Summer Classic

September 13, 2019, Livermore, CA
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Honoring Abbott

This is the 14th anniversary of this fun and festive event hosted by JDRF. Starting with an amazing day of golf among the vines followed by an evening under the stars with cocktails and silent auction, a truly gourmet dining experience and live auction, and culminating with blow out music and dancing under the stars. JDRF Summer Classic, previously known as Drive for the Cure, was founded in 2006 by Active Charity in partnership with JDRF. Since inception, this event has brought together committed volunteers and supportive members of the community, raising over $5 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. All proceeds from Summer Classic benefit JDRF. This event includes 144 Golf Classic golfers and more than 400 BackSwing Bash evening attendees from the Greater Bay Area, specifically the East Bay who are contributing and supportive members of the JDRF family and local community. Please join us and help us put the fun in fundraising.

Special Guests

  • Golf – Shot Gun Scramble:

    • Check-in: 9:30am
    • Tee Off: 11:00am

    Portable showers and changing tent available after the golf classic.

    Back Swing Bash:

    • Check-in: 5:00pm
    • Cocktails & Silent Auction: 5:00pm – 6:50pm
    • Dinner & Program: 7:10 – 9:30pm
    • Music & Dancing:  9:30pm – 11:30 pm

    Dress is casual, but feel free to bring a light jacket or sweater since we are dining outdoors.

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Frank Bitonte at 415-597-6313 or at

Ways to Give

Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure immediately follows the Live Auction portion of the evening. Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation, which will accelerate life-changing research. Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s effective and focused research agenda aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until there is a cure.

  • To donate an item to our silent or live auction, please click here.

  • For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

  • Hospitality Sponsorships are fully tax-deductible. They include the company or individual name on signage and all marketing materials and will be recognized during the Tee To Table evening program. No goods or services are included in these sponsorships.

  • To purchase tickets please click here.

  • Click here to sign up to volunteer at Summer Classic.


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:

Barrel Room Sponsor
Michael & Carolyn Bealmear

Silver Sponsors
The Colmery Family                       
The Owens Family
Riley Pasek Canty LLP
The Salter Family
Service Champions Heating & Air-conditioning

Transportation Sponsor
Black Tie Transportation  

Golf Cart Sponsor
Pacific Southwest Container

Shower Sponsor
The Logan Family

Team Sponsors
A.C. Enterprises
ClearPath Business Advisors
Lisa & Mark Fischer-Colbrie
Shonda & Brad Layous
Graystone San Francisco
Jane & Stan Pachura
Paradise Door and Service, Inc.
Pivot Interiors
Amulya & Prasad Rao
Nancy & Charles Schroder
Mary & Mark Sliwkowski
Gayle & Steve Turpen

Table Sponsors
Zoe & Rick Francis
Rachel Haven & Pete Marshall
Deneka & Jim Horalek
Tracy & Pace Linck
Pleasanton Lion’s Club
Marianne & Jason Skeoch

Beverage Sponsor
Keurig Dr Pepper

Media Partner
NBC Bay Area

Exclusive Magazine Partner
Diablo Magazine


Wente Vineyards

5050 Arroyo Road
Livermore, CA 94550

Event Contact

Frank Bitonte
(415) 597-6313 |

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