About

The Birch Golf Classic raises funds for incredible non-profit organizations in a streamlined golf tournament that highlights our community businesses, Trailblazers and organizations doing good along the I-5 Corridor. Locally owned equipment rental & sales company, Birch Equipment, Owner Sarah Rothenbuhler, teamed up with co-worker Jessie Everson and Board Members: Jake Locker, Paul Twedt and Sam Adkins to develop the Birch Golf Classic. Fully underwritten by Birch Equipment, 100% of the tournament proceeds go to the recipient organizations. 

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Connecting Business & Community


Designed to connect business and community, the Birch Golf Classic held each September in Bellingham, WA has donated to non-profit organizations helping transition our most vulnerable off the streets and onto better pathways. The event also highlights Community Trailblazers in business, law enforcement, social services, professional athletes, education and local celebrities, the tournament is a diverse melting pot of community and business joining together to enjoy the day together and get some amazing work done.

Recipient Organizations


The BGC is hopeful to donate $300k this year, $100k going to each of the 2021 to 2023 recipient organizations: Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (B.E.S.T), Real Escape from the Sex Trade (R.E.S.T) and Whatcom Dream while shining a light on the incredible work they are doing along the I-5 corridor