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Online registration is open!
Note that registration will close at 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, June 21.

Prior to the registration deadline of June 21:

  • Vendors must enter guest names into the registration system
  • Payment must be received to confirm participation
  • All silent auction and grab bag donations need to be entered into the system
  • All silent auction and grab bag donations need to be shipped to the Best Buy corporate campus
Use the instructions below to complete your registration successfully. Your registration must be submitted within 45 minutes of selecting your first purchase, otherwise the form will time out and you will have to start over.
Please note the registration tool is best viewed in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1 | Choose items: Select any sponsorships and/or participation opportunities you’d like to claim. Note that some participation options include opportunities to upgrade and add a Best Buy leader to your foursome/boat/pickleball team/gala table.

Step 1b | Ticket options

  • If you have upgraded your purchase (golf or fishing) to include a Best Buy leader, you will be asked to list your top five requests.
  • If you purchased a gala table, you will be able to view a floor map and choose a specific table.
  • If you purchased a Diamond or Platinum table at the gala, you may request to be seated with a Best Buy leader at no extra cost. List your top five leader requests in this step.

Step 2 | Payment details

  • Review all items in your cart. If you need to make changes click on “Choose items” at the top to edit.
  • Enter your Purchaser Details, including the name of your main contact at Best Buy. Note: if you are submitting multiple registrations for different companies, you must use a different email address and zip code combination for each registration.
  • Enter your payment information. All payments must be received by Friday, June 21.
  • Submit your registration.

You will receive an email confirmation of all items purchased. This will also act as your receipt.

Step 3 | Confirmation

If you know some or all of your guest names (from your organization as well as requested Best Buy guests), click the yellow Enter guest names button. If you do not yet know the names of who will be joining you at your selected Charity Classic event(s), you may close out and enter them later. You will have access to enter this information until Friday, June 21. The link to access the Guest Name portal is included in your Participation Invoice + Receipt email you will receive upon submitting registration.

Step 4 | Enter guest names

  • If attending the gala, enter names of guests from your organization as well as requested Best Buy guests. Be sure to include each individual’s email address. You will also be asked to select meal entrees for each guest (Chicken and Sirloin Duo (GF) or Vegan Wellington).
  • If you chose golf, enter in the names of the individuals with whom you would like to golf, including requested Best Buy guests. Best Buy leadership requests were submitted during registration, and you will not be able to fill in the Best Buy Leader fields in this portal. You will also be asked for rental club details for your guests.
  • For fishing, enter in the names of the people who will share your fishing boat or pontoon, including requested Best Buy leadership guests. Best Buy leadership requests were submitted during registration, and you will not be able to fill in the Best Buy Leader fields in this portal.
  • For pickleball, enter in the names of the three individuals with whom you would like to play, including Best Buy partners you want to have join (if applicable). Games will be played 2 v 2 and you will not have to play your own teammates. This allows your team to take turns out on the court.
Guest name changes: you may enter and edit guest names online any time through Friday, June 21. Access the Guest Name portal here and enter the email address and zip code you registered with to update guest names and information.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion or spon­sor­ship changes: email charityclassic@bestbuy.com.

All payments are due by Friday, June 21.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express)
  • MDF
  • Check
  • Wire/ACH

Please make checks payable to the Best Buy Foundation and send to the address below by Friday, June 21. Please also include a copy of the confirmation email received after submitting your registration.

Best Buy Foundation – Corporate Campus
Attn: Aryanna Mulroy, B5
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

If you are paying by ACH/wire, here are the instructions to follow.

  • The Best Buy Foundation’s Tax ID # is 41-1784382.
  • Download a W9 from the Best Buy Foundation by clicking here.
  • The Fair Market Values of all Charity Classic events are listed below. Note that any tax deductions will be subject to your organization’s specific policies.

Fair Market Value
Products, gifts, meals, and player fees for golf:

  • Charity Classic golf at Minnesota Valley on Monday or Tuesday is valued at $525 per participant.
  • Partners Championship golf at Rush Creek on Tuesday is valued at $375 per participant.
  • Partners Championship golf at Legends on Wednesday is valued at $375 per participant.

Products, gifts, meals, and fees for the Pickleball Open:

  • Participation in the Pickleball Open on Tuesday is valued at $275 per participant.

Products, gifts, meals, and fees for the Fishing Derby:

  • Either Tuesday or Wednesday at the Fishing Derby in a 6-person pontoon is valued at $765 per participant.
  • Either Tuesday or Wednesday at the Fishing Derby in a 3-person boat is valued at $790 per participant.

Gala Dinner:

  • Participation in the Gala dinner is valued at $300 per participant.

More information on this year’s auction can be found on the Auction page. This is also where you will submit auction and grab bag donations.

All auction items or grab bag donations — along with a corresponding packing slip — should be shipped by Friday, June 21 to the address listed below. 

Best Buy Foundation 
Attn: Christina Bauman – Best Buy Charity Classic 
7601 Penn Avenue South 
Richfield, MN 55423 

All levels of play are welcome at our inaugural Pickleball Open! There will be a short skills session and rules explanation for all players, prior to play starting. Pickleball is a highly social sport. It’s a wonderful way of getting people together. The fact that the sport doesn’t take itself too seriously gives it a uniquely welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Vendors will register as a team of four and can choose to hold a spot or two for their Best Buy partners.

Unlike traditional bracket tournaments where you only get points if you win, at the Charity Classic Pickleball Open you get all your points scored, as a team, added together. If you lose 11-10 you will still get 10 points added to your overall team score. This keeps the tournament fun and inclusive for all!
No problem! All games will be played two v. two. Your group of four decides which two players will play
each game. The other two are welcome to grab refreshments, cheer your team on, or check out the
other competition.
Can you imagine anything better than saying you are the first ever Charity Classic Pickleball Open
Champion? We can’t! Awards will be presented after tournament play is complete at 3 p.m. including, of
course, a podium presentation with a medal!

Registration for the Charity Classic run/walk at Donaldson Park will be managed separately by the Best Buy employee group called the Run & Walk FIN (Focused Inclusion Network). This will be a separate website from where you register for a golf foursome/fishing boat/pickleball team/gala table. All participants will be expected to sign up individually for the Charity Classic run/walk. To sign up, click here.

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