41st Annual Patrons Ball
September 23, 2017
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.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro:
- Extensive restoration
- Tuxedo black with jaguar silver racing stripes
- Hot tanked and machined 454 big block
- Rebuilt Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
- 17-inch rocket wheels with new Goodyear tires
- Black and white houndstooth interior
Tickets for the car raffle are $20 each or 6 for $100.
1995 Kentucky Flintlock .45 Rifle:
This year, in addition to our raffle car, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has added this beautiful rifle to our roster of raffle prizes. It’s a Kentucky Flintlock .45 rifle, made in 1995 by Greg S. Murry. The lucky winner of the raffle also receives, along with the rifle, a suede case, powder horn, and charging horn.
Tickets for the rifle raffle are $10 each or 6 for $50.
Drawing takes place at our 41st Annual Patrons Ball on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 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. 2017 Patrons Ball Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
- Naoma Tate and the Family of Hal Tate
- Fran & Lenox Baker
Buffalo Bill Sponsors:
- Jim & Ginger Dager
- Fred & Linda Dowd
- Cindy Katz & John Gordnier
- Candace Alexander McNair
- Merlin Ranch, Mark & Jennie Gordon
- Larry & Susan Patrick and Big Horn Radio Network
- Bill & Lisa Wirthlin
- David & Cynthia Hayes
- Margaret & William Frère
- Carol McMurry & Pat Spieles
- Mary Anne & Bill Dingus
- Stokely Hospitality Enterprises
- Dick & Maggie Scarlett
- Dine Dellenback
Annie Oakley Sponsors:
- Cloud Peak Energy
- Groathouse Construction
- Rusty & Deborah Rokita
- 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.
The Family by Robert Duncan
Donated by Rip & Susan McIntosh
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.
For information on all events, please visit our Events page.