Thank You All For Your Support!!

BidForBach March 7, 2020



2020 Decision Committee

Hannah Kaniewski, Seidy Rivas, Stephanie Newton, John Jarosch, Christine Panyard, James VanOeffelen, Michelle Ripley



Tickets & Tables


*All advance tickets will be held on will call. Please present your ID at the registration desk when you arrive at the event. For reserved tables you will be given ten tickets for the table.


Entry at the Door $35


Advanced Tickets $30


Reserved Tables $500 – Limited Quantity Available SOLD OUT!
Seating and event entry for 10.




 CHOICE OF ONE with purchase of VIP Section: 

Bottle Service: 

*Liter of Grey Goose Vodka 

*Tonic, Orange Juice Cranberry Juice, Club Soda, Lemons/Limes

*18 Micro Brewed Beers


Champagne Toast: 

* Bottle of Tattinger Brut Champagne

*2 Dozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries

* 1 Dozen Red Velvet Cup Cakes


Beer City U.S.A.

*36 Local Micro Brew Variety Beers

*Smoked Beer Nuts*New Holland Brewery Cheese Fondue with Crudites and soft pretzels

(We will reach out to confirm guest list and selection one purchased) 

VIP Right Side Area – $1300
VIP Area along right side facing runway. Cocktail style seating and event entry for 10. Bottle service included.

VIP Left Side Area – $1300

VIP Area along Left side facing runway. Cocktail seating and event entry for 10. Bottle service included.





Tables for the silent auction will be open at 5:30 pm
Silent auction tables will close at 9:00pm
Silent auction items may be retrieved starting at 9:30 pm





Would you like to donate items/services to our silent auction? Please visit HERE for the silent auction donation form.



This year we are once again using on-line bidding for our Silent Auction. Bring your smart phone and bid on-line. Keep track of your bids on your phone without leaving the ballroom.


Thank you to our technology sponsors for making this possible:




In order to bid on Silent Auction items, you will need to create a BidPal account and have a valid credit card in the account. This is easy to do.


  1. Visit
  2. On the event page, click on ‘Sign In’
  3. If you do not already have an account, the system will walk through creating one.
  4. Once created and logged in, click on ‘Account’ to view your account settings.
  5. In the Account settings, click on ‘Credit Card’ and select to add a card to your account.
  6. That’s It!

We will have many volunteers at the event who can assist you in navigating BidPal and answer questions. If you do not have a smart phone or choose not to use yours, you can still bid on Silent Auction items. Simple ask any of the volunteers with tablets to assist with bidding.

Media Schedule:


Meet & Greet Schedule:

For a chance to meet this years bachelors and bachelorettes you will find us on the following dates and locations.

  • February 16th – Sledding / Happy Hour @ Belknap Park & Brickyard, 12:00pm
  • February 21st – Karaoke @ J. Gardella’s Tavern, 9:00pm
  • February 26th – Fowling @ Fowling Warehouse, 6:30pm
  • March 1st – Sunday Funday @ Blue Dog Tavern, 12:00pm

Media Schedule:

Hear more about the event.

  • February 2oth on Fox 17 Morning Mix @  9:00 AM
  • February 25th on WFGR @ 8:45 AM
  • February 25th on The River @  8:30 AM
  • February 25th on Connie & Fish @  9:00 AM
  • February 25th on WGRD @  9:50 AM
  • February 27th Eightwest Channel 8 @  11:00 AM
  • February 28th On My West MI Channel 13 @ 9:00 AM
  • March 2nd on Fox 17 News Channel 17 @ 4:00 PM
  • March 3rd on Shelley Irwin Show @10:30 AM

2018 Santa Parade!





Here are images from our 2019 Bid For Bachelors & Bachelorettes.



The event will be held in the grand ball room at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI.

Our block of rooms is sold out. If you would like to book a room a discounted rate of $189 for the event, please contact us through the FFofCF contact page. We will help you to get your room booked.

