Tahoe South Press Releases
Applications Now Accepted For Tahoe South Nonprofits For Celebrity Golf Funding
Sept. 15, 2016 (STATELINE, Nev.) – Applications from local nonprofits are now being accepted through Oct. 24 by the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority for distributions of $51,984 as a result of the 27th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament (www.americancenturychampionship.com).
For funding consideration groups must meet 501(c)3 certified nonprofit guidelines, provide an outline of their mission, describe how the donation will be used and indicate impact in the community, and be located in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., or in the Tahoe Township portion of Douglas County. The application is available at www.ltva.org under Community News and must be received by noon on Monday, Oct. 24.
The LTVA in partnership with NBC Sports and American Century Investments previously directed an additional $62,000 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, Tahoe Fund, and the Gene Upshaw Scholarship. In total, tournament partners will provide $113,984 to local nonprofits, agencies and schools as a result from the July tournament.
Recipients will be presented with checks at the LTVA Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10 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 all, 22 Lake Tahoe area nonprofits received donations from ACC last year.
Since its inception in 1990, the tournament has donated more than $4.5 million to local and national non-profits. The nation’s longest running celebrity golf tournament captured the media spotlight with crowd favorites Justin Timberlake and Stephen Curry in the field of famed sports stars, legends and celebrity competitors. Returning stars included Charles Barkley, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Larry the Cable Guy, and Hall of Famers and All-Stars 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.