The 2020 Bright Lights Big Dreams Gala will now be held Thursday, September 24th at 7pm CST as a VIRTUAL event!

While we can't convene in person, nothing can stop us from celebrating and showcasing the resiliency of the youth at Lad Lake. Our youth still need us now more than ever, and we need your support. Once you register on GiveSmart, you will begin receiving updates via e-mail and text message about auction items and the virtual program. We will e-mail and text you the direct link to join the virtual event via Facebook Live (no Facebook account required) on the day of the event.



Bidding will be LIVE Thursday, September 17, and will close on Thursday, September 24th at 6 pm CST


How does the silent auction work?

You will be able to use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to keep up with the status of your bids and continue bidding until the auction closes. You can be the winning bidder wherever you are in the world!


How do I participate in the online bidding auction?

Get started online through this auction page. Just hit the 'Register Now' button towards the top of this page and enter your name, phone number, e-mail. Credit Card information is required to bid.


How do I start and continue my bidding?

Browse the Silent Auction and start bidding on your favorite items! Place your bid on selected items, set a maximum bid if desired, and GiveSmart will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum bid.


How can I keep active and know if I am outbid or have won an item?

You will be notified via text if you have been outbid. Keep an eye on your favorite items! If you are NOT receiving the text messages make sure you have the correct mobile number under your profile. The texts will continue to notify you when you have been outbid or reached your maximum bid. When the silent auction closes, you will also receive a text message if you won any items.


How will I collect my winnings?

Auction winners are required to make payment the night of the event. Please note that you will have the choice to either pay credit card fees yourself or allocated them to Lad Lake. All auction items are currently being stored at Lad Lake and we will have a scheduled pick up of the items starting Tuesday, September 29. You will be emailed the sign-up form.