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Field of Dreams: Avera St. Mary’s Foundation Gala

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
May
5
Fri
May 5, 2017
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ramkota River Centre, Pierre, SD
Pierre, SD

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Horses, Hats & HOPE

As we head down the stretch in our race to bring comprehensive cancer care to central South Dakota, join us for a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. with a premium beef meal, sponsored by South Dakota Beef Industry Council at 7 p.m. Every dollar spent at the Horses, Hats & HOPE Gala will be matched by the Helmsley Charitable Trust for the Helmsley Challenge.

Bid on items on both the live and silent auctions throughout the evening. Play Saints & Sinners and purchase the most luscious desserts to help us fund the mission. And back by popular demand and with a twist, the Fine Wine and Kentucky Bourbon Pull!

Attire

Dress for the derby! Hats and bowties are encouraged.

Description

Tickets & Pricing

Ticket Prices

  • Sponsor tables - $650
  • Supporter tables - $520
  • Individual tickets - $65

Purchase Tickets

Special Events

Special Events

Saints & Sinners, $20

Play Saints & Sinners throughout the evening. Prizes will be listed soon!

Dessert Dash

Everyone at your table will get in on the fun of bidding on THE dessert your table wants. Whether it’s death by chocolate cake or sinful New York cheesecake made by the best baker in town, you’ll get to choose if your table out bids the next guy!

Fine Wine & Kentucky Bourbon Pull

A game of chance! Your donation of $30 provides you with a bottle of wine or fine bourbon valued at $30 or MORE!

Auctions

Auctions

Live Auction

You’ll find all of the LIVE auction items here!

Silent Auction

Register to bid here! Items will be listed soon.

Bidding begins as soon as the FIRST item is posted! View all of the items and start bidding!

Text to Bid

Mobile bidding allows you to bid on auction items using your mobile phone, desktop computer, laptop or tablet to access our mobile bidding site. Simply register your name, phone number, and email and let the bidding begin! Once you are registered you will receive two text messages confirming your registration. Throughout the evening, you will receive text alerts when you are the highest bidder, if you have been outbid, etc.

Instructions

Mobile Bidding

To Place a Bid with your mobile phone

To place a bid on any auction item, simply reply to any Qtego text message with the three digit item number and the whole dollar amount that you want to bid.

Example: To bid $75 on item number 123, reply to any Qtego text with 123 75 and SEND. You’ll receive a text message confirming your bid. You’ll also receive a text if someone outbids you.

To Check the Current Bid on an Item

To check the current bid on any auction package or item, you may reply to any Qtego text message with the three digit item number of that item.

Example: To check the current bid on item number 123, reply to any Qtego text with 123 and SEND.

To Set Up Automated Bidding (set a maximum bid)

Enter the item number, your maximum bid amount, and the letter M to indicate the maximum you are willing to bid. The system will automatically bid for you until you win or your max is met. Example: To enter a maximum bid of $500 for item number 123, you would reply to any QTEGO text with 123 500M and SEND.

To Check the Bidding Status on ALL your Items

To check the bidding status on any of the items you are currently bidding on, simply reply to any Qtego text with the word STATUS and press SEND.

You’ll receive a text listing all the items on which you are currently the high bidder.

Winning Bidders

At the conclusion of the auction, you will receive a text message for each package or item that you have won. Each message will indicate the item number, item or package name and you winning bid amount.

To Place a Bid with your desktop computer, laptop or tablet

  1. To place a bid on an item or package, you must register your phone number on the mobile bidding site which is found under the Auction Items tab on our website.
  2. Watch for two text messages from Qtego confirming your registration.
  3. Look for the link in the confirmation text message. The last four characters are your personal PIN. Enter your PIN when you sign in to the mobile bidding site using the link found on our website.
  4. Find the item that you would like to bid on. Select the photo or description of that item.
  5. You will then be taken to a screen that lists the item number, item name, photos and a description of the item. You will also see an area where you can place your bid. Some items have bidding increments. Enter the amount that you would like to bid in the text box and press submit bid.

You can also set a maximum bid. This is the highest amount that you are willing to pay for that particular item. Qtego will bid for you in the increments listed with the item until you either win the item or you are outbid. You will be notified via text message if you are outbid.

QTEGO Text to Bid Sponsored by BankWest

Frequently Asked Questions About Text to Bid

Q: Do I have to be registered to bid on the silent auction items?
A:Yes, the mobile bidding site will be live approximately 2 weeks prior to the event date. Simply enter your your name, mobile number, and email address and you will be registered to start your bidding. We highly encourage everyone to pre-register prior to coming to the event. This will ensure a quick and easy check in upon your arrival at the event.

Q: When can I start bidding on the silent auction items?
A: The mobile bidding site will be live approximately 2 weeks prior to the event date.

Q: Do I have to be at the event to bid the on silent auction items?
A: No! Pre-register your phone number and information on our website, and you will be ready to bid.

Q: How do I bid for items on the silent auction?
A: To place a bid on an item or package, you must register your phone number on the mobile bidding site either at the event, or prior to the event through our website. Please refer to the above instruction section for information on how to bid.

Q: What if I don’t have a smartphone?
A: There are multiple ways to bid on silent auction items. Use your mobile phone, desktop computer, laptop or tablet to access our mobile bidding site. You do not need a smartphone to participate. The only requirement to bid is that your phone has texting capabilities.

Q: How will I know if I won any items?
A: At the conclusion of the auction, you will receive text messages for each item that you hold the winning bid on.

Q: Am I able to register to bid at the event?
A: Yes. The event will have staff available throughout the evening to help you register for the auction and assist with other questions and issues as needed.

Menu

Menu

  • Strawberry fields & spinach salad with poppyseed dressing
  • Chef-carved skirt steak with Kentucky bourbon sauce
  • Spring glazed vegetable blend
  • Herby derby potatoes
  • Kicked-up corn bread

Sponsors

Sponsors

Exclusive Event Sponsors

BankWest
QTEGO Text to Bid Sponsor

First Dakota National Bank

Exclusive Multi-media Sponsor

Meal Sponsor

South Dakota Beef Industry Council

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Fri, May 05 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Ramkota River Centre, Pierre, SD

Location Details

  • Ramkota River Centre, Pierre, SD
    920 W Sioux Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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