FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2022
GRAMMY NOMINATED SINGER/SONGSETR NICK JONAS JOINS THE PITCH FOR THE 2022 AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAKE TAHOE, JULY 6-10
Jonas will make his first appearance in the American Century Championship
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nevada, June 30, 2022 – Nick Jonas, singer, songwriter and actor will make his first appearance at the American Championship of the Century in Lake Tahoe, July 6-10, showcasing what is the most elite field of sports and entertainment stars in the 33 years of tournament history.
Jonas is best recognized as part of the Jonas Brothers group along with his older brothers, Kevin and Joe. Their debut album “It’s About Time” was released in 2006, followed by their self-titled second album a year later. The Jonas Brothers became high profile personalities on the Disney Channel, which led to several musical TV movies, including “Camp Rock” and its sequel “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” Their popularity grew with two of their own television series, “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream” and “Jonas”. Two more albums followed, including “A Little Bit Longer” in 2008 and “Lines, Vines and Trying Times” in 2009.
The band went on hiatus and Jonas took up acting, including the TV series “Smash” and roles on Broadway. Jonas went on to produce four solo albums: ‘Nicholas Jonas’ (2005), ‘Nick Jonas’ (2014), ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ (2016) and ‘Spaceman’ (2021). He reunited for a fifth Jonas Brothers album in 2019 called “Happiness Begins.” Coach of “The Voice” for two seasons, Jonas had leading acting roles in the hit films “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, “Jumanji: The Next Level” and “Midway”, in addition to numerous other movies, TV shows and Broadway roles.
Jonas will join headliners Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Annika Sorenstam, Charles Barkley and new entrants Colin Jost from saturday night live, WWE superstar The Miz and country music singer-songwriter Jake Owen. The lineup represents 13 Hall of Famers, 17 Most Valuable Player awards, and multiple Cy Young Award winners. Along with Timberlake, Ray Romano, Anthony Anderson and other entertainment celebrities, the estate also boasts numerous Emmy, Grammy and other awards.
The American Championship of the Century will be nationally televised Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 2:30-6:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
Tickets are now available online only in advance at: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com with daily tickets for Wednesday’s practice round and Thursday’s Celebrity-Amateur at $30, and tournament rounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday at $40 per day. A Grounds Pass for all five days is just $90, a savings of 50%.
The American Championship of the Century in scenic Lake Tahoe is offering a $600,000 purse with $125,000 to the winner. Charitable fundraising has brought in over $5.5 million for nonprofits over the years. The tournament is played on the lakeside Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a design by George Fazio, with re-design elements by Tom Fazio. It is listed by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses.”
The lineup of artists, actors and comedians includes Jost, Miles Teller, Anthony Anderson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Michael Pena, Ray Romano, Rob Riggle, Brian Baumgartner, John O’Hurley, Larry the Cable Guy, Jay DeMarcus, formerly of Rascal Flatts, Jason Scheff, former singer and bassist from Chicago, and Jack Wagner, two-time champion and one of the two originals with Jim McMahon to have played in the 32 American championships of the century.
The 54-hole competition will test the golf skills of over 80 players. The current tournament pitch is available here.
The 2022 American Championship of the Century will use the modified Stableford format in which points are awarded by score per hole.
American Century Investments, title sponsor of the championship since 1998, continues its role in partnership with NBC Sports, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and the community of South Tahoe.
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests using #ACCgolf, visit @ACChampionship on Twitter and instagramand Facebook. For tournament information: www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.
About American Century Investments – Tournament Title Sponsor
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting cutting-edge medical research. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments’ 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Frankfurt; Hong Kong; Sydney; Santa Clara, California; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang is chief investment officer. Providing investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute more than 40% of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person nonprofit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40% of American Century Investments and has received $1.8 billion in dividends since 2000. For more information on American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Lake Tahoe was recently named #24 in the World’s Top 100 Golf Destinations for Best Combination of Experiences: Spectacular Golf, Restaurants, Attractions, Resorts, Culture by GolfPass. Visit Lake Tahoe combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourist destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and games. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and diversity in health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For more information on lodging, recreation, packages, and healthy travel at Visit Lake Tahoe, call 1-800-288-2463 or log on to www.VisitLakeTahoe.com