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Jordan Spieth Family Foundation to endow AJGA ACE Grant

December 1, 2017

The American Junior Golf Association and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation are pleased to announce the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant endowment. The endowment will offer opportunities to Texas junior golfers to compete at a national level. Junior golf is one of the four pillars of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, which also lends time, helps grow awareness and offers financial support to special needs youth, military families and pediatric cancer.

“We are so proud of Jordan for his generous support of the ACE Grant program,” AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin said. “Jordan is such a great role model for our members to emulate, whether he is donating to the ACE Grant or giving his time at his AJGA event, he always presents himself as a world-class athlete and an even better person.”

Spieth, an AJGA alum, has been involved annually as a tournament host with the AJGA since 2014. His tournament is one of the strongest fields among AJGA Open events and draws players from around the country. As an AJGA member from 2007-11, he won five tournaments, including the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods (2011), now known as the CB&I / Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, and The PING Invitational (2009, 2010). He was also a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2009.

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant began in 2003 and provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf. Since the program’s inception, 1,767 ACE Grants have been awarded to junior golfers totaling $3.4 million in money reimbursed and ACE Grant recipients have received $14.5 million in college scholarships. Jordan Spieth will join a list of other professional golfers who have endowed ACE Grants, including Annika Sorenstam, Jimmy and Erin Walker, Patrick and Justine Reed, Hunter Mahan and Yani Tseng.

For more information about the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation ACE Grant, please contact Tim Jackman (tjackman@ajga.org) at (678) 425-1789.

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