Benefiting K9s For Warriors, Veterans Guest House

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BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP SALUTES THE TROOPS WITH 5TH ANNUAL PATRIOTS’ LUNCHEON

-Revamped program includes new location and Man’s Best Friend-

RENO, Nev. (July 18, 2014) – Barracuda Championship will pay special tribute to our nation’s troops while raising money for the Veterans Guest House with the 5th annual Patriots’ Luncheon, Tuesday, July 29. For the first time, the event will be held at the Reno Air National Guard Base, allowing attendees a special and rare opportunity to see the Base where local troops work each and every day.

This year, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation is excited to introduce a Nevada soldier who is part of the K9s For Warriors program, which rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. The soldier will share his story about war, PTSD, and the four-legged friend that helps him each and every day. In addition to raising funds for the Veterans Guest House the tournament is pleased to announce that the soldier speaking at the luncheon has been sponsored to attend the official K9s For Warriors training camp in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida courtesy of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation.

“Each year, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation is happy to honor the Troops with a variety of military-themed events and ways to support the men and women in our armed forces,” said Chris Hoff, executive director of the Reno-Tahoe Open. “In addition to the Patriots’ Luncheon, we also invite all members of the military to attend the tournament for free and enjoy the Nature’s Bakery Heroes Hangout, a hosted tent with food and beverages from Flowing Tide Pub, Coors Light, and Pepsi.

Interested patrons can purchase a table of 9 to the Patriots’ Luncheon for $1,000 and will be accompanied by a 10th guest who is a member of the military. Individual seats are available for $125. Tickets can be purchased by calling 775-322-3900 or emailing info@renotahoeopen.com.

Barracuda Championship would like to thank the National Guard, Wells Fargo, ABC Fire, Special Event Services & Rental, Birdies for the Brave, and Amy’s Flowers for their contributions to the 5th annual Patriots’ Luncheon.

For more information about the 16th Annual Barracuda Championship at Montrêux, including ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit the website, www.barracuda.bausermandev.com, or call the tournament office (775) 322-3900.

The 16th annual Barracuda Championship at Montrêux, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 28-August 3, 2014 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 45 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedExCup 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 The Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3 million purse. Barracuda Championship is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including the Eldorado Hotel Reno, Montrêux Development Group and NV Energy.

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