he two-year sponsorship renewal was approved at yesterday’s meeting of the AGEM Board of Directors. For the title sponsorship, AGEM will donate us$ 50,000 each year for the next two years.
Marcus Prater, AGEM Executive Director, said, “This event is the best of its kind in our industry, and AGEM has enthusiastically approved the renewal of our title sponsorship. As an industry, we are mindful of the importance of responsible gaming, and we are very happy to support the NCRG and the research it conducts.”
“AGEM and its membership have been absolutely critical to the tournament’s success,” said JCM VP of Marketing Tom Nieman, who oversees the annual event. “In terms of direct sponsorship and in terms of rallying their membership base to participate, AGEM has proven itself to be a very valued friend to the NCRG and the important work the organization does. We are thrilled and grateful to them for renewing their title sponsorship and helping us tee off on the drive for us$ 1 million.”
To date, the event has raised nearly us$ 850,000 for the NCRG in its 12-year history. Organizers soon will launch a new “Drive for us$ 1 Million” campaign with the goal of bringing the overall fundraising total for the tournament to us$ 1 million.
The NCRG is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on gambling disorders and increasing awareness about responsible gaming.