The Newmont Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament makes a big difference for Special Olympics BC, having raised more than $3.5 million to help create opportunities for inspiring Special Olympics athletes and support empowering year-round SOBC programs province-wide.
The 2019 tournament raised more than $360,000 net while serving up a great day of golf and a lot of inspiring moments courtesy of the Special Olympics athletes, the generous sponsors led by Newmont Goldcorp, the tournament organizing committee led by Michael Campbell, and the event participants who genuinely care about supporting and respecting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The event involved influential businesspeople from the Lower Mainland as well as across Canada and the U.S., and their generous support makes a difference for the Special Olympics movement.
Special Olympics BC – Surrey athlete Susan Wang is a World Games medallist in alpine skiing and member of the SOBC Board of Directors. Wang said she was honoured to serve as co-emcee for the Newmont Goldcorp Invitational banquet alongside tournament Chair Michael Campbell. She shared how Special Olympics has made a difference in her life, and how much she appreciates the support of the participants in this important event.
“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,” Wang told the audience. “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.
Accomplished SOBC – Surrey athlete Michaela Robinson thanked the tournament sponsors, teams, and volunteers for helping Special Olympics athletes pursue their dreams.
“Without your continued support at events such as this, these athletes would not have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and be the best that they can be,” she said.
Sincere thanks to our generous sponsors