Ride the Wave Virtual Gala Experience

Surfs Up! Join us for Ride the Wave,      our virtual gala experience!

While circumstances have changed, the best things about Mercy Foundation's gala have not. With great excitement, we invite you to participate in our very special virtual gala experience, Ride the Wave, benefitting Mercy Medical Center Merced.

With your health and safety as our top priority, we have reimagined our 2021 celebration so you can still enjoy what makes the gala such a special part of our community. While we will not be gathering together as in the past, there will be an opportunity for small in-person events hosted by Foundation Board members, sponsors, and friends in a safe and socially distanced manner. 

Acknowledging the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our businesses and community, we are thrilled to be working with several local vendors who are teaming up with us to provide a delicious assortment of Merced's finest food, drinks, and desserts to be enjoyed throughout the evening. 

So grab a group of friends, put on those flip-flops and tropical-print tops, and enjoy the big night from the comfort of your backyard! We at Mercy Foundation look forward to riding the wave in support of Mercy Medical Center Merced with you!

Register to Bid in Ride the Wave's Virtual Auction!

New this year, and because of our event's virtual nature, you can get in on the gala fun (even if you didn't purchase a ticket) by participating in our virtual auction! Take your opportunity to bid your way into some amazing packages in our silent auction, live auction, dessert auction, wine dash, and jewelry opportunity drawing.

To get started, check out our "How to Register to Bid" guide to get step-by-step instructions on navigating the auction registration process. Then visit Ride the Wave's online bidding site at the link below to get registered and view auction packages. Bidding officially opens Monday, September 20, at 12:00 pm (PST), and stays open until our Auctioneer closes bidding during our live-streamed virtual program. Be sure to check back often for new packages that will be uploaded daily until event day!

Visit Ride the Wave's Online Bidding Site Here! 

A BIG THANK YOU to the many generous donors who provided the auction items and packages, see who they are here!

Host a Ride the Wave watch party. Here's how!

Check out our virtual watch party tips & tricks here!