The Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation invites the community to celebrate its schools and non-profit organizations by attending the tournament’s annual Charity Check Presentation event Thursday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. The check presentation ceremony again takes place at Reno High School, the school that raised the most funds through the tournament’s U.S. Bank Chip in for Schools program for the second year running. The school’s cheerleading squad raised $3,705 in 2012 followed by the Galena High School Track team with $2,235 and the Reno High Golf Team with $1,350. In total, $221,517 was raised to benefit local schools and non-profit organizations through programs such as Chip in for Schools, Birdies for Charity and Women’s Day. Since 1999, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation has donated $2.5 million to charity.
“It just goes to show how truly dedicated these organizations are to succeeding,” said U.S. Bank Regional President Brian Hogan. “These groups worked hard to raise funds through the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation and we’re proud to be able to help them achieve their goals. I have no doubt that with their work ethic and dedication, they will experience continued success.”
Other charitable organizations receiving funds on Oct. 25 include The Children’s Cabinet, The First Tee of Northern Nevada, the Nevada Military Support Alliance and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Representatives from each non-profit including Superintendent of Washoe County Schools Pedro Martinez are set to attend.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to be able to present these checks again this year,” said Jana Smoley, Reno-Tahoe Open executive director. “It is our goal to continue growing charitable contributions that directly impact our community and this year is one of our best ever. I couldn’t be happier with the relationships we have developed with area non-profits in recent years and am happy to say, on behalf of the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation staff and Board of Directors, that we are so proud to be giving away nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars this year.”
The Reno-Tahoe Open Charity Check Presentation takes place Thursday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium at Reno High School, located at 395 Booth Street, Reno, Nev. Guests are asked to enter through the doors on the southeast side of the school facing Foster Drive, and proceed through the first block of wooden double-doors on the left-hand side of the main hallway.