Overnight guest self parking: $20

Overnight guest valet parking: $25

Click on JW Logo above to book your room as an attendee.


Hors d’oeuvre 

We will have a Hors d’oeuvre table in the pre-event area when doors open. It will be a limited supply, so arrive early. 


Food Stations 

There will be food for sale at stations inside the ballroom starting at 6:30. This is located on the left side as you enter.  Please note all food sales must be by credit card only.


We don’t want you standing in line and missing the show! This year we will be handling payment of drinks with two methods to speed things up:

  • Cash: Cash is always good and accepted at all of the bars at our event. 
  • Drink Tickets: If you forgot your cash, or run out, you can purchase drink tickets for $5 each at the coat check with credit card only. The JW also offers an ATM on the main floor of the hotel.

The event will feature four bars in the ballroom and two bars in the pre-event area.

2 tickets or $10 for Liquors/Wines/Cordials/Microbrews 

1 ticket or $5 for Domestic beer/Some Imports/Sodas


The event is formal / semi-formal, dress up and have a fun night on the town! 
Thank you Fantastic Finds and President Tuxedo for dressing our Bachelors and Bacheloretts!

Thank You 2020 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

2020 Gold Sponsor

Purple Heart Sponsors


Technology Sponsors

2020 Gold Sponsor

Gift  of Hope Sponsors

New Holland Brewery lgo

Hungerford Logo



MeijerBlue Cross Blue Sheild

Guardian Angel Sponsors





Thank You 2020 Donors!

20 Monroe Live
313 Presents
8th Day Gym
AAA Canoe Rental LLC
Abbie & Neil Stoppa
AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown
Action Water Sports
Ada Pour House
Adam Lemke
Advanced Plastic Surgery
Affordable Limousine
All Attributes Fitness
Always A Smile Dental
AM Yoga
Amore Trattoria Italiana
Amy Carroll
Andrew Fox
Anna’s House
Aquastar Cruises
ARC Document Solutions
Arrowhead Golf Course
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Axios HR
Barracks 616
Battle GR
Bay Pointe
Bellasimi Boutique & Venue
Big Hart Brewing Company
Billy’s Lounge
Bird + Bird Studios
Bistro Bella Vita
Blended Furniture Market
Bliss and Vinegar
Bliss Nail Bar
Blueberry Haven Gift Box
Body by Choice Training
Boomtown Market
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Brann’s Steakhouse
Breakaway Music Festival
Brendan Stark
Brett & Kelly Reid
Brewery Viviant
Bridge Street Burger Shack
Brown Forman / Jack Daniels
Brownless Press
Burn Boot Camp Grand Rapids
Butcher’s Union
Campau Corner Meat Market & Growler Station
Cascade Roadhouse
Cassie & Paul VanSprange
Cedar Springs Brewery
Charlie Secchia
Chasing Vanity Salon and Spa
Chateau Chantal
Chelsia Media Spa
