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 pinnacle event, the annual Simpson Cup. The 10th edition of the four day-event and two-day competition will be played Aug. 28-31 at the celebrated Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. It pits U.S. and U.K. teams of 13 injured Service members each against one another in Ryder Cup-style matches with opening and closing ceremonies a la 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.”
A poignant video about On Course Foundation and the Simpson Cup, produced by Charles Schwab,is here. Further to the 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 wounded veterans’ assimilations into society,” says John Simpson, Founder of On Course Foundation and Simpson Cup namesake. “The more golf teaching moments we provide, the more physically, mentally, professionally and financially capable and happy Service members become.”
On Course Foundation 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 Charles 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 and vastly improving lives which otherwise would have spiraled downward.
The Simpson Cup is named after John Simpson, the longtime business manager for Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Bernard Langer, Nick Price and other Tour players. As a child, he 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 marry golf and goodwill, ultimately creating On Course Foundation.
With offices in Orlando and London, On Course Foundation helps wounded, injured and sick military veterans use golf to facilitate their transitions back into society. Founded in 2010 by John Simpson – former agent to Nick Faldo and 17 major tournament winners – the organization breathes newfound confidence into more than 2,000 members.
Education focuses on the myriad facets of embarking on a career in golf with full-time job placements at Callaway, ClubCorp, Marriott Vacations, TaylorMade, Topgolf and other golf companies, golf courses, clubs and resorts. Most members were first introduced to golf by On Course Foundation where they learned playing skills, overcoming lost limbs, mobility and mental acuity, and other physical and psychological debilitations.
On Course Foundation’s pinnacle event is the annual Simpson Cup that pits 13-person teams from the U.S. and U.K. against one another in Ryder Cup-style matches with many competitors amazingly sport low single-digit handicaps.