42nd Annual Bison Bidders Bowl | Presented by First Western Bank & Trust

Register by Sept. 20, 2023.

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Support NDSU students at Bison Bidders Bowl!

Join us at NDSU’s premier gala to support scholarships for NDSU students. Donations from Bison Bidders Bowl, presented by First Western Bank & Trust, fund scholarships that lift up tomorrow’s leaders. By supporting scholarships, you’re making a student’s dream of an NDSU education come true.

Expect an elegant, fun-filled evening with dinner, games, and a live and silent auction.

Event Details

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023
Holiday Inn
3803 13th Ave. S. | Fargo, ND

$200 per person

Event Schedule

5 p.m.
Cocktails and silent auction

6:30 p.m.
Dinner and entertainment
Gaming sponsored by Happy Harry’s, Scheels, Crown Jewels, and Dakota Medical Foundation

8 p.m.
Live auction


Formal wear is encouraged.


Parking is available at the Holiday Inn.
Valet services will be offered.

Showcase Items

#133 - Badlands Hot Air Balloon Ride

Ready for your adventure? Fly high at the largest hot air balloon rally in North Dakota! Two adults can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Badlands from high above during Medora’s Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally and Kite Festival, Sept. 7 or 8, 2024.

Value: $500
Donated by: Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

#24 - Dinner in Medora With the Cooks

Join President Cook and Dr. Kate Cook for dinner and drinks in Medora at the historic private residence of Rolf Sletten and Emily Walter. Dinner will be catered by Theodore’s Dining Room, and drinks at their private bar are included. You will also receive a guided private tour of the construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and a one-night stay in the iconic Rough Rider Hotel.

Value: Priceless
Donated by: Robbie Lauf & Medora Sletten Lauf

#18 - Ultimate Bourbon Aficionado Package

Stagg and Blanton’s and Weller, oh my! This unbelievable package is perfect for any whiskey lover and includes 12 bottles of bourbon, drink accessories, and a used Buffalo Trace whiskey barrel.

Value:  $1,168.83
Donated by: Happy Harry's Bottle Shops

#24 - Delightful Dinner with President Dave Cook and Dr. Katie Cook

President Cook and Dr. Katie Cook are thrilled to donate this exciting package. Bid to win dinner with the Cooks, plus eight guests, at the president’s home. Included in package: great conversation and great company.

Value: Priceless
Donated by: President Dave Cook and Dr. Katie Cook

President Dave Cook and Dr. Katie Cook

How to Bid

Bid using your smartphone or tablet on silent auction items with Greater Giving Online Bidding. Easily track packages by “following” their activity without having to continuously return to a table or bid sheet.

For more information on how to bid online, click the link below.

QUESTIONS?  Email or call 701.231.6800.

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