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Every spring at BNI, our largest single-day fundraiser - The Big Event - raises scholarship funds for our students. Every year, tens of thousands of dollars are raised to help families provide the gift of a BNI education that they wish for their children.
We are excited to announce that this year's Big Event will return April 28 as both an in-person gathering and virtual auction.
Thanks to the success of past hybrid events, we hope this allows more alumni and friends to support this fundraiser in whatever method they feel most comfortable. The in-person gathering will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. in the fieldhouse with food, beer and wine, entertainment and raffles. The virtual option will allow those who wish to attend from the comfort of their homes to bid on auction items.
We will have more than 90 auction items this year including past favorites and new options. All auction items will be listed online and bids will be placed online whether attending in person or virtually. A help desk will be available during the event to assist those who need help with placing bids or registering online.
Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets cost $60 per person. All proceeds will benefit our student scholarship program. Click "BUY TICKETS" above this description to purchase event tickets. Donations, sponsorships and previewing items can also be done by clicking below.
Need help with donating an auction item, being a sponsor or purchasing tickets? Contact Juli Sandoval in the Advancement Office at (219) 932-9058, ext. 1520, or e-mail [email protected].
YES! I would like to support BNI's Big Event 2023!
Please consider a sponsorship. Email [email protected] for more information.
All sponsorships include a name and/or company logo, along with sponsorship level, displayed on all event media including event website: https://bnibigevent.givesmart.com. Links to company websites can also be added. In addition, sponsors will have their name/logo displayed during the in-person event 4/28/23. If in-person event is canceled, sponsors will be displayed throughout livestream on same date.
GOLD LEVEL ($5,000) -- Includes recognition as main event sponsor and table for 10 guests at event
BLUE LEVEL ($2,500) -- Includes recognition as a Premier Sponsor and 2 tickets to event
SCHOLAR LEVEL ($1,000) -- Includes 2 tickets to event
WARRIOR PRIDE LEVEL ($500)
BNI SPIRIT LEVEL ($250)
BNI FRIEND LEVEL ($100)