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RENO, Nev. – This summer, lend a helping hand to one of the region’s largest special events, the PGA TOUR’s Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, Aug. 1 – 7. 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 each year, 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.
“By changing the name to ‘Forecaddie’ we really thought it embraced what being a Foundation volunteer stood for: preparing for what lies ahead in order to help others; which is why we encourage both previous and new volunteers to get involved,” said Reno-Tahoe Open Executive Director Jana Smoley. “I also think it’s important to add that volunteers are about so much more than tournament week. Volunteers are our ambassadors to the community; they’re essential to our ability as a non-profit organization to give back. Volunteers make us who we are. They make the PGA TOUR message, ‘Together anything’s possible,’ come to life.”
Critical in helping produce a successful tournament, nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed for this year’s Reno-Tahoe Open, dedicated to giving back to other local non-profits and organizations in the community. 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 a logo’d polo. In addition to rubbing elbows with some of the PGA TOUR’s top professionals, “Forecaddies” also receive off-course benefits through the tournament’s “Forecaddie Fun Card” featuring dozens of online discounts and nationwide deals.
“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, the Forecaddie Fun Card and an invitation to the annual Forecaddie Appreciation Party.
For more information on the 13th annual Reno-Tahoe Open, including ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.RenoTahoeOpen.com or contact the tournament office at 775-322-3900.