The Glitz & Glam Gala Auction
An exciting component of the Glitz & Glam Gala will be a live auction. The auction will contain a handful of items that are sure to please. Check out the amazing possibilities below!
Start spreadin' the bids! You'll be enjoying the lullabies of Broadway when you and your special someone jet to New York City to see a Broadway show. You will enjoy airfare and hotel for three nights, as well as a Broadway show of your choice (subject to availability). Airfare gift certificates, hotel gift certificate, and a Visa card for tickets, meals, cabs, and incidentals will be provided. Buyers are responsible to use the certificates and make their own arrangements.
Value - Equal to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Co-sponsored by Northern Feed and Bean Company, Larry and Cathy Lande, Eide Bailly Company, and Bremer Bank
Meat-Greet-Grill and Chill - Barbecuin' with the Ewens
Join the Ewens and co-host MSU President Brian Van Horn for an amazing backyard party for up to 50 on Sunday, June 23! Gathering time is 4 p.m., and the picnic meal will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This event will feature the excellent barbecue genius chefs Drew Balstad and Sam Olson. They'll be serving up beef briskit, pulled pork, chicken, a holy trinity of meat. A vegetarian option will be available, and side dishes will be served. This will be way better than the average backyard barbecue!
The members of the MSU Alumni Association Board will be assisting with hosting duties and providing delectable desserts.
Musicians who play on the Fargo-Moorhead brewery circuit will be providing the tunes from 4 to 8 p.m. Jason Middlestead will be providing local craft beer. He'll be brewing up a special Blue Comet lager for the occasion and will offer several other choices as well. There will also be wine and a nice selection of non-alcoholic beverages and soda.
Jon Ewen has the world's best collection of yard games that will be ready for playing, and the swimming pool will be open. Swimming is encouraged.
This fabulous event will be sold to groups in lots of eight. Get your bidding group together and win one of the seven lots.
Value - priceless!
Donated by Jon and Betsy Ewen, sponsored by Steele Traill County Mutual Insurance Co.
The Ultimate Fan's Tailgate Experience
Use this awesome package for MSU's Homecoming on Oct. 12 and enjoy delicious appetizers and full bar service under a tent for up to 50 guests. The event includes music and games and will be put together and served by the MSU Athletic Department just for you and your friends. The package will be sold in six lots of eight. Get your bidding crew together to enjoy this hassle-free fun and watch the Mayville State football team dominate in the fall of 2019!
Value - Hmmmm ... free food and booze with your friends, served by your friends in MSU Athletics, during a home game. What would that be worth? Did someone say priceless?
Underwritten by Brudvik Law
Hail to the Comets
This beautiful watercolor painted by Mayville State graduate Doug Anderson features the famous words of our MSU fight song surrounded by images of athletes from every sport today. This is perfect for the den or the man cave and pairs well with our pallet bar (see below) live auction item. Anyone who bleeds blue will pay any price to help students and celebrate the most-loved Comet musical tradition turned into a work of art by our most celebrated MSU artist.
Value - Equal to two Rembrandts. You do the math. Priceless!
Painted and donated especially for Glitz & Glam by Doug Anderson
Comets Blue-Berry Martini Basket
How would you like to serve the ultimate martinis at your next Comet post-game party? Do it in style with the Comet Blue-Berry Martini Basket. Your package includes the finest, most exquisite ingredients from the martini masters at Happy Harry's Bottle Shops. Your package contains Skyy blueberry vodka, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and Stirrings simple syrup. The package includes a shaker and four Glitz & Glam commemorative glasses, as well as four Happy Harry's martini glasses! Best of all, they've thrown in the martini master's recipe for this delightful drinks. This package is perfect for all who bleed and drink blue!
Value - martinis in your school colors? Super duper priceless!
Donated by Happy Harry's Bottle Shops
Farmers Bowl Parade Stopper!
It's a part of MSU history. Not since Daisy gave her answer "do" has there been a machine this beautiful. If you can't afford a carriage, you'll look sweet upon the seat of Dr. Merwin Lyng's bicycle built for two! Saddle up with your sweetheart and take a ride in the country with this sleek and sassy Comet blue racer. Continue the tradition of riding it in the parade or use it as the centerpiece of decor indoors or out. But ... your bid gives you this beautiful bike for just one year. That’s right. This is our first-ever travel-Lyng live auction item. Your name will be inscribed right under Dr. Merwin Lyng's name on a special commemorative plate and a new bidder will be added each year in the future.
Value - Twiceless!
Donated by Dr. Merwin and Myrna Lyng
Passion for the Purple!
