LONDON, Ont. – Freedom 55 Financial has announced the signing of rising Canadian golf star and Symetra Tour winner Augusta James to its roster of brand ambassadors.
James joins current Freedom 55 Financial ambassadors Albin Choi, Matt Hill, Mackenzie Hughes, Taylor Pendrith, Adam Svensson, Damian Warner and Jen Cotten on Team Freedom, a group of young Canadian athletes striving to achieve their athletic dreams.
Hailing from Bath, Ont., James was a standout amateur and longtime member of Golf Canada’s national amateur team. The 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year and 2014 Canadian Women’s Amateur champion left North Carolina State University and turned professional in February 2015. James captured her first victory as a professional on the Symetra Tour just five starts into her career. James will look to carry this momentum into other events on this year’s Symetra Tour.
“I have followed Augusta’s career and have seen the unbelievable potential she displays both on and off the golf course,” said Mike Cunneen, Senior Vice-President for Freedom 55 Financial. “Team Freedom is about providing a supportive presence as these athletes pursue their aspirations. It’s an honour to be a part of her journey as she follows her dreams in women’s golf. She will be a great addition to Team Freedom.”
The addition of James to Team Freedom further solidifies Freedom 55 Financial’s support of and commitment to golf in Canada, from grassroots to professional levels. Freedom 55 Financial supports grassroots development initiatives as national sponsor of the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Clinics for Kids program, for which Team Freedom golfers will serve as ambassadors. The company is also the title sponsor of the Freedom 55 Financial Championship in London, Ont., Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s flagship event, which sees five players graduate to the Web.com Tour each season.
“I am honoured to join Team Freedom,” said James. “It is amazing to have a great Canadian company supporting young Canadian athletes, and it is an honour to be a part of such a talented group working to achieve their dreams.”
To follow these young professionals on their journey, use the Twitter hashtag “#TeamFreedom”.