“This is a non-couples event,” he said. “Normally, the primary donor is a guy or gal. We ask them to come as a single so we can get twice as many people in the room.”
Cocktails will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 7 p.m. A live auction and silent auction take place and it will all wrap up by about 9:30 p.m.
“This is a weekday event, a school night, and we know people need to get home because they have work the next day,” Galyan said.
The event includes a silent auction using a BidPal format.
“You will get an iPod Touch and you will be able to bid on all the items from there,” Galyan said. “If someone bids higher, you will get a message or you can bid with increments so it will bid for you automatically.”
He said the new format makes the process for bidders more streamlined.
“It just makes it run smoother and more efficiently,” Galyan said. “There are lots of trips in the auction — fishing trips and hunting trips — all kinds of outdoor gear as well.”
Tickets for the event are $250 for one, $1,000 for four (a half table), and $2,000 for eight (a full table).
The website for the event is www.SaveTheLastGreatFishery.org. Auction items are being added all the way up until the day of the event.
To purchase tickets, e-mail Galyan at firstname.lastname@example.org or his assistant, Sue Cox, at email@example.com.