Orlando, Florida– Charles Schwab Corporation has expanded its sponsorship of On Course Foundation, the organization that uses golf to help wounded veterans with their physical and mental recoveries, and harvest newfound confidence into careers in golf. The financial services giant’s support is earmarked to On Course Foundation’s premier event, the annual Simpson Cup. The 10th edition of the four-day event and two-day competition will be played August 28-31 at the celebrated Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. It pits U.S. & U.K. teams of 13 injured Service members each against one another in Ryder Cup-style matches with opening and closing ceremonies similar to the Ryder Cup and Olympics.
“On Course Foundation saves lives by helping injured service members develop playing and golf business skills,” says Mason Reed, Managing Director of Acquisition and Corporate Marketing at Charles Schwab. “To witness wounded veterans–many of whom are facing the daily challenges of missing limbs–play to single-digit handicaps in the Simpson Cup and year-round is awe-inspiring.”
“We are grateful to Charles Schwab for facilitating wounded veterans’ assimilations into society,” says John Simpson, Founder of On Course Foundation and the Simpson Cup namesake. “The more golf teaching moments we provide, the more physically, mentally, professionally and financially capable and happy the Service members become.” Further to the partnership, 12 On Course Foundation members recently worked at the PGA TOUR’s Charles Schwab in Fort Worth, Texas.
On Course has received record-high financial contributions the past 12 months. Proceeds expand the organization’s impact in new regional markets across America. It currently conducts free educational programs in 15 states.
In addition to Schwab, sponsors include Apollo Wealth Management, Barclays, CSX, J.P.Morgan, KPMG, Callaway, Clubessential and Summit Golf Brands. Countless individual donors also salute the military, the game of golf vastly improving lives that otherwise would have spiraled downward.
The Simpson Cup is named after John Simpson, the longtime business manager for Nick Faldo, Vijah Singh, Bernard Langer, Nick Price and other Tour players. As a child John was stricken with polio that to this day renders his left leg nonfunctional. Simpson’s disability and his speaking with injured veterans at Headley Court in the U.K. in 2010, led him to combine golf and goodwill, ultimately creating On Course Foundation, with offices in Orlando and London.
For more information please visit www.OnCourseFoundationUSA.org.