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Celebrity golf tournament to benefit Squaw Valley Institute

Special to the Sun

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; The Squaw Valley Institute is bringing together a group of world-renowned skiers, snowboarders, business leaders and local dignitaries for the Instituteand#8217;s fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. A $125 entry fee per player, or $400 per foursome, gives participants an opportunity to play with a local athlete, politician or community leader, as well as enjoy the barbecue, tee prizes, awards, hole-in-one contest and raffle. The tournament will be scramble format so golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the Squaw Valley views.

The shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. Uncle E, X-Games announcer and Tahoe icon, will emcee the event. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute, which has brought world-class speakers and programs to the Lake Tahoe region for more than 10 years. Registration for the tournament is currently underway.

Celebrities taking part in the event include: Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley; Olympian, World Cup Champion and X-Games skier Daron Rahlves; Olympian and World Cup Champion Tamara McKinney; Olympic medalist and speed skier Jeff Hamilton; professional snowboarder Michele Parker; Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley CEO; Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor; photographer Keoki Flagg; Eric and#8220;Tand#8221; Brandt of Tahoe TV; Eric Sather, Resort at Squaw Creek General Manager; Citizens of the Year, Pam and Tom Hobday; Go Proand#8217;s Paul Crandell and others.

and#8220;We have a terrific group of celebrities and local notables playing in the tournament,and#8221; said Renee Koijane, executive director of Squaw Valley Institute. and#8220;Weand#8217;re so grateful to have these distinguished people assisting Squaw Valley Institute raise funds, while providing a super memorable day on the golf course.and#8221;

To register or for more information visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org.

Upcoming Squaw Valley Institute events include New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best selling author Gretchen Morgenson, and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, who is famous for her inspirational story following s shark attack that resulted in the loss of one of her arms.

About the Institute

Squaw Valley Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.


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