The Birch Pro-Am has been an incredible mix of business and community coming together to support Whatcom Hospice and a day of golf with some of our local Pros. It’s been a good 3-year run and it’s time for a reboot. Thank you to all Sponsors, Teams and Pros for your support! We’ve worked with Peace Health and Whatcom Hospice to sunset the Birch Hospice Pro-Am and will be continuing our ongoing support of Whatcom Hospice through direct donation and support of November’s Hospice Auction.
Thursday, September 6th marks the First Annual Birch Golf Classic at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Please join this blend of community members, businesses and pros to shine a light on the good people & businesses in our community in our goal to raise over $250,000 in financial support for Northwest Youth Services and Engedi Refuge. These 2018 recipients are successfully working to transition our Northwest community kids and women off the streets to networks of better opportunities.
The Birch Golf Classic fundraising aspect is the same; sponsors are heroes, they are first to step up with foundational and financial support. The team fees pay for a portion of golf and food. True fundraising for the community comes from our sponsors and the funds each team raises/contributes online before the team fundraising deadline of Tuesday, August 28th.
We still have some great Pros joining us on their own accord as there is no more Pro-Am and no more Pro purse. Based on funds raised, each of the 30 golf teams will select a Duo of a unique and fabulous prize + your 5th Golf Partner from a roster of community members from Washington, Alaska, California and Arizona who, through their work and play, make a difference for the good.
Golf format will now be a 5-person scramble and mulligans are still $250 each (yes- there’s a cost to slow the game). The top winning team will earn the elite prestige of placing 1st in the first Annual Birch Golf Classic, and 5 tickets to an all-inclusive suite for a Saturday, September 29th Sounders match with other tourney contributors.
Plan on staying for 19th Hole Celebration immediately after golf for food, drink, awards and the Longest Drive Competition. There may even be a few one-of-a kind auction items…
A special thank you to Hotel Bellwether owner Andre Molnar and GM Jim Haupt who are providing discounted room pricing for tournament participants, a fabulous team prize dinner for 8 in their private wine room and for always showing up as a top tournament fundraising team. Thank you to our Anchor Sponsor Dunkin & Bush, Inc. (last year’s tourney champs!), USI Insurance Services and Drink Cart Sponsors Mills Electric, Management Services Northwest & WRS. These businesses are comprised of people who keep on showing up in support of our Northwest community.
We’re a bit late in the game but off to a running start in what we anticipate being a great day and sold-out event.
Cheers and Thank You for your Participation and Support!
Co-Chairs: Jake Locker, Sarah Rothenbuhler
Jessie Everson, Ryan Stiles, Paul Twedt