Jonas to make inaugural appearance in the American Century Championship
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev., June 30, 2022 – Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will make his inaugural appearance at the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe, July 6-10, enhancing what is the most elite field of sports and entertainment stars in the tournament’s 33-year history.
Jonas is best recognized as part of the Jonas Brothers band 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 prominent figures on the Disney Channel which led to several musical television films 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” 2009.
The band took a hiatus and Jonas took to acting including the television series “Smash” and Broadway roles. 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 titled “Happiness Begins.” A coach on “The Voice” for two seasons, Jonas had prominent acting roles in the hit movies “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Jumanji: The Next Level,” and “Midway,” in addition to numerous other film, television, and Broadway roles.
Jonas will join headliners Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Annika Sorenstam, Charles Barkley and first-time participants Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live, WWE Superstar The Miz, and Jake Owen, country music singer/songwriter. The lineup represents 13 Hall of Famers, 17 Most Valuable Player Awards, and multiple Cy Young Award winners. With Timberlake, Ray Romano, Anthony Anderson, and other entertainment celebrities, the field also boasts multiple Emmy, Grammy and other awards.
The American Century Championship will be televised nationally Friday, 7:30—9:30pm ET on GOLF Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 2:30—6:00pm 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 50% savings.
The American Century Championship in scenic Lake Tahoe features a purse of $600,000 with $125,000 to the winner. Charity fundraising has produced over $5.5 million for non-profits over the years. The tournament is played over lakefront Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a George Fazio design, with re-design elements from Tom Fazio. It is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses.”
The lineup of entertainers, actors and comedians feature 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 for Chicago, and Jack Wagner, two-time champion and one of two originals along with Jim McMahon to have played in all 32 American Century Championships.
The 54-hole competition will test the golf skills of more than 80 players. The current tournament field is available Here.
The 2022 American Century Championship will utilize the Modified Stableford format whereby points are awarded by score per hole.
American Century Investments, the 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 South Tahoe community.
For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests using #ACCgolf go to @ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram, and 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 breakthrough 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, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 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 dividend payments of $1.8 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Lake Tahoe was recently designated No. 24 in the World Top 100 Golf Destinations for the best combination of experiences: spectacular golf, dining, attractions, resorts, culture by GolfPass. Visit Lake Tahoe combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation, packages, and healthy travel at Visit Lake Tahoe, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.VisitLakeTahoe.com.
For further information, contact:
484-433-7757 (East Coast)
Weidinger Public Relations
775-588-2412 (West Coast)
American Century Championship/NBC Sports