Cheri Dehaan
Cherry Tree Inn and Suites
Chicago Prohibition Tours
Chinyere Aririguzo
Civic Theatre
CJ & Paige Bush
CKDI – Zoko822, Sandy Point Beach House, MeXo
Clean Juice
CoHooker Charters Fishing Service
Color Street By Shannon Hoorn
Cooper’s Hawk
CoreLife Eatery
Courtney Klok Photography
Craig’s Cruisers
Crazy Horse Saloon
Creston Brewery
Cynthia Reenders
Dan Horning
Danzon Cubano Restaurant
Dave & Buster’s
Design 1 Salon
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Tigers
Devin Broughton
Dog Star Ranch
Douglas J. Aveda Institute
Downtown Trini’s
Dr. Grins Comedy Club
Eastown Salon
Edify North
Egypt Valley Country Club
Elite Plastic Surgery
Encore Motor Cars
Erb Thai
Escape Room GR
Experience Grand Rapids
Fatty Lumpkins
Fatzo’s Pizza
Firekeepers Resort
Fit Body Boot Camp
Flanagan’s Irish Pub
Flo’s Ristorante and Sports Bar
Forty Acres
Forty Pearl
Fowling Warehouse
Frankie V’s
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Free Beer and Hot Wings Show
Fresh Coast Charters
Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
Geckobrands, LLC
Gilmore Collection
Gino’s East
Golden Rule Events LLC
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar
GR NE Fit Body Boot Camp
Grand Rapids Art Musuem
Grand Rapids Drive
Grand Rapids Escape Room
Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids Natural Health
Grand Rapids Opthalmology
Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Grand Rapids Police Department
Grand Rapids Popcorn Company
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Running Tours
Grand Rapids Symphony
Grand River Sailing Club
Grand Wellness Acupuncture
Great Lakes Glow Golf
Great Wolf Lodge
Gregory Schmidt
Gull Lake View Golf Resort
Gun Lake Casino
Hair by Morgan Rose
Hannah Kaniewski
Harris Hospitality
Harvest Health
Hawthorne Vineyards
Heidi Christine’s
Herb & Fire Pizzeria
Heritage Hill Dental
Hilltop Designs
Hoekstra Transportation
Hollis Flags, a Team Hollis Project
Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection Hotels
Hotel EMC2
House of Blues Chicago
House of Wine
Hungerford Nichols
Ice Guru Randy Finch
Ignite Embers
Inn at Bay Harbor / Tim Nixon
Iron Fish Distillery
It Works!
J.J. Wrights Salon
Jacob Farran
JB & Me
JD Loeks
Jim and Molly Kolterman
John and Teresa Rietsema
John Ball Zoo
Jude’s Barbershop
Junior Achievement
Justin Tennison
JW Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids
Kelli Miller with Thirty One
Kelly Foy
Kim Steenbergen
Kim Walker
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Lansing Brewing Company
Larry Sidebotham
Laura Westhoff
Lee and Birch
Legacy Wood Carving LLC
Lindo Mexico
Lisa Cooper
Lisa’s Line Dance
Little Dreamers Sleepover
Little Goat Diner
Little River Casino

