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Pinnacle Bank Championship Cards for Charity Event Raises $40K

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Woodhouse held the seventh annual Cards for Charity event that raised $40,000 for Nebraska charities. The PGA REACH Foundation and Vita Nova both received funding from the event. The PGA REACH Foundation received $30,000; while Vita Nova received $10,000. The Cards for Charity event is hosted by the Pinnacle Bank Championship’s ambassador group, The 15th Club.  

Vita Nova provides resources and programs to serve women in crisis in the community. Their residential maternity program in Papillion focuses on implementing solutions that work for vulnerable pregnant women and families within the community. 

The PGA REACH Foundation is a non-profit committed to positively impacting the lives of Nebraskans with a focus on youth, veterans and inclusion, making sure the game of golf is accessible to all. This donation will help continue that work.  

“We are beyond thrilled to be the beneficiary of the Cards for Charity event! PGA REACH Nebraska impacted over 37,000 people last year through the game of golf. Our impact is growing rapidly as we continue our mission to positively impact people’s lives through the game of golf. This gift couldn’t have come at a better time as we look to shape, change, and even save the lives of thousands of youth, military, and diverse populations through the game of golf right here in the Nebraska Section PGA,” said Seth Scollard, Assistant Executive Director at the Nebraska section of PGA REACH. 

“We were thrilled with the contributions from our 15th Club members and members of the Omaha community. Even more, we are so happy to be supporting great charities like The PGA REACH Foundation and Vita Nova. They do great work in our community and we couldn’t be more excited that we were able to support them,” said Pinnacle Bank Championship Tournament Director, Jessica Brabec.  

Pinnacle Bank Championship Updates Sunday Schedule

The Pinnacle Bank Championship announces updated final day schedule due to weather

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna announces the updated Sunday schedule due to potential weather in the area. Players will play off the front and back nine starting at 7:29 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. With the potential weather hitting the Omaha area around 3:30 p.m., the tournament is scheduled to end at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Spectators and media are encouraged to come to The Club at Indian Creek earlier to catch the final day of action. Please watch The Pinnacle Bank Championship website for further updates.

Play Temporarily Suspended 8/11: 12:58pm

8/11: 12:58pm

PINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP SAFETY WARNING: PLAY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO WEATHER. Seek safe shelter or exit the premises. Avoid open areas, hill tops, and trees. Services within concessions, grandstands and all temporary structures are closed. *Structures are not intended to provide safe shelter in the case of threatening weather such as lightning and severe winds*

Please check back momentarily for details on when play will resume.

Pinnacle Bank Championship Announces Live & Loud Two-Night Concert Series

Country music stars Kip Moore and Chris Janson will take stage during Pinnacle Bank Championship 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna is proud to announce an encore concert series during this year’s event. It will feature an all-star lineup of country music stars. The tournament returns to Omaha for its seventh year on August 7 – 13, 2023. 

The Live & Loud concert series, in partnership with Barnato, will take place on the nights of Friday, August 11, and Saturday, August 12 at conclusion of tournament play at The Club at Indian Creek. Fans that have a ticket to the concert are able to get into the tournament day of. The Pinnacle Bank Championship’s Korn Ferry Tour stop features a purse of $1,000,000.  

“The Pinnacle Bank Championship is elated to ramp up our entertainment offerings this year. The success of last year’s Live & Loud concert series will continue with more big names in country music. The shows will keep the fun rolling after fun-filled days of watching top-tier golfers vie for their PGA TOUR cards,” said Jessica Brabec, tournament director.  

Details about the concert series: 

Lineup: 

  • Friday, August 11- Kip Moore with special guests Red Clay Strays 
  • Saturday, August 12- Chris Janson with special guest LANCO 

 

When: 

  • Friday, August 11- 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, August 12- 7:30 p.m. 
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.  

Where: 

  • The stage will be in the Indian Creek parking lot 

Tickets: 

Pinnacle Bank Championship Announces Ceremonial Tee Shot

The 2023 Pinnacle Bank Championship Kicks Off Thursday 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship Presented by Aetna announced today that three individuals will kick off this year’s tournament with a ceremonial tee-off shot. Master Sergeant David Karl and Omaha students Matthew Bly and Maribel Gonzalez will start off the tournament the morning of August 10. 

