$116,250 Available for Local Non-Profits From American Century Championship

Applications Being Accepted By LTVA Through August 28

Area’s Most Significant Event Continues to Benefit Community

Aug. 8, 2023 (STATELINE, Nev.) – While Steph Curry’s do-or-die eagle putt to win on the final hole of the American Century Championship in July will live in the annals of tournament lore, what $116,250 in donations from the event will do to help local non-profits over the coming year will make a difference in people’s lives. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is inviting area charitable organizations to help themselves with that funding by completing an application by Monday, Aug. 28 by 5 p.m. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctZP-0Gu5iXPl53iQbX4bDbQpev8d6LDXK8XOM6pp0g_GAQA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

As part of the July 2023 celebrity golf tournament, American Century Investments, in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and NBC Sports, is committing funds to area non-profits with priorities based on impact and need regarding youth, environment and community service.

For financial support consideration, organizations must be in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., or in Douglas County and meet 501(c)3 nonprofit guidelines. Each group must provide an outline of their mission, describe specifically how the donation will be used, and indicate how community impact will be measured. Only online applications will be accepted.

Checks will be presented to recipients at the LTVA Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.

NBC Sports and Korbel California Champagne previously directed an additional $5,000 as part of the annual Korbel Closest-to-the-Pin contest and funds were also distributed to local and national non-profits that staffed concession stands during the tournament. To benefit as many organizations as possible, groups that previously received funding during tournament week will not be eligible for additional proceeds.  

Since 2009, donations exceeding $2.25 million have been distributed to more than 90 Tahoe area non-profits to assist 12,000+ individuals.

“The opportunity to assist the community through our non-profits – the folks who work every day during the year to help area residents, is one of the most gratifying aspects of the tournament,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The partnerships we have with American Century Investments and NBC Sports continue to result in positive impacts for the destination, from non-profit assistance to exposure with branding messages that keep Visit Lake Tahoe top-of-mind among our audiences.”

“Being a part of the South Lake Tahoe community over the years is extremely rewarding,” said Jonathan Thomas, president and CEO of American Century Investments. “Doing good is at the heart of American Century Investments, and we are delighted to support the local Tahoe charities.” The company’s charitable impact has long been recognized for directing more than 40 percent of its profits to medical research.

The nation’s longest running celebrity golf tournament was considered the most memorable in its 34-year history with an international audience captured by Curry’s wire-to-wire victory, his hole-in-one, and the Hollywood script finish. It also featured a top sports and entertainment celebrity field, all-time attendance of 76,810, and record TV ratings.

In addition to the local charitable impact, the exposure for the destination was measured with substantial ratings as NBC Sports, owner and operator of the championship, televised more than 18 hours of tournament coverage across NBC, GOLF Channel, and Peacock platforms.

The magical week included American Century Investment’s 25th anniversary as title sponsor, and the announcement of its six-year extension with NBC through 2029, the tournament’s 40th edition. LTVA also signed extensions with NBC and Edgewood Tahoe to keep the hits coming. The 35th annual American Century Championship is July 10-14, 2024. For more information, visit: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com or www.visitlaketahoe.com


For further information, contact:
Phil Weidinger           
Weidinger Public Relations

About American Century Investments – Tournament Title Sponsor

American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting breakthrough medical research. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Frankfurt; Hong Kong; Sydney; Santa Clara, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40% of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, nonprofit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40% of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of $1.8 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.

About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated by USA TODAY among “15 ultimate summer road trips,” Visit Lake Tahoe combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: unparalleled natural beauty and an array of world-class outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. As a responsible tourism destination, it offers a balanced approach regarding social and environmental impacts to preserve its appeal for generations. For information about lodging, recreation, events, and mindful travelat Visit Lake Tahoe, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.VisitLakeTahoe.com.

About NBC Sports
NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. As the sports division of NBCUniversal, NBC Sports presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock. NBC Sports possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, Big Ten Conference, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, Notre Dame, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLB, Tour de France, Roland-Garros, and many more. It also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming.

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