As the clouds burned off and the sun shone down, eager golfers and supporters of the BBB made their way onto the course of the beautiful Maderas Golf Club for the 17th Annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic on June 6th. With clubs and smiles in tow, golfers and BBB staff prepared for a day of sun, games and one of the most fun tournaments in San Diego!
Golfers made their way to the course and began checking-in around 9:30am, with time to browse the silent auction tables, hit the driving range or warm up on the putting green before heading off to their tees for a shotgun start at 11:30am. Players were also treated to complimentary golf shoes or sunglasses, drink and raffles tickets, as well as mulligans. Gearing up for a long day on the course, golfers were also provided a delicious steak sandwich lunch provided by Sycuan Casino to fuel up before piling in their carts and hitting the green.
This year’s Gerry Wilson Golf Classic hosted nearly 120 players for a day of golf, games, dinner and auctions. While the heat held off and a breeze blew over the course, golfers were greeted with a smile and either games or drinks at each hole by a new sponsor and BBB staff. With photo booths, kegs and themed tees winding through the course, golfers finished their round and walked off the green with smiles and stories.
Keeping with tradition, the 9th Annual Wacky Slacks Contest was held as a tribute to former fun-loving BBB CEO Gerry Wilson, who was known for wearing outrageous trousers to the tournament. Dave Ferguson was awarded “Best Individual Wacky Slacks” and the team from Platypus was awarded “Best Overall Theme/Wackiest Outfit.” The team from FBS Property Management was awarded “Best Tee Theme” in their Gilligan’s Island outfits and props!
After the last ball was sunk, all golfers headed into the banquet room, first checking their raffle tickets to see if they were the lucky winners of prizes ranging from autographed footballs, acupuncture packages, overnight stays at the Town & Country – even a voucher for a Comedy Traffic School session! After gathering their raffle prizes, players gathered for a delicious dinner and continued bidding on a wide variety of silent auction items ranging from a trip to Catalina Island, spa packages, tickets to the American Music Awards and more. Attendees were also encouraged to participate in a live auction featuring a signed Tim McGraw guitar and tickets to an upcoming concert, a three-stay at the Modern Honolulu Hotel and a package of field level Padres tickets and dinner at a Cohn Family Restaurant. All items auctioned off were generously donated by members of the San Diego Community. After collecting their great prizes, golfers enjoyed their dinner and an awards ceremony hosted by BBB President/CEO Sheryl Bilbrey.
When all was said and done, the BBB staff and golfers celebrated another successful Golf Classic. The BBB would like to thank all who participated in the 17th year of the Gerry Wilson Golf Classic, all participating sponsors and auction item donors.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 GERRY WILSON GOLF CLASSIC SPONSORS:
Lunch Sponsor -
$10k Putting Challenge Sponsor -
Golf Hat Sponsor -
Golf Cart Sponsor -
Beverage Cart Sponsor -
Beverage Cart Sponsor -
Eagle Tee Sponsors -Union Bank
Eagle Tee Sponsor - Encore Capital Group
Eagle Tee Sponsor - BMW of El Cajon
Sign Sponsor - Mr. Neon
Tee Sponsor - Fortitude Technology
Tee Sponsor - FBS Property Management
Tee Sponsor - Health Savings Associates
Tee Sponsor - Eagle Print Dynamics
Tee Sponsor - San Diego 6 - The CW
Tee Sponsor - Bank of Southern California
Tee Sponsor - Bollotta Entertainment
Tee Sponsor - UCSD
Tee Sponsor - John Hine Mazda
Tee Sponsor - ELiveLife.com