The University of Jamestown’s 34th Annual Dine and Bid, Rock and Roll All Knight, will be held online as a virtual event. Funds raised for this year’s auction will benefit UJ student scholarships, as it has in all previous years. The auction will open for bids on Monday, May 25, and will run throughout the week. Everyone is invited to participate, and there will be no cost for those who would like to view and bid on auction items. To register for mobile bidding, and the online auction and event, go to: https://one.bidpad.net/dineandbid2020/welcome or text dineandbid2020 to 243725.
On Saturday, May 30, there will be a livestream event starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. This will be produced by Mobile Pro, and hosted by President Polly Peterson and Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Brett Moser.
“The live portion of Dine and Bid will feature the culmination of auction bidding, as well as messages from special guests, student entertainment, Raise Your Paddle, and a sneak peek at some of the watch parties for Rock and Roll All Knight," Moser said. "We welcome everyone who would like to join the live stream, and we believe that you will be inspired to bid in support of our students.”
Dine and Bid plays a key part in not only raising money for scholarships, but it is a social occasion that the University of Jamestown’s alumni and friends look forward to each year.
“We are excited to try this new way of bidding and interaction,” Moser said. “And, we look forward to seeing everyone back at the Harold Newman Arena next year.”
Setareh Campion, director of alumni relations, said it was hoped to hold the event in person until recently.
"The Dine and Bid Committee has worked so hard to create beautiful decorations and a special evening for our guests," she said. "Thankfully, we will still be able to use some of the décor. We are sure that this shift to online is the right move to make at this time. We ask that participants dress up — maybe even create your own social distance dinner parties of 10 or fewer people — and enjoy Dine and Bid from afar.”