The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority distributed $121,250 total in funds from American Century Championship. The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District was awarded funding for their helicopter fund.
At least nine Douglas County organizations were among the 52 non-profits to receive donations as a result of the 34th annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.
The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority distributed $121,250 in funds to 52 area nonprofit organizations it was announced on Thursday.
Among the Douglas recipients were Between Horses and Humans, Carson Valley Arts Council, Carson Valley Health Foundations, Doug-las County Sheriff's Office, Heavenly Valley Ski Foundation, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, The Foundation for Douglas County Recreation & Senior Center, Whittell High School Boosters Club, Zephyr Cove Elementary School Parents Club.
“It’s an annual tradition where we can help support many organizations that enrich our community,” said Authority President and CEO Carol Chaplin. “Our partnership and relationship with both Ameri-can Century Investments and NBC Sports through the years is meaningful and impactful. The tournament is only possible with our incredible partners including Edgewood Tahoe and our lodging and casino partners.”
As the tournament’s destination sponsor, the Authority is responsible for the South Shore’s most impactful special event, coordinating with partners NBC Sports and American Century Investments, to ensure a successful and memorable experience for fans, locals, celebrities, and media.
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 im-pact in the community.
Since 2009, donations exceeding $2 million have been distributed to more than 100 area non-profits to assist 13,000-plus individuals.
The 35th annual American Century Championship is July 10-14, 2024.