Tahoe South Press Releases
South Lake Tahoe Nonprofits Receive $55,600 in Donations from American Century Championship
The 2015 American Century Championship (http://www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com) continues to support area nonprofits as the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (http://www.TahoeSouth.com) distributed $55,600 among 30 organizations through funds raised during the annual celebrity golf tournament.
The announcement and check presentations were made at the organization’s Nov. 12 board meeting. 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. Combined with the latest non-profit distribution gifts, tournament sponsors have committed $107,100 to South Shore based nonprofits, agencies, and schools.
“From coats and food for kids, medical transportation, family/senior housing, environmental initiatives/events, civic engagement, mentoring, textbooks, and art programs in schools the funding allows us to assist a variety of valuable efforts in our community,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “We appreciate the long-standing partnership with American Century and NBC Sports and look forward to offering more ways to give back.”
Grants ranging from $500- $7,500 were distributed to Assistance League of Sierra Foothills, BATS Bringing Art to Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County, Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Bread & Broth 4 Kids, CASA El Dorado, Clean Tahoe Program, Food Bank El Dorado County, H.E.R.O. Scholarship Fund, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, Lake Tahoe Educational Fund, Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School, Live Violence Free, Juvenile Service Council of El Dorado County, Kahle Community Center, Kelly Ridge, Kiwanis Community Organization Inc. (Coats for Kids), Saint Joseph Community Land Trust, South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League, South Tahoe Vikings Booster Club, Tahoe Arts Project, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Tahoe Prosperity Center, Tahoe Regional Young Professionals, Tahoe Senior Plaza, Tahoe Magic, Tahoe Youth & Family Services, Whittell Booster Club, and Zephyr Cove Elementary School.
To be considered, local organizations had to meet 501(c)3 certified non-profit guidelines, provide an outline of their mission, describe how the donation would be used and indicate impact in the community.
Since 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 over $4.5 million to local and national nonprofits. 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.