Billings Clinic Classic
Since 1983, the Classic has been the premier fundraising event for Billings Clinic, raising millions of dollars over the years in support of advancing health care excellence. From the beginning, the Classic has capped off a week of fun-filled and good-natured sport rivalry with a spectacular evening of fabulous entertainment, food and friends.
For the last 19 years, Billings Clinic and an army of volunteers have lit up Broadway Avenue in the heart of downtown Billings with thousands of twinkle lights in over 30 tents as over 1,350 guests are entertained by well-known stars of country and pop.
2015 Classic Cause - Internal Medicine Residency Program
2016 Billings Clinic Classic Information
Check out the schedule of events for this year's Billings Clinic Classic!
Dates for the 2016 Classic
- Friday, August 19: Women's Golf Tournament at Laurel Golf Club
- Thursday, August 2527: Open Golf Tournament at the Powder Horn Country Club in Sheridan, WY
- Friday, August 26: Open Golf Tournament at Laurel Golf Club and Open Golf Tournament at Briarwood Country Club
- Saturday, August 27: Street Party and Concert
2015 Classic Cause
Benefiting Medical Education
Access to health care is critical to enjoying a healthy life. In the next fifteen years, aging Baby Boomers will nearly double the current number of 65 year olds in our country, placing an unprecedented demand on our health care system. Assuring an adequate number of doctors and nurses to care for our aging population is one of Billings Clinic’s greatest concerns.
Our region of Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas already ranks at the very bottom of the nation in access to primary care physicians, with nine of our Montana counties having no doctors and over 200,000 Wyoming residents without adequate access to a primary care physician.
Billings Clinic has long been committed to addressing the serious shortage of primary care physicians practicing in our region. Through strong partnerships with critical access hospitals, and by providing outreach clinics, telemedicine and our Mayo Clinic Care Network connection, supporting physicians and our rural communities is at the heart of who we are as a health care organization. For many years, Billings Clinic has also been involved in the education of medical students and residents, but current efforts will not sustain our region’s need for primary care physicians now and in the future.
In 2014, Billings Clinic took a bold step to address the shortage of primary care physicians by starting the first Internal Medicine Residency training program in Montana and Wyoming. Six or more new Internal Medicine physicians will graduate each year with the hope they will choose the “last best place” to practice and call home. Realizing how critical this program is to creating greater access to primary care physicians, Billings Clinic is investing millions of dollars in support of this transformational program, and philanthropic support is critical to its success.
Funds from the 2015 Classic will be directed to the Internal Medicine Residency Program, helping to provide the resources necessary to develop and sustain a world-class training program. Billings Clinic believes everyone deserves great health care. Providing graduate medical training for physicians in the region where they will practice is critical for physician recruitment and an investment in a vibrant future for Montana and Wyoming.
2016 Classic Volunteer Opportunities
Please call Robyn Marchant in Billings Clinic Volunteer Services at 406-657-4200 for information about volunteering for the 2015 Classic.
For more information, please contact the Billings Clinic Foundation at 406-657-4670 for details, inquiries and sponsorship opportunities.