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Reno-Tahoe Open goes green for the greens

By ThisIsReno

RTOlogoRENO, Nev. (July 17, 2013) – The 15th Annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, the PGA TOUR’s only West Coast summer stop in 2013, has added two free parking opportunities for spectators, making it easier than ever to attend the event. As in years past, public parking is offered for $5 per vehicle, however this year, carpooling vehicles with four or more passengers will be able to park for free. Additionally, guests who bring two or more non-perishable foods to donate to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) will be granted free parking.All parking will be available at Galena High School, located off Mt. Rose Highway, and free shuttles to Montrêux will be provided.

“Carpooling not only eases traffic congestion, but also allows the Reno-Tahoe Open to take part in preserving the great outdoors, and donating food for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps us and our guests give back to this great community,” said Chris Hoff, executive director for the Reno-Tahoe Open.

FBNN joins the extensive list of charities that the Reno-Tahoe Open assists during its event, including The First Tee of Northern Nevada, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, The Children’s Cabinet, and the Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center. Named the 2013 Member of the Year at the Feeding America National Executive Directors Forum, FBNN is a regional food distribution center and support system for more than 130 partner agencies serving the needy, the ill, the elderly and children.

For a complete guide to parking for this year’s tournament, visit www.renotahoeopen.com.

For more information on the 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux,including participation in the Pro-Ams, ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit online or contact the tournament office at 775-322-3900.

The 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 29-August 4, 2013 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 45 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR 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.