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Meet Amelia Hansen; Pinnacle Bank Championship’s Director of Operations and Events

Omaha Native Amelia Hansen has been named the Pinnacle Bank Championship’s Director of Operations and Events. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management. While studying at UNL, she had the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the Masters Tournament in 2018 through the university’s hospitality program. That experience exposed her to the excitement and challenges of managing high-profile events. 

“I worked in one of the hospitality suites, it was a complete whirlwind, the greatest experience ever, working crazy, crazy hours and just being exposed to that side of golf. I remember while I was there wondering, how do they put this together? How did they pull this off and just loving the atmosphere of it. I wanted to be a part of something like that and the team that creates that,” said Hansen.  

For the past six years, Hansen has grown in her career as an event coordinator. In her new role at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, she will oversee vendor coordination, tournament infrastructure, hospitality and events.  

 “I am so excited to join the Pinnacle Bank Championship team,” said Hansen. “Golf is a huge part of my life and I am excited to bring my passion and experience to this role. I look forward to working with the team to create an event that celebrates the spirit of golf and brings joy to our community.” 

Hansen’s love for golf is deeply personal. She was introduced to the game by her dad and she loves to spend time with her family at the Fremont Golf Club. Her deep love for golf makes her genuinely excited about her new role, where she’s committed to creating an amazing experience for both the players and the fans. 

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Hansen loves to travel. She studied abroad in Ireland during college. Her next adventure? She hopes to embark on an African safari to see gorillas! 

Pinnacle Bank Championship Looking for Volunteers for 2024

The Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship is looking for volunteers in the Omaha area for the 8th annual event. 

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Woodhouse is seeking volunteers to support this year’s Korn Ferry Tour stop in Omaha. It‘s an opportunity to contribute to our community while helping local charities. The Pinnacle Bank Championship will be held from August 5 to 11, 2024 at The Club at Indian Creek.  

“It’s a first-class event. I tell people I don’t know what I expected the first year of the tournament, but that is way more than that. The PGA Tour puts on a professional tournament and you feel that by volunteering. You feel proud to be part of the event and to be part of that organization. It’s such a neat event,” said Brad Bauer, Pinnacle Bank employee and seven-time Pinnacle Bank Championship Volunteer. 

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the tournament, offering valuable behind-the-scenes experience and unique viewing opportunities. Whether you are a golf enthusiast or new to the sport, there’s something for everyone. Volunteer positions include marshals, off-course, volunteer headquarters, standard bearers and product distribution. 

“As a volunteer, I think you need to evaluate what you think fits your personality. Are you someone who wants to work off-course, where you greet people when they come in and check their tickets? Do you want to work in volunteer headquarters where you help all the volunteers? Do you want to be out on the grounds, keeping the grounds up, making sure that not only the course but the spectating areas are good for all our spectators? Are you like someone like me? I would say I want to be inside the ropes. I want to help the golfers being part of the tournament itself. It’s such a wide range of opportunities that no matter what your passion is, you’ll find something there that you’ll enjoy doing,” said Bauer.  

Each year, hundreds of volunteers help manage the event, allowing the Pinnacle Bank Championship to make significant charitable contributions to local non-profits. By volunteering, you will be instrumental in helping to support organizations like the First Tee of Omaha, Completely Kids, EPIC for girls and many more. The Pinnacle Bank Championship has contributed more than $828,000 to local children’s charities. 

“Volunteering at the Pinnacle Bank Championship helps to make a real difference for local charities, allowing us to continue to give back to provide local charities with the support and resources required to carry out their valuable work,” said Pinnacle Bank Championship Tournament Director, Jessica Brabec. 

To learn more about volunteer positions and to register to volunteer please visit: https://www.thepinnaclebankchampionship.com/volunteer/registration-and-overview/ 

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 Announces Woodhouse as New Presenting Sponsor

The Pinnacle Bank Championship Presented by Woodhouse

Woodhouse has been named the new presenting sponsor of The Pinnacle Bank Championship. Woodhouse brings a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to enhancing the championship’s impact on the community. Their support as the presenting sponsor will contribute to The Pinnacle Bank Championship’s continued success and growth.

“We’re really excited to step in as the presenting sponsor for the Pinnacle Bank Championship,” said Jason Pittack, Woodhouse CEO. “The values upheld by The Pinnacle Bank Championship align perfectly with ours and we can’t wait to play a part in the success and growth of this distinguished golf event.”

The Pinnacle Bank Championship has been a cornerstone of the Omaha community, showcasing elite talent and fostering a sense of camaraderie among golf enthusiasts. Woodhouse’s sponsorship not only adds prestige to the event but also reinforces the shared commitment to giving back to the community.

“We are thrilled to welcome Woodhouse as the presenting sponsor of The Pinnacle Bank Championship,” said Jessica Brabec, Tournament Director. “Woodhouse is dedicated to excellence and community engagement and we are confident that this partnership will elevate the championship to new heights.”

The Pinnacle Bank Championship Presented by Woodhouse is scheduled to take place from August 5- 11, 2024, at The Club at Indian Creek. We invite golf enthusiasts, sponsors, volunteers and community members to join us in celebrating this exciting collaboration.

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 resumes at 3pm 8/11

Play is resuming at 3pm today (8/11). Shuttles are now running to The Club at Indian Creek from MCC (spectators) and Elkhorn North (volunteers). Thank you for your patience!

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: 


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



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


  • The stage will be in the Indian Creek parking lot 


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/.