Pitt State Gorillas
Pitt State Athletic Fund

Gorilla Gala

Benefiting Pittsburg State University Intercollegiate Athletics

Friday, August 4th • Robert W. Plaster Center

Gala 2016

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics. The event is designed to supplement monies raised through the Annual Fund Drive and other fundraising activities.

The 2017 Gorilla Gala will be held in the Robert W. Plaster Center on Friday, August 4th.



Cost to attend the 2017 Gorilla Gala is $60 per guest or $500 per table of 10. Register here!

Your Gorilla Gala package includes: heavy hors d'ouevres, complimentary beverages, and a live and silent auction. If you have any questions or would like more information please call (620) 235-4389. 

Golden Tickets

At this year's Gorilla Gala you will have the opportunity to purchase a Golden Ticket for $100. By purchasing a golden ticket, you will have the chance of winning one non-premium live auction item of your choice. Each attendee can purchase as many Golden Tickets as they wish. The winner will be announced prior to the start of the live auction. To purchase, indicate so when completing your registration. Only 30 tickets will be sold. Must be present to win.

Wine Pull

Everyone wins! $25 per cork or two corks for $40. Choose a numbered cork from the basket and win the bottle with the corresponding number. Fifty bottles of wine up for grabs. Some bottles valued at over $50.

Give to Gorilla Athletics

If you cannot attend this year's Gala, but would still like to donate to Pittsburg State Athletics, please consider donating online.

For additional information or questions please contact Pittsburg State Athletics by at (620) 235-4389.

Auction Items

Returning this year!! Donate an auction item valued at $800 or more and receive a FREE table (10 seats) at this year's Gorilla Gala.

Individuals wishing to contribute items, trips or services for either the Silent Auction or Live Auction may contact Assistant Athletic Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Outreach, Marissa Poppe at (620) 235-4148 or mpoppe@pittstate.edu.

A catalog of auction items for this year's Gala will be available under the downloads approximately one week prior to the event. 

Note: The state of Kansas requires that sales tax be added to purchases. Sales tax calculated at the rate of 9.25% will be added to your total purchase of auction items.

Ways to give


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund component of the Pitt State Athletic Fund generates financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes



Gift-in-kind goods and services may be donated "same as cash" in place of a cash sponsorship.


Community Partners and Sponsorships

Our advertisers and corporate sponsors are a large part of the effort needed to make our programs at Pittsburg State great


Gorilla Gala

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics


Athletic Season Tickets

Season tickets are the best way to ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of Gorilla sporting event