The Barracuda Championship
During the summer of 2022, TTCF was fortunate enough to partner with the Barracuda Championship, an annual PGA Tour event held in Truckee, on two aligned initiatives: sustainability and inclusivity. Having been impacted by wildfires during the previous year’s tournament, the Barracuda Championship wanted to raise awareness around the impacts of wildfire and the benefits of a healthy forest. PGA TOUR players, Joshua Creel and Jonas Blixt, joined TTCF, USFS and CAL FIRE to get a birds eye view of evacuation routes, burned forests and a walk through healthy/treated forests.
Secondly, with its commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the Barracuda Championship made a generous donation of $45,000 to TTCF to support these efforts. Chris Hoff, Tournament Director of the Barracuda Championship, recognizes the importance of this work, the desire to contribute positively to the quality of life in the community and the alignment of their values with those of TTCF.
“We are thrilled to have formed a partnership with such a like-minded organization as TTCF, who shares our mission of providing awareness opportunities, resources and support to the community where it’s most needed,” Hoff said. “The Barracuda Championship and the PGA TOUR realize the vital importance of expanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion not only in golf, but in all facets of life, and we are proud to have contributed to TTCF’s efforts in growing their DEI outreach and use of Spanish translation.”
With generous support from the Barracuda Championship, TTCF was able to make a virtual event on “Evacuation Preparedness” more accessible to our Spanish speaking community with translation of marketing materials and live simultaneous interpretation at the event. This donation will also support the Community Collaborative’s On the Verge Leadership Program which focuses on advancing professional opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) residents.
It is so powerful when two missions can complement each other and we look forward to our continued partnership with the Barracuda Championship to benefit the Tahoe Truckee community.
We, the board and staff of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, are in passionate pursuit of a just society and a just Tahoe Truckee community, where people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and identities have an equal opportunity to thrive.”