About the Newmont Goldcorp Invitational
The Newmont Goldcorp Invitational Golf Tournament is one of Vancouver'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. This fully stocked golf experience was held at Surrey's magnificent Northview Golf & Country Club on June 20, 2019.
The Newmont Goldcorp Invitational attracts Vancouver’s business elite and has become one of the Lower Mainland’s must-attend golf events.
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Where: Northview Golf & Country Club
6857 168th Street
“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.
This unique event has two distinct tournaments. On Northview's Canal Course, the Scramble tournament consists of teams of four (new in 2018) 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.
Our generous 2019 sponsors