Barracuda Championship Now Accepting Applications for 17th Annual PGA TOUR Event Aug. 3-9

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RENO, Nev. – Golf fans have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the PGA TOUR as volunteers for the 17th annual Barracuda Championship, August 3-9, 2015. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, the Barracuda Championship relies on more than 1,000 volunteers to help make the event a success, which also includes supporting other community non-profits. To register, visit or call 775-322-3900.

“The Barracuda Championship could not function without each of our tremendous volunteers each year,” said Chris Hoff, tournament director for the Barracuda Championship. “And what a cool opportunity to be able to get up close to players like John Daly and last year’s winner Geoff Ogilvy.”

Volunteers for the region’s only PGA TOUR event are offered a variety of opportunities including player and caddie transportation, score keeping, serving as course marshals and other key roles in making the tournament a continued success. Plus, they get to be a part of an organization that has donated more than $3 million to other area charities.

The $55 fee includes the required uniform with exclusive branded material, a meal during each shift, tournament tickets and invitations to the Volunteer Appreciation Parties, valued at more than $200. As always, military veterans, active duty, guard and reserve, first responders and high school students can volunteer at no cost. 

For more information on the 17th Annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event, visit 


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About Barracuda Championship
The 17th annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place August 3-9, 2015 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 47 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 The Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3.1 million purse. 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, Montrêux Development Group and NV Energy.

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