History

On February 22, 2012, David Wynn Bigham, a well-known Minnetonka, Minnesota community member, passed away unexpectedly. During his short life, he had a smile and a helping hand for his friends. David made every person he came in contact with feel like they were his best friend.

After finding out that David did not have life insurance and because his career was the only source of income for his family, his friends wanted to do something to raise money for his family to help them through their difficult time. Knowing the impact David had on the community, his friends knew the community would turn out to help. The first Golf For Bigsy Golf Extravaganza was held in August, 2012. Sponsors and golfers lined up to participate in this event to support his wife and two children. The event was a huge success and raised over $75,000 for David’s family.

Later that same year, three of David’s friends recognized the impact that David’s life had on the community and came together to form an organization in David’s name to make a difference in the Minnetonka community. The organization they formed was the DWB, LLC. This group of friends purchased the already operating North American Pond Hockey Championship (NAPHC) on Lake Minnetonka. They chose that organization because David was a huge contributor to this organization. To honor David’s impact on the community, his friends wanted to transform NAPHC into an organization that gives back to the community.

The first beneficiary of the NAPHC under new owners was David’s family. The owners also decided to continue the relationship that NAPHC had with the crippling disease, ALS. Again, David’s impact on the community effortlessly attracted sponsors and hockey teams to sign up for the 2013 NAPHC event. The event was a huge success and DWB, LLC was able to make a donation of $55,000 to David’s family and $35,000 to ALS.

The success of these two events combined with the realization of David’s immense impact on the community, DWB, LLC decided to pursue a 501 (c) (3.) His passing has brought together a community that has the power to make a difference.

“Enjoy LIFE While You Have It!”  – David Wynn Bigham!

Our Impact

Over

$1,300,000

Donated to charities since 2013

$43,000
2013 GOLF FOR BIGSY

$55,000
2014 POND HOCKEY

$39,000
2014 POND HOCKEY

$51,000
2014 GOLF FOR BIGSY

$85,000
2015 POND HOCKEY

$40,000
2015 POND HOCKEY

$42,500
2015 GOLF FOR BIGSY

$90,000
2016 POND HOCKEY

$42,000
2016 POND HOCKEY

$60,000
2016 GOLF FOR BIGSY

$60,000
2017 GOLF FOR BIGSY

$205,000
2017 POND HOCKEY

$84,288
2018 POND HOCKEY

$110,00
2018 POND HOCKEY

$70,000
2018 GOLF FOR BIGSY

$136,854
2019 POND HOCKEY

$85,000
2019 POND HOCKEY

The DWB Memorial Foundation is a Minnesota non-profit corporation. 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization Tax Id # 47-1215259