Here’s something we don’t see very often: An auction offering military "studs" at a swanky embassy fundraiser.

“Military Bachelors for Sale at Charity Auction!” said the email to Secrets. “Bachelors up for Auction at GI Film Festival's Stars and Studs charity bachelor auction January 17th.”

The Stars and Studs “Officer and an Auction” event is being held at the Austrian Embassy and will be emceed by WJLA-TV sports reporter Britt McHenry. “Celebrity Iron Chef Spike Mendelsohn will be a guest bachelor,” adds the release. The money goes to fund the GI Film Festival.

The details:

For one magical evening in January, the GI Film Group, in partnership with Sip with Socialites, will host an unforgettable event, the 2nd annual Officer and an Auction: Stars and Studs charity bachelor auction.

Held at the prestigious Austrian Embassy, the evening will include an open beer and wine bar, live entertainment, sumptuous hand-passed appetizers, delicious desserts, celebrity guests, and a silent auction.

Join us on Friday, January 17 -- from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- to take part in a military bachelor auction.

Bring your highest bid to win a dinner date with the single gentleman of your choice, or come to test your luck on great raffle prizes, free open bar, appetizers and more!

Dress is cocktail attire. Space is limited.

RSVP online to get advance prices on ticketing. $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP ticket which grants access to the VIP room.

Tickets will be sold for $60 at the door ($120 for VIP tickets), if the event is not sold out.

Limited street parking available.

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