40th Annual Patrons Ball

September 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
Fundraiser: $350 per person
Rebecca Taggart

40th Annual Patrons Ball

September 24, 2016
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 patronsball@centerofthewest.org. Patrons Ball is the culmination of Rendezvous Royale, a weeklong celebration of the arts in Cody. For general information, visit the Rendezvous Royale website.

Annual Raffles

Win this 1972 Chevy Chevelle with SS options

Win this 1972 Chevy Chevelle with SS options

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle with SS options

Features of the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle with SS options:

  • 572 Engine with 700 horsepower
  • Nice straight all steel car
  • Exterior is black cherry with black stripes
  • 2 Door with new black interior and new headliner
  • Tremec 6 speed manual transmission
  • Tubular front and rear suspension
  • 13 inch Corvette calipers and rotors; drilled and slotted
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • Autometer gauges in carbon dash insert
  • Dynamat on inside of car and trunk
  • 12 bolt rear with Auburn Posi Mosier axels 3.73 gear
  • Full custom stereo in trunk
  • And more!

Click here to buy raffle tickets for the car!

"Buffalo Bill" detail, Winchester Commemorative Model 94

“Buffalo Bill” detail

Winchester Commemorative Model 94 rifle

Features of the Winchester Commemorative Model 94 rifle:

  • Commemorates the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association
  • Limited edition lever-action rifle 30-30
  • Limited edition, number 31 of 300
  • Includes the original wooden box, brochures, and documents
  • Dated February 21, 1969

Click here to buy raffle tickets for the rifle!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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. 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities_Patrons Ball

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:


Scout Sponsors:

  • Robert J. & Geraldine W. Dellenback
  • Charles & Anne Duncan
  • Candace Alexander McNair
  • J.D. & Elizabeth Radakovich
  • Maggie & Dick Scarlett
  • Naoma Tate & The Family of Hal Tate

Hirtle Callaghan       Merit Energy

Buffalo Bill Sponsors:

  • Fran & Lenox Baker
  • Fred & Linda Dowd
  • Cindy Katz & John Gordnier
  • Carol McMurry & Pat Spieles

Pahaska Sponsors:

Annie Oakley Sponsors:

Groathouse Construction



Stagecoach Sponsor:




E-mail Rebecca Taggart or call her at 307-578-4025 with any questions.

Silent Auction:

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.

"Antelope 1" by Brady Steward

“Antelope 1” by Brady Steward

“Yellowstone” by Bill Sawczuk

TDK Black background HR

7-Day Plains Game Guided Hunt for 1 Donated by TDK Safaris and Lisa and Wes McArtor

The Family by Robert Duncan Donated by Rip & Susan McIntosh

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.


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