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.
Dates for the 2015 Classic
Friday, August 21: Women's Golf Tournament at Laurel Golf Club
Thursday, August 27: Open Golf Tournament at the Powder Horn Country Club in Sheridan, WY
Friday, August 28: Open Golf Tournament at Laurel Golf Club and Open Golf Tournament at Briarwood Country Club
Saturday, August 29: 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.
2015 Classic Street Party and Concert
Join us for a night of Classic POP!
Billings Clinic Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Classic will feature three time Grammy® Award-winning Pop and R & B superstars The Pointer Sisters. So mark your calendars and buy your tickets now for the best party in town happening Saturday, August 29. Funds from the 2015 Classic will be directed to help provide the resources necessary to develop and sustain a world-class training program for Internal Medicine Residents.
The Alberta Bair Theater will be rocking as The Pointer Sisters will bring our Classic party-goers to their feet with such iconic hits as "Fire", “I’m So Excited”, “Slow Hand” and “Jump For My Love”. From performances for sitting US presidents, to world tours, Broadway musicals, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearances on film and television, the Pointer Sisters, with original group members Ruth and Anita Pointer are sure not to disappoint.
Also back by popular demand, Under the Streetlamp will wow the crowd during this year’s post party. This phenomenal quartet was the break out hit of the 2012 Classic and they are sure to put a definite twist and shout to this year’s post party. With two PBS specials to their credit, their performance promises to deliver a post party for the record books. The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers will conclude the night’s festivities with dancing in the streets.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 406-657-4670.
$160 ticket includes the pre-theater street party, Pointer Sisters concert and post party featuring Under the Streetlamp and The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers
$80 ticket includes The Pointer Sisters concert and post party featuring Under the Streetlamp and The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers
Please call Billings Clinic Foundation for more information on sponsorship opportunities at 406-657-4670.
2015 Classic Golf Tournaments
Please call Billings Clinic Foundation at 657-4670 for information regarding sponsoring or playing in one of the Classic golf tournaments.
2015 Classic Raffle
Stay tuned for details on this year's dazzling Classic Jewelry and how you can purchase a raffle ticket.
2015 Classic Silent Auction
Please contact Amberly Pahut at 657-4679 if you wish to donate to the 2015 Classic Silent Auction.
2015 Classic Volunteer Opportunities
Please call Robyn Marchant in Billings Clinic Volunteer Services at 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.