2013 American Century Championship gives to Douglas organizations | RecordCourier.com

2013 American Century Championship gives to Douglas organizations

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Suicide Prevention Network board member Jan Garcia, Network Executive Director Debbie Posnien, American Century Championship Board Chairman Pat Ronan, and Network board member David Brady.
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The Suicide Prevention Network received a $3,000 donation from the 2013 American Century Championship.

The donation was part of $85,000 distributed to 28 nonprofit groups, and raised during the annual celebrity golf tournament.

The announcement was made Thursday at the organization’s board meeting. The LTVA, in partnership with NBC Sports and American Century Investments, previously directed an additional $60,000 through on-site volunteer efforts during tournament week to area high schools, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and others. Combined with the latest nonprofit distribution gifts, tournament sponsors have committed more than $145,000 to nonprofits, agencies and schools.

“The American Century Championship happens once a year but it gives to the community every day in more ways than one,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Our long-term partnership with American Century and NBC Sports is firmly rooted in our community. The event positively impacts the destination through national marketing and media exposure. But just as important, American Century and NBC lend their support to area organizations that need the help.”

Other Douglas County organizations receiving donations were Tahoe Youth and Family Services with $8,000; $4,000 to Kahle Community Center; $500 – $3,500 donations went to Whittell Boosters, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and Tahoe Douglas Rotary.