|northern Nevada Charities benefit to the tune of $1.5 Million.|
Reno, NV (March 14 2006)- Since 1999 northern Nevada charities have benefited to the tue of over $1.5 Milllion dollars from the good will and community outreach of the Reno Tahoe Open Foundation. The 2005 tournament was no exception with northern Nevada charites receiveing $225,000 as a direct result of the foundations mission and the PGA TOUR's objective to give back to local communities where tournaments are hosted.
Jim Kline, Reno Tahoe Open Tournament director said " Giving back is the number one mission of the PGA TOUR and the Reno Tahoe Open. As the tournament continues to grow northern Nevada charites are directly impacted. The community has been wonderful in supporting the tournament from the begining and it's all made possible by the contributions from our sponsors, enthusiastic fans and our dedicated volunteers."
Northern Nevada Charities receiving support include:
"The Reno Tahoe Open is proud to give back to the community and support the non-profit program and missions in whatever way we can," said John Sande III, Reno Tahoe Open Foundation chairman "And as we set our goals even higher for 2006, we will 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 and we have more to give."