42nd Annual Patrons Ball
September 22, 2018
Begins at 6 p.m.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West presents its annual fundraising gala, Patrons Ball. This black-tie event is our major fundraising extravaganza of the year—and the premier gala of the Rocky Mountain region. Enjoy cocktails, a gourmet dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and raffles.
All proceeds benefit the programs and public activities of the Center of the West. To find out more about Patrons Ball ll 307-578-4008 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Patrons Ball is the culmination of Rendezvous Royale, a weeklong celebration of the arts in Cody, which also includes the Buffalo Bill Art Show and By Western Hands. For general information, visit the Rendezvous Royale website.
Check out all of the great events and register by going to the Rendezvous Royale website.
We again have two raffles, both to be drawn at 11 p.m. at Patrons Ball, September 22, 2018.
First, the car: Win this beautiful 1966 “Nightwatch Blue” Pontiac GTO. Click here to find out more and to buy your raffle tickets.
Tickets for our car raffle are $20 each, or 6 tickets for $100.
And second, a bronze sculpture: a posthumous cast of Alexander Phimister Proctor’s Sleeping Lion, number 1 of 24, done in 1989. Click here to find out more and to buy your raffle tickets.
Tickets for our sculpture raffle are $10 each or 6 tickets for $50.
Proceeds from our annual raffles go to support the educational programming of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The drawings takes place at our Annual Patrons Ball. Need not be present to win. Click here for all Raffle Rules.
Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities for this annual event are always available: E-mail Rebecca Taggart or call her at 307-578-4025 for more information. 2018 Patrons Ball Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors
- Naoma Tate and the Family of Hal Tate
- Fran & Lenox Baker
Buffalo Bill Sponsors:
- David & Niina Barrows in the Memory of Gordon Barrows
- Jim & Ginger Dager
- Mary Anne & Bill Dingus
- Fred & Linda Dowd
- Margaret & William Frère
- David & Cynthia Hayes
- Cindy Katz & John Gordnier
- Larry & Susan Patrick and Big Horn Radio Network
- Merlin Ranch, Mark & Jennie Gordon
- Candace Alexander McNair
- Carol McMurry & Pat Spieles
- Bill & Lisa Wirthlin
- Dine Dellenback
- Dick & Maggie Scarlett
- Stokely Hospitality Enterprises
Annie Oakley Sponsors:
- Cloud Peak Energy
- Groathouse Construction
- Rusty & Deborah Rokita
- JP Morgan
- Madden Media
E-mail Rebecca Taggart or call her at 307-578-4025 with any questions.
Each year we receive wonderful silent auction items from various donors. Please note these items will be available for purchase the week of Rendezvous Royale.
Special Thank You:
A special thank you goes out to the Patrons Ball Committee, without whom we could not organize this gala.
Patrons Ball is the finale to Rendezvous Royale, a week of the best of absolutely everything western in Cody, Wyoming! Join us for the excitement of a nationally recognized art show and a spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, and many other events. Visit the Rendezvous Royale Web site for more information.