VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FOR 2013 IS NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Thank you to all of the wonderful Forecaddies/Volunteers who made the 2012 Reno-Tahoe Open the most successful ever! With your dedication, 2013 promises to be even better!
The Reno Tahoe Open cannot operate without its amazing force of Forecaddies, nor would the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation be able to continue to give back. The volunteer team is an important part of making the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation capable of giving back so much, and it's a lot of fun, too! An enhanced experience for players, spectators and sponsors because of your hard work ensures our charitable giving increases. To-date, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation has donated $2.5 million to the local community and had its nonprofit nomination of The Children's Cabinet be named as the PGA TOUR's Charity of the Year! Our Forecaddie Club members are a huge part of this success!
Volunteers are encouraged to stay at our Volunteer Partner Hotel and Headquarters, the Atlantis Resort Spa. Rates for Reno-Tahoe Open Volunteers are $55 midweek 7/28-8/1; $119 Friday 8/2; $129 Saturday 8/3. Group code is SRTOV13 and your rooms may be booked by clicking here.
We believe that by calling our force of volunteers “Forecaddies” this better describes their value to this PGA TOUR event. A Forecaddie, by definition, is valued for his expertise in the game, course, advice and so much more. Our volunteers do so much for us that we wanted to reflect this in their name!
Forecaddies receive a variety of benefits, not to mention a behind the scenes look at a PGA TOUR event! We seek dedicated, dependable, helpful, flexible, and most of all, friendly volunteers. Come be a part of something great!
About Forecaddie Membership:
Get involved today by calling 775.322.3900 or email us to learn more.
Please read some of the frequently asked questions below. If you still do not have the answer you need, do not hesitate to contact us. Just call 775.322.3900 or email us at Info@RenoTahoeOpen.com.
What duties are available for Volunteering?
Forecaddie Club members may work in a variety of capacities and there is truly something for everybody! Visit our Volunteer website for an outline the various positions available. Be sure to register sooner rather than later - positions are assigned on a first come, first served basis!
Is being a Forecaddie/Volunteer free of charge?
As a 501c3 nonprofit Foundation, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation is proud to state that $2.5 million has been donated to area nonprofit organizations to-date! This is due in part to the amazing force of Forecaddies we have on our side, and their willingness to provide a contribution of at least $55 to cover the cost of their Forecaddie uniform. Contributions above and beyond $55 are not only tax deductible, but are appreciated and aid us in continuing to give back as much as possible to our community.
I am a member of the military or between the ages of 16-18 and so I volunteer for free. How do I do this during Volunteer registration?
During the sign-up process you will see an option to select "military member" - select this option and you will be able to sign up without entering credit card information. Please note that you will then need to send in either your military identification or student i.d. card in order to volunteer for free of charge.
When I register online it asks me to add three committee choices, but I only want to volunteer for my first choice. Do I have to fill in all three?
Yes, we ask that you fill in all 3 choices because committees are filled on a first come, first served basis. That being stated, we strive to give all of our valuable forecaddies the best volunteer experience possible. Keep in mind the great package that all Forecaddies receive and all of the wonderful nonprofit organizations that benefit from your service, to the tune of $2.5 million to-date! It may be worth your while to become a member of the Forecaddie Club and experience something new and continue to help the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation give back to the community. Sorry, no reimbursements will be offered in 2013.
Is training provided for my Forecaddie position?
All Forecaddies are trained prior to the Reno-Tahoe Open so that you will feel confident knowing how to do your job. These training sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday July 27th and 28th, 2013 with an additional training session taking place on Wednesday, July 31st for out-of-town volunteers. You MUST participate in Volunteer training in order to be a volunteer so please mark your calendars now for one of these dates.
I would like an extra Forecaddie Club member shirt and a straw hat instead of the provided hat. What should I do?
If you would like a second Forecaddie Club member shirt, the cost of this is just $15 extra. If you would like to upgrade from the provided golf hat or visor to a straw hat, the cost of this is also just $15. When signing up to become a Forecaddie Club member you will have the option of selecting these upgrades.
Where do I pick up my uniform and Forecaddie package?
