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Montana Western Hosts 31st Annual Bulldog Bash On October 14

The University of Montana Western Foundation, UMW Athletics Department, and several community volunteers will host the 31st Annual Bulldog Bash dinner and auction on October 14, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in the Keltz Arena on the UMW campus.

The day’s events start at 11:00 a.m. with a tailgate celebration at Vigilante Field followed by the Montana Western vs. Rocky Mountain College football game. Doors open for the Bulldog Bash at the Keltz Arena after the football game with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m.

An impact video, silent auction, and live auction will take place during the Bash.

“This year’s video feature shows the impact that the Bulldog Bash has on all of our student-athletes. We are so grateful for UMW alumna and member of the 2019 Women’s Basketball National Championship Team, Bri King, for allowing us to tell her story. She shares how much Montana Western means to her and the impact that scholarship support had on her ability to play the game she loved and complete her college education all while being part of the Bulldog family and developing friendships that will last a lifetime,” said Montana Western Foundation Executive Director, Roxanne Engellant.

The Bulldog Bash, in conjunction with other fundraising efforts, provides scholarship dollars for UMW student-athletes, and funds projects to enhance facilities and other aspects of the student-athlete experience. In addition to providing financial support to programs, this event is a great opportunity for boosters, community members and families to connect with each other and the UMW Athletic Department staff.

Live auction items for this year’s Bash include: a package including four tickets to the Broncos vs. LA Chargers football game and four tickets to the Nuggets vs. the Charlotte Hornets, two tickets to the Brawl of the Wild football game on November 18 with Yeti Cooler and tailgate amenities, signed Troy Anderson jersey and two tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons game on December 17, tickets to the Oregon State vs. University of Washington football game on Nov. 18 with $500 cash for travel, Yellowstone Hot Springs and Bar B Bunkhouse vacation package, Rock Creek Cattle Co. Golf Outing for four with one night stay at the Benny Havens Inn, Alaskan Fishing Trip, Custom Painted Bulldog Statue painted by Klaire Kramer, Fishing Trip on the Madison or Yellowstone River, Deadwood Cabin Vacation, Hot Air Balloon Ride, and No. 18 Legacy Framed Jersey in honor of M.J. Simkins.

To preview the live auction items, please visit If you’d like to bid on an item but aren’t able to be present at the Bash, please contact Jolene Robbins to arrange a bid on your behalf: or 406-683-7303.

Tickets to the Bulldog Bash are available for $40 for single, $75 for couple, and $20 for UMW students. Reserved tables of eight are available for $300 and limited availability front row tables of eight for $400.

To purchase tickets or tables, please contact Kelly Allen in the University of Montana Western Foundation Office at 406-683-7306 or or visit

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