Barracuda Championship Announces $50,000 Donation to The Discovery
RENO, Nev. (October 14, 2016) – At last night’s first Putt-Putt to Give-Give event held at The Discovery, Barracuda Championship announced one of the largest donations to a single organization to date. The $50,000 check was presented to The Discovery, which will be matched to equal $100,000.
“Our community is what makes us and our tournament great and we make it our mission to give back and show our support to an incredible community,” Chris Hoff, tournament director for the Barracuda Championship. “In addition to continuing last year’s week of giving, the tournament has generated more than $382,000 so far this year.”
The event was held as a culmination of this year’s Week of Giving, which celebrates the 2016 tournament and a year of giving back to the Reno-Tahoe community. Guests enjoyed light refreshments, appetizers and mingled with Barracuda Championship staff, sponsors, week of giving charities and members of the Reno Tahoe Open Foundation Board.
In its second year, to celebrate Barracuda Championship’s Week of Giving, or #CudaChampCharity, staff and members of the RTOF Board presented checks and volunteered their time including helping serve dinner at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, worked at the Sky Tavern Ski Swap.
The Week of Giving was possible with the help of generous sponsors including NV Energy, ABC Fire and Cylinder Service, Nature’s Bakery, Reno Renegades, Montrêux Golf & Country Club and Barracuda Networks and many others.
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About Barracuda Championship
The 19th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 31-August 6, 2017 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 46 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedEx Cup series, a points competition for PGA TOUR professionals. The internationally televised event brings in millions of dollars in coverage for the Reno-Tahoe region through its affiliation with Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3.3 million purse. Montrêux Golf & Country Club has been the host site since the tournament’s inception in 1999. The Barracuda Championship is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including title sponsor Barracuda Networks, Eldorado Hotel Reno, AT&T and NV Energy.