Reno-Tahoe Open now seeking volunteers for 14th annual event July 29-Aug. 5

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This summer, lend a helping hand to one of the region’s largest special events, the PGA TOUR’s Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, July 30 – Aug. 5, 2012. As a non-profit, 501 (c)3 organization, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation relies on hundreds of volunteers, known as “Forecaddies,” to help produce its annual event, providing fans a chance to get up close and personal with the PGA TOUR. Opportunities include player and caddie transportation, score keeping and assisting the Golf Channel crew, all key roles in supporting the tournament, which in turn has given back more than $2 million to the community. Registration is now available by visiting www.RenoTahoeOpen.com or calling the tournament office at 775-322-3900.

Critical in helping produce a successful tournament, nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed for this year’s Reno-Tahoe Open, which is dedicated to giving back to other local non-profits and organizations and positively promoting the Reno-Tahoe area to an international audience. Grab some friends or make it a family affair in support of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation and receive tournament access, food and beverages during each shift worked, a tournament hat and polo shirt. When not working, Forecaddies enjoy the tournament free of charge.

Forecaddie positions are now available ranging from laser operators, score keepers, marshals and special area ambassadors, and applications are available at www.RenoTahoeOpen.com. The $55 cost includes the required uniform, a meal during each shift, two season passes to the tournament and invitations to the Forecaddie Appreciation Parties. The Forecaddie package is valued at more than $200.

For more information on the 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, including ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RenoTahoeOpen.com or contact the tournament office at 775-322-3900.

The 14th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 30 – Aug 5, 2012 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 47 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Regular 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. The Reno-Tahoe Open 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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