Two Ways to Give Back to The Community at this Year’s 19th Annual Barracuda Championship

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The Tournament Returns to Montrêux July 31-Aug. 6

RENO, Nev. (June 29, 2017) – There are a couple ways to give back to the community while enjoying the outdoors in a beautiful setting this summer. This year the Barracuda Championship announced that volunteering is free of charge and the Birdies for Charity program is in full swing for members of the community looking to support local charities. 

Volunteer registration is now open for the Barracuda Championship set for July 31 through Aug. 6, 2017. Volunteering at the tournament is a great way to get outdoors, enjoy a breathtaking setting, give back and be a part of an internationally recognized event. No golf experience or knowledge is required to participate. Volunteers receive a uniform, daily meal, tournament tickets and invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday during the tournament.

As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, the Barracuda Championship relies on more than 700 volunteers to help make the event a success, which also includes supporting other community non-profits. To date the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation has given more than $3.6 million to local organizations. To sign up visit and click on the “volunteer” tab or call the Barracuda Championship office at 775-322-3900.

Birdies for Charity
A major part of the Barracuda Championship’s mission is to give back to the community and now there is a chance for the public to get involved and win prizes. To enter, make a one-time flat donation, or pledge one cent or more per birdie made by PGA TOUR professionals during the 2017 Barracuda Championship Thursday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 6.

Participants will have the chance to win prizes including a flat screen TV, $100 Golf Headquarters gift card, Callaway Epic Driver, tournament merchandise and more courtesy of Duncan Golf Management. To get involved make a one-time donation, or pledge, of one cent or more per birdie.

The grand prize will be awarded to the person who guesses the correct number of birdies. A grand prize of a one-year family membership to Lakeridge, Wolf Run and Dayton Valley golf courses is up for grabs. Entries will be accepted online through July 31 at

The fundraising program is designed to support other local not-for-profit organizations in ongoing efforts to raise funds. Each organization will receive every penny of donations and pledges collected plus a 10 percent match. That means, each charity receives 110 percent of the funds donated to their organization through this program!

For more information on the 19th Annual Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR event or to purchase tickets, visit or call 775-322-3900. 


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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 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 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.


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