At 21-years-old, Jordan Speith has already accomplished a lot on the PGA Tour, including a Masters victory. Spieth got off to a hot start this year, as the Dallas native captured titles at the Australian Open and Hero World Challenge over the winter. But it’s Spieth’s charitable work off the course that sets him apart from his peers.
Spieth is the oldest of three siblings. His younger sister, Ellie, has special needs. But it’s Ellie that provides Jordan with a constant source of support and grounding. And it’s Ellie that helped lay the groundwork for the Jordan Spieth Charitable Fund.
Launched in 2013, the Jordan Spieth Charitable Fund is Spieth’s platform to lend time, awareness and financial assistance to three areas of philanthropic concern: Special needs youth, junior golf and military families.
“It was very important to me that our focus with the Trust is on things I can really get behind, so we chose three pillars to form our outreach,” Spieth said. “The third – support for military members and their families – was really inspired by the Tour’s great work.”
It’s obvious from watching Spieth’s early career that he’s one of the most talented young players on tour. But Jordan the player, pales in comparison to Jordan the person.