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Stock Farm Club Golf

Created by Tom Fazio, the 7,000-yard masterpiece consistently appears on any of the world’s premier club courses. Situated in the Bitterroot Mountains near Hamilton, the course is immersed in nature surrounded by sagebrush, pine and native grasses. Enjoy a day of golf for three (3) with Washington Corp. President Larry Simkins. Includes dinner.

Donor: Montana Resources 

Stock Farm Golf Club

Enjoy a day of golf with Washington Corp. President Larry Simkins at one of the world's premier golf courses.

Guided Alaska Fishing Trip for Four

Enjoy two (2) days of world class salmon fishing on the Kenai River in Alaska. Fenton Bros. Guided Sportfishing located in Soldotna, just two hours south of Anchorage, leads your group of four (4) on the once in a lifetime fishing trip. The guides take your group out in Willy Predator boats with rods, reels, bait and terminal tackle. And they clean what you land too! The package is great for just the guys or couples. The package includes airfare for four (4) to Anchorage and four (4) hotel rooms in Soldotna.

Must be used from mid-August thru mid-September 2018. Dates mutually agreed upon before scheduling.

Donor: Nick Olds and Digger Athletic Association


Don’t let this one get away. The winner of this prize will be off to a guided fishing trip for four on Alaska’s Kenai river. Airfare to Anchorage and hotel rooms are included.

Army vs. Navy

College football’s purest rivalry. Navy Midshipmen vs. the Black Knights of Army. The Civil War takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 8. Package includes two (2) tickets, two (2) nights lodging and $500 towards travel.

Donor: Former Oredigger and Assistant Army Coach Kevin Corliss, and Digger Athletic Association


A trip to this year’s Army-Navy football game will be on the auction block, Saturday night at the HPER Complex.

Guided South Dakota Pheasant Hunting

Two (2) days guided Premium Pheasant Hunt Packages for two (2) rifles and two (2) nights at the Granite Springs Lodge in Alexandria, South Dakota. The professional guided hunting experience is on some of the best pheasant habitat in the country. Included with the hunt is transportation to and from lodging, on-site kennels for any dogs, field transportation throughout the entire hunt, professionally trained hunting dogs and dog handler, hot and hearty breakfast and gourmet dinner, field sack lunches, and cleaning and packaging of all game harvested.

Donor: Dakota Wesleyan Football, Jason and Julie Fleury

His and Her New York Package

Airfare for two (2) and three (3) nights lodging in New York City at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott or comparable hotel. Experience the best of Broadway Theater with two orchestra or front mezzanine tickets to your choice of two (2) Broadway shows (four tickets total) subject to availability through A small additional charge may apply during holidays and special performances.

Combine the theater experience with two (2) tickets to see the New York Mets play at beautiful Citi Field. Based on home schedule and availability, take in a home game or a home stand. Opponents not available with this package: New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Current and upcoming productions (subject to change):

A Bronx Tale, Aladdin, Anastasia, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Hello Dolly (limited availability), Kinky Boots, My Fair Lady, The Band's Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Waitress, Wicked, and more. Please note: Hamilton, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen and Harry Potter are not available as part of this package.

2018 Blackout Dates: September 17-19, November 21-22, December 6, 18, 31

New York City Skyline Photo

Get swept up in the grandeur of the Empire State during a romantic getaway for two. You and your companion will take in two Broadway shows and a Mets game as the sights and sounds of America's largest city envelope your senses and ensnare your imagination. 

Waste Management Open and Superstition Mountain Golf

The Weekly Sponsor Package is your ticket to the Greatest Show on Grass! Sponsor badges for four (4) good for admission to the entire week of PGA Tournament Golf plus one reserved parking pass. Golf like the pros while you are in the desert. Located in Gold Canyon, Arizona, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club offers spectacular golf in a truly dramatic old world setting. This prestigious private Club boasts two Nicklaus designed golf courses highlighted by jaw-dropping views, a spectacular clubhouse and a fully appointed Sports Club. Trip includes two (2) rounds of golf for four (4), airfare for four (4) on Allegiant Airlines. Lodging not included. Must book travel by September 1st.

Donor: Digger Athletic Association and Paul Hladky 


Who can pass up a trip to watch the Waste Management Open and play two rounds of golf at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club? The Digger Athletic Association and Paul Hladky will make it possible for the winning bidder to enjoy this golfer’s paradise.

Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Adventure

Enjoy a unique experience for two (2) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, approximately 45 minutes east of Orlando. More interactive than a museum, more inspirational than a science center, and more authentic and educational than a theme park, the Kennedy Space Center offers a mix of thrilling simulators, breathtaking attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive exhibits, larger-than-life-3D space films, rocket launch viewing opportunities and more.

This once in a lifetime adventure includes: Kennedy Space Center Explore Bus Tour, lunch with an Astronaut, two-day Visitor Complex Admission, three (3) night stay in a standard guest room at Hyatt Place Orlando/Universal, round-trip airfare for two (2) from within the 48 contiguous United States to Orlando.

Donor: David “Maynerd” Barrick

Michael Massimino

Mission specialist Michael Massimino waves as he leaves the Operations and Checkout building enroute to board Space Shuttle Atlantis with the rest of the crew at Kennedy Space Center in 2009. You and a partner have an opportunity to walk the same halls as astronauts and soak in a gravity-defying experience unlike any other. 

Notre Dame vs. Michigan

The rivalry continues on September 1st! The Fighting Irish host the Wolverines for the first time since 2014. Travel to South Bend and take in one of the oldest rivalries in college football. This package includes airfare for two (2), two (2) nights lodging, and two (2) tickets to the game.

Donor: Nick & Judy DiGiovine and Montana Orthopedics

Custom Framed Banovich Print

Internationally known for his large, dramatic portrayals of wildlife, Butte native John Banovich resides in Lewistown creating award-winning oil paintings. Through experiencing John Banovich’s portfolio of past original paintings we are left with the ultimate understanding that as an artist John Banovich has shattered the traditional standards that define Wildlife Art. There is an undeniable allure to the beasts within John Banovich’s paintings that successfully provide wildlife the platform to transcend both their natural habitats and their artistic genre to find refuge in our contemporary world.

Donor: John Banovich and Digger Athletic Association

Copper Jersey #1

The Orediggers made the Copper Game even more special last season when they took Bob Green Field in new Under Armour Copper Jerseys. Copper Jersey #1 is the first one of this new tradition as the specialty piece will be worn at the first home game every season.

Donor: Digger Athletic Association, Montana Tech Carpenters and Painters


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