See You Tonight! How to Watch the Virtual Gala

The Mountaineers 2021 Virtual Gala is tonight! Stream the event live at 7:00pm (PDT) on YouTube.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
April 29, 2021

Tonight’s the night! We invite you to join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year: The Mountaineers 2021 Virtual Gala: Adventure with Purpose. This event has a huge impact on our organization, with all proceeds from donations and winning auction bids supporting mission-driven programs and initiatives.

Tonight’s event will be a celebration you won’t want to miss! We will be honoring our community of Mountaineers volunteers, including the 2020 Org-Wide Volunteer Award winners Tom Bancroft, Patti Polinksy, Travis Prescott, and Matt & Joni Swenson, with a one-of-a-kind awards show. The show will also include two special performances from the Musical Mountaineers, one being the Gala's grand finale following the close of the online auction.

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With so much in store, here’s what you need to know to optimize your experience:

The Auction

  • You can still bid in our online auction. Winners will be determined during the live broadcast. This is your last chance to take home all-access passes to the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival, an original Dee Molenaar watercolor painting, or your chance to drive the Meany Snowcat. Bid high and bid often!
  • All bidding on silent packages (look for the dark blue and sage green frames) will close at 7:10pm (PDT) tonight.
  • All bidding on live packages (gold frames) will be closed by our auctioneer during the livestream event. Keep in mind that there may be a lag between the video and the bidding, so don’t wait until the last minute to place your bid.

The Mountaineers Virtual Gala will Livestream at 7:00pm (PDT)

Tonight’s event can be viewed for free on Youtube Live! No tickets or login are required to participate in the auction or to view the live program.

  • 6:30pm – Pre-event show
  • 6:50pm – Red carpet teaser, Musical Mountaineers performance
  • 7:00pm – Opening remarks
  • 7:10pm – Silent auction closes
  • 7:10pm - Live auction, raise the paddle, Volunteer Awards presentation, Musical Mountaineers finale

Watch the Gala

Thank you to our supporters and volunteers who participated early and pledged their gifts. We are currently over 66% of the way to our fundraising goal of $360,000. All funds raised will support donor-funded initiatives including volunteer leadership development, need-based scholarships, and our efforts to protect wild places. You can help us get all the way there by bidding in our online auction, sharing the auction with a friend, and making a raise the paddle gift. Make an online gift through the virtual raise the paddle when you see the thermometer to read your name on screen!

Thank you for all you do to support our incredible outdoor community. 

See you tonight!


Do you have any questions or would like to make a donation?  Contact the Development Team at 206-521-6032.


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