By Jolene Clark

Big Brothers Big Sisters Gallatin Valley Big Sky Branch Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County is once again hosting an annual celebrity golf tournament and fundraiser at Big Sky Resort’s Arnold Palmer Golf Course.

The event begins Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m. with a pre-tourney kickoff auction including live music and a live and silent auction at Big Sky Resort. This year’s live auction will consist of three major items including a custom oil painting by Tom Gilleon, Rockstar Parking & Ski Valet at Big Sky Resort, and a trip anywhere in the world donated by Boyne Resorts. Many local merchants have graciously donated to our silent auction as well.

Our BBBSGC Celebrity Golf Tournament tees off on Monday, July 18 at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start that includes a four-player team paired with a celebrity. Celebrities this year include world-renowned artist Tom Gilleon, former NSYNC entertainer Chris Kirkpatrick, and local NCAA golfer Dorsey Addicks.

This event has raised more than $450,000 in its 15-year history and has helped BBBSGC serve over 30 kids in the Big Sky area this year. The Big Sky Branch of BBBSGC has participants in both the community- and school-based programs at Ophir Elementary and Lone Peak High School.

For more information about BBBSGC’s programs and events, visit