About the Event

April 9, 2022
6-10 pm

This year's event will be hybrid!
You will have the option to join us in-person at Lakeshore Country Club in Erie,PA or join us online.

Virtual participants will have exclusive live entertainment from last year's host, John Stessel!

The evening will include a live, in-person event and a virtual stream to participate in the live auction and speakers. 

The silent auction will take place the week leading up to April 9th. 


In our 27th consecutive year, we hope to exceed last year's fundraising total with a goal of $200,000.

BFK Event History

Bids for Kids started in 1995 as a way for at the time GE Leadership Programs, now the Wabtec LEAD Program, to help the local children of Erie and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Since then, this event has grown from a simple company-wide event into an Erie community mainstay. Without the generosity of individuals, businesses, and our sponsors, we would not be able to make this event what it has become.