BGCSWVA’s annual four-mile race and kids’ fun run in downtown Roanoke is a unique race that takes place on July 4th each year. Over 450 people participated in 2017 and the number is only expected to grow. The race began in 2011, and due to high demand from the community and runners we revamped the race in 2015, bringing Fleet Feet Sports on board to enhance the runners’ experience. An inventive board member originally conceived the idea of having a four-mile race and kids’ mile fun run in downtown Roanoke on the 4th of July, a twist on the 5ks and 10ks held during other holidays throughout the year. Once we received such fantastic feedback from attendees, it was decided to make this an annual event.
The Delta Dental Pro-Am is a two day Golf tournament sponsored by Delta Dental of Virginia. The first includes a cocktail party with a silent and live auction component. A Club kid or Alumni is invited to speak that night, tying our mission into the festivities. All players and friends of the Club are invited to participate. The second day consists of an 18-hole tournament of teams of 3 with each team having a pro player (vying for a $10,000 Pro-Purse). This year we will have a 9-hole ladies tournament as well! The tournament is kicked-off with a small lunch. Two club members ceremoniously start the tournament with the first drive, and with an 18 year history, this is one of our biggest annual fundraisers.
BGCSWVA hosts its Annual Serving the Kids First Dinner each year at the Hotel Roanoke. The dinner is prefaced by a “mock Club” where our Club members share what a day in the life of a Club kid is like. The “mock Club” is coupled by an hour long Cocktail Hour which includes a silent auction that is tailored to the theme each year. At dinner, each table of guests is accompanied by two of our Club members, which is where our dinner gets its namesake, truly making this event unlike any other in the Valley!