The Event

Spirited rivalry. Inspired support.

November 9th, 2017

5-9 PM

Riverhouse Convention Center

Rally for the Future

Weeks before the Ducks and Beavers face off in Corvallis, EDCO and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) will team up to host the Third Annual Civil War Rally & Auction at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend. This spirited rally brings business leaders, parents, community members and alumni together in friendly rivalry and fun to support BGCB’s youth development programs as well as Central Oregon’s long-term economic prosperity.

And this isn’t your ordinary auction. From the moment attendees step out of their cars, they feel the energy and excitement of heading to a game. Just like fans tailgating or cheering at a game, they get to kick back and have fun, while raising critical funds for kids, families and a stronger economic future.

The event is modeled after a similar Civil War auction held in Salem for the past 12 years that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties. Last year, the Salem auction raised over $350,000 in one evening for their youth development programs and initiatives. That kind of success led the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend and EDCO to bring something similar to Central Oregon.

What to expect...

Auction

Over 200 silent and live auction items
Mobile Bidding
Referee auctioneer

Game Day Feel

Gourmet tailgating menu and on field announcers

Appearances by team players, coaches, and alumni

Kid's Rally

FREE On site childcare provided by Boys & Girls Club staff
And much more!


The Partnership

Successful economic development creates a strong base of middle class jobs and a diverse, stable economy. It also begins with healthy families and kids who have the support they need to secure careers and pursue their education.

Together, EDCO and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend form a natural partnership that fulfills this promise of a thriving community.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend provides parents with quality, affordable youth development programs after school and all summer long so they can go to work confident their kids are in a safe positive and caring environment where they can learn and grow. Boys & Girls Clubs’ academic success and career readiness programs are preparing the next generation for higher education as well as the nation’s workforce. It is a long-term investment, and one that ensures the economic opportunities EDCO creates today will be met by the generations of tomorrow.