Karl, a secretary/treasurer of the Omaha Amputee Golf Association and PGA Hope Ambassador, will be one of the members of the ceremonial tee shot. Karl is a retired United States Air Force veteran who served for 21 years. In 2013, after breaking his left leg, he underwent an amputation and went on to play in the 2013 Omaha Amputee Golf Association’s tournament. Following the tournament, he was elected secretary/treasurer of the OAGA. He is also a proud PGA Hope ambassador. 

Bly (15), the official PGA Jr. League Player, has been a member of The First Tee Omaha since he was 9 years old. His favorite thing about the First Tee program is getting to meet new friends and play on different golf courses. An avid Rory McIlroy fan, Bly graduated from Monroe Middle School and will be attending Benson High School next year. He plans to try out for the high school golf team and help First Tee as a coach next summer. 

Gonzalez, the Clubs FORE Youth Recipient, is a senior at Schuyler Central High School. She competes in golf and soccer and plans to go to college to study construction management. “Golf was a sport that I joined randomly, and now, I love it so much. It’s helped me to be able to problem-solve a lot more efficiently, and it is so fun,” said Gonzalez. She is extraordinarily appreciative of the opportunity and equipment that the Nebraska PGA Reach program has provided to her and her teammates at Schuyler Central High School. 

Heath Mello, the new CEO/president of the Greater Omaha Chamber, will be the speaker for the ceremonial tee shot. Mello assumed his role on August 2, 2023, after an eight-year career as a Nebraska state senator. The Pinnacle Bank Championship is thrilled to have him join the tournament as the 2023 ceremonial tee shot speaker. 

Karl, Bly and Gonzalez will tee off at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at The Club at Indian Creek for the start of The Pinnacle Bank Championship. The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna will again this year make donations to several charities in Omaha, including Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. 

Upcoming Youth Day Events at The Pinnacle Bank Championship

Youth Day presented by RSM & Hero Hut returns to The Pinnacle Bank Championship 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna is proud to host Youth Day presented by RSM. Each year, the Pinnacle Bank Championship brings families together with a multitude of events that support charities and children in the Omaha area. Events this year include the RSM Putting Challenge, yard games, and autographs from UNL, UNO, and Creighton student-athletes. All youth, 15 and under, will be allowed to enter The Pinnacle Bank Championship on Saturday, August 12 for free. 

The RSM Putting Challenge, a staple of Youth Day at The Pinnacle Bank Championship, will start the day off at 10:00 a.m. Teams from multiple nonprofit children’s charities will participate in the event. Each team will have a Korn Ferry Tour professional, two youth charity participants and one sponsor representative to caddie. 

Each nonprofit children’s charity will receive a $5,000 donation from The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna. Additionally, participating youth will receive a group photo, a gift bag, an autographed scorecard, complimentary admission to The Pinnacle Bank Championship for family and a complimentary lunch. The sponsor participant will receive an official caddie bib. 

The top-finishing team will receive $7,500; the second-place team receives $5,000; and the third-place team receives $2,500, in addition to the $5,000 that each team receives. The total potential charitable contribution to nonprofit children’s charities is $100,000. 

“The Pinnacle Bank Championship understands the importance of today’s youth. They impact our kids through the game of golf and want to make sure all of these charities and the kids they support are impacted. It’s all about the kids, and The Pinnacle Bank Championship supports that wholeheartedly,” said The First Tee of Omaha Program Director Taylor Sidzyik. 

Yard games and autographs from local collegiate student-athletes will start at 11 a.m. as well. Yard games will include a variety of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The student-athletes present will include Maddie Krull, Alexis Markowski and Allison Weidner, members of the University of Nebraska women’s basketball team; Charlie Zielinski, representing Creighton University’s men’s golf team; Evan McDermott, representing the Cornhuskers’ men’s golf team, and Megan Whittaker, representing UNL’s women’s golf team; and Sydney Taake will represent the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s women’s golf team. These student-athletes will be available for autographs until 12 p.m. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship will also honor all active military, veterans and first responders with free admission to the event. Along with free admission, the Hero Hut hospitality area is available to these individuals and their families. The Hero Hut area has covered open-air seating with great views of the competition. The tent will also include complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. 

