Western Oregon University announces the 38th annual Wolves Athletic Auction on June 1

Written by David Beasley, Ph. D.

MONMOUTH, Ore. Western Oregon University is pleased to announce the 38th Annual Wolves Athletics Auction presented by Oregon State Credit Union will be held on Saturday, June 1. 

The Wolves Athletic Auction is the premiere fundraiser for Wolves Athletics, helping to support the over 440 student-athletes across 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II teams and cheer. “The Wolves Athletic Auction is important because it is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Wolves Athletics,” says Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Randi Lydum. “It has become a tradition at the university and in the community, and it brings alumni and friends of Wolves Athletics together to support all of our student-athletes.”

Western senior Women’s Soccer standout Hannah Rispler will once again serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening, and alumna and former Volleyball and Track & Field standout Samantha Moore is the evening’s featured speaker. 

All proceeds from the evening go towards student-athlete scholarships, Wolves team equipment, and team programs. “The impact of the auction is immeasurable and makes a big difference in the lives of all WOU student-athletes,” says senior Women’s Soccer star Hannah Rispler. “The auction not only provides scholarships for student-athletes that make our education possible but proceeds also support other team needs that benefit all student-athletes.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on dozens of high-quality items and experiences at the live and silent auctions. Additional elements of the event include a catered dinner with beer from Parallel 45 and wine from Eola Hills Winery, a curated wine wall, and a raffle.

The auction is presented by Oregon State Credit Union and is sponsored by Petals & Vines; Compass Visual; Eola Hills Winery; Parallel 45 Brewing; Rookies Sports Tap; Arena Sports Bar & Grill; Cornerstone Valley; Vines, Tours, and Cruises; Ferguson Wellman; Miller Nash; Walnut Family Dental, and Tim’s Automotive.

Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased. Event doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the New PE Building on the campus of Western Oregon University. 


About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University, established in Monmouth in 1856, proudly stands as Oregon’s oldest public university. Hosting around 4,000 students, Western embodies a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution, with approximately 80% of its students hailing from within the state. Notably, its diverse student body comprises individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, veterans, and non-traditional learners. Western stands as the preferred campus in Oregon for those pursuing an enriching education within a nurturing, student-focused environment, characterized by faculty-led instruction. Together we succeed.

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