The pro-am at the BMW Championship at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL provided Jordan a lot more than a tune-up for third leg of the 2015 FedExCup Playoff. It also gave him the opportunity to give back to military veterans, one of the three causes supported by the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, through the Caddy for a Cure's caddy experience. Joining Jordan on his round was retired Army Staff Sgt. Brian Mast. Staff Sgt. Mast served our nation for 12 years and was a member of the Joint Special Operations Command fighting in Afghanistan when his career was cut short by a catastrophic injury. Despite losing both legs, Mast lost neither his guiding values nor his warrior spirit. Continuing his service to the country, Mast recently announced his intention to run for Congress in Florida's 18th Congressional District.
"Obviously, having superstar Jordan Spieth makes for an amazing opportunity for someone to spend the day inside the ropes with, but we are honored to be able to offer Staff Sgt. Mast this special day," said Russ Holden, Caddy for a Cure Founder and CEO.
Through Jordan's exposure to military initiatives supported by the PGA TOUR, Jordan has dedicated part of his mission at the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation to supporting veteran organizations and causes. The foundation seeks to help organizations that provide service men and women and their families with the resources needed to make the often-difficult transition back into civilian life. Research shows that military families face struggles of many kinds, from physical changes and emotional scars, to the inability of finding work and financial stability. The foundation provides assistance to groups supporting these military members in a variety of capacities -- giving a hand up, not a hand out.
Caddy for a Cure has been offering PGA TOUR caddy experiences for charity since 2003. For more information and current auctions, visit the Caddy for a Cure website.