On Wednesday, April 27, I made my way 75 miles south to Bismarck to attend the 1st Annual Boxers and Beer event at Sixteen03 Main Events. This event was the first of its kind I have ever heard of. Similar to Bras on Broadway, there would be men modeling decorated boxers and being auctioned off with the funds raised benefitting the fight against men’s cancer. I loved this idea!
The event started at 5:30 p.m. The venue was tastefully decorated with some boxer decorations, fun finger foods and more. There was a table with popcorn and pretzels for snacking, a table featuring four different beers to sample, a food station with wings, chocolate covered pretzels and wood fired pizza, a large area of silent auction items to bid on and a cash bar. As we arrived we were given a number to use on both the silent auction and models. There were 31 models listed and let me tell you people go very creative with their costumes.
Here are a few of my favorite descriptions:
- Furry Friend by Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue. Taking the dog for a walk has never been so much fun! And afterwards, you’ll want nothing more than to cuddle with your little buddy.
- Wooden Boy by Bismarck Cancer Center Nurses. Let your conscious guide you…toward bidding on these boxers and helping turn this wooden boy into a real man.
- Hole-in-One by Country Financial. Bid on these boxers and spend a sunny day on the greens, putting the ball directly in the hole.
Oh boy – you can tell people were ready to have fun with this. Well, after an hour or longer, the model runway show was ready to begin. The longer it went, the more wild it got. Let me tell you, some of these ladies are NOT shy and let me tell you, the models were eating it up. Such a riot. A few of the models were auctioned off for over $1,000 each! I saw that evening raised over $30,000 for the cancer center! To kick off the event, a testicular cancer survivor go up to share his story and tell how he appreciated the help from the Bismarck Cancer Center. I thought that was a nice touch and one of the male models was also a cancer survivor.
Also, totally not related, but how amazing is this bathroom below? Beautiful!
I would guess from the success of this evening, this will be a yearly event. How fun!