KPMG Renew Phil Mickelson Sponsorship

By Community | January 22, 2014

Five-time Major golf champion Phil Mickelson has extended his sponsorship deal with KPMG LLP, the U.S. Audit, Tax and Advisory firm.

The global sponsorship, which originally began in 2008, will keep Mickelson in a KPMG branded hat on the PGA Tour through 2016. In addition, KPMG and Mickelson will expand their joint efforts to combat youth illiteracy through KPMG’s Family for Literacy and “Blue for Books” initiatives.

“Having grown to know Phil over the last six years, he’s just a tremendous person both on and off the course,” said John Veihmeyer, Chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP. “He shares in our commitment to putting books in the hands of America’s youth, which is the single biggest obstacle to literacy for children. We are so proud of the strides we have made together and we couldn’t be more pleased to continue this relationship.”

In June 2013, KPMG extended the program onto the LPGA Tour with KPMG brand ambassador Stacy Lewis. In addition, KPMG will continue to donate 5,000 books to a local school and refurbish its library every time Mickelson or Lewis wins a tournament.

Mickelson added, “I am very proud of the relationship I’ve shared with KPMG over the last six years and really excited about renewing it now. Improving education opportunities is a top priority for Amy and me, so it’s been an honor to be a part of KPMG’s Family for Literacy program. Every time I see so many blue hats in the galleries on Tour I know we’re accomplishing something important, and now we have the chance to continue that work.”

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