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The American Century Championship will hold its first-ever NFT charity auction

LAKE TAHOE, Nevada – A New and Innovative NFT[1] the charity auction will take place this year during the American Century Championship sponsored by American Century Investments.

The annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament returns to the South Shore, July 6-10, featuring some of the world’s biggest celebrities, actors and athletes. Sports legends and celebrities who will compete in the 2022 American Century Championship include Anthony Anderson, Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry, Dylan Dreyer, Colin Jost, Patrick Mahomes, Jake Owen, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Annika Sorenstam, Miles Teller and Justin Timberlake. . Check out the full list of famous participants in the 2022 American Championship of the Century.

“We look forward every year to the American Championship of the Century, an incredible tournament with exciting celebrities in a beautiful setting. We have spent 24 years as title sponsor and each year we work to improve the experience, making it more appealing both to fans of the event and to those watching on TV or online,” said Erik Schneberger, Chief Marketing Officer of American Century. “This year, we are excited to not only bring back the ACC fan-favorite Fantasy Golf, but also to launch our first-ever charity auction NFTs (non-fungible tokens).NFTs are ripe for meaningful innovation, and we see this as a great opportunity to launch an application of NFT technology at tournament to broaden and deepen fan involvement while strengthening 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. Celebrity players will be invited on practice days 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. 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 Sweet.io 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 4:00 p.m. PDT and ends 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 www.myACCnft.com. 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 Tahoe, plus $10,000. to the winner’s chosen charity. Fans can choose from over 80 sports legends and celebrities, choosing one 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 raised more than $6 million for dozens of good causes and nonprofits, earning it a reputation as one of the most family-friendly celebrity golf tournaments around. , philanthropic, prestigious and renowned 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, as more than 40% of our profits – more than $1.87 billion since 2000 – go to Stowers Institute in as the 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. I want to especially thank our participating fans and our famous 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 Championship of the Century will be nationally televised from the scenic lakeside Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on Friday at 2 p.m. PDT on the GOLF Channel and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 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.

Since 1999, American Century has been the title sponsor of the American Century Championship, the premier celebrity golf tournament that has raised more than $6 million for dozens of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations.

For more information on the tournament, visit www.AmericanCenturyChampionship.com.


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