The Bash on Buffalo

Join us: Saturday, April 15 from 6-11 PM for a special celebration marking the 50 year anniversary of our founding schools, St. Joseph Academy and Dowling High School.

The Bash is our annual school year end celebration and auction which features silent and live auctions with over 100 items, mystery wine pull, restaurant row and a raffle drawing for either FREE DCHS tuition or a $5,000 cash prize. Be on the lookout for the new additions to the event featuring guest entertainers and interactive games of chance. Back by popular demand will be the refreshing libation “The Buffalo.” 

We would not be able to offer all of these wonderful items and packages without the many individuals and businesses that have invested in this event!  We are immensely grateful and humbled by your generosity. Thank you!
The committee has been busy planning and new items will be added frequently so stay tuned. Watch for updates and activities that you won’t want to miss. Details on how to participate will be mailed, emailed, posted on our website, and shared on social media.

A few specialty items and games of chance will only be available for purchase with CASH at the event. You won’t want to miss out on these exciting opportunities so please plan ahead and come prepared with some cold, hard cash in your wallet or purse.
We look forward to bringing our community together for a great cause. Proceeds from the Bash go directly toward technology upgrades and tuition assistance. Thank you for investing in Dowling Catholic High School!


Win either FREE DCHS tuition for the 23-24 school year OR a $5,000 cash prize!  Winner need not be present to win. Must be 21 to participate. Drawing will be held on April 15, 2023. Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold! For all rules and regulations and to purchase your ticket, please click here.

Tickets may be purchased the night of with cash or check only.

Golden Ticket

Back by popular demand at the Bash is the Golden Ticket! This amazing opportunity allows one lucky winner to bypass the live auction bidding process and personally select the item of their choice from ANY of the top live auction items. Stay tuned for a list of all of the wonderful live auction items.

How does it work? 
  1. Tickets may be purchased the night of with cash or check.
  2. Indicate which item you would like to win
  3. Only 100 tickets will be sold! Need not be present to win!
Don’t miss this golden opportunity! Tickets available for purchase beginning Monday, March 27. Drawing will be held at the Bash April 15, 2023. Good luck!

  1. Reserved parking space for a DCHS student 23-24 school year (priceless!)
  2. Hawaiian Adventure: THREE night stay in a fully decked out Overlander set up on the beautiful island of Kauai! The package includes a $1,500 travel gift card ($2,400 value).
  3. Mobile Party Experience Trailer with Concierge services: this is great for graduation, block parties, tailgating and more. This will add the “wow” factor to your event. Includes a $100 Fareway gift card. ($1,600) 
  4. Alumni Chef private dinner for 12 with seven course meal & wine pairings. Tony Lemo & Joe McConville will prepare a feast for you and your friends. ($3,000 value)
  5. Notre Dame Luxury Football Package includes TWO tickets to the Notre Dame CMU game on Sept 16 with food/beverage service, parking pass & private tour of campus. ($2,000 value) 
  6. Perform with the Final Mix Show Band at the Bash Let your inner rock star shine when you perform with the band! (priceless experience!)
  7. HyVee Race Package #1: FOUR club tickets; concerts with Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney plus concert pit passes, INDYCAR rides and garage passes
  8. HyVee Race Package #2: FOUR club tickets; concerts with Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheerany plus concert pit passes, INDYCAR rides and garage passes
  9. Rolling 80 quart drink cooler filled with over 25 bottles of top shelf libations to make entertaining a dream.

Remote Bidding

Can't attend but still want to participate virtually? A remote bidding ticket will allow you access to all of the silent and fixed bid items throughout the event.

Corporate Sponsorships

Support DCHS excellence by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship levels may include tickets, advertising and signage. Click here​ to learn more! ​Contact for sponsorship information and deadlines.​ Thank you!


Events and Community Engagement Manager

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.