The last Monday in May is observed by every state as Memorial Day, a day of remembrance to honor those who gave their lives in service to the United States of America. While the exact location and date of its origin are unclear, Memorial Day began because of the Civil War and citizens’ desire to honor the dead.
This year, OGIO has partnered with NS2 Serves, “a program designed to train, prepare and employ recent veterans who are transitioning from a military career into a civilian career,” in order to give back to the veteran community. OGIO has developed the limited edition Stars & Stripes Collection; a portion of the proceeds from this collection is donated to veteran support and development charities. The collection features an antique flag pattern and is available for several golf bags and golf accessories.
About NS2 Serves
Established by SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2™), NS2 Serves is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to give back to the community by training and preparing veterans to reenter the workforce. This young program kicked off in March 2014, and has continued to broaden its program to fit veteran needs. NS2 Serves offers training courses in IT solutions that support national security of the United States, and employment assistance to place veterans in high-tech careers. Courses are open to post-9/11 veterans and reservists, as well as Gold Star spouses that meet certain criteria. Ideally, a potential trainee will have been out of the service for less than 3 years, and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
An Overview of the Collection
The Stars & Stripes Collection includes the Machu Cart Bag, Vapor Stand Bag, Straight Jacket Travel Bag, Layover Travel Bag, and Shoester Golf Shoe Bag.
Machu Cart Bag
Keep your clubs organized and your golf balls at the ready with the Machu Cart Bag. Featuring the double barrel cart top, you can customize the club organization to your preference. Nine pockets – including a weather-resistant, fleece lined valuables pocket – guard your belongings from harm while you focus on the green, and the zipperless ball pocket allows you to reach in easily for more golf balls (if you happen to shank them into the trees).
Vapor Stand Bag
Simplify your club sorting style with the Vapor Stand Bag. Featuring OGIO’s propriety WoodeLite Top, your clubs are separated into seven designated sections and a special oversized putter pit. Seven zippered pockets organize your golf accessories, and a fleece lined valuables pocket keeps gadget from getting scratched up.
Straight Jacket Travel Bag
You’re golf clubs stay in check when you carry them in the Straight Jacket Travel Bag. Featuring a fully padded top and a large main compartment that fits tour bags and stand bags, the Straight Jacket Travel Bag gives you much needed peace of mind when you have travel with your clubs. Outer compartments also store shoes and accessories.
Layover Travel Bag
The perfect carry-on size, OGIO’s Layover Travel Bag ensures you have all the essentials you need. Interior mesh divider separates your belongings for easy organization, and the internal straps keep everything in place during transit. The two large external pockets are ideal for storing belongings you need access to during your flight or while traversing the airport.
Shoester Golf Shoe Bag
Sleek and functional, the Shoester Golf Shoe Bag features a carbon-based, anti-microbial interior that’s easy to wipe clean. The ventilated, main compartment keeps shoes separate with a divider, so they don’t rub against each other. The external zipper pocket is perfect for extra laces, gloves and accessories.