Mountaineers 2020 Virtual Gala

Mountaineers 2020 Virtual Gala

Starting on July 17, you will have the opportunity to bid on over 50 auction packages from the comfort of your home. This online auction will culminate on July 23 at 7:00pm with our Virtual Gala - our biggest fundraiser of the year! Here's what you need to know:
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ONLINE AUCTION (July 17 - 23)


  • First, REGISTER TO BID. You’ll have a week to participate and if someone outbids you, you’ll get a notification. Bid high and bid often!
  • All silent packages (look for the gray and green frames) will close at 7:10pm (PDT) on July 23.
  • All live packages (gold frames) will be closed by our auctioneer during our livestream event on July 23. Keep in mind, there may be a lag between the video and the bidding so don’t wait until the last minute to place your bid.
  • If you registered for the auction we held in April, you are already set up for the auction in July! 
  • We are also incorporating a virtual photo booth, so get online and take a snap in the theme of “All Dressed Up, Nowhere To Go.” Bonus points if you can incorporate a little adventure into your photo submission. By uploading a photo you will be entered into a random drawing for an Anthony’s Restaurants dinner for two (estimated valued at $50)!

LIVESTREAM EVENT (July 23 at 7:00pm)

VIEW FOR FREE ON YOUTUBE LIVENo tickets are required to participate in the auction or view the live program.

  • 6:30pm – Cocktail Reception and Pre-Event Show
  • 6:50pm – Pre-Event Teaser
  • 7:00pm – Opening Remarks
  • 7:10pm – Silent Auction Closes
  • 7:10pm - Live Auction, Raise the Paddle, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Keynote Address
  • Stay tuned until the very end for a very special announcement.

Keep in mind, the livestream will begin with a pre-event show at 6:30pm (PDT) and opening remarks will begin promptly at 7:00 pm (PDT) and can be viewed on YouTube Live. You can stay up-to-date with the free event by registering online (on this page). If you’ve already signed up for the auction, you’re ready to go!

One evening, sixteen outdoor athletes and authors.

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Who will join Jimmy Chin, Lynn Hill, and Tom Hornbein in this year's celebrity-packed gala?! You'll have to tune in on July 23 to find out!

Can't wait until July 23 to join the fun? Here is something you can do right now to support the our fundraising efforts! 

  • Virtual Raise the Paddle: Your gift today teaches courage to young people, it inspires thousands of stories of perseverance and adventure, and supports leaders and educators who, in turn, make us better Mountaineers. Please consider making a gift in honor of the people, places, and books who have helped shape your story.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the development team at

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