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Northern Nevada Charities have benefited $2.5 Million to date

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Since 1999 northern Nevada charities have benefited to the tune of $2.5 milllion dollars thanks to the goodwill and community outreach of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation.

In 2013, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation was honored to have its charitable nominee, The Children's Cabinet, named the PGA TOUR's Charity of the Year. In addition to incredible media coverage regarding this outstanding nonprofit organization, The Children's Cabinet also received a $30,000 donation from the PGA TOUR so that they may continue their work in the Reno/Tahoe community. 

Reno-Tahoe Open Executive Director Jana Smoley noted, "Giving back is the number one mission of the PGA TOUR and the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation. As the tournament continues to grow northern Nevada charities are directly impacted. The community has been wonderful in supporting the tournament from the beginning and it's all made possible by the contributions from our sponsors, enthusiastic fans and our dedicated volunteers."

Northern Nevada Charities that have received support from the tournament include:

  • The Children's Cabinet
  • Washoe County Schools (Chip in For Schools)
  • Kenny Guinn Millennium Scholarship Fund
  • SPCA of Northern Nevada
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows
  • YMCA of the Sierra
  • The Children's Cabinet
  • Foster Grandparent Program
  • Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
  • Care Chest
  • Reno Explorers
  • Safe Embrace
  • Galena High School
  • Bristlecone Family Resources
  • First Tee of Northern Nevada
  • Kids Klub
  • Senior Companion Program
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Friends of Special Children
  • Community Chest
  • GRACE Project
  • Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults
  • Washoe ARC
  • CitiCare
  • Reno Philharmonic
  • Angel Tree
  • Lear Theater
  • VSArts
  • Junior Achievement
  • Nevada Shakespeare Company
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Washoe County Concert Association
  • Health Access Washoe County
  • House Calls
  • Fred & Judy Alexander Foundation
  • Reno Film Festival
  • Girl Scouts of the Sierra
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Tahoe Lake/Rideout
  • Sierra Nevada Master Chorale
  • Step 2
  • Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
  • Washoe County Education Foundation
  • Nevada Museum of Art

"The Reno-Tahoe Open is proud to give back and support the community in every way possible," said John Sande III, Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation chairman "And as we set our goals even higher for 2013, we look to the entire community to support the tournament through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales and word of mouth support. It's a win-win for the entire community when we're able to provide more support for area non-profits." 

Charity Challenge

Charity Challenge is a fundraising program that entails individuals and businesses making a pledge per-birdie made at the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open (or making a flat donation) to the participating charity of your choice. Please visit the Reno-Tahoe Open website to learn more and make your pledge. 

U.S. Bank's Chip In For Schools

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The Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation for the fourth year in a row will work with area schools and school programs to implement the U.S. Bank's Chip in For Schools ticket-selling program. Through this wonderful program, schools and school programs are able to utilize the Reno-Tahoe Open, the area's only PGA TOUR event, to sell tickets and keep 100% of the proceeds!