Banking company continues AJGA support
BRASELTON, Ga. – The American Junior Golf Association announced BB&T has extended its Official Partnership through 2021.
BB&T, one of the largest financial services holding companies in the United States, will continue its support as an Official Partner and the Presenting Sponsor of the Wyndham Invitational. Involved as a Tournament Partner since 2011, BB&T’s continued support will help 84 of the world’s best young men compete at Sedgefield Country Club’s Donald Ross Course, home of the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship.
“The AJGA is extremely excited to extend its partnership with BB&T,” said AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen. “The AJGA and BB&T share the same passion and goals of developing competitive junior golfers, while developing their leadership and character skills on and off the course.”
Since 2002, more than 40 Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T alumni have also made their way to the PGA TOUR. Past champions include TOUR pros Brian Harman (2003, 2004) and 2017 FedEx Cup Champion Justin Thomas (2009). Other tournament alumni include Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Billy Horschel, Harris English, Chris Kirk and Danny Lee.
“We are honored and thrilled to continue our strong partnership with the Wyndham Invitational,” said Cantey Alexander, BB&T Triad Regional President. “While this premier event creates commerce and connects our communities, it ultimately champions young men and provides them the opportunity to develop abilities they will use for the rest of their lives.”
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $222.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $39.1 billion as of June 30, 2018. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates more than 1,900 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. and is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.
About the AJGA
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, the American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.