By PR-barracuda Posted December 8, 2016 In News
Barracuda Championship’s charity beneficiary awarded $30,000 grant from PGA TOUR
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA TOUR announced today that Each One Tell One, a Reno-based non-profit beneficiary of the Barracuda Championship, has been named the 2016 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year.
Through fundraising efforts, including an annual golf tournament, support and educational programs, Each One Tell One is an organization dedicated to raising dense breast tissue awareness for early breast cancer detection.
“We are so honored to have the PGA TOUR recognize the work we do to bring about dense breast tissue awareness,” said Heather Reimer, Each One Tell One founder. “To be associated with the TOUR is a dream come true for us and will allow us to continue helping save the lives of women. As a small non-profit from Reno, being associated with the PGA TOUR brand is a huge honor for us.”
The award comes with a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to help Each One Tell One, which will be utilized in a number of ways to help in the fight against cancer.
“All of us at the Barracuda Championship and the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation are proud to partner with a great organization like Each One Tell One,” said Barracuda Championship Tournament Director Chris Hoff. “Their mission to raise awareness of dense breast tissue is critical and touches the lives of so many here in northern Nevada and around the country. We were honored to nominate Each One Tell One and are thrilled they have been recognized as the Charity of the Year across the entire PGA TOUR.”
The 2016 Barracuda Championship was won by Greg Chalmers, and the 2017 Barracuda Championship will be held July 31-August 6 at Montrêux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada.
About the Barracuda Championship
The annual Barracuda Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of 43 in the PGA TOUR season and is part of the FedExCup series, a points-based 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. As the title sponsor of the event since 2014, Barracuda Networks provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. Montrêux Golf & Country Club has been the host site since the tournament’s 1999 inception. Since that time, the Barracuda Championship has generated more than $3.6 million for charities.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $160 million for local and national charitable organizations. At the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, the PGA TOUR announced the all-time charitable contributions had surpassed $2.3 billion.
The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Joel Schuchmann, PGA TOUR, 904-280-4707, firstname.lastname@example.org