United States Army Airborne and Special Operations soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg are attending the U.S. Open Golf Championship this week as guests of the Patriot Foundation and Vertex Inc.
Vertex is the leading provider of corporate enterprise tax software and services worldwide and is hosting a hospitality suite in the members clubhouse on the 18th green at Pinehurst, this year’s site of the prestigious golf tournament. Vertex donated tickets to the Patriot Foundation as a way to thank local soldiers for their service.
"Vertex enjoys attending the U.S. Open, and we wanted to share the experience of being at this exciting event with some of the fine men and women from Fort Bragg to honor their service in our own small way," said Jeff Westphal, President and CEO of Vertex.
The Patriot Foundation is an all-volunteer group dedicated to supporting families of Fort Bragg Airborne and Special Operations Soldiers, as well as other military groups. Since 2003 the organization has focused on providing scholarships and aid for children of soldiers who were fallen or injured from Fort Bragg. The volunteer group also provides funding for job training and development as support for surviving spouses of fallen and disabled soldiers.
"The soldiers attending are looking forward to seeing some of their favorite players up close and enjoying this great event right in our own backyard," said Chuck Deleot, Captain, US Navy (retired) and president of the Patriot Foundation. "We appreciate Vertex reaching out to share this experience with some of our soldiers."
Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.