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Elko, NV 89803
Phone: 775.327.2382

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The Great Basin College Foundation

GBC Foundation Sage Logo graphic.The Great Basin College Foundation cultivates, stewards and manages resources from our communities for the benefit of the students and programs of Great Basin College.

Established in 1982, the Great Basin College Foundation is a separate non-profit entity. Our sole purpose is to support the students and mission of Great Basin College. The Foundation enjoys a position of national excellence and an exceptional fund-raising history, accepting donations on behalf of Great Basin College.

Beats and Bites Food Truck Series Announced at Great Basin College!

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The Great Basin College Foundation is excited to introduce Beats and Bites, a new community-centered event taking place this summer on the GBC campus in Elko. This event will feature a rotating line up of local food trucks, music, raffle prizes, and other family-friendly activities. Scheduled for the Fourth Thursday of each month from June through September the community is invited to join us on campus from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Beats and Bites will be held on Chilton Circle. Students, staff, and the public are welcome to purchase food, picnic in the grass, and enjoy our gorgeous campus.

"Our campus is designed to be a place for the community to gather," said Hillary Baker, Associate Director of Development for the Great Basin College Foundation. "We are excited to invite everyone out to enjoy the warm summer weather, support local businesses, and utilize this beautiful space."

The first event will be held on June 27th with music by DJ Arturo Torres. There will be both sweet and savory food offerings including ice cream from Dole Twist, donuts from Nuts Under a Buck, hot dogs from Ruby Mountain Hot Dogs, and delicious Mexican snacks from Botanas El Grillo. The June event will also feature a raffle for tickets to the upcoming Silver State Stampede and other prizes.

"Each event will have a little bit of a different feel," said Baker. "In July and August we will have live music from local musicians and games targeted towards families. We can’t wait for our events and hope you’ll take the time to join us!"

The Beats and Bites series will continue throughout the summer featuring a changing line up of food trucks and live music, games, a scavenger hunt, and prizes.

  • July 25 at 5:00 pm: Entertainment by Cody Wayne, Cheeky Doodles Face Painting, and DRI Nevada Robotics. Food trucks including Botanas El Grillo, Nuts Under a Buck, Ruby Mountain Hot Dogs, Gracie's Hot Off the Grill, and The Good Bite. We will be having a raffle. Tickets are $20. Winner will receive four tickets to Disney on Ice - Mickey's Search Party at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Winner will select one show time between November 7-10.
  • August 22 at 5:00 pm: Entertainment by January Baker and Cheeky Doodles Face Painting. Food trucks including Botanas El Grillo, Ruby Mountain Hot Dogs, The Good Bite, and Dole Twisted Treats.
  • September 26 at 5:00 pm: Entertainment by DRI Nevada Robotics. Food trucks including Botanas El Grillo, Nuts Under a Buck, The Good Bite, Ruby Mountain Hot Dogs, Dole Twisted Treats.

Why You'll Love Beats and Bites:

With a variety of family-friendly activities, affordable food options and sweet treats, the event has something for everyone.


Once you have your food, relax and enjoy a picnic. The GBC campus has plenty of grassy and scenic areas perfect for enjoying an evening outdoors.


Attendees are encouraged to park near the Carl A. Diekhans Industrial Technology Center - DCIT accessible from Elm and 13 th Street or near the GBC Theater accessible from College Parkway.


Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Please also come prepared to clean up after your pet.

Vendor Registration:

Interested in becoming a food vendor at Beats and Bites? Please visit our register for the event form or contact us at

2024 GBC Foundation Golf Classic

Join us on August 3, 2024 at Ruby View Golf Course for a two-person scramble tournament. There will be $30k in cash and prizes! We will have four hole-in-one contests including a large $20k charity split hole-in-one prize, closest to the pin contests for men and women with VIP Ticket prizes for an event of your choice, and a putting contest with a guaranteed prize of a 7-night resort stay AND an opportunity to putt for a $10k cash prize.

For More Information Contact

Great Basin College Foundation Office
Phone: 775.327.2382

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College, "The Gold Standard in the Silver State", offers associate and baccalaureate level education in academic, career and technical fields. Welcoming over 4,000 students annually from all corners of the country, both online and at our various campuses and centers, GBC's presence extends across two time zones and spans more than 86,000 square miles throughout Nevada. A leader in rural higher education, GBC takes pride in developing students who are well-prepared to meet the demands of industry and who contribute to the success and prosperity of the local economy.

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