News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, applications for Celebrity Golf funding now accepted, and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, applications for Celebrity Golf funding now accepted, and more


William Cortez Aguilar was born Sept. 26 to Martin Cortez and Jasmine Olazaba Aguilar of South Lake Tahoe.

Payton Elizabeth Hitchcock was born Sept. 30 to Douglas Hitchcock and Stephanie Cruz of South Lake Tahoe.

Alexandra Hazel Leigey was born Sept. 28 to Daniel Leigey and Jessica Black Leigey of South Lake Tahoe.

Camden Levi Littlefield was born Sept. 27 to Andrew Littlefield and Brielle Whitney of South Lake Tahoe.

Weston Elmer Simon was born Sept. 27 to Derek Simon and Lindsey Quintano of South Lake Tahoe.

Jeremiah Aaron Sylvia was born Sept. 28 to James and Abigail Sylvia of South Lake Tahoe.

Patrick McDonell Williams was born Sept. 29 to Patrick Mcdonell and Mayela Hernandez of South Lake Tahoe.

Carla Isabella Zagajewska was born Sept. 27 to Krzysztof and Matylda Zagajewska of South Lake Tahoe.


Applications from local nonprofits are now being accepted through Oct. 24 by the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority for distributions of $51,984 as a result of the 27th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament (

For funding consideration groups must meet 501(c)3 certified nonprofit guidelines, provide an outline of their mission, describe how the donation will be used and indicate impact in the community, and be located in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., or in the Tahoe Township portion of Douglas County. The application is available at under Community News and must be received by noon on Monday, Oct. 24.

The LTVA in partnership with NBC Sports and American Century Investments, previously directed an additional $62,000 through on-site volunteer organizations and other efforts during tournament week to area high schools, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe Booster Club, Tahoe Fund and the Gene Upshaw Scholarship. In total, tournament partners will provide $113,984 to local nonprofits, agencies and schools as a result from the July tournament.

Recipients will be presented with checks at the LTVA Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.

Since 2009, donations exceeding $800,000 have been distributed to more than 80 local non-profits to assist 10,500+ individuals. In all, 22 Lake Tahoe area nonprofits received donations from ACC last year.

Since its inception in 1990, the tournament has donated more than $4.5 million to local and national non-profits. The nation’s longest running celebrity golf tournament captured the media spotlight with crowd favorites Justin Timberlake and Stephen Curry in the field of famed sports stars, legends and celebrity competitors. Returning stars included Charles Barkley, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Larry the Cable Guy, and Hall of Famers and All-Stars representing major sports.

The 28th annual American Century Championship is July 11-16, 2017. For more information, visit: or


Widowed Persons of South Lake Tahoe invites all widows and widowers of all ages to join us in one of our functions. We are a social organization that enjoys the camaraderie of each other and the helping and sharing of dining, concerts, plays, picnics, shows, snow shoeing, hiking and much more.

For more information, please call 530-542-2437.


Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.


An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email jguerrysr! This is a year-round event.

Lake Tahoe Men’s Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s a casual game with lunch at noon.

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