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As you may know, after 25 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, 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 18 – 20, 2019
    Ann Arbor, MI – Fall Colours
  • November 1 – 3, 2019
    St. Louis, MO – Firebird
  • November 1 – 3, 2019
    Madison, WI – Wright Angles
  • January 17 – 20, 2020
    Grand Rapids, MI – Avalanche
  • January 17 – 20, 2020
    Washington, DC – Mountain King
  • January 17 – 20, 2020
    Ann Arbor, MI – Big Chill
  • February 14 – 17, 2020
    Indianapolis, IN – Gasoline Alley
  • February 14 – 17, 2020
    Nashville, TN – Pond Rockets
  • May 15 – 17, 2020
    Washington, DC – Cherry Blossom Showdown
  • May 15 – 17, 2020
    Chicago, IL – Dragon’s Lair
  • May 15 – 17, 2020
    Detroit, MI – Last Dance

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.