The 9th annual Gloves Off Gala was a tremendous success! We have an amazing ice community here in Bozeman and should all be proud of our progress. Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, attendees, silent auction winners, live auction winners, and contributors. The event raised more than $222,000!
As many of you are aware, at the end of the evening we announced that the Bottcher families made a $100,000 donation to help officially launch the "Finish the Ice Barn" campaign. We will send you a progress report on construction and fundraising in the coming weeks. We are excited to work on the final phase of the Ice Barn and complete this great project!
We want to thank Midtown Tavern, 14 North, and Josh Palmer who donated the bar at the Gala, provided the event space for the Meet and Greet with Mike Eruzione, and catered the Pre-Gala Sponsor's Social. We also want to thank Dr. Brian Chisdak who inspired our team to bring Mike Eruzione as our keynote speaker.
We are deeply appreciative of our Sponsors for the 2019 Gloves Off Gala: Gold - Mike Winters, Silver - Ressler Motors and the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and Bronze - Small Dog Realty, Martel Construction, First West Insurance, and Intrinsik Architecture.
The Boilermakers, Burger Bob's, First Security Bank, J&K Recyclers, Just a Taste Catering, Langlas and Associates, Matzinger Electric, The Rams, and the Mites were all returning table sponsors this year. We are happy to welcome Highline Partners, Butte Glass, Dick Anderson Construction, and Stockman Bank as new table sponsors. Thank you so much!
Dave's Sushi, OSM, Vellinga Real Estate, the Element Bozeman, Executive Services, and Ink Outside the Box also contributed to the event through sponsorship or other contributions.
Again, thank you to everyone! Without your efforts and contributions, this event is not possible. We had so much fun putting it on and hope that you had an equally great time as a participant. Please contact me directly with any feedback on the event. We want to make this event better each year!
We look forward to next year's 10th Annual Gloves Off Gala - a formal, black-tie event at the GranTree. Save the date! It's planned for April 11th, 2020.