Denver Broncos Icon Back After Six-Year Hiatus
June 19, 2023 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Calif./ Nev.) – After a six-year absence, former Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway will return to compete in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe July 12-16.
The two-time Super Bowl champion signal-caller played in the first 27 tournaments until post-football career injuries sidelined him in 2017.
An accomplished golfer, Elway placed in the top 10 of the American Century Championship 14 times throughout his celebrity golf career dating back to the inaugural event in 1990. His best finish came in 2010, when he tied for second place with NFL quarterback Tony Romo and newly-retired MLB pitcher John Smoltz, with former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver winning the title.
Elway spent 16 years as an NFL player and 11 as an executive, all with the Broncos. His last appearance in the tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course was in 2017, when he finished in ninth place.
Among the prominent names in the 2023 celebrity field are Steph Curry, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, Zach LaVine, Seth Curry, Jerry Rice, Annika Sorenstam, Ray Romano, Larry Fitzgerald, Travis Kelce, Miles Teller, plus more than 16 Hall of Famers, five Heisman Trophy winners and three NFL coaches.
With major television exposure (NBC Sports, Golf Channel) and a purse of $600,000, the American Century Championship is the most prestigious celebrity tournament in golf. The 2023 televised event tees off July 14-16 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on the shores of the largest alpine lake in North America. The tournament has raised over $6 million for charities including the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests using #ACCgolf go to @ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook. For tournament information and updates: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
With more than 75 plaudits and accolades from national media outlets, 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 travel at Visit Lake Tahoe, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.VisitLakeTahoe.com.
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 nearly $2 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.