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     Golden Gala 2018



Raleigh Country Club
400 Donald Ross Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610

April 21, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Event will be outside on the green (weather permitting), please plan accordingly.

The 2018 Golden Gala will be a night to remember! 


Join us for a night on the green at the Raleigh Country Club, as we celebrate the dogs and volunteers of Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.  We are excited for another great evening filled with: food, drinks, awards, and many favorite activities, as well as some new additions.  See below for some event highlights:

All proceeds from the evening go towards our work in rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting golden retrievers and golden-hearted dogs in need across central and eastern North Carolina.

Ticket Prices 

Sponsorship is key to our success!  Please consider being an individual or business sponsor for our gala.  We have a variety of sponsor levels to meet any budget.


Circle of Life Video
(request for pictures)


Do you have a NRGRR dog (current or past)?  Send a picture to: neuserivergoldengala@gmail.com with your dog's name and age to be included in the Golden Gala "Circle of Life" video! 

And then, don't forget to buy your tickets or secure your sponsorship to see your 4-legged friend on the big screen!  Also, while we have your picture, consider purchasing a photo tile for the Golden Brick Road or Rainbow Bridge.

Golden Gala Activities

2016 Golden Gala Ambassador2017 Gala MC Wes Hohenstein  2017 Golden Gala Dinner and Awards

We have a lot of fun activities planned for the evening!  Wes Hohenstein, WNCN 17 Chief Meteorologist, will be our emcee again this year.  A preview of some of this year's activities can be seen below. 
Follow this link for pictures from previous Golden Gala's.

Golden Brick Road and
Rainbow Bridge

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Purchase a handmade photo tile of your dog to be placed on the Golden Brick Road or Rainbow Bridge.  You take the tile home at the end of the evening.  If you would like a tile and cannot attend the event, we'll arrange to get the tile to you. Click here for more information

Build A Bag


Build A Bag was very popular last year and we are excited to be bringing it back this year.  Look for many great items to build your custom gift bag.

Golden Guardian


We'll have a Golden Guardian station where you can sponsor and name one of our foster dogs and take home an adorable stuffed Golden puppy.

Wine Pull

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Pull a cork for a bottle of wine.
Everyone's a winner!

Silent Auction

Auction Items

Our silent auction will have pre-event online bidding from April 13th to 18th.  The highest price on the 18th will be the opening price at the gala on the 21st.  If an online bid is the winner, you will be notified for later payment and pickup.  Click here to view and bid on this year's auction items.

Photo Booth


WHITE-Raleigh-Photo-Booth-Fun-Logo copyRaleigh Photo Booth will be here for you to take festive pictures of your evening.

Dine and Dash


Take home gift cards and gift certificates from some of your favorite restaurants. 

Beer Station


Create a 6-pack with beer from local breweries. 

Golden Gala Donors

The success of our auction wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our in-kind donors!  
Please click here to see what goodies we have in store for you.

Thank You To Our 2018 Golden Gala Sponsors!

Gala sponsors are the keys to our success.  These sponsorships help us underwrite the gala.
Proceeds from the event directly support the rescue's growing financial needs. 

 Partners of Rescue


Complete Pet Care Animal Hospital

Care First Animal Hospital

 Ambassadors of Rescue


Grace Park Animal Hospital

Chicago Title

My Golden Angels - Daisy and Peaches

Benefactors of Rescue


Collaborative Technology Solutions, LLC

Collaborative Technology Solutions, LLC

Magnolia Animal Hospital

Steve and Brenda Holden
"In Memory of Rufus, Maggie, Sadie, Samson, Kali, and Boone"

Debbie Brittain

Sophie and Sampson

Jim and Karen McKenzie

Advocate of Rescue


The Animal Hospital of Carrboro

North State Bank

Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists

Heritage Animal Hospital

  Coats Auto Body & Paint

Wake Forest Smiles

West Gate Jeep

In honor of the NRGRR Operations Team
from "Marley" Kroesen

Scott and Amy Harris

Pender and Lulu and their lucky person Nell G Barnes

In memory of Nugget, Essie and Truman

Deborah Grissom and David Potter

Derek and Barbara Thompson

In Honor of NRGRR Transporters and Adopters
Rich and Dale Lothrop - by David and Jean White

From Zoe Feingold