Not attending the Thursday banquet but want to secure a spectacular package? Ghost bids now accepted. Please contact Gayle Whittenberg, Development Director, by calling (406) 585-9793 to place a competitive bid on your desired package! Airfare not included unless noted.

Live Auction Packages


Gallatin River Lodge Farm-to-Table Dinner for 8

Certificate good for one year from purchase.

Delight in a fine dining experience created just for you by GRL’s Executive Chef Scott Myers, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute who specializes in creative farm-to-table cuisine. Scott will prepare a feast for you and seven of your friends using locally grown vegetables, locally raised meats, and exceptional wines paired with each of the four courses. This charming hotel and fine dining venue features an open-air patio and prime views of the Gallatin Valley. Such creative and classic cuisine promises the finest dining experience in the region and an evening you will not forget!

Donated by: Steve and Cindy Gamble and the Gallatin River Lodge and First Montana Bank



Yellowstone Forever Institute Class for Two

Certificate good through December 31, 2019

Immerse yourself in Yellowstone National Park’s natural wonders. Take any Yellowstone Forever Institute class ranging from one day to three weeks in length highlighting the park’s wildlife, geothermal areas, rich history, and awe-inspiring wilderness. Freshen up your wardrobe for the occasion with a $500 gift certificate to Chalet Sports. Don’t forget to bring your pair of brand new Vortex Diamondback binoculars with you! Remember this special time through a photo in YNP taken by Mike and Barbara of StudioMacleod, WQW’s professional photographers at a selected location. Cap off your trip with a soak, one night lodging, and dinner at Chico Hot Springs.

Institute programs based on current availability. Course includes lodging at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch or Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus.

Donated by: Jim and Jo Borowski, Yellowstone Forever, Payne West Insurance, Vortex Optics, Studio MacLeod



Ski and Stay Vail for Two

Certificate good through the 2018-2019 ski season. Blackout dates December 15-January 7.

Raise the bar on wintertime mountain fun and ski two days at Vail Resort, North America’s largest ski mountain next winter! Two lift tickets for two days included. Enjoy a higher level of vacation luxury with a two-night stay at The Arrabelle at Vail Square. The Arrabelle is nestled snugly against the base of the mountain, just footsteps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Superior accommodations, premiere 5-star amenities, and old-world charm all in one. Also included is an 80-minute couples massage at the RockResorts Spa, housekeeping, amazing breakfast each day at the Tavern on the Square, and food and beverage credit for Tavern or in-room dining.

Donated by: Rick and Chris Lane, The Arrabelle at Vail Square



Pacific Northwest Fly Fishing Adventure for Two – WQW’s Warrior Package

Certificate good for one year from purchase.

Many post-9/11 combat veterans continue to fly fish after their WQW experience because of the rich rewards it offers. This is especially true for WQW alumni Staff Sergeant Ryan Caldwell, Master Sergeant Son Tao and Sergeant Calvin Todd.

Join warriors and reap the benefits of fly fishing with this truly unique package. Take home trout flies specially designed and tied by Son Tao. Decide if you’d like to fish for steelhead, salmon, or sea run cutthroat and then let Ryan Caldwell guide you for two days of fishing the Olympic Peninsula’s fabled Hoh River as it passes through some of the most luscious rainforest to be found in the lower 48. Fish with your new rod and reel by Hardy, the most famous fly reel maker on the planet. Land your fish with a hand-crafted net by Calvin Todd. Stay three nights just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Additionally you will receive an assortment of Blackhawk, Mystery Ranch, and Simms gear – including one pair of G3 Guide Stockingfoot waders – many of the same items warriors receive at WQW!

Airfare not included.

Donated by: Ryan Caldwell and Got Your 6 Fishing, Son Tao, Calvin Todd, Hardy, Simms, Mystery Ranch, Blackhawk



NFL on FOX with Pro Hall of Famer Howie Long for Two

Good for any NFL season game September – December 2018. Airfare included.

Two guests will spend two nights at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, perfectly located where Rodeo Drive meets Wilshire Boulevard. Football fans will be special guests at the NFL on FOX studio, located on the 20th Century Fox movie lot, to see the live pregame show. Guests can relax in the Avocado Room and hang out with Terry, Jimmy, Michael, Curt, Jay, and Howie! Being a part of this marquee matchup is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Carefree driving with limo service to and from airport, hotel, and studio!

