B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic Raises $350,000 for Youth Mentorship

B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic Raises $350,000 for Youth Mentorship

The cold and rain are here to stay, so we want to take look back at the wonderful day at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club for our annual B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic!

It was so much fun in the sun that was made even better by how much we raised to support children and youth in our communities: $347,351!

Ninety-four golfers hit the greens for a good cause, which was all made possible by our 29 generous sponsors.

A special thank you to B2Gold Corp. for their continuous support over the last 11 years as our Title Sponsor, in our annual fundraising event at the beautiful Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. Our Gold Sponsors included; Calibre Mining, Raymond James, Haywood Securities, Wheaton Precious Metals, BMO Capital Markets, FLSmidth, National Bank, and Langara Island Lodge. Our Media Sponsor and banquet dinner host was Global BC accompanied by their very own Mark Madryga.

We sincerely appreciate the valuable role you play in this event year after year!

But what is a good day without great food?People gathering outside of a food truck

Well, the tournament was made extra-special by our on-course supporters and vendors; Studio Brewing; CrackOn Food Truck; Casino Royale; 2000 Cigars; and Tornado Potatoes.

 They kept everyone well-fed and in high-spirits throughout the long sunny day. Golfers were treated to decadent food, specialty cocktails, lavish on-course activities and more. This year we increased on-course activities, hosted an online silent auction, and a cocktail reception – all of which was followed by a banquet dinner.

B2Gold's CEO, Clive Johnson (centre), with our Big and Little Brothers Cameron and Quan alongside his guardian, Susan.
B2Gold’s CEO, Clive Johnson (centre), with our Big and Little Brothers Cameron and Quan alongside his guardian, Susan.

The event couldn’t have been such a BIG success without the support of 39 awesome volunteers. These amazing people supported us by running golf contests, managing registration, selling raffle tickets and so much more. Their behind-the-scenes efforts are what made this day such a fun and smooth experience for everyone.

As we emerged from the challenges of the pandemic, we’re proud to say that we served more than 750 children and youth across the Greater Vancouver. Our goal is to make children and youth feel supported and connected to their community, friends, family, and to themselves. We will continue to serve our communities through connection by matching our Littles with Bigs who, more than a mentor, are a friend.

Of course, for Big Brothers to make as many matches as we can – it takes time, effort, and support of the community. It is through community events like the B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic and the participation of sponsors and donors that help us create impactful long-lasting change.

Ways to get involved in the 2023 B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic:

  1. Sponsor the event
    Benefits include media coverage, event signage, multiple forms of print material, advertisement space in our tournament yearbook that is sent to all attendees and corporate sponsors (in-print and online).  As well, inclusion in our Annual Report and our Big Night of Stars award ceremony.
  2. Treat your clients or staff to a round of golf
    We’ve got everything covered to give your guests the VIP treatment – all you have to do is sign them up and we’ll handle the rest. Don’t forget to reserve a spot for yourself! You won’t want to miss this!
  3. Donate products to be showcased
    Have your item featured in our extensive silent auction or provide a prize for one of our on-course contests.
  4. Support an on-course activity
    Join our exclusive line-up of vendors offering food, beverage, and product samples.

The opportunities to build your brand and product exposure don’t end there. Our team is happy to work with you to discuss other sponsorship and recognition opportunities that are unique to your company.

Get in touch with our events team at events@bbgvf.com.

Want to give back to the community with us when you can?

If you would like volunteer with us, but you don’t have the time to be a Big, don’t worry! You can volunteer with us at one of our events. We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join one of our many events throughout the year.

Join us at marathons, holiday parties, golf tournaments, and more! Volunteering with us is a great opportunity for networking, getting involved with your community, and working for a BIG cause while having a great time.

Volunteer at an event with us!

Watch this year’s B2Gold Big Brothers Gold Classic:

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