"Go Vikes!" You will be screaming this cheer as you and a guest are flown round-trip to Minneapolis to see the Vikings battle the Washington Redskins. You'll enjoy nice hotel accommodations near U.S. Bank Stadium and two fantastic seats on the guest 35-yard line. From these seats, you'll have great access to wonderful amenities of drinks, food, and hospitality. Shannon Bergstrom and Brett Brudvik, your game-day seatmates, will contact you in March to let you know the 2019 fall game date. This package will fly you to Minneapolis and provide up to two nights lodging, along with a Visa gift card for meals and incidentals. If you win this, your friends will be purple with envy!
Value - What is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity worth? Bucket list priceless!
Package donated by Shannon Bergstrom and Brett Brudvik
Package exclusively underwritten by Altru Health System
Comet Man Cave Pallet Bar
There is only one like this in the entire Comet universe, and you might just be the one to decorate your man cave or woman cave with this unique and beautiful pallet bar. It has so many layers of varnish, you'll be able to easily slide those cold ones down to your friends at the end of the bar during your next NFL draft party! You and your friends will sit on comfy stools as you cheer on your MSU Comets around this bar that oozes team spirit. So we've got the ooze, but what about the booze? This bar comes with a $500 gift certificate from Happy Harry's so you can stock it with the finest wine, beer, or liquor! The bar and eight stools will be delivered to the front door of the person who purchases it.
$500 bar tab donated by Happy Harry's
Early Valentine's Day Diamond Dazzler
Gentlemen, start your engines! Who will rev up their bidding to win this seven-row diamond wedding anniversary band as an early Valentine's Day present for their sweetheart? Two carats of diamonds in a 10k white gold finish will look pretty sweet on her finger. She will be proud to know that you worked hard to win this for her, and doubly happy that your gift will help a lot of students at MSU. This ring comes with a pretty hefty appraisal value, signed off by Riddle's.
Value - For your sweetheart, there is no way to put a value on this show of your affection.
Exclusively sponsored by Riddle's Jewelry
Wild for Hockey!
Minnesota Wild hockey that is. Better rest up your voice because you're going to be joining three of your friends in your deluxe box seats at the RBC Wealth Management Club Level. From your four seats, you can cheer like mad for the Minnesota Wild during a 2019-2020 season game. You pick the game! This package features luxurious entertainment in exclusive club seating in a beautifully furnished and fully carpeted venue, which even has Private Club Level restrooms. Enjoy access to exceptional dining opportunities like Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club and the Goal Line Spirits and Eatery. Full-service bars with multiple televisions will keep you in the loop, and complimentary coffee stations are available during the third period. Order from your seat with one of the Club Level servers.
Value - Same value as the grins on your faces and you and your friends hoist one for the Wild ... not iceless, but priceless!
Donated by Bell Banks
Classic Comet Martini Party
Forget Manhattan! You can be the host of your very own martini happy hour, and boy, you will be happy with all of the ingredients needed for a New York-style martini! Your package includes Tanguery gin, Martini Rossi dry vermouth, shaker, and a set of four Glitz & Glam commemorative martini glasses, along with four glasses from Happy Harry's. We even threw in the olives and skewers! Isn't that neat? Don't be outbid on this high-quality addition to your bar. Martini master recipe included.
Value - Ask your seven guests, they'll tell you - priceless!
Donated by Happy Harry's Bottle Shops
Sounds of Sinatra - Your Very Own Cocktail Show!
Enjoy a private happy social with The Chairman of the Board for a group of 15 in the intimate setting of Mayville State's Edson & Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center board room. Enjoy the finest of hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Bryan Karolus and sip fine wines and beer. Then sit back and enjoy a 90-minute tribute to Old Blue Eyes. There will be an intermission so that you can refresh your beverage and go back for more! You'll hear fantastic songs like "New York, New York," "Come Fly with Me," "Luck Be a Lady," "My Way," and more! John Klocke will perform this special intimate tribute to Sinatra for you and 14 of your friends. People have told John that when he sang, they thought someone was playing a Sinatra recording. Let John throw on the tux and entertain you any week night or weekend night of your choice between now and next year's Glitz & Glam Gala.
Fall Family Retreat
Changing fall colors ... waves of Big Detroit lapping gently to the shore as you look out from the balcony of your own two-bedroom condo at Breezy Shores Resort in Detroit Lakes, Minn. This beautifully appointed condo is all yours the 39th week of 2019 (Sept. 18-Oct. 5). Enjoy fishing, a fall scenic drive, hiking, or shopping in Detroit Lakes and the lakes area. What kind of memories will make this file while you are helping a student gain an education?
Value - quietly and beautifully priceless for your family!
Donated by MSU Foundation