Pinnacle Bank Championship To Present $30,000 Check to TeamMates at Upcoming Event
January 22, 2020
Total donations to TeamMates over the past three years exceed $95,000
The Pinnacle Bank Championship announced today the tournament has given more than $252,000 to area charities supporting such organizations as Make-a-Wish Nebraska, The Lane Thomas Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Championship officials will present TeamMates with a check for $30,000 totaling more than $95,000 given to the charity founded by Tom and Nancy Osborne, which has been the tournament’s benefactor as its charitable partner.
The check presentation will take place at a TeamMates mentor meetup to be held at DJ’s Dugout Aksarben at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
“We are so grateful for our partnership with the Pinnacle Bank Championship and this generous contribution to the TeamMates Mentoring Program,” said Sarah Waldman, executive director of TeamMates. “Our staff and volunteers had so much fun supporting this incredible event, and this contribution in turn helps us provide support to more than 10,000 TeamMates mentees and their mentors.”
“Fostering support within our community and providing donations to organizations such as TeamMates, Make-a-Wish and others aligns with the values of the tournament and we’re thrilled we have such great support from the Omaha community and our partners,” said Jeff Jorth, board chairman of Support Nebraska.
The Pinnacle Bank Championship returns in 2020 for its fourth year running from July 27–August 2 at The Club at Indian Creek, one week later than last year.
“2019 was a great year for us with a total attendance of more than 41,000 spectators from 11 states across the country allowing us to contribute more than $120,000 to charities supporting youth in the Omaha area,” said tournament director Jessica Brabec. “We’re hoping to greatly exceed those numbers in 2020.”
The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. TeamMates serves all youth who have indicated an interest in meeting with a safe, caring adult once a week at school. Matches play board games, shoot hoops or just talk. TeamMates is currently serving students in almost 180 communities across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming and South Dakota with the vision of reaching the gold standard of school-based mentoring programs and serving 12,000 youth by the end of 2020. Go to teammates.org to learn how to become a TeamMates mentor today.