A partnership between the Reno-Tahoe Open and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada has led to growth in the golf tournament’s Renegades program.
The Reno-Tahoe Open said last week that membership in the Renegades, a support group, stands at 83 — including 23 first-time members — more than five months before the tournament. Last year, the program had 81 members when the tournament began.
A portion of the $1,000 membership fee paid by Renegades members is earmarked for EDAWN. Tournament officials said that’s encouraged new membership. They said early sign-ups also were encouraged by an exclusive event for Renegades to meet PGA golfer John Daly.
The goal is to benefit Northern Nevada’s agriculture and ranching industries by developing solutions to environmental effects created by current concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.