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— Stateline

Volunteers sought for golf tourney

Volunteer applications are being accepted for the 16th Annual American Century Championship, July 12-17, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Positions include course marshals, security, front gate, program sales and scorers. All volunteers will get the chance to get up close with the sports and entertainment celebrities playing in the tournament.

Among the 78 celebrities on tap for this year’s event is tycoon and real estate magnate Donald Trump, NFL Co-MVP Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, John Elway, Charles Barkley, Mark McGwire, Jack Wagner, Marshall Faulk, Jerry Rice, comedians Carson Daly, Kevin Nealon and Jimmy Kimmel.

The American Century Championship is the South Shore’s biggest annual event.

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It draws media exposure for the area via the NBC broadcast and surrounding coverage of the tournament as well as attracting tourists to the area who patronize local businesses. A portion of event proceeds goes toward local charities.

More than 400 volunteers are needed.

All volunteers receive an official package of goodies for helping out. There’s the uniform package, including a new scenic golf shirt – sure to become a collector’s item – and cap/visor, one guest ticket in addition to their own complimentary admission, and lunch daily.

Volunteers are asked to provide their own navy shorts, slacks or skirts. Cost of the volunteer uniform, which is required for all tournament volunteers, is $60. Additional clothing items are available at cost.

All volunteers are asked to attend a 30-minute training session held prior to the tournament.

Those interested in volunteering for the 16th Annual American Century Championship should contact the Tahoe Douglas Chamber of Commerce at (775) 588-4591 or e-mail:

— South Lake Tahoe

Workshop on vacation law

A workshop on El Dorado County’s new vacation home rental ordinance in the unincorporated areas of the Lake Tahoe Basin will be on April 22 at the South Lake Tahoe Library.

With vacation home rentals becoming a growing phenomenon at Tahoe, the workshop is designed to help homeowners understand the ordinance, said C.L. Raffety, county treasurer and tax collector.

“The new ordinance establishes many neighborhood-friendly requirements, but it is sometimes misunderstood by both owners of vacation home rentals, their agents and the neighbors,” Raffety said.

To help clarify the ordinance and assist homeowners and neighbors through the process, subjects addressed at the workshop will include:

— Knowing your rights.

— What is a violation of the ordinance and what isn’t.

— Working with your neighbors to work through issues.

— How to obtain the phone number of a responsible party before any situation erupts.

The workshop will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on April 22, at the library’s conference room, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.