Fortinet inks partnership with PGA Tour Canada
The global security firm will sponsor the Fortinet Cup.
News about Vancouver once again being considered as a host city for the FIFA World Cup wasn’t the only sports-related development in the province to be released today.
Cybersecurity giant Fortinet, which has its Canadian home base in Burnaby, announced a long-term partnership with PGA Tour Canada. The company will sponsor the tour’s season-long points competition, the Fortinet Cup—an agreement that begins this season and runs through 2026.
Fortinet will also be the title sponsor of the tour’s season-ending and flagship event, the Fortinet Cup Championship, which will take place September 15-18 at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Kitchener, Ontario.
The company, which has over 10,000 employees—about 2,000 of which are based in Canada—will be donating the proceeds from the Fortinet Cup to benefit non-profit organizations in the areas of STEM, inclusion and diversity, and veterans reskilling programs.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Fortinet as PGA Tour Canada returns to a full schedule,” said PGA Tour Canada executive director Scott Pritchard in a release. “The Fortinet Cup will give players a week-to-week gauge of how they’re doing, with significant benefits available to them thanks to Fortinet. It will certainly be fitting that the points chase culminates at the Fortinet Cup Championship in Ontario. We have an exciting season ahead of us and are extremely happy to make this announcement and begin this partnership.”
Our only gripe? That the parties could find a spot for the championship in B.C. instead. Oh well, maybe next year.