About The Team Reed Foundation
The Team Reed Foundation is a 501(c)-3 donor-advised fund and currently works with the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHFC) to help donate time and funds to Houston communities and its residents. The Team Reed Foundation donates to St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Ronald McDonald Foundation, Fischer House, Duke Center of Cancer Research, and the American Junior Golf Association. The Team Reed Foundation is currently focusing on smaller charities that are in desperate need to help improve people’s lives, along with impacting local and national charities to change people’s lives. Team Reed hopes to build this foundation to help serve people and give back to those in need locally, nationally, and worldwide.
How The Team Reed Foundation Started
Patrick Reed is an American professional golfer and one of the most passionate players on the PGA TOUR. In addition to his work and commitment to success on the golf course, Patrick is a dedicated philanthropist who cares deeply about giving back to the community. While he supports a variety of causes, Patrick is most passionate about helping to address homelessness, supporting veterans, and assisting the youth so that they can pursue their passion for golf.
As a beneficiary of his great Houston, Texas community, Patrick Reed understands the importance of giving back in order to create more opportunities for others, especially younger generations. As Patrick contends, investing in our future is one of the most valuable things that we can do. Our children are the future, and Patrick aims to do whatever he can to make a difference and meaningful impact in their lives.
From Patrick Reed’s play on the golf course, to his personal life, he puts passion into everything he does. The Team Reed Foundation considers Patrick’s platform to be a great opportunity to not only bring focus to charities that need community attention, but to show what the great sport of golf can do for their communities as well. As was made evident during the tragic weather event Hurricane Harvey, communities thrive when there is a solid core of support running through it. The Team Reed Foundation is thankful to have the opportunity to serve their community, and be part of the core that offers support to those in need.
The Team Reed Foundation is driven to give back to various outlets throughout the local and national community. From supporting youth homelessness organizations to youth golf programs, our vision is to dedicate our resources to changing the lives of those children by enabling them to grow and develop in any aspect of their life.
The Team Reed Foundation is also a proud supporter of our nation’s soldiers and veterans programs. Team Reed hopes that their philanthropic efforts and faithful support can help those brave individuals who sacrifice to keep us safe.
The Patrick Reed Scholarship
In early 2019, Team Reed Foundation & Southern Texas PGA Foundation partnered to create the Patrick Reed Scholarship. The Scholarship recognizes a graduating senior who exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete through a commitment to academics, athletics, and community involvement $10,000 to be used towards their college education.
The scholarship was created by Patrick Reed as a way to give back to both the community and sport of golf. The scholarship allows Patrick to help open more doors for graduating seniors that show potential both on and off the golf course.
In May 2019, Team Reed Foundation & Southern Texas PGA Foundation awarded the $10,000 scholarship to Zachary Slayton, who will be attending Colorado Christian University in the Fall.
About Patrick Reed
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Patrick Reed is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. In his time as a PGA golfer, Reed has experienced significant success, becoming known as a force on the Tour. In August 2019, following a strong weekend of golf, Reed secured the championship title for the 2019 Northern Trust at Liberty National Harbor Golf Club in New Jersey. In February 2020, he secured his 8th PGA Tour title during the WGC-Mexico Championships.
The success at Liberty National Harbor Golf Club came after Patrick Reed’s breakthrough year in 2018. While competing in the 2018 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Reed displayed an exceptional performance throughout the course of the tournament. His high level of play would help Patrick Reed win his first Masters Tournament on April 8, 2018, helping him jump to number 11 in the world. Reed’s historic win would mark a notable shift in his professional career.
Before winning the Masters Tournament in 2018, Patrick Reed was already becoming known as a force to be reckoned with. In 2014, Reed won the WGC-Cadillac Championship, replacing Woods as the youngest-ever winner of a World Golf Championship. The victory at Trump National Doral marked Reed’s third PGA TOUR win in a seven-month span, including the 2013 Wyndham Championship and the 2014 Humana Challenge.
At Humana, Reed set the PGA Tour record for most strokes under par after 54 holes after three consecutive rounds of 63 to start the tournament. In September of 2014, Reed made his impassioned debut on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team, amassing a 3-0-1 record.
With his win at the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Reed became one of just four players in the last 20 years to win four PGA TOUR events by the age of 25, joining Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy. His four career victories are the most by any player on TOUR under the age of 25.
On August 28, 2016, Patrick Reed won his first FedEx Cup Playoff event, The Barclays played at Bethpage Black. This win marked his fifth victory on the PGA Tour and his first FedEx Cup event win. The victory automatically qualified Patrick for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team. During the 2016 Ryder Cup, Patrick helped lead Team USA in singles with a 1-up win over Rory Mcllroy. This would help the United States secure a victory over Europe during the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Patrick Reed recently partnered with grindworksUSA. grindworksUSA is a Japanese premium golf brand with a focus on unique design, materials, manufacturing, and performance with an emphasis on feel and quality. Patrick Reed has partnered with grindworksUSA to develop new models of golf clubs and expand the brand. In commemoration of this event, grindworks will be releasing the Patrick Reed Signature Iron set for sale Fall 2021, which was designed with Patrick Reed’s top pro needs in mind. This special 8-piece (3-PW) PR-101A forged iron set comes specially boxed and will be limited to only 100 sets globally.
Reed can also be seen sporting the Titleist logo as they have recently partnered in 2021. Patrick Reed favors the Titleist® Pro V1® golf ball, which provides total performance from tee to green with penetrating flight and very soft feel.