2017 “Be Strong, Go Gold” Gala
We told you to save the date (Saturday, October 14, 2017) for our second “Be Strong, Go Gold” Gala. You did.
We told you it was going to be great (appetizers, drinks, dinner, silent auction, live auction and dessert dash). It will.
We told you to wait till spring for the tickets to be available. You waited longer.
So now on this first day of summer, we’re happy to make our new ticket site available for you: Bidpal.net/BeStrongGoGoldGala
Last year at our inaugural event, we raised over $75,000 for the Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation. All proceeds raised by the AHDDF go to research and funding to find a cure for DIPG, the deadliest form of pediatric cancer, the disease that took Avery at the much too young age of 7, after a 7.5 month battle.
This year, our goal is to raise over $100,000, and thanks to your support, we think we will blow past that!
This year’s event will be held at the award-winning Rock Creek Gardens in Puyallup. Nestled among the trees of Puyallup, WA, Rock Creek Gardens is a timeless, 20-acre private estate that blends Northwest and English garden landscapes.
We hope to create even more awareness for DIPG as we host the “Be Strong, Go Gold” Gala for the second time. There are some great items available for silent auction and some memorable experiences that will be available through the live auction (Seahawks memorabilia, UW and WSU tickets, Hollywood Experiences, Wine Tasting Experiences and much, much more).
And this year, we have, (drum roll), MOBILE BIDDING. All bidding, for the silent auction and the live auction, will be done via BidPal (Bidpal.net/BeStrongGoGoldGala). Can’t make it cause your alma mater plays that Saturday across the country but want to bid? Use our mobile bidding site! Someone out bid you and you’re stuck on the other side of the venue? Set up alerts on items you want to follow with text message updates through our mobile bidding site! Want to eat or drink but don’t want to lose your place in line? Problem solved- you can bid standing in line!
Sponsorships (Table, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Event) are still available too: https://bestronggogoldgala.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/2017sponsorpacketgala.pdf.
Special shout out to Nu-Ray Metals, Inc., our first Gold Sponsor for the 2017 Gala.
All Early Bird tickets (including non-sponsorship Full Table tickets) are available through August 14, 2017, as well as an opportunity to sponsor DIPG Families and their tickets. Visit our ticket site: https://portal11.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe307257/tickets/preview.html.
Share our Facebook Event page and spread the word: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850906748525475/
And join us on October 14th, 2017 as we continue to honor our hero, Avery Huffman, and keep fighting to #DefeatDIPG.