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2014 American Century Championship Charity Event 7/18-20

by TerriAnn
2014 American Century Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, CA. Charity event benefiting Stowers Institute for Medical Researtch #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim #ACITeam #spon

This post was created in partnership with American Century Investments. I have received compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This Friday marks the start of the 25th annual 2014 American Century Championship. More than 80 celebrities will tee off in this televised golf tournament, being held at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, CA. The total prize of $600,0000 go to charities. Even if you’re not an avid golf fan this tournament may hold quite some meaning for you, just as it does for me.

“Profits with a Purpose” and Stowers Institute for Medical Research

The title sponsor of this tournament is American Century Investments. The late Jim Stowers, founder of the company, used his own personal fortune and set up the Profits with a Purpose program to establish and fund Stowers Institute for Medical Research. This firm is dedicated to researching diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. In learning more, key findings may lead to effective treatments and cures. See some of their BioMed Valley Discoveries.

2014 American Century Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, CA. Charity event benefiting Stowers Institute for Medical Researtch #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim #ACITeam #spon

Personally, I know way too many that have been affected by the horrible monster known as cancer in one form or another. Some are survivors that are still going strong. Others, sadly, lost their fight and all that’s left are my fond memories of them. That’s why I’m so hopeful that research such as this will lead to medical and scientific breakthroughs to trump such diseases and improve human health.

Here’s a more detailed look at what the institute is all about and the involvement of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stowers, cancer survivors themselves:

2014 American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe

Now that you have a bit of back story about, you can better enjoy the tournament. Coverage can be seen:

  • Saturday – LIVE ON NBC: NOON-3 PM PT, 3-6 PM ET
  • Sunday – LIVE ON NBC: NOON-3 PM PT, 3-6 PM ET

Players on the roster include:

2014 American Century Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, CA. Charity event benefiting Stowers Institute for Medical Researtch #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim #ACITeam #spon

