Tahoe South Press Releases
American Century Championship Provides $55,600 to Benefit South Lake Tahoe Non-Profits
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is now accepting applications from local nonprofits for distributions of $55,600 as a result of the 26th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament (http://www.tahoecelebritygolf.com/).
The LTVA, in partnership with NBC Sports and American Century Investments, previously directed an additional $51,500 through on-site volunteer organizations and other efforts during tournament week to area high schools, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe Booster Club, Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe, and the Gene Upshaw Scholarship. Tournament sponsors will offer a total of $107,100 to local non-profits, agencies and schools this year.
For funding consideration groups must meet 501(c)3 certified non-profit guidelines, provide an outline of their mission, describe how the donation will be used, and indicate impact in the community. The application is available at: www.ltva.org and must be received by noon on Friday, Oct. 26. Applications can also be mailed to:
American Century Championship Contribution Committee
PO Box 5878
Stateline, NV 89449
Recipients will be announced Monday, Nov. 2 with checks presented at the LTVA Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m.
Since 2009, donations exceeding $800,000 have been distributed to more than 80 local non-profits to assist 10,500+ individuals. In 2014, local cancer support programs through the Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Cancer League received $13,000. In all, 22 Lake Tahoe area non-profits received donations from ACC last year.
Since its inception in 1990, the tournament has donated over $4.5 million to local and national non-profits. The nation’s longest running celebrity golf tournament captured the media spotlight with first-timer Justin Timberlake joining the field of famed sports stars, legends and celebrity competitors including returning fan favorites Charles Barkley, John Elway and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, plus Larry the Cable Guy, Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty and 15 Hall of Famers representing major sports.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.
About American Century Investments
Tournament title sponsor American Century Investments, is a leading, privately-controlled investment management firm serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individuals. Through its ownership structure, more than 40 percent of company profits support the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, an innovative biomedical research organization committed to finding cures for cancer and other gene-based diseases. Since 2000, more than $1 billion in dividends have been distributed to the Stowers Institute. Also, the Institute is the official charity of the 2015 American Century Championship.
About NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.