QB Josh Allen and WR Gabriel Davis publicly showed support to Poyer.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 26, 2023
The ECMC Foundation was a beneficiary of Poyer’s event and claims it works “to improve higher education for career success among underserved populations through evidence-based innovation.”
The group released a statement that said:
“ECMC Foundation was fortunate to be a beneficiary of Jordan Poyer’s golf tournament in Florida.
“Although the Foundation was not a sponsor, we have had an excellent partnership with Jordan and we respect his decision to cancel his tournament; we hope he will consider supporting us in his future events.”