All spectators of The Pinnacle Bank Championship are asked to park at the Metropolitan Community College campus. Shuttles will be running to and from the event for the full event. For more information, please visit thepinnaclebankchampionship.com/event/spectator-information/. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship Exemptions Are Set

Four Nebraska natives secure their spots in The Pinnacle Bank Championship 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship exemptions have been set, which include four Nebraskans. Noah Hofman from McCook and Carson Schaake from Omaha round out the two restricted exemptions. Luke Kluver, a native of Norfolk, Nebraska, won the Indian Creek Invitational to earn his exemption into the 2023 Pinnacle Bank Championship. This qualification comes with some excitement, as the Nebraska native is the first to earn an exemption into the Pinnacle Bank Championship since 2020. Nate Vontz, a Lincoln native, rounds out the exemptions after winning the Nebraska Qualifier on Monday, July 17. 

This exciting opportunity will allow for these four players to compete at the highest level in the state. Kluver, a redshirt senior for the Oklahoma Sooners, has had plenty of experience at Indian Creek in the past few weeks, as he shot a 65 in the first round of play and a 67 in the second. Besides his recent play, Kluver has competed in The Pinnacle Bank Championship twice before. 

“I’m just really excited, golf is a game of patience and I’ve been patient a long time now. There were several struggles throughout the year, and I’m really excited to get another chance in Omaha where there is a bunch of support from family and friends. Just couldn’t be more excited to be here in early August,” said Kluver when asked about how it felt to earn his spot in The Pinnacle Bank Championship.  

Vontz, a Creighton alumnus, shot six under to win the Nebraska Qualifier and earn a spot in the 2023 Pinnacle Bank Championship. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity and hope to use this as a way to kick-start my professional career,” said Vontz. 

Hofman, a pro in his third year and graduate of Ottowa University of Arizona, was given the restricted exemption. Rounding out the board is Schaake, a University of Iowa graduate, who has previously competed on the Korn Ferry Tour. Both Hofman and Schaake earned their conditional status after making it to the final stage of Q-School, otherwise known as qualifying school. 

All four of these players will have their shot to compete for their share of the $1,000,000 purse for The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna and hosted at The Club at Indian Creek.  

“Really grateful for the opportunity that Indian Creek offers,” said Kluver. “The Pinnacle Bank Championship and Indian Creek and the opportunities that they have for players to get a spot can jumpstart a career and that’s very important in the world of golf. It can only take a week for someone to really bust through and create opportunities for the rest of their life,” Kluver finished. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship, presented by Aetna, is a stop on the Korn Ferry Tour and will be held August 10–13 at The Club at Indian Creek. The Pinnacle Bank Championship’s prior events in Omaha produced names like Robby Shelton, Sam Ryder and Kris Ventura. The tournament includes charitable giving to children’s charities in the Omaha and Nebraska community that help fund education and mentoring programs for Nebraska youth. 

Pinnacle Bank Championship Searching For Player Housing Volunteers

The Pinnacle Bank Championship Looking for Local Families To House Tournament Competitors

Omaha, known for its warm hospitality and vibrant community spirit, is once again gearing up to host the highly-anticipated Pinnacle Bank Championship. This annual event brings together talented golfers from all over the world, showcasing their skills as they fight for their spot on the PGA TOUR. To support this tournament, The Pinnacle Bank Championship is looking for volunteers interested in hosting a golfer.

The Pinnacle Bank Championship, scheduled for August 7th to August 13th, is not just a tournament; it’s a celebration of golf and a testament to Omaha’s deep-rooted passion for this historic sport. As the excitement builds, we invite the community to participate in this incredible experience by opening their homes to the talented athletes who will be competing for the championship on the fairways of The Club at Indian Creek.

