SMSU ATHLETICS: Online Auction Now Open for Saturday’s Gold Rush Draw; Live Auction Items Also Announced | News, Sports, Jobs

MARSHALL — The 19th annual Mustang Gold Rush draw, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, is scheduled for this Saturday inside the R/A facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. There are still tickets available for the event.

The Gold Rush Raffle committee has announced the items for Saturday’s live auction, as well as the link for the silent auction, which is ongoing.

The Silent Auction for the Gold Rush Sweepstakes is now open to individuals who can bid on items prior to the event. Anyone, even those not participating in the Gold Rush raffle, can bid on items online at The online auction ends on Saturday at 10 p.m. The online site will be updated daily with new auction items ahead of Saturday’s event.

Users who have created an account on the GiveSmart platform for previous University auctions do not need to create a new account for the Gold Rush Raffle.

The Mustang Gold Rush Raffle is a unique and fun event to help support a great cause. A total of $6,200 will be given away throughout the evening, along with other great prizes, while supporting SMSU student-athletes. All proceeds from this exciting event, which includes a silent, live auction, are donated to the SMSU Student-Athlete Scholarships.

The grand prize of $2,500 is awarded to the raffle ticket holder whose name is the last one remaining. A prize of $1,000 is awarded to the second remaining ticket holder, while the third, fourth and fifth remaining ticket holders will each receive $500. A prize of $100 will be awarded seven times on other occasions during the draw, while $500 will be awarded for the 350th ticket drawn. Individuals do not have to be present to win the cash prizes.

Attendees will be entertained and have the opportunity to win great prizes by participating in various games.

For more information, contact the SMSU Athletics Office at 507-537-7271, or go online to

Live Auction Items (as of February 14)

Ultimate Tailgate Package

Earn all the gear you need for the tailgate party of your dreams. This package includes a Blackstone grill, cover and care kit, an Igloo cooler filled with tailgate supplies, a tailgate charcoal grill, a folding table, 2 camp chairs and a tailgate pole with SMSU flag.

Brought to you by Ace Hardware and SMSU Athletics

Trey Lance

signed football

Win an authentic signed football from the former Marshall Tiger and the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

Offered by the Lance family

Dream vacation package

Win a dream vacation in the destination of your choice! This package includes 2 airfares (maximum $400 each) to a destination of your choice and the use of a timeshare for 7 nights with destinations in the United States and Mexico. For US destinations, winner is responsible for transfer fees of up to $400. All-inclusive fees for Mexico resorts are not included.

Gift of Mike and Becky Panka, Panka Insurance and Southwest Tour and Travel.


Chef’s table

Taste the effervescence of the new campus restaurant, Taste. Up to 8 guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind luxury dining experience prepared by SMSU’s talented culinary and hospitality students. Enjoy a 6-course meal and complimentary drinks while interacting with those who create your meal.

Offered by Taste and SMSU Athletics

Go for it

Lake Okoboji

Your party of up to 10 people will enjoy first-class accommodations for three nights and four days in a private cabin at Bridges Bay Resort near Lake Okoboji. Guests can enjoy resort amenities, including 6 free daily passes to the indoor water park. Available from 06/09/22 to 01/05/2023. Schedule with Bruce Saugstad.

Gift of Bruce and Linda Saugstad


Suite Package

Enjoy an SMSU football match comfortably with 9 of your friends. This package includes 10 tickets to SMSU vs Minot State on September 24, 2022, passes, food and beverages. This also includes the opportunity to participate in a pre-match meeting and lead the team on the pitch.

Gift of SMSU Athletics & SMSU Foundation


& Professional store

(Marshall Golf Club)

This package includes a $1,700 membership credit and a $250 pro shop gift card.

Gift of the Marshall Golf Club

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by SMSU Athletic


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