BBB's 21st Annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic

June 28, 2017


Better Business Bureau serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties took to the course celebrating its 21st Annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic this past Monday. This tournament was held at one of the most coveted private courses in San Diego County, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach.

Those playing in the tournament supported our Foundation while helping us to educate local consumers in the community. The money raised throughout this tournament fortifies our efforts to reach various vulnerable populations, such as seniors, high school students, military and veterans through our BBB Foundation financial literacy programs. This year, over $29,000 was raised for advancement of ethical business practices.

Participants checked in and made their rounds through silent auction tables, the LSFCC mobile gift shop experience, and a quick warm up on the putting green before competing in the $10k Putting Challenge. Martin Donnelly was the winner of Corporate Helicopters ball drop, taking home an array of gift certificates and golfing equipment donated by Warrior Golf, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, and Clean Earth Restorations. Sycuan Casino fueled the foursomes with lunch before groups parted ways and headed to their starting holes.

This year’s BBB Foundation Gerry Wilson Golf Classic hosted players for a day of golf, food, drinks, raffle, and silent auction. With the ocean serving as a distant view, the sun shone down on each hole as sponsors greeted players with drinks and games. The Annual Wacky Slacks Contest was held again this year as tribute for former BBB CEO Gerry Wilson, who made it tradition to sport flamboyant trousers to the tournament. This year Sam Boner took the cake for wackiest slacks with his donut themed attire.

Once the course was completed, golfers made their way to the ballroom for a buffet dinner. Amongst mingling, participants continued to bid on the variety of auction items that were generously donated by our Foundation sponsors, accredited businesses, and community members. After redeeming raffle prizes, golfers dined and enjoyed an awards ceremony hosted by Shelley Bradley, Director of Sponsorships and Special Events.

BBB staff and golfers joined together for the 21st year of the Gerry Wilson Golf Classic, another successful tournament at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. BBB would like to give a big thank you to participating sponsors, auction item donors, and all in attendance at this year’s tournament! Your generosity will greatly benefit the maintenance and expansion of your BBB Foundation’s programming.

Lunch Sponsor


Helicopter Ball Drop Sponsor

Golf Hat Sponsor



Golf Cart Sponsor       

Beverage Cart Sponsor       

Sign and Printing Sponsor  


Wacky Slacks Prize Sponsor


Eagle Tee Sponsors




Tee Sponsors:

Bank of Southern California, Bollotta Entertainment, Brown Law Group, Clean Earth Restorations, Coastal Payroll Services, FBS Property Management, Health Savings Associates, Hine Mazda, San Diego Padres, BBB Yellow Pages