As you may know, after 20 plus continuous seasons supporting JDRF, we have decided to expand our giving by establishing the Big Bear Foundation.  This season, we focused our events to raise funds for Rick Cigile, the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship,  Wounded Warrior Project,  the United Anti-Bullying Association, and JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations)

While specific events were targeted toward individual causes,  we will also donate a portion of each event toward the programs listed while also exploring other avenues of distribution.

The dates, venues, and names of this year’s tournaments are:

  • October 28 – 30, 2016
    Ann Arbor, MI – Fall Colours
  • January 13-17, 2017
    Grand Rapids, MI – Avalanche
  • May 19 – 21, 2017
    Detroit, MI – The Last Dance
  • May 26 – 29, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA – Brothers in Arms

On our website, these events and any others added to our foundation program will display the event graphic along with the foundation logo displayed at the top of this page.  For more information on these events, please visit our website and look for the link on the event page.

If you participate in any of these events, you have the opportunity to become a contributor by forgoing any earned discount, declining awards, or simply making a contribution to these causes; individuals and teams will be added to the list of those participating donors.

Each year, as we do with tournament finalists and MVP’s, we will provide a link in the foundation section of our website with the amount of the total distribution to each recipient and a list of contributors.