Cowboy Joe Club Announces Annual Auction Date

July 6, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Club has announced that its 2005 annual auction will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at the Cheyenne Holiday Inn. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the silent auction. The following day, the Cowboy football team will take on new Mountain West Conference member TCU at War Memorial Stadium.

This fall's auction is the 19th annual for the Cowboy Joe Club. The auction has become the Club's single-most successful fundraising event of the year. Last year over $160,000 was raised with all proceeds supporting University of Wyoming student-athlete scholarships. Over 450 people attended the 2004 auction and another sellout event is expected this fall.

The theme for this year's auction is - Saddle Up...for a Rootin' Tootin' Good Time. The western theme is sure to be a hit for Cowboys and Cowgirls alike. The evening includes silent and live auctions, liquor and balloon raffles, dinner and an open bar.

If you are interested in making a donation to the auction you can contact the Cowboy Joe Club at 307.766.6242 or auction chairman Harry Kembel at 307.638.8478.