Blue Federal Credit Union Named Presenting Sponsor for Korn Ferry Tour’s “The Ascendant presented by Blue”

Blue Federal Credit Union, which has operated for over 70 years, has been named the presenting sponsor for one of the marquee events on the Korn Ferry Tour in Berthoud, Colorado, which will now be known as “The Ascendant presented by Blue.”

Blue Federal Credit Union Named Presenting Sponsor for Korn Ferry Tour’s “The Ascendant presented by Blue”

BERTHOUD, Colorado – Blue Federal Credit Union, which has operated for over 70 years, has been named the presenting sponsor for one of the marquee events on the Korn Ferry Tour in Berthoud, Colorado, which will now be known as “The Ascendant presented by Blue.”

“We are excited to announce Blue as a presenting sponsor on the Korn Ferry Tour,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin. “Given their historical connection to the military, their ties to the local community and the amazing work of The Blue Foundation, they are a perfect match for The Ascendant presented by Blue, and we’re excited to see this tournament continue to evolve and make a greater impact on the Front Range.”

Earlier this year, the Korn Ferry Tour announced a five-year partnership through 2026 with Ascendant National Title, a Cypress Ascendant Company, to serve as the event’s official title sponsor. Today’s announcement will also see Blue become the presenting sponsor of The Ascendant presented by Blue through at least 2026.

The Ascendant presented by Blue, which earned the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Tournament of the Year Award, will continue its residency at TPC Colorado, the host course for the first three iterations. The 2022 playing of The Ascendant presented by Blue is set for June 30 through July 3 in Berthoud, Colorado.

Blue Federal Credit Union was originally chartered in 1951 as Warren Federal Credit Union by a group of civilian personnel at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, in Cheyenne Wyoming, about 100 miles from Denver, Colorado. The credit union grew and inspired members over the next 65 years until the opportunity came to merge with a successful Colorado-based credit union with nearly 50 years of its own history and growth, Community Financial Credit Union. In 2015, the two credit unions came together becoming Blue, an organization that empowers its members to tap into the full potential of their money, life and community. During this year’s tournament, Blue is excited to help support initiatives like the Military and First Responder venue, as well as the Blue FCU Member Day. More information on these opportunities will be provided closer to the tournament.

“We are incredibly honored and excited to join the PGA TOUR family as a Korn Ferry Tour presenting sponsor,” says Stephanie Teubner, President and CEO of Blue Federal Credit Union. “PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour both value making a positive impact in the community. Blue shares in this goal as we discover pathways to help others realize their possibilities. We see this partnership as accomplishing these aspirations and more.”

The Ascendant presented by Blue is a 72-hole tournament featuring 156 players from around the world. Debuting in 2019, The Ascendant presented by Blue has quickly become one of the premier stops on the Korn Ferry Tour, as evidenced by its award-winning 2021 event. Last July, 46-year-old Tag Ridings conquered the 7,991-yard setup – which was the longest in Korn Ferry Tour history and featured the longest hole in PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament play, the 773-yard par-5 13th – and won a three-man sudden-death playoff for his second career victory. The third and final rounds were streamed via PGA TOUR LIVE.

One year prior, Will Zalatoris captured the 2020 title for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory and went on to secure PGA TOUR membership as part of the 2020-21 graduating class, in addition to winning the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Award, also known as the Arnold Palmer Award.

The Ascendant presented by Blue will be the 19th of 26 events on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour schedule. The 2022 regular season will conclude at the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna, where 25 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded based on the points standings. An additional 25 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded at the conclusion of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

For more information about The Ascendant presented by Blue, please visit theAscendant.com. To download The Ascendant presented by Blue logo, please visit https://pgatourmedia.pgatourhq.com/ and select the “LOGOS” tab.

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