In response to the situation with COVID-19, Special Olympics BC, in conjunction with Presenting Sponsor Newmont and Greens Sponsor Wheaton Precious Metals, have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Newmont Invitational Golf Tournament. We look forward to welcoming the event’s participants, sponsors, and volunteers back on June 17 for the 2021 tournament.
Special Olympics BC is extremely grateful to Newmont and Wheaton Precious Metals who both immediately turned their sponsorship for this year’s event into a donation to help in the ongoing efforts of keeping SOBC athletes healthy, active, and connected.
About the Newmont Invitational
The Newmont Invitational Golf Tournament is one of the Lower Mainland's premier golf events. To date, the event has raised more than $3.5 million to benefit Special Olympics BC, supporting our year-round sport and youth programs, empowering competitions, health and leadership programs, and social change for individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the province.
The Newmont Invitational attracts Vancouver’s business elite and has become one of the Lower Mainland’s must-attend golf events.
When: June 17, 2021
Where: Northview Golf & Country Club
6857 168th Street
This unique event has two distinct tournaments. On Northview's Canal Course, the Scramble tournament consists of teams of four who play in a scramble format. Traditionally the teams are comprised of both keen golfers and those who are, shall we say, newer to the game, but the one thing they have in common is a desire help provide a bridge to the community at large for people with intellectual disabilities.
On the Ridge Course, the Tournament side has four-person teams with handicaps lower than 18. Everyone plays their own ball and the net two lowest scores count. The Tournament side is a competitive tournament complete with scoreboard updates. The field is restricted to a limited number of teams, which means both the pace of play and the movements on the leaderboard are fast.
The day finishes with an evening of inspiration where golfers enjoy a full dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and powerful messages from Special Olympics BC athletes and supporters.
2019 event recap
“When I was growing up, I was bullied. I felt like I didn’t know how to fit in, and like nobody believed that I could succeed. Special Olympics helped me not give up, and go for my best,” Special Olympics BC athlete and Director Susan Wang said at the 2019 Newmont Goldcorp Invitational. “I was going to quit school, but Special Olympics helped me not give up. I graduated from high school, and now I am studying at Capilano University. I am working to graduate next year and will seek to work in a daycare. … Thank you so much for supporting Special Olympics and helping athletes like me believe we can succeed!”
Ivan Mullany, Newmont Goldcorp Senior Vice President of Global Projects, said Newmont Goldcorp has proudly supported Special Olympics BC for nearly 15 years, and he hopes they will be involved for many more to come.
“We see Special Olympics doing so much great work, and we really enjoy being part of sponsoring this great event,” Mullany said.
Our generous 2019 sponsors