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American Century Championship Presents First-Ever NFT Charity Auction – American Century Increases Fan Participation and Prizes with ACC Fantasy Golf and NFT to Benefit Medical Research

Fans can bid on an NFT of a celebrity autographed digital golf ball with built-in utility value, purchase one of 100 NTFs for a fixed price, and win prizes in the American Century Fantasy Golf Contest.

LAKE TAHOE SOUTHNov., June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — An innovative new NFT charity auction will take place this year at the prestigious American Century Championship sponsored by American Century Investments. Since 1999, American Century has been the title sponsor of the American Century Championship, the premier celebrity golf tournament that has garnered over $6 million for dozens of good causes and non-profit organizations.

Annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament Returns to the South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, July 6-10, featuring some of the world’s biggest celebrities, actors and athletes. Sports legends and famous players set to compete in the 2022 American Championship of the Century include Anthony Anderson, Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry, Dylan Dreyer, Colin Jost, Patrick Mahomes, jake owen, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Annika Sorenstam, Miles Tellerand Justin Timberlake. Check out the full list of famous participants in the 2022 American Championship of the Century.

“We look forward to the American Century Championship, an incredible tournament with exciting celebrities in a beautiful setting every year. We have enjoyed 24 years as title sponsor, and each year we work to improve the experience, making it more engaging both for fans at the event and those watching on TV or online,” said Erik Schneberger, marketing director of American Century. “This year, we are thrilled to not only bring back fan favorite ACC Fantasy Golf, but to launch our first-ever NFT charity auction. NFTs are ripe for meaningful innovation, and we see this as a great opportunity to launch an application of NFT technology to the tournament to broaden and deepen fan engagement while reinforcing our commitment to contributing to life-changing medical research.”

The First-Ever American Century Championship NFT Charity Auction to Benefit Medical Research

New this year, American Century has created an NFT charity auction. Famous players will be invited on a practice day to digitally autograph a virtual golf ball using gesture-based technology in a personalized kiosk. The NFT up for auction will be the digitally autographed virtual golf ball. The utility value built into the NFT will include a trip for two to Edgewood Tahoe as well as a 3D printed version of the celebrity-signed golf ball encased in a Lucite box. Around 100 collectible NFTs, also in the form of autographed virtual golf balls, will be available at pre-determined prices. The NFT auction and 100 collectible NFTs will be created on the blockchain in the marketplace. One hundred percent of net auction and sales proceeds will be donated to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a world-class biomedical research non-profit organization dedicated to fighting life-threatening diseases.

The auction begins Friday July 8 at 4 p.m. PDT and crosses Monday July 11 at 8:59 p.m. PDT. Anyone can participate in the American Century Championship NFT Charity Auction by bidding or buying at Purchases can be made by credit card; no cryptocurrency wallet is required to bid or buy.

American Century Championship Fantasy Golf Contest Returns

Additionally, American Century is proud to bring back the fan-favorite ACC Fantasy Golf program, where fans can choose a team of five players for a chance to win airfare, hotel and tickets to the American Century Championship. 2023 to Lake Tahoemore $10,000 to the winner’s chosen charity. Fans can choose from over 80 sports legends and celebrities, choosing a player from each of five groups based on their level of play to create their team. Participants can make team adjustments daily. Sweepstakes entrants can keep tabs on their team by viewing the ACC Fantasy Golf Leaderboard and following on social media with #ACCFantasyGolf.

Fun for a good company cause with a vision to help people thrive with purpose

The American Century Championship has garnered over $6 million for dozens of good causes and non-profit organizations, earning a reputation as one of the most family-oriented, philanthropic, prestigious and reputable celebrity golf tournaments in the country. The official charity of the 33rd Century American Championship is the Stowers Institute.

“Our employees and customers help support Stowers Institute’s life-changing medical research through their work and investments, because more than 40% of our profits – more than $1.87 billion since 2000 – go to Stowers Institute as majority owner,” Schneberger said. “Just as our company believes in helping people thrive with purpose, with the American Century Championship, we believe in a good time for a good cause. A special thank you to our participating fans and celebrity golfers for making this tournament so much fun. Together, we make the world a better place through our impact on human health.”

When and how to see the American Century Championship

The American Century Championship will be nationally televised from the scenic lakeside Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on Friday at 2:00 p.m. PDT on the GOLF Channel and on Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT on NBC. To follow and join the tournament action, use #ACCgolf on social media and access exclusive content on the American Century Championship’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. For more information on the tournament, visit

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 located 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 holds the position of 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 over 40% of American Century Investments and has received dividends from $1.8 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit

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1 “Non-fungible token definition: A unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, substituted, or subdivided, that is stored on a blockchain, and that is used to certify the authenticity and ownership (of a specific digital asset and of specific rights relating to him)” Merriam-Webster definition.

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