Hosting a golfer for the Pinnacle Bank Championship is a unique chance for volunteers to immerse themselves in the tournament’s exciting atmosphere, forge lasting connections with the players and their families, and create memories they will cherish for a lifetime. By becoming a host, volunteers will have the chance to support these dedicated athletes and become an integral part of the Pinnacle Bank Championship.

John and Debbie Birge have housed players for the past two years and have been great advocates for the program. “Our daughter, Alexis [Boulos], got us into hosting. We had heard several stories overtime about how much fun it has been for host families,” said John Birge. “It’s been a very rewarding experience.”

Not only will volunteers witness firsthand the skill and determination displayed by these rising stars of the game but will also have the opportunity to spend quality time with these golfers. “Our friends have also hosted players in the past and sometimes we’d bring the guys we were hosting together to have dinner,” said John Birge. “All of them have been so incredible, smart and polite, and they’re all chasing that dream. They have a tough job; pushing and pushing for that next step, and that’s a huge commitment.”

Being a host is an enriching experience that offers a window into the life of a professional golfer. As a host, volunteers will provide a comfortable and welcoming environment, offering the players a home away from home. Whether it’s sharing a meal together, swapping stories, or supporting them on the course, volunteers will forge bonds that transcend the tournament itself. “Our friends hosted Kyle Westmoreland, who got his PGA card, and to sit and listen to his stories and get to know his story was incredibly enriching,” said John Birge.

If volunteers are interested in hosting a golfer for the Pinnacle Bank Championship, we encourage them to visit our website or contact our Player Relations Director, Kim Zillig.

“You will meet incredible young people who have such a strong work ethic and are great role models. The odds are stacked against them, and they fight tooth and nail to make that next step professionally. It’s just been a great experience for my friends and family,” said John Birge.

The Pinnacle Bank Championship’s Impact on Local Charities

The Pinnacle Bank Championship continues its tradition of positively impacting multiple charities and nonprofits within the region

Over the past few years, the Pinnacle Bank Championship has contributed over $620,000 to local charities in and surrounding the Omaha area.

The Pinnacle Bank Championship, Omaha’s premier golf event, has once again demonstrated its commitment to giving back to the community, showcasing how sports can be a powerful catalyst for positive change. The tournament, held at The Club at Indian Creek, has successfully impacted numerous charities and made a significant difference in the lives of those in need throughout Omaha, Nebraska.

Since its inception, the Pinnacle Bank Championship has consistently focused on creating a platform that not only showcases exceptional golf talent but also serves as a force for good. The event has been instrumental in generating substantial support for local charities, enabling them to continue their vital work in the community.

One of the beneficiaries of this support is The First Tee of Omaha, a youth development program that supports the youth of Omaha and teaches long-lasting life lessons through the game of golf. The nonprofit youth development organization helps thousands of kids in the Omaha area. Program Director Taylor Sidzyik of The First Tee of Omaha has seen firsthand how impactful the Pinnacle Bank Championship has been for the youth.

“Without Pinnacle Bank and The Pinnacle Bank Championship, these programs don’t exist. Because of people like Jessica [Brabec] and her staff, we are able to provide more awesome experiences to the kids in our program.”

When asked about the importance of the Pinnacle Bank Championship’s impact on nonprofits and charities in the region, Sidzyik said “the Pinnacle Bank Championship understands the importance of today’s youth. They help us in our efforts to impact and develop youth through the game of golf. The First Tee of Omaha, which was formerly Hogan’s Heros, has always been focused on the kids, and the Pinnacle Bank Championship supports that wholeheartedly.”

The tournament’s commitment to empowering local charities is reflected in its ongoing partnerships with several prominent nonprofit organizations. The Pinnacle Bank Championship has forged meaningful relationships with organizations such as TeamMates Mentoring Program, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation, PGA REACH Foundation and more. Through these relationships, the tournament has helped amplify the missions of these organizations, enabling them to expand their reach and positively impact the lives of countless individuals.

