Kansas City, MO (Vocus) July 13, 2010
For the fifth consecutive year, the official charity of the American Century Championship is LIVESTRONG® – the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. The tournament will serve as a backdrop for fundraising and awareness-building activities in support of the LIVESTRONG mission.
“Once again, the green and blue hues that dominate the color palette of Lake Tahoe will be joined by streaks of LIVESTRONG yellow at the premier event in celebrity golf,” said American Century Investments President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Thomas. “This collaboration with LIVESTRONG is a natural fit given the leadership Lance Armstrong and our founder James Stowers Jr. have displayed in the global fight against cancer.”
Stowers and his wife, Virginia, are cancer survivors who established and endowed the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, an organization dedicated to researching cancer and other gene-based diseases.
Through American Century Investments’ unique ownership structure, more than 40 percent of company profits support the Institute in its scientific mission.
Furthermore, the Stowerses and Lance Armstrong’s valiant fight against cancer inspired American Century Investments to create the LIVESTRONG® Portfolios, a series of mutual funds that provide investors with a convenient way to invest for retirement while supporting the company’s commitment to fighting cancer.
NBC Sports will televise the second and final rounds of the American Century Championship live on Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18. The opening round will be televised on ESPN3 on Friday, July 16. The 54-hole American Century Championship has been played at Edgewood Tahoe’s 6,707-yard lakeside course since its inception in 1990.
Defending champion Rick Rhoden counts 2009 as his eighth win. Past champions include Dan Quinn, Chris Chandler, Jack Wagner, Billy Joe Tolliver, Mario Lemieux and Mark Rypien. Tournament favorites scheduled to return include Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Ray Romano and John Elway.
Fans will be able to follow tournament action on Twitter @AmericanCentury and searching #accgolf. They also can visit http://www. americancentury.com/championship.
Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and based in Austin, Texas, LIVESTRONG fights for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. LIVESTRONG connects individuals to the support they need, leverages funding and resources to spur innovation and engages communities and leaders to drive social change. Known for the iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG's mission is to inspire and empower anyone affected by cancer. For more information, visit http://www.LIVESTRONG.org.
About American Century Investments:
American Century Investments is a leading privately controlled investment management firm, committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a variety of actively managed investment disciplines through an array of products including mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts. The company's 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo. James E. Stowers Jr. founded the company, Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer and Enrique Chang is chief investment officer.
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LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.LIVESTRONG.org.
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