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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, 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 20 – 22, 2017
    Ann Arbor, MI – Fall Colours
  • November 3 – 5, 2017
    St. Louis, MO – Firebird
  • January 12 – 15, 2018
    Grand Rapids, MI – Avalanche
  • May 18 – 20, 2018
    Detroit, MI – The Last Dance

On our website, these events and any others added to our foundation program will display the event graphic along with the foundation logo displayed.  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.