Passes to the studio are included. NVL on FOX passes are only available if the trip is taken during the regular NFL season.

Donated by: Diane and Howie Long, FOX Sports, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel



Experience TPC Sawgrass for Four – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Certificate good for one year from purchase

The golf courses at TPC Sawgrass offer an unparalleled experience for you and three of your friends! Located at the world headquarters of professional golf, TPC Sawgrass boasts two immaculately-maintained golf courses both designed by legendary Pete Dye. Win three days of golf, four nights accommodations at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa (two room double occupancy), dinner at Traditions Clubhouse, and a VIP tour of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. This package includes greens fees, cart fees, single-premium caddie fees, forecaddie fees, and all applicable taxes. Blackout dates may apply.

Sample Agenda:

  • Arrive Monday – check-in after 4pm
  • Tuesday – Dye’s Valley
  • Wed – THE PLAYERS Stadium
  • Thursday – Dye’s Valley
  • Friday – Depart

Donated by: The PGA of America, TPC Sawgrass



PGA Ryder Cup – Le Golf National, Paris, France

September 26 – October 1, 2018

Discover Paris and experience golf’s greatest event, just the two of you, all in the same week with this one of a kind package. Two Ryder Cup tickets, ground transportation plus five nights lodging at Hôtel la Résidence du Berry, situated in the heart of Versailles and built by King Louis XV in 1727!

Located just 20 miles southwest of Paris, Le Golf National will host the biennial match. Watch the world’s top players on the Albatros course, considered to be one of the best in the world for spectators and consistently ranked in Europe’s top ten courses. Don’t feel overwhelmed, let luxury travel expert Caroline Bach Wood of Caroline Travel help coordinate the details of this international golf adventure.

Donated by: Karen Barber, Cape-France Inc/Hilton Garden Inn, Caroline Travel

Airfare not included.



Jordan Spieth Autographed Merchandise

Jordan is the second player to win three legs of the Grand Slam before turning 24, joining Jack Nicklaus. He is the youngest American to ever win the British Open. And with his win at the 2015 Masters he tied Tiger Woods with a 72-hole scoring record (18 under par). Each item will be auctioned separately.

Donated by The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation


San Diego Golf for Two

Certificate Expires March 7, 2019. Airfare included.

Escape to America’s most beloved beach for a long weekend adventure! You will spend two nights at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, a luxury, beachfront San Diego resort. Together you will enjoy a round at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course, one of the best public courses in the nation. Later, you will join WQW’s Director of Warrior Services, Saul Martinez, SGT, U.S. Army (RET) at Sea ‘N Air, a gorgeous, ocean-view 18-hole course exclusive to those who have served and their guests. Includes gift certificates for dinner near the del Coronado.

Donated by: Aleksander and Stacey Renshaw, Saul Martinez, Tim and Heather Richmond




Trendy San Francisco and World-Renowned Napa Valley for Two

Certificate good for one year from purchase

Plan a romantic getaway for two and enjoy trend-setting cuisine, shopping, nightlife and some of the world’s finest wine country when you win this package! Stay two nights at the exclusive Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel centrally located in the heart of Union Square made possible by WQW co-founder Col Eric Hastings. Dozens of restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues are within walking distance of the hotel!

Then head to Napa Valley, boasting more than 400 wineries. Stay three nights at the Napa River Inn, a upscale boutique hotel where the Romance Package awaits you! Relax knowing you are surrounded by the valley’s world-renowned vineyards, beautiful scenery, excellent restaurants, and favorable climate. This historic inn sits snugly along the banks of the Napa River. Exclusive winery tours will be arranged for you depending on the time of year you decide to go!

Donated by: Col Eric and Jean Hastings



Experience Authentic Asian Cuisine for Eight

Certificate expires in two years.

Treat your family, friends, or employees to a private six course Asian dinner for 8 at The Hummingbird’s Kitchen in the Emerson Center for Art and Culture. Owner and Chef, Linda Huang, grew up in Shanghai and learned at an early age all about Chinese cuisine from her father and grandfather. Let Linda create the best flavors and freshness of the season for you and your guests. Linda’s dinners always are a sell out!

Blackout dates and restrictions include December and holidays; 3-4 weeks in advance for booking.

Donated by: Linda Huang of The Hummingbird’s Kitchen