ISPS renews Faldo Series sponsorship
16 October 2012: The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) has renewed its sponsorship of the Faldo Series until 2015. Already a supporter of Sir Nick Faldo’s golf development programme in Asia since 2010, ISPS is appointed global partner with immediate effect.
“The Faldo Series and I both share a commitment to growing golf at all levels so I am excited to build on three successful years working together in Asia and expand our efforts worldwide,” said ISPS chairman Haruhisa Handa. “We are pleased to support the Faldo Series. At the same time this is an opportunity for ISPS to showcase blind and disabled golf and further our wider mission for blind and disabled golf to become a Paralympic sport.”
“It is the support of partners like ISPS which enables the Faldo Series to bring opportunity through golf to more than 7,000 young people each year in 30 countries worldwide,” added Tom Phillips, CEO of the Faldo Series. “We are grateful to Dr Handa for sharing our vision and we applaud his efforts to grow the game for blind and disabled golfers.”
ISPS was founded in 2006 by the Japanese philanthropist to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world. ISPS has since fostered partnerships with golfing bodies across the globe to help develop the game at every level, including blind and disabled golf. Its wider mission is for golf to become a Paralympic sport.
ISPS joins The R&A as a global partner of the Faldo Series which was launched by the six-time Major Champion in 1996 and now benefits young people across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia. Past winners include current world number ones Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.