Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic

The annual Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic gathers more than 2500 guests, players and volunteers for a beautiful sporting event of golf, yoga and pickleball to raise funds for breast cancer research. Yoga enthusiasts delight in kicking off Classic with Pink Yoga in downtown Fort Wayne, followed by 18-hole and 9-hole golf tournaments held at two separate clubs. It is with hearts of wonderful memories, along with hope for future partnering opportunities that we've decided to retire the tennis portion of the Classic. Pickleball is an exciting new event this year with more details coming soon. In addition, a dinner celebration, an auction and an annual donor reception keep us bustling.

With the committed support of our valued sponsors, players and volunteers, The Vera Bradley Foundation Classic® fundraising raised $1,005,935 in 2018.

2019 Schedule of Events:

Pink Pickleball—New for 2019!
We're excited about this new Classic event. Details to be announced.

• Special gift

Pink Yoga—Sunday, June 2, 2019
Join us in the heart of beautiful downtown Fort Wayne for a morning of relaxation and inspiration as we celebrate our community, our health and our hope for a future free from breast cancer
• One hour of professional yoga instruction
• Special gift

In Full Swing on the Greens—Monday, June 3, 2019
• Women’s 18-Hole Golf at Sycamore Hills Golf Club
• Women’s 9-Hole Golf at Pine Valley Country Club
• Think Pink! Best-dressed prizes will be awarded. And the award goes to …
• Special gift

Celebration Dinner for All Participants—Monday, June 3, 2019
All players will come together to celebrate that we aren’t just funding research, we’re funding results. You’ll hear first-hand how you are helping to change lives forever, and we’ll announce the results of our fundraising efforts. Join us and be part of the inspiration that keeps us moving forward.
• Cocktails and Auction
• Dinner
• Program with tournament play and best-dressed prizes awarded

All golf participants are invited and encouraged to share in the evening. And, it’s included in players’ fees. Yoga and pickleball participants are encouraged to come for an additional fee. 

2018 Sponsors giving $50,000 and above

  • Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation
  • The McGee Group
  • Vera Bradley Customers and Associates

2018 Sponsors giving $25,000 and above

  • “The Children and Grandchildren of Barbara Baekgaard
  • Patricia and P. Michael Miller &family

2018 Sponsors giving $10,000 and above

  • Kathy Callen and John Powell
  • CID Resources, Inc — WonderWink
  • Deister Machine Co., Inc.
  • John and Gale Mann Foundation
  • “JPMorgan
  • Lutheran Health Network
  • Master Spas
  • “Amanda
  • Sue and Jeff Miller Family
  • Jill Nichols and Children and Jacks Speed Shop
  • PNC
  • Rea Magnet Wire Co., Inc. and the Vann Family Foundation
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Summit City Chevrolet
  • Sungjin Inc. Vina Co. Ltd.
  • The Journal Gazette Foundation
  • Rob and Laura Wallstrom Family



Sunday, June 2 through

Monday, June 3, 2019

Registration for Classic Events:

Registration opens in mid-February

BEcome an event sponsor

If you would like to know more about how your company can become a corporate sponsor of our events or a corporate partner of the Vera Bradley Foundation, contact Foundation Executive Director Lynda Houk.

Call: (260) 207-5283