Special Events

Grandparents Day, the Gala Dinner & Auction, the Warrior Classic Golf Tournament, the Coming Home alumni event or any of our other special functions and events only succeed with the strong support of parents, alumni, and friends of Lincoln Lutheran. The volunteer efforts, donations, and participation of all of these groups are vital parts of everything we do.

The 27th Annual Warrior Warrior Classic Golf Tournament

Warrior Classic Golf Tournament was September 30, 2022 at Woodland Hills Golf Course, in Eagle Nebraska. 

The event sold out for the third year in a row with a record of 43 teams!  (172 golfers)  Not only did the tournament have the largest number of golfers, it also raised the most funds ever with a total of $38,420!  In addition, a record of 49 alumni golfed, sponsored, or volunteered at the event!   

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is a special day set aside for grandparents of current Lincoln Lutheran students to attend a gathering with snacks and sit with their grandchildren in chapel along with the entire student body, faculty, and staff.

  • 2022 over 260 grandparents attended
  • 2020 & 2021 no event due to Covid
  • 2019 nearly 180 grandparents attended
  • 2018 nearly 250 grandparents attended
  • 2017 nearly 175 grandparents attended
  • 2016 nearly 225 grandparents attended

Coming Home

On Friday, September 23, 2022, the annual Coming Home Tailgate Party took place before the Homecoming football game.  Nearly 300 of the Warrior family enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dogs before the game.

Dawn (Dantzler) Cooksey, Class of 1979, was honored as Distinguished Alumni and Margaret (Ingerslew) Lange, Class of 2001, was honored as our Distinguished Young Alumni.

Blue and Gold

The Annual Blue and Gold, formerly known as the Lincoln Lutheran Gala was held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Embassy Suites, downtown Lincoln NE, raising more than $135,000.  Tom and Sharon Bliemeister were honored with the Founders Award and Michael and Jill Jank with the Shield of Faith Award. 

The 2021 Gala and Dinner Auction was held as a virtual event, and nearly $123,000 was raised to support Christian education for current and future students.  In the total was $47,574 raised for the Scholarship Ask which was the largest amount raised in the 10 years the Scholarship Ask has been in existence.

“The annual Lincoln Lutheran gala is always a great time to come together to celebrate and support Christian education, while having fun with good friends. This year’s event was even bigger and better than ever, and we were blessed to be a part of it”
--Matt and Anne Blankenbiller.

Scott Ernstmeyer presented the 2021 Shield of Faith Award to Michael and Susan Staab and the 2021 Founder's Award to Gary and Sue Loontjer. These two awards recognize the many ways that both couples have enhanced the ministry of Lincoln Lutheran and Lutheran Education.

“I have attended the Gala for seven years. I am amazed and humbled each year as over 400 guests attend and make a difference in the lives of young men and women today, tomorrow and forever. The event is an evening of fun and fellowship for the Warrior family in generous support for Christ-centered education and scholarships.”
--Lloyd Wagnitz, Director of Ministry Advancement.

Give to Lincoln Day

The money raised during this one day event directly benefits Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School for a variety of projects.

May 2022, the Lutheran Education Foundation placed 4th out of 459 non-profits and raised the largest amount in the 11 years of the event by raising $165,000.00