Marcus Allen NFL Hall of Famer RB
Charles Barkley NBA Hall of Fame
Brian Baumgartner Actor: The Office
Jerome Bettis Former NFL Pro-Bowl RB
Lucas Black Actor: Friday Night Lights
Martin Brodeur NHL All-Star G: Devils
Tim Brown Former NFL Pro-Bowl WR
Joe Carter Former MLB All-Star OF
Roger Clemens Former MLB All-Star P
Vince Coleman Former All-Star OF
Britton Colquitt NFL Punter: Denver Broncos
Lisa Cornwell Host: Golf Channel
Stephen Curry NBA All-Star Guard: Golden State
Terrell Davis Former NFL Pro-Bowl RB
Vinny Del Negro Former NBA Head Coach
Jay DeMarcus Musician: Rascal Flatts
Trent Dilfer Super Bowl Winning QB
Herm Edwards Former NFL Head Coach
Tyler Eifert NFL TE: Cincinnati Bengals
John Elway NFL Hall of Fame QB
Bill Engvall Comedian: Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Mike Eruzione Captain: 1980 US Hockey Team
Marshall Faulk NFL Hall of Fame RB
Mardy Fish Olympic Silver Medalist: Tennis
John Fox Denver Broncos Head Coach
Goose Gossage MLB Hall of Famer P
Eric Gagne Former MLB All-Star P
Robbie Gould NFL Pro-Bowl K: Chicago Bears
Trent Green Former NFL Pro-Bowl QB
Denny Hamlin NASCAR Driver
Rodney Harrison Former NFL Pro Bowl S
AJ Hawk NFL Pro Bowl LB: Green Bay Packers
Oliver Hudson Actor: Rules of Engagement
Sebestian Janikowski NFL Pro-Bowl K: Oakland Raiders
Dan Jansen Olympic Gold Medalist: Speed Skating
Chipper Jones Former MLB All-Star 3B
Larry the Cable Guy Comedian: Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Hilary Knight 2x Olympic Silver Medalist: Hockey
Kenny Lofton Former MLB All-Star OF
Derek Lowe Former MLB All-Star P
Greg Maddux MLB Hall of Famer P
Fred McGriff Former MLB All-Star 1B
Jim McMahon Former NFL Pro Bowl QB
Kevin Millar World Series Champion MLB 1B
Bode Miller US Ski Team: Olympic Gold Medalist
Mark Mulder Former MLB All-Star P
Kevin Nealon Actor/Comedian: Weeds, SNL
John O’Hurley Actor/Host: Seinfeld
T.J. Oshie NHL Forward: St. Louis Blues
Carson Palmer NFL QB: Arizona Cardinals
Patrick Peterson NFL Pro-Bowl CB: Arizona Cardinals
Chad Pfeifer Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion
Digger Phelps College Basketball Analyst for ESPN
Dan Quayle Former Vice President of the United States
Rick Rhoden Former MLB All-Star P
Alfonso Ribeiro Actor: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Jerry Rice NFL Hall of Famer WR
Aaron Rodgers NFL Pro-Bowl QB: Green Bay Packers
Ivan Rodriguez Former MLB All-Star C
Jeremy Roenick Former NHL All-Star
Ray Romano Actor: Everybody Loves Raymond
Joe Don Rooney Musician: Rascal Flatts
Mark Rypien Former NFL Pro-Bowl QB
Bret Saberhagen Former MLB P/World Series MVP
Joe Sakic NHL Hall of Famer
Josh Scobee NFL Kicker: Jacksonville Jaguars
Sterling Sharpe Former NFL Pro Bowl WR
Alex Smith NFL Pro-Bowl QB: Kansas City Chiefs
Emmitt Smith NFL Hall of Fame RB
Ozzie Smith MLB Hall of Fame SS
John Smoltz Former MLB All-Star P
Annika Sorenstam Retired Golfer: 10 LPGA Major Championships
Steve Spurrier NCAA Football Coach: Univ. of South Carolina
Ricky Stenhouse NASCAR Driver
Jason Taylor Former NFL Pro-Bowl DE
Vinny Testaverde Former NFL Pro-Bowl QB
Joe Theismann Former NFL MVP
Alan Thicke Actor: Unusually Thicke, Growing Pains
Billy Joe Tolliver Former NFL QB
Brian Urlacher Former NFL Pro-Bowl LB
Jack Wagner Actor: General Hospital
Tim Wakefield Former MLB All-Star P
Michael Waltrip NASCAR Driver
David Wells Former MLB All-Star P
Gary Williams Host – Golf Channel’s Morning Drive
Steve Young NFL Hall of Famer QB

How do you feel about the charitable aspect of the 2014 American Century Championship?

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Raijean July 18, 2014 - 2:14 pm

I’m going to make sure my uncle tunes in he loves golf.

Rosey July 19, 2014 - 5:29 am

That’s quite the line-up, and hurrah for it.
Like you, I know some who have won their battle with cancer, and some who unfortunately have lost. My grandmother, one of my favorite people in the world, falls into the latter. 🙁

TerriAnn van Gosliga July 19, 2014 - 10:21 pm

I’m so sorry to hear that 🙁 It seems that more people are being diagnosed with cancer now than ever before despite the amount of research that’s been done up to this point.

Crystal July 19, 2014 - 7:34 am

I’m not an avid sports watcher, but my husband is. I would love to support this great cause, however. I love that all of those athletes are willing to give of their time and support it.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work July 19, 2014 - 9:30 am

What a great lineup! Mu husband will love it!

Kathy July 19, 2014 - 2:03 pm

I love that there are so many celebrities willing to do this. I would love to go and watch!

Colleen July 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Great line up that would be fun to watch.

Penelope Guzman July 19, 2014 - 7:43 pm

This looks like so much fun to watch. I have to agree with everyone else this is a great line up.

Kelsey APley July 20, 2014 - 5:11 am

That looks like a great charity event, I am not a big time golf watcher, but it does sound like a great charity to raise money for!

Kathleen July 20, 2014 - 6:51 pm

What a fun event for such a great cause. I bet everyone had a blast this weekend.

Angela July 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I’m not into sports. My dad and brother do though. I wonder if they tuned in to this.

Marcie W. August 1, 2014 - 3:54 pm

We are super huge sports fans and I am just drooling over that roster! I am so glad to see so many wonderful people coming together for such a great cause.

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