Draper, Utah – OGIO Golf Global Vice President, Tom Gocke, was all smiles last week as he delivered a check to NS2 Serves™ for $100,000, representing proceeds from the sale of its specially-designed Special Ops collection.
The 2016 Special Ops military collection was designed in black and grey, featuring a vintage stars and stripes theme, resembling the black & grey patch worn by the military’s Special Ops teams.
The understated, yet patriotic look was a hit with OGIO Golf customers across the country. “When OGIO launched the line, we shared stories of veterans whose lives were changed through the NS2 Serves training,” commented Gocke. “When our customers learned 100% of our donation went directly to helping vets, they responded in mass. We are very grateful they bought the products that lead to topping last year’s donation by nearly 20%.
“There are many worthy organizations supporting our military veterans across the country. But two things caught our attention about NS2 Serves™. The first was the all-volunteer team that runs the organization, no funding goes to administrative costs. The second was the fact that the goal is to not only provide training to these veterans, but to place them in new careers once they graduate.”
“We could not exist without the generous contributions from OGIO Golf and its customers,” stated Steve Kupcha, Executive Director of NS2 Serves™. “OGIO’s contributions are a big part of the reason we have been able to successfully train over 100 graduates over the past three years. This latest donation will allow our team to help even more veterans make a successful transition to civilian life.”
On an annual basis, golfers contribute more to charities than all other sports combined. it’s just one of the reasons we love this game and in OGIO Golf’s case, the big reason Tom Gocke has a $100,000 smile.
OGIO International, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that carved a reputation as a designer of adrenaline-driven collections of bags and apparel born from our sports heritage. We built this reputation by crafting our collections from high performance materials surrounding intelligent design features that provide the ultimate combination of protection, comfort and organization. OGIO’s Sports collections include Golf, Motor Sports and Endurance Sports, while our Lifestyle collections bring a unique flair for travel, business and casual use. All of OGIO’s collections are uniquely styled to raise adrenaline levels at first glance.
ABOUT NS2 SERVES™
NS2 Serves™ is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established by Mark Testoni, the President of SAP National Security Services, Inc.® to give back to the community by training and employing veterans in high-tech careers. As its signature initiative, NS2 Serves offers an intensive 12-week training course in world-class software solutions, leading to official SAP certifications, which are valuable in many career paths in the U.S. and worldwide.