Tahoe South Press Releases
LTVA Accepting Local Non-Profit Applications For Celebrity Golf Funding Through September 13
$126,500 in commitments to-date by American Century Championship, NBC Sports, LTVA
Aug. 22, 2019 (STATELINE, Nev.) –The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will distribute $100,000 to local non-profits resulting from the 30th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament with organizations invited to apply for funding by Friday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m. The application is available at: https://ltva.org/american-
For financial support consideration groups must be in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., or in the Tahoe Township portion of Douglas County and meet 501(c)3 certified nonprofit guidelines. Each must provide an outline of their mission, describe how the donation will be used and indicate impact in the community.
Grants will encompass four categories awarding increments of $10,000, $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 based on: 1) Organizational Sustainability – significant impact on long term growth and stability; 2) Organizational Impact – increasing constituents served; 3) Community Need – distribution of services or support; and 4) Scholarships – for individual participation.
Recipients will be presented with checks at the LTVA Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m.
The tournament previously directed an additional $26,500 through on-site volunteer organizations and other efforts during tournament week. Recipients included South Lake Tahoe Booster Club, Tahoe Prosperity Center, and Gene Upshaw Memorial Scholarship.
Since 2009, donations exceeding $1.25 million have been distributed to more than 80 local non-profits to assist 11,500+ individuals. In all, 32 Lake Tahoe area nonprofits received donations from ACC in 2018.
Since its inception in 1990, the tournament has donated more than $5.5 million to local and national non-profits. The nation’s longest running celebrity golf tournament captured the media spotlight with crowd favorites Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo and Stephen Curry among famed sports stars, legends and celebrity competitors. The elite field also featured Charles Barkley, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Larry the Cable Guy, and 16 Hall of Famers and 22 current players, including 10 All-Pros/All-Stars representing major sports.
The financial impact of the recent American Century Championship on the destination has been estimated at $30 million.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.