Tahoe South Press Releases
South Lake Tahoe Nonprofits Receive $51,000 from American Century Championship Donations
Nov. 9, 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. / Nev.) – The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and the American Century Championship continue their support of area nonprofits with $51,000 in donations distributed among 30 local organizations as a result of funds raised during the annual celebrity golf tournament. (www.tahoesouth.com) (www.americancenturychampionship.com)
The announcement and check presentations were made at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority’s Nov. 9 board meeting. The tournament provided an additional $49,000 through on-site volunteer organizations that worked at the event, including Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe Vikings Booster Club, Douglas County Search and Rescue, and the Gene Upshaw Memorial Scholarship. In total, tournament partners committed $100,000 to Tahoe South nonprofits, agencies and schools because of the July event.
“The generous donations from American Century and NBC Sports assist numerous local initiatives and nonprofits that have long-lasting impacts on our community,” said Carol Chaplin, president, and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The effect of the celebrity golf tournament is felt year-round for area nonprofits and businesses.”
Grants ranging from $500 – $5,000 were distributed to American Youth Soccer Organization, Barton Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Bread & Broth 4 Kids, Bringing Art to Schools, Christmas Cheer All Year, El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity, El Dorado County Search & Rescue, Juvenile Service Council of El Dorado County, Kahle Community Center, Kelly Ridge, Kiwanis Community Organization Inc. (Coats for Kids), Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation, Lake Tahoe Educational Fund, Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School, Lake Tahoe Epic Curling, Lake Tahoe Unified School District, Live Violence Free, Saint Joseph Community Land Trust, Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra, South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, South Tahoe Vikings Booster Club, Tahoe Arts Project, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless, Tahoe Magic, Tahoe Regional Young Professionals, Tahoe Senior Plaza, Tahoe Turning Point, Tahoe Youth & Family Services, and Whittell High School Booster Club.
To be considered, local organizations were required to meet 501(c)3 certified nonprofit guidelines, provide an outline of their mission and describe how the donation would be used and indicate its impact in the community.
From 2009, donations exceeding $800,000 have been distributed to more than 80 local nonprofits to assist 10,500+ individuals.
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 leading to record attendance of 55,801. 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.
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About American Century Investments
Tournament title sponsor American Century Investments is a leading global asset management firm focused on delivering superior investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,300 employees serve investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang and David MacEwen serve as co-chief investment officers. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its profits to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute, which is the official charity of the American Century Championship, owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of nearly $1.3 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
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 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.