(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Charles Schwab Corporation has expanded its sponsorship of The On Course Foundation, the organization that uses golf to help injured veterans recover physically and mentally, and reap newfound confidence in golf careers.
The support from the financial services giant is for the On Course Foundation’s flagship event, the annual Simpson’s Cup. The 10th edition of the four-day event and two-day competition will be played August 28-31 at the famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. It pits American and British teams of 13 wounded servicemen against each other in Ryder Cup-style matches with opening and closing ceremonies at the Ryder Cup and the Olympics.
“On Course Foundation saves lives by helping injured service members develop game and golf skills,” said Mason Reed, managing director of corporate acquisition and marketing at Charles Schwab. “To see injured veterans – many of whom face the daily challenges of missing limbs – playing with single-digit handicaps in the Simpson Cup and throughout the year is awe-inspiring.”
A poignant video about the On Course Foundation and the Simpson Cup, produced by Charles Schwab, is here. As a result of this partnership, 12 On Course Foundation members worked at the PGA TOUR’s Charles Schwab Challenge in May in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We are grateful to Charles Schwab for facilitating the assimilation of injured veterans into society,” said John Simpson, founder of the On Course Foundation and namesake of the Simpson Cup. “The more golf instruction time we provide, the more physically, mentally, professionally and financially capable and happy Service members are.”
On Course Foundation has received record financial contributions over the past 12 months. The product expands the organization’s impact into new regional markets across America. It currently conducts free educational programs in 15 states.
In addition to Charles Schwab, sponsors include Apollo Wealth Management, Barclays, CSX, JP Morgan, KPMG, Callaway, Clubessential and Summit Golf Brands. Countless individual donors also salute the military, the game of golf, and the vast improvement in lives that would otherwise have plummeted.
The Simpson Cup is named after John Simpson, the longtime business manager of Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Bernard Langer, Nick Price and other Tour players. As a child, he was stricken with poliomyelitis which, to this day, renders his left leg non-functional. Simpson’s disability and his conversation with injured veterans at Headley Court in the UK in 2010 led him to marry golf and goodwill, eventually founding On Course Foundation.
About Charles Schwab Corporation
Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with 33.9 million active brokerage accounts, 2.3 million corporate pension plan members, 1.7 million bank accounts and $6.83 trillion in client assets. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custodial and financial advisory services to individual investors and investment advisors. independent investment. Its brokerage subsidiaries, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., TD Ameritrade, Inc., and TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc. (SIPC Members, https://www.sipc.org), and their affiliates offer a full range investment products and services, including a wide selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; pension plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to paid independent investment advisers; and custody, operations and trading support for fee-based independent investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its main banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank, SSB (Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at https://www.aboutschwab.com.
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With offices in Orlando and London, On Course Foundation helps wounded, injured and ill military veterans use golf to aid their reintegration into society. Founded in 2010 by John Simpson – former agent of Nick Faldo and 17 major tournament winners – the organization instills newfound confidence in more than 2,000 members. Education focuses on the many facets of a golf career with full-time internships at Callaway, ClubCorp, Marriott Vacations, TaylorMade, Topgolf and other golf companies, golf courses, clubs and resorts . Most members were first introduced to golf through the On Course Foundation where they learned how to play, overcome lost limbs, mobility and mental acuity, and other physical and psychological impairments. The On Course Foundation’s flagship event is the annual Simpson’s Cup which pits 13-person teams from the United States and United Kingdom in Ryder Cup-style matches with many competitors featuring surprisingly low single-digit handicaps.
www.oncoursefoundationusa.org, [email protected], 407.529.2674