FTI Consulting, and the All Stars Project, Inc. today announced that they have partnered with PGA golfers Webb Simpson and Charles Howell III on the Birdies for Development campaign, designed to connect inner-city youth with afterschool development programs that support and inspire them to develop and create new professional performances in their lives.
Birdies for Development will benefit the All Stars Project’s national Development School for Youth program, which brings young people ages 16 to 21 together with business leaders to provide insights about working in a professional setting. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell will each personally donate to the All Stars Project for every birdie they make at the 118th U.S. Open Championship from June 14-17 at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in Southampton, N.Y. FTI Consulting will match each donation from Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell, as well as donations from FTI Consulting employees.
A group of Development School for Youth participants from New York City will be guests of Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell during their practice rounds on June 12, where they will have the opportunity to speak about what it means to be professionals on the course and in business. FTI Consulting has sponsored Mr. Simpson and Mr. Howell since 2012.
“The PGA Tour and FTI Consulting share a common dedication to integrity, performance and community service,” said Jeffrey Amling, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Business Development at FTI Consulting. “Charles and Webb are world-class athletes, and we are proud to have these two exceptional professionals represent FTI Consulting’s ongoing commitment to excellence while positively impacting our communities.”
FTI Consulting has partnered with the All Stars Project and Development School for Youth for 17 years. FTI Consulting professionals have logged thousands of volunteer hours across the United States and have hosted mock interview programs and in-house professional skills workshops. Development School for Youth participants have also had the opportunity to join FTI Consulting’s annual summer internship program.
“We are so thrilled that these champions are going under par so our young people can have above-par learning experiences,” said Gabrielle Kurlander, President and Chief Executive Officer of the All Stars Project. “Many thanks to Webb, to Charles and to FTI Consulting for teeing up this support. For kids who grow up in the rough, it means a lot.”
Mr. Simpson holds five PGA Tour victories, including the 2018 PLAYERS Championship and the 2012 U.S. Open. He was a member of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup, 2011 and 2013 Presidents Cup, and 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams.
“My family instilled in me at an early age the values of work ethic and respect, which are equally important whether you are on the PGA Tour or in the midst of your career,” Mr. Simpson said. “I am proud to support efforts that pass these values on to young people, and I’m pleased to support the All Stars Project by partnering with Birdies for Development.”
Mr. Howell holds two PGA Tour victories: the 2007 Nissan Open and the 2002 Michelob Championship. He was a member of the 2000 Palmer Cup and 2003 and 2007 Presidents Cup teams.
“Having an impact off the course is just as important to me as competing each weekend,” Mr. Howell said. “Supporting causes that benefit children and young people is a focus of mine, and partnering with the All Stars Project through Birdies for Development is an extension of that commitment. I’m excited to join this campaign during the U.S. Open.”
Sourced from FTI Consulting