The Barracuda Championship prides itself on being the best possible golf tournament it can be; one that goes far beyond the fairways and impacts both individuals and communities all over the world. On multiple occasions over the past 21 years, we have been fortunate enough to have our hard-work recognized by the PGA TOUR. The following is a list of PGA TOUR awards the Barracuda Championship, its volunteers and its charity partners have won thanks to our shared dedication to service, philanthropy and excellence.
In 2019, the Barracuda Championship was honored by the PGA Tour at the TOUR’s Tournament of Meetings for “Best Use of Players.” This award is determined by how a tournament best utilizes players who are granted tournament and pro-am sponsor exemptions. The integration of the title sponsor in the Sponsor Value Program is important, leveraging player relationships for use in appearances such as off-site visits, emceeing tournament activities, hosting junior clinics and participating in Q&A sessions. It’s an honor to win, we’ve enjoyed connecting with the players and finding new way to introduce them to our community!
In 2018, the PGA TOUR selected Eddy House as one of its finalists for their 2018 Charity of the Year Award. One of the Barracuda Championship’s newest charity partners, the Eddy House provides comfort, care and management services to at-risk youth in the Northern Nevada community. The Eddy House’s main goal is to end youth homelessness in Reno-Tahoe, one of the fastest growing issues in Nevada. Eddy House’s work is something the Barracuda Championship truly believes in and we are honored to help them achieve their goals however we can for years to come!
In 2017, the Barracuda Championship was awarded Best Ad Campaign by the PGA TOUR for its promotion of the Patio on 18th Green – a public hospitality venue that boasts upgraded concessions, a Jim Beam Bar, lawn games, and shaded seating mere feet away from the 18th green action. The venue is open to all general admission ticket holders and has quickly become one of the most popular sites on-course. The Patio hosts multiple fan-first events throughout the tournament including the Great Clubhouse Cookout and Concert on the Patio.
In 2016, the PGA TOUR selected Each One Tell One as its Charity of the Year. Each One Tell One is a rapidly growing Northern Nevada nonprofit whose mission is to raise awareness, educate, and serve women of all ages surrounding breast cancer. Founded from a Facebook page, Each One Tell One quickly grew into the outstanding, nationally recognized organization it is today. The Barracuda Championship is honored to have partnered with such an amazing foundation and watched its growth from day one.
In 2015, one of our long-time volunteers Steve Diamond was selected as a finalist for the PGA TOUR’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Steve is currently our Volunteer Chair for Caddie Services and has served the Barracuda Championship in that role since the tournament’s inception in 1999! A loyal and hard-working man, Steve has become well known by fellow volunteers, the Barracuda Championship, and the PGA TOUR as “The Caddie Master”!
In 2015, Veteran’s Guest House was selected by the PGA TOUR as a finalist for their Charity of the Year Award. This Northern Nevada nonprofit provides United States military veterans, and their families, with overnight accommodations and care services both during and after a veteran receives any medical treatment in the Reno-Sparks area. A trusted and steadfast charity partner of the Barracuda Championship, we could not be prouder of the amazing services this nonprofit graciously offers to our military veterans.
In 2012, the PGA TOUR selected the Children’s Cabinet as its Charity of the Year. Established in 1985, this Northern Nevada nonprofit’s mission is to keep children safe and families together by providing services and resources that address unmet needs through a cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Nevada. The Children’s Cabinet has been one of the Barracuda Championship’s longest charity partners and we look forward to continuing the great work they do in our community together for years to come.