Gilbert Brown Foundation Telethon

Watch The Replay!

Did you miss this event live? No problem! You can watch the replay by clicking the link below! And be sure to stay tuned for details on the 2021 Telethon night!

Click here to watch the Zoom recording!

Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Hosted at: The Graveyard (N22676 Hwy 53 | Ettrick, WI) Home of the Gilbert Brown Foundation!

Here’s your chance to be on Television! Join us Thursday October 8th from 6pm – 9pm for an exciting night! We will have TV camera’s, radio coverage, and live social media streaming!

You can physically be at this event as there is plenty of room to social distance. Drinks and food will be available. However, this event will be virtual as well, so everyone can join in on the fun, no matter where you are!


Have a Zoom Account and wish to join the meeting direct?
Meeting Details:
Meeting ID: 817 5845 5453
Passcode: 659664

Want to win big?! We’ll be playing some fun games with the players in attendance, and you can participate, whether you’re there in-person, or virtually! Read on for details on how you can pre-purchase your tickets right now!

Watch The Live Stream

Can’t join us in person? Not local to us to watch on TV? Need to watch on the go? No worries, whatever the reason may be, you’ll be able to catch the live stream of this event right here on our website! On telethon night, come right back here and click on the link below to watch LIVE!


Schedule of Events

Why are we doing it
Foundation Mission
How it began
How to bid on the auctions & auction item introductions
6:15pmIntroduction of Players
Gilbert’s Player Appreciation Award (Player who contributed the most long term)
Auction Item Introduction
6:30pmStory of Children We Have Helped: Caden Introduction
6:45pmGilbert’s Red Solo Cup Game Virtual audience involvement opportunity! Purchase your tickets below to play virtually or in-person – winners who have their ticket drawn will either punch a solo cup themselves, or instruct one of the guest Super Bowl superstars which one to punch for you!
7:00pmStory of Foundation Supported Families
7:15pmSpin The Big Wheel! Can you get to 100? Purchase your tickets below to play virtually or in-person – If your ticket is pulled, you will get the chance to spin the wheel or choose a player to spin for you!
7:30pmGuest Players Via Zoom Along with commercials and sponsor spotlights!
7:45pmAuction & Raffles
8:15pmCheck Presentations Campgrounds who have supported the Foundation
8:45pmWrap-Up: Events line-up for weekend and how to donate. If you’re joining us in-person, the bar will be open – BBQ sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, mac salad, potato salad, chips for $13.99 – drive by pick up available

Get Your Game Tickets Now!

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Check out the different ways you can purchase tickets to join in on the virtual fun for the first GBF Telethon on October 8th!

Video Message Tickets

Have one of the former Super Bowl champs talk to your loved one with your message! The video will be sent to your phone to forward on to your friend! Pick your player from any in attendance! 5 winners will be chosen!

Drawing will be held at 4pm on Saturday October 10th.

  • Your chance to win this video: $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20
  • “Buy It Now” price: $200 

Gilbert’s Red Solo Cup Punch-a-Bunch Tickets

Purchase your tickets for your chance to punch one of the red solo cups!

Prizes inside the cups range from various $25.00-$100 gift certificates, Visa Gift Cards, and even autographed merchandise!

Purchase your tickets below virtually and you will be emailed your ticket.

If your ticket is drawn and you are joining us in-person at the Graveyard, you can punch your own red solo cup!

If you are joining us virtually, you can instruct a player to do it for you!

  • Single tickets: $5 each
  • 5-pack of tickets: $20
  • Gilbert’s Wingspan of tickets: $30

Spin The Big Wheel Tickets

Purchase your tickets for a chance to spin the big wheel!

3 spins per contestant – The highest score wins a large, special edition, helmet with signatures from all players at our event!

If your ticket is drawn and you are joining us in-person at the Graveyard, you can spin the wheel yourself!

If you are joining us virtually, you can instruct a player to spin for you!

  • Single tickets: $5 each
  • 5-pack of tickets: $20
  • Gilbert’s Wingspan of tickets: $30

Virtual Tavern Tour Poker Run

Can’t join us at Champions for the Poker Run in person? Purchase your virtual poker sheet and Craig Newsome will pull your cards for you at each stop!

Cost is $10 per poker sheet or 6 sheets for $50

Prizes include…

  • 1st: Trip for 2 to Las Vegas (includes air and hotel) or $500 cash!
  • 2nd: $200 Champions Riverside Resort gift certificate
  • 3rd: $50 Kwik Trip gas card
  • 4th: Free fish dinner
  • 5th: Free breakfast

“Lombardi Sweep” Autographed Print

During the 1960’s, the Packers dominated pro-football, in no small part because of the sweep. A deceptively easy play, Vince Lombardi used the sweep to maximum effect. In Green Bay’s playbook, it was known as “49” when run to the right and “28” when run to the left. 

This print of the infamous sweep play, shows and is autographed by…

  • #5 Paul Hornung: Super Bowl I Champ – NFL HOF 1986
  • #64 Jerry Kramer: Super Bowl I & II Champ – NFL HOF 2018
  • #63 Fuzzy Thurston: Super Bowl I & II Champ – NFL HOF 1975

Purchase your tickets for your chance to win!

  • $5 each
  • 5-pack of tickets for $20

Click here to purchase your tickets!