Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno announces Hire Heroes USA as featured charity

BRASELTON, Ga. — The American Junior Golf Association’s Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno will partner with the Hire Heroes USA national nonprofit organization as the featured tournament charity. Money raised from the tournament will go towards the nonprofit, as well as the AJGA’s Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant.
Hire Heroes USA seeks to empower veterans, veteran employers and the community at large to turn obstacles into opportunities. They empower veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses by building the confidence and skills necessary to seek civilian employment through free, individualized programs delivered through online and telephone career coaching and transition workshops.
Hire Heroes USA focuses on developing enduring relationships with respected businesses and nonprofits throughout the country to hire 25 to 50 veterans per week, and confirmed nearly 2,000 hired veterans in 2014.
The services provided by Hire Heroes USA are possible only with the continued and generous contributions of compassionate individual and corporate donors and are vital to the continued success of their mission.
The Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno will return to Johns Creek, Georgia, for the seventh year in-a-row when The Country Club of the South hosts the tournament, April 17-19, 2015. Top junior golfers from around the country will travel to compete in this 36-hole, stroke play event. During the tournament week, some of the top juniors participating in the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno will also take part in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament on Friday, April 17, 2015. For information on how to participate in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament please contact Ryan Tahara (rtahara@ajga.org).
An excellent opportunity to entertain clients, reward employees or enjoy a tournament round with friends, the Junior-Am allows amateurs to play alongside the future stars of the game. Tiger Woods, Charles Howell III, Lucas Glover, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel are just a few of the thousands of talented players who participated in AJGA Junior-Ams when they were teenagers.

About the AJGA
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 12-18) of more than 6,300 members from all 50 states and more than 51 foreign countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the ACE Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Vicky Hurst, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.
For more information, please contact Tim Jackman (tjackman@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (678) 425-1788 or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.