24th Annual Cowboy Joe Club Auction Near a Sell-Out

Sept. 16, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowboy Joe Club, the University of Wyoming's main fundraising arm, announced today that the 24th Annual Cowboy Joe Club Auction, presented by IGC Management is nearing a sell-out, with close to 650 Wyoming fans attending.

With the auction taking place tomorrow, Friday, September 17th, a very limited number of tickets and tables are still available for $100 per person $175 a couple or $800 for a table of 10, which includes a premium buffet dinner, access to the silent and live auction, as well as complimentary bar. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Cowboy Joe Club at 307-766-6242.

All Wyoming fans are invited to attend the 24th Annual Cowboy Joe Club Auction presented by IGC Management, to be held Friday September 17, 2010 in Cheyenne at Little America's Grand Ballroom. The auction will feature: live auction; silent auction; dinner; complimentary bar; the Voice of the Cowboys - Dave Walsh as emcee; the Madden Brothers as auctioneers; live entertainment from the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Department, as well as appearances by the Western Thunder Marching Band, UW Student-Athletes and Head Coaches.

Popular items that will be available for bid include: The Masters Tournament at Augusta & Golf at East Lake in Atlanta Package; Los Angeles Lakers Game in Dr. Jerry Buss' Suite Package; a 4-night 5-day vacation at one of ten $3 million luxury residences; New York Yankees tickets at Yankee Stadium; Boston Red Sox tickets at Fenway Package; White Sox vs. Cubs tickets at Wrigley; 2010 Polaris RANGER; Dinner with the Buchanan's, Christensen's, Schroyer's, Legerski's and Burman's in the Wildcatter Stadium Club; Kobalt Tools 500 in Phoenix; a MLB Pitching & Hitting Clinic at Spring Training; A Caribbean Safari Experience to Turks & Caicos Package; Lasik Eye Surgery; Colorado Rockies Party for 20 Package; Trips with Wyoming Football and Wyoming Men's Basketball; Be on the Sidelines for Nebraska at Wyoming 2011; Cruises through the Panama Canal; and more than 350 silent auction packages and more than 40 live auction packages. A complete listing of auction items is available by visiting the Cowboy Joe Club page at www.wyomingathletics.com.

This year's auction, chaired by Mark Depew, will be sponsored by IGC Management of Cheyenne. Last year's auction, chaired by Harry Kembel, raised more than $250,000 toward Wyoming student-athlete scholarships and resources. This year the auction committee has established a goal of earning $300,000 in this one evening event.