Liz Mullens
Locker Inspections
Long Road Distillers
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Mac Wood’s Dune Rides
Mackinaw Brewing Company
Maple Hill Golf Club
Marilyn Grant
Mary Kay
Mawby Sparkling Wine
MD Designs Boutique
Melissa Lieckfelt
Michael Buck
Michelle Burroughs Photography
Michigan Adventure’s
Michigan Irish Music Festival
Michigan Opera House in Detriot
Mike Zaagman
Mission BBQ
Mister Car Wash
Monelli’s Italian Grill & Sports Bar
Mood Hoops
Morat’s Bakery
Morrison Lake Golf Course
Motive Training
Motu Viget
Murder Mystery Company
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
Next Level Personal Training
Niles Scream Park
Ninja Warrior Ron Zaagman
Noco Provisions
Noto’s at the Bil-Mar
NuGro Wellness
Octo Alliance Muay Thai
Oddside Ales
Oliver Products and Equipment
Panera Bread
Paperdoll Boutique
Paul Champion
Peppino’s Pizza
Pepsi Beverages
Perrin Brewing Company
Pet Supplies Plus
Pete Walters
Petoskey Yesterday
PF Chang’s
Phil’s Bar & Grille
Pleasant Valley Farm & Vineyard
Pop Scholars
Pronto Pup
Pump House Frozen Yogurt
Pure Romance
Quail Ridge Country Club
Radisson Hotel Lansing
Rainbow International Restoration of West Michigan
Red Water Restaurant Group
Reds at Thousand Oaks
ReMax of Grand Rapids Commercial
Renee Fitch
Reserve Wine & Food
Restaurant Partners Management LLC
Rich Nutter
River City Improv
Riverdog Tavern or Blue Dog Tavern
Riverside Integrated Systems, Inc.
Rockford Cheese Shop
Rockford Corner Bar
Rockford Food Depot
Rockwell Republic
Ron & Brenda Karsies
Rosemary Kolderman
Russell Climie
Sacred Springs Kombucha
Sally Healy
Salon Bella Vita
Salon Re
San Chez Restaurant
Sanative Tranquility Wellness Spa
Sari Hughes
Shafeek & Kristen Kanazeh
Shah Saffron CBD
Shannon Tomasik Photography
Sheldon Cleaners
Shelly Shanta
Ship-N-Shore Hotel
Short’s Brewing Co
Silver Bullet Indoor Range
Silver Lake Pizza Factory
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Sands Resort
Silver Scoops
Sin Republic
Sip Organic Juice Bar
Skin Solutions at Grand Rapids Ophthamology
Smash Wine Bar & Bistro
Snug Harbor
Social House
SpeakEZ Lounge
Spectrum Lanes
St. Julians Winery
Stafford’s Hospitality
Stella Aririguzo
Stella’s Lounge
Steve Zaagman
Steven Fox
Suburban Inns
Susie Millard
SweatNET Grand Rapids
Swet Sauna Studio
Target Axe Throwing
TC Paintball
Terra Firma Bouldering Co.
Terrace Inn
Terri & Jack Arnold
The Amway Grand Plaza
The Barre Code
The Bengston Center
The Cheese Lady
The Cheesecake Factory
The Chop House
The Comedy Project
The Country Club Chicago
The Dailey Method
The Electric Cheetah
The Garage Bar
The Grand Hotel
The Intersection
The Iron Well
The James Salon
The Michigan State Spartans
The Mitten Brewing Company
The Oasis Hot Tub Gardens
The Pines Golf Course
The Plant Shop GR
The Right Place
The Ruse Escape Rooms
The Salted Cupcake
The Second Fiddle
The Silver Derby
The Sugarist
The Win Tavern 33
Tim Milan
Timber Bluff
Timberlane Investments LLC
Title Boxing Club
Tito’s Vodka
To & Fro Activewear
Townsquare Media
Traverse City Whiskey Company
Tria’s Kitchen LLC
Tullymore Golf Resort
Twisted Hot Yoga
Two Scotts
Uccello’s Downtown
Uccello’s Ristorante
University of Michigan – Athletics Department
Urban Massage
Urban Obession Day Salon
Universal Traffic Services, Inc.
Van Andel Arena
Vandermill Cider
Vintage Redefined
Vitale’s Comstock Park
Wasserman’s Flower & Gift Shop
Watermark Properties
Wave Club Water Sports
Wege Institute for Mind, Body, and Spirit
West Michigan Symphony
West Side Beer
Westside Massage
Whet Foundation
Whiskers Resort & Spa
Whitecaps Community Foundation
Whitney Van Solkema
Will Juggle
Wolverine Worldwide, Inc
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Z’s Bar

Bid is an auction style fundraiser supporting Friends & Families of Cystic Fibrosis an all volunteer non profit organization. All proceeds stay locally here in West Michigan and are used to help those with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.

Look For Us:

Date: March 7, 2020

Where: JW Marriott

Doors open: 5:30 pm

Opening remarks and presentations: 6:30 pm

Bidding begins: 7:00 pm

Silent Auction: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Entry the Door $35

Advanced Tickets $30 BUY NOW

Reserved Tables: $500  BUY NOW




Book a Room at Event Rates

Host: Dan Harland

Hostess: Jordan Carson

Auctioneer: Casey Jones

Auctioneer: Erica Mokay


After Party:

Dee Jay Vee

Gold Sponsor

2020 Gold Sponsor

Purple Heart Sponsors


Gift of Hope  Sponsors

New Holland Brewery lgo

Hungerford Logo



MeijerBlue Cross Blue Sheild

Technology Sponsors

2020 Gold Sponsor


Guardian Angel Sponsors