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Local nonprofits eligible for $100,000 from golf tournament

Local nonprofits may apply for part of $100,000 donation from Livestrong, the official charity of the American Century Championship.

Last year, 15 Lake Tahoe-area nonprofits received donations. A goal of the annual celebrity tournament is to assist area organizations in need.

Local nonprofit organizations can submit requests for donations in writing by Sept. 17 to American Century Championship Contribution Committee, P.O. Box 5878 Stateline, NV, 89449.



 A committee of tournament representatives will consider each submission. To be considered for funding, organizations must meet 501(c)3 certified nonprofit guidelines and complete a formal donation request. The American Century Championship Contribution Committee will distribute awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 in 2011. In the request, each organization is asked to outline its mission, specify how the donation will be used and the expected impact in the community.

The donation is in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, NBC Sports and American Century Investments.



“We made the decision to use the American Century Championship every year as a vehicle to benefit important causes and we’ve pledged to contribute to local community service initiatives,” said Jon Miller, executive vice president of NBC Sports. “The residents of the Lake Tahoe area are as much a part of this event as the players themselves.”

Since the tournament’s inception in 1990, more than $3.5 million has been raised for a variety of national and local charities.

The 22nd annual American Century Championship takes place July 12-17, 2011.


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