(Laramie, Wyo.) – The Cowboy Joe Club launched its 13th Annual Online Auction today, Friday, Feb. 1. The online auction will run through February 28 at www.gowyo.com. All proceeds from the online auction will assist the Cowboy Joe Club in its efforts to support over 350 student-athletes through academic scholarships and educational resources.
The auction features a wide variety of items including Wyoming memorabilia, tickets, courtside seats & sideline passes to upcoming Wyoming games, entertainment & dining packages, pro sports memorabilia, authentic team gear, Wyoming apparel and much, much more. A complete listing of items up for bidding through the 2013 Cowboy Joe Club Online Auction is available by going to www.gowyo.com and clicking on the “Shop” menu item in the top right-hand corner. Under the “Shop” menu click on “Auctions”. Wyoming fans may also register for the 13th Annual Online Auction at that same location.
If you have any questions regarding the annual online auction, please call the Cowboy Joe Club at 307-766-6242.
More than 70 volunteers raise money towards UW student-athlete support
(Laramie, Wyo.) – The University of Wyoming’s Cowboy Joe Club announced Friday that Albany County volunteers raised $404,172 in just one week towards educational and operational costs of UW student-athletes. This year’s total eclipsed last year’s money raised by more than $23,000 and set a new Albany County Fund Drive record.
“To surpass the $400,000 mark in Albany County this early in the year is an outstanding feat,” Assistant Athletic Director for Development Jeff Pivic said. “The Cowboy Joe Club implemented a 110% Club asking donors to increase their 2012 gift by at least 10%, 269 Albany County donors fulfilled our request. We can’t thank the volunteers and donors of Albany County enough for setting the pace for upcoming fund drives in the state. There is no doubt that we should reach the $500,000 mark in annual donation in Albany County in 2013 which has never been done before.”
For the fourth consecutive year, volunteer Mike Bott, who brought in five new members and raised more than $34,900, was the named the drive’s best fundraiser and was awarded a road trip to Albuquerque to watch the Cowboy Basketball team take on New Mexico on March 2nd. Other notable volunteers included Arlowe Hulett, who received the most money in pledges, Cindy Mullen was named the “Rookie of the Year” and received runner-up honors for best individual fundraiser, and Larry and Suzy Taylor brought in the most actual cash.
The 2013 Albany County Fund Drive lasted one week and featured more than 70 volunteers who went out in the Laramie community and solicited new memberships, renewals, and increases to Cowboy Joe Club donations. The fund drive was organized by fourth-year Volunteer Chairman Rod Chisholm, who put countless hours of work into this year’s record-breaking effort.
With Albany County now complete, the Cowboy Joe Club looks to Natrona County, where their fund drive will conclude on February 12th. If you are interested in joining the Cowboy Joe Club for 2013, please call the Cowboy Joe Club office at (307) 766-6242 or visit www.cowboyjoeclub.com.
–Cowboy Joe Club