RBC, the title sponsor of the Canadian Open, has extended its golf sponsorships to include the Stephen Ames Cup, an international Ryder Cup format played between juniors from Canada and Trinidad and Tobago.
“From a player’s perspective, RBC’s leadership role in revitalizing the Canadian Open has had immediate impact and I look forward to supporting them in their efforts to elevate the national championship in the future,” said Ames, a Canadian citizen who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago.
“I am especially delighted to have their support for the Stephen Ames Cup and, more importantly, junior golf,” added the three-time PGA Tour winner.
“Every year, I look forward to watching these young people develop the skills and confidence they will use for the rest of their lives and I am excited that RBC will be there to share the experience.”
Ames founded the Stephen Ames Foundation in 2005 to provide funding for junior golf programs and created the Stephen Ames Cup, which will be played for the fifth time this August in Calgary. Each country hosts the event in alternate years.
For more on RBC’s sponsorship, see Hutch’s Blog.