In addition to its charitable partnerships, the Pinnacle Bank Championship actively engages the community by involving local volunteers, businesses and residents in the event. This inclusive approach fosters a sense of unity and collective responsibility toward making Omaha a better place for all.

The success of the Pinnacle Bank Championship in supporting local charities would not have been possible without the unwavering commitment and generosity of its sponsors, volunteers, players and the Omaha community at large. Their collective efforts have truly exemplified the spirit of giving back and demonstrated the transformative power of sports in creating positive change.

 

ABOUT THE PINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

The Pinnacle Bank Championship is a stop on the PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour in Omaha, Nebraska, and will be held August 7–13, 2023, at The Club at Indian Creek. The event features a purse of $1,000,000 and was awarded the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour’s Truck Award and 2017 Korn Ferry Tour’s Tournament Rookie of the Year Award in its inaugural year. The 2022 Pinnacle Bank Championship was capped off by a Robby Shelton victory. To date, the Pinnacle Bank Championship has contributed more than $620,000 to local children’s charities.

 

ABOUT PINNACLE BANK

Founded in 1938 in Palmer, Nebraska, Pinnacle Bancorp is a family-owned, Nebraska-based $18.2 billion financial holding company operating more than 161 community banks in eight states, including 65 across Nebraska. For more information, visit pinnbank.com.

Pinnacle Bank Championship Looking for Volunteers

The Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship is looking for volunteers in the Omaha area for the 7th annual event. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna is seeking volunteers for this summer’s Omaha Korn Ferry Tour stop. The Pinnacle Bank Championship will be held from August 7 to 13, 2023 at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Neb. 

It’s an experience past volunteers say is unlike any other. 

“You get to walk with a guy in the first round and it’s up to five under par and he’s leading the tournament, or you get to walk with a guy on the second day that shoots seven and eventually he wins the tournament, seeing history, so to speak, happen right there in front of you,” said longtime volunteer Tom Laughlin. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship offers a wide array of volunteering opportunities ranging from marshals, admissions, volunteer headquarters, standard bearer, product distribution and much more.  This is a perfect opportunity for avid golf fans and those who have aspirations to get closer to the game. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to join the marshal committee. Marshals assist with the pace of play, crosswalks, quieting the crowd and much more. 

Those interested in volunteering are asked to sign up through the Pinnacle Bank Championship website 

Volunteers say one of the best parts of the Pinnacle Bank Championship is the opportunity to give back to the Omaha metro community. 

“It’s just a way of giving back. They use different charities and so you know, one place it’ll be for kids and when you see some of them at the tournament you get to see what kind of effect it has, it’s great,” said Laughlin. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship encourages working with friends or family and will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests. With many different members of the greater Omaha community involved in the Pinnacle Bank Championship, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet many like-minded people. It’s a great opportunity for a wide range of ages.  

“Just go with what you’re interested in, you know, at least the first couple years kind of go with what will get you out there and you can see the players and stuff like that, but we’ve always told people we can train anybody from 16 or 17 years old, up to their 60s and 70s. It’s a great way to get out in the sunshine,” said Laughlin. 

Fans of golf and community members are encouraged to sign up by visiting the Pinnacle Bank Championship website to learn more about the available volunteering opportunities. 

ABOUT THE PINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

The Pinnacle Bank Championship is a stop on the PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour in Omaha, Nebraska, and will be held August 7–13, 2023, at The Club at Indian Creek. The event features a purse of $1,000,000 and was awarded the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour’s Truck Award and 2017 Korn Ferry Tour’s Tournament Rookie of the Year Award in its inaugural year. The 2022 Pinnacle Bank Championship was capped off by a Robby Shelton victory. To date, the Pinnacle Bank Championship has contributed more than $500,000 to local children’s charities.   

ABOUT PINNACLE BANK

Founded in 1938 in Palmer, Nebraska, Pinnacle Bancorp is a family-owned, Nebraska-based $17.8 billion financial holding company operating more than 161 community banks in eight states, including 66 across Nebraska. For more information, visit pinnbank.com.