Thanks to all who made the2019 13th Annual Tony Wilson Kickoff Classic a success!

See you in 2020!!




The Tony Wilson Kickoff Classic is an annual charity event that raises money for the Lynden High School football team and the Tony Wilson Scholarship Fund.  It is also a day to celebrate Tony’s life, the event originator, by bringing together our community through fellowship with friends and family from all over the United States. The event is held every year at Homestead Golf and Country Club in Lynden Washington.


 The day begins with a 36-team Texas Scramble golf tournament with prizes given out to the top four placing teams, and then followed by dinner and a silent & live auction.  Please feel free to print and fill out a sponsorship sign-up sheet, which are available under Sponsorships. The Tony Wilson Kickoff Classic welcomes you to come and be a part of this worthwile event.


Join us this year for the dinner and auction at 6:00 following the golf event. There will be plenty of great items to bid on in both our live and silent auction. Some items include  2 airline tickets in continental US, football weekend for 4 huskies vs Oregon and Seahawks vs Titans tickets with overnight accommodations, metal wall art, mariners memorabilia and much more. So don’t worry you are not missing all the fun if you’re not golfing, the auction and dinner will be better than ever!

Thanks to everyone for making this tournament a great success and a wonderful time spent with

friends. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Tony Wilson, a 1999 graduate of Lynden High School, was actively involved in sports as a basketball and football standout.

 About Tony Wilson

Tony was the starting quarterback on the 1998 Lynden HS football team, which reached the class 3A state semi-finals. Tony also was the first and only true freshman quarterback to play in a collegiate game for Western Washington University Hall of Fame football coach Rob Smith. Throughout his college days at WWU, he stayed close to the Lynden football program, while volunteering for two years as an assistant to coach Curt Kramme. He additionally served as assistant basketball coach at Meridian HS.


Following his graduation from Western Washington University, Tony began his career as a financial planner at Merrill Lynch. During his first year in the business world, he started realizing his passion for giving back to his community. Tony donated his time as a board member for the Lynden Pioneer Museum and was a member of the Masons.

In 2007, Tony began working on creating a benefit golf tournament that would help support the Lynden High School Football team. On July 12, 2007 approximately one month before the inaugural tournament, Tony tragically passed away. Tony’s close friends and family made sure to follow through and make his vision become reality. The tournament was renamed in his honor and the First Annual Tony Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament was deemed a huge success. Tony’s friends and family, along with businesses throughout the US, contributed to the tournament by getting involved as tournament volunteers, players and sponsors.

Through this annual tournament, Tony Wilson will continue to give back to the community for years to come.