FootJoy Partners with FedEx to Celebrate St. Jude Patient Artwork at the 2020 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
When FootJoy players tee it up at this week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, they will do so in footwear, apparel, and gloves showcasing artwork and designs created by patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For the second straight year, FootJoy is partnering with FedEx and St. Jude to celebrate the hospital’s patients and the art program that is so critical to their treatment and care. More than 30 FootJoy players will sport patient’s fun, colorful and inspirational designs. Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer, and Cameron Smith will wear featured artwork from St. Jude patients Ally (Cube print worn by Ancer), Caleb (Crown print worn by Simpson), Dakota (Koala print worn by Smith) and Nate (Pizza print worn by Thomas).
A pattern with a collection of all the designs will be worn by Ian Poulter, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Max Homa, Billy Horschel, and more than two dozen other FootJoy athletes. This limited-edition St. Jude’s print collection is available to purchase on FJ shoes and apparel by visiting footjoy.com/st-jude.
In 2019, the FJ Footwear Research & Development team met with St. Jude patient Bailey to create a special pair of FootJoy ICON MyJoys®. The shoes were delivered to FJ athlete Justin Thomas, by Roxo™ the FedEx On Demand Bot.
Justin Thomas wore the shoes throughout the event, then surprised Bailey with an autographed pair in his size. Bailey’s story and design was so popular that it was made available in the MyJoys.com custom shoe program as a limited-edition leather pattern. FootJoy not only presented a donation to St. Jude but also committed to expanding the program for 2020.
“When FootJoy came back to me this year and asked to do this again, I didn’t hesitate, I was all in. Meeting Bailey and his family was such an amazing experience last year. FootJoy showed me the artwork from this year’s group of St. Jude patients and man, they are all so cool – but I just had to have the pizza one!” – Justin Thomas
An equally important story is how FootJoy is supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital behind the scenes. The brand continues to make annual donations to this special cause, with the goal of ensuring that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
“To be able to use our platform to share these incredible patient stories and showcase the artwork that is such a key piece to their treatment is incredibly touching. I was excited to hear that FootJoy was expanding this program for 2020 and knew immediately that I wanted to get involved.” – Webb Simpson
Look for tournament worn shoes from the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to be autographed, collected, and auctioned off to raise funds for Birdies for St. Jude. For more information on the auction, visit stjude.org/wgcauction.
For more information on Birdies for St. Jude, visit birdiesforstjude.org.