GREENEVILLE, Tenn.—Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) (the “Company” or “Forward”) hosted the first annual Drive for Hope Golf Tournament May 18-19 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA. Through its charitable platform, Operation Forward Freedom, the Company raised $375,000 to benefit Hope For The Warriors and its Drive for Hope program.

Left to right: Danielle Rose, Ryan Gilliam, Jack Marin, Tom Schmitt, Kyle Mitchin, Robin Kelleher, Katie Bishop

Drive for Hope is a comprehensive driving program designed to help injured service members and veterans regain independence and the freedom to drive through rehabilitation and behind-the-wheel training in adaptive vehicles.

“Thousands of our current and former Forward teammates served our country. We are honored to tip our hats to them and give back to our veterans in tandem with our partners from Hope For The Warriors,” said Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President, and CEO of Forward Air. “Together with so many of our business partners, we join forces where it matters most.”

The Drive for Hope Tournament featured a silent auction, guest speakers, an opening ceremony with a color guard presentation and celebrity guests including former Major League Baseball players Doug Flynn and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.

Robin Kelleher, President and CEO of Hope For The Warriors said, “We can change lives with a partner like Forward Air. Operation Forward Freedom aligns directly with our mission and the money raised at this event will positively impact the lives of military families across the country by restoring a sense of independence back on the road."

About Forward Air Corporation

Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company that provides services across the United States and Canada. We provide expedited less-than-truckload (“LTL”) services, including local pick-up and delivery, shipment consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing, and customs brokerage by utilizing a comprehensive national network of terminals. In addition, we offer final mile services, including delivery of heavy-bulky freight, truckload brokerage services, including dedicated fleet services; and intermodal, first-and last-mile, high-value drayage services, both to and from seaports and railheads, dedicated contract and Container Freight Station warehouse and handling services. We are more than a transportation company. As a single resource for your shipping needs, Forward is your supply chain partner. For more information, visit our website at

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About Hope For The Warriors

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 40,000 through a variety of support programs focused on health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 183 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.