Your uniform will be picked up at the Volunteer Training session that all volunteers must attend. You have a few options to choose from: these training sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th and again on Wednesday July 31st for out-of-town Volunteers.
Where do volunteers park?
Volunteer parking is yet to be determined for 2013, but this will be communicated to you prior to the start of the tournament.
What duties do Forecaddie Club members have?
Volunteers, or as we call them, Forecaddie Club members, are assigned to a variety of committees, performing the many tasks required to conduct a PGA TOUR event. A description of each committee has been made available to you at the registration site - click here to learn more. We assure you, all are great fun and offer the chance to meet new people and help the community! Assignments are given out on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to sign up today!
Which days are Forecaddie Club members needed?
The majority of Forecaddie job assignments are Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week but some assistance may be requested before and after tournament week. Committee descriptions will include the days each committee operates. These days may be subject to change and your individual schedule will be communicated with you by your Forecaddie Committee Captain.
How long can I be expected to work each day? How many days?
Depending on the committee on which you serve, the average workday is 4 to 6 hours long. Some assignments may require longer days, particularly Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Typically Forecaddies work three or more shifts, but a minimum of two shifts worked are required in order to be a Forecaddie. We are very grateful to our Forecaddies and their ability to donate their time to this event!
What do I wear while I am working?
Forecaddie Club members will wear their own khaki bottoms and be asked to wear the provided Reno-Tahoe Open official Forecaddie Club shirt and cap. Forecaddie Club members are required to wear the uniform on the days they are working so that guests at the event can easily spot you. Forecaddies keep this exclusive merchandise as their own!
When can I sign up to become a Forecaddie Club member?
Forecaddie registration is now open! Visit this link to sign up and select your desired position. Keep in mind that volunteer positions are assigned as you sign up, so the sooner you register, the better your chances of you receiving your first choice of position.
Who benefits from the work I do?
Of course the PGA TOUR and spectators greatly appreciate the efforts of our Forecaddie Club members - it's no secret that the success of the event depends on our volunteer force. An enhanced experience for players, spectators and sponsors ensures our charitable giving increases. To-date, the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation has donated $2.5 million to the local community and generated an incredible economic impact for our area. Our Forecaddie Club members are a huge part of this success!
Step up to the tee box and become a Reno-Tahoe Open Renegade! Proud community members are joining this prestigious team and investing in the promotion of the Reno/Tahoe area as a wonderful place to live, work, visit, do business and so much more! Dedicated community members have each pledged $1,000 to allow the Reno-Tahoe Open to continue to promote the Reno/Tahoe area for all that it has to offer to an audience of millions worldwide. And of course, Renegades also receive networking opportunities with fellow members, an exclusive VIP suite at the annual Reno-Tahoe Open tournament, and much more! A portion of your membership is tax deductible*, so join today!
John Anderson, John Anderson Construction
Glen Armstrong, US Geomatics, Inc.
Douglas Barrera, Camelot Party Rentals
Brad Bell, Airport Mini-Bus
Mike Bosma, The Bosma Group
Lynn Brown, ABC Fire Extinguisher Co., Inc.
Nic Brown, ABC Fire Extinguisher Co., Inc.
Michael Buis, Pacific States Communications
Glenn Carano, Eldorado Hotel Resort
Gregg Carano, Eldorado Hotel Resort
Geno Carano, Eldorado Hotel Resort
Gary Carano, Eldorado Hotel Resort
Mayor Bob Cashell, City of Reno
Valerie Clark, Clark & Associates
Jim Crofoot, Crofoot Accountancy
Gary Crosswhite, Meridian Concrete Inc.
Chris Dewar, First Tee of Northern Nevada
TJ Duncan, Duncan Golf Management
Mark Estee, Campo
Bob Francl, First Independent Bank
Steve Frank, Retired
Sam Francovich, The Grill
Wayne Frediani, Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association
Pat Gaskill, Waddell & Reed
Rick Graver, MedTech
Jesse Haw, HAWCO Properties
Trenton Harris, Via Seating
Mike Hendi, ESI Security Services
Scott Hickey, Golf Headquarters
Mike Hix, First Independent Bank
Alex Hose, Tyco Construction
Dr. Marc Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno
Jamie Kalicki, Kalicki Law Offices, Ltd.
Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN
Steve Kennedy, ESI Security
Don Long, Animal Medical Center of Reno
Chad Miraglia, Cash 1 Loans
Derik Mooberry, Bally Technologies, Inc.
Rick Murdock, Eldorado Hotel Resort
Christian Nobis, Creative Coverings
Gloria Petroni, Harris-Petroni, LTD
Dr. Daniel Rowan, EyeZone
Bob Sader, Sader Nevada Trust
James Sande, Waddell Reed
John Sande III, Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
John Sande IV, Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Phil Satre, IGT
Dr. Maria Sheehan, Truckee Meadows Community College
Dave Sinclair, CEI Alarm
Jack Stanko, Champion Chevrolet
Chase Stigall, Eldorado Hotel Resort
Dave Sutherland, SWAG/Blue Moon
Par Tolles, Basin Street Properties
Chris Vargas, Legacy Wealth Management
Denny Williams, Meadows Bank
To become a Renegade or to learn more, contact the Reno-Tahoe Open offices at 775.322.3900 or email us.
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Due to the diligence our Committee Chair leaders, the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux exists and prospers as an exciting, safe, and family-friendly PGA TOUR event year after year. Without these Committee Chair leaders, the Reno-Tahoe Open could not be the 'Big Time' event that it is, or create the atmosphere for Giving Time, Girl Time, Kid's Time, Family Time, Military Time, Fiesta Time and so much more! The wide range of events occurring on-site during tournament week, off-site in events leading up to tournament week, the charitable activities and behind the scenes are all made possible by this hard-working group of community leaders, and we give endless thanks to each and every member of these teams.
Mike Fleiner – Golf Course Activation Chair
Gary Brafford – Honorary Observers Chair
Kellie Lee - Kids' Tree House Chair
Gerry Gallop – Military Liaison
Sue Currier – Montrêux Member Liaison
Capt. John Brownell - Military Liaison
Charlene Booth - Noodle This! Co-Chair
Randy Brown - Noodle This! Co-Chair
Mendy Elliot - Noodle This! Co-Chair
Geneese Green – Player Registration Chair
Rich Aprile – Pro-Am Department Chair
Mike Bosma – The Renegades Co-Chair
Dr. Maria Sheehan – The Renegades Co-Chair
Liza Schumacher-Maupin – Sponsor Value Program Co-Chair
Dave Funk – Tournament Week Finance Chair
Dick Reynolds – University of Nevada’s Pack Pavilion Co-Chair
Chris Vargas – University of Nevada’s Pack Pavilion Co-Chair
Michael Vilardi – Player Services Department Chair
Iris Shimabukuro - Scoring Department Chair
Irene Dudley - Sponsorship Venues Department Chair
Lori Bosma - Volunteer Recruitment Department Chair
Rene Torrez – Volunteer Services Department Chair
Debbie Fuetsch – Women’s Day Chair
Would you like to become involved behind the scenes of the area’s only PGA TOUR event? Each leader has a committee assisting them and are always looking for additional hands to help make the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux the most spectacular event on the PGA TOUR. Should you be interested in becoming involved with the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, please do not hesitate to contact any of these wonderful Committee Chairs.
The Reno-Tahoe Open boasts some of the best volunteer leaders within the PGA TOUR. These hard working individuals give their time and energy to make the Reno-Tahoe Open the best it can be and allows the Foundation to give back more to our community. We thank these Forecaddie leaders, and encourage you to contact them to ask any questions you may have, or just to thank them yourself!
Note: If you are registered to be a Forecaddie for a particular committee and are yet to be assigned your schedule, please be sure to make contact with your Forecaddie Department Chair listed below. They are here to help!
Forecaddie Department Chairs
Rich Aprile - Pro-Am Department Chair
Lori Bosma- Volunteer Recruitment Department Chair
Irene Dudley - Sponsorship Venues Department Chair
Iris Shimabukuro - Scoring Department Chair
Rene Torrez - Volunteer Services Department Chair
Michael Vilardi - Player Services Department Chair