A date with Elrod, a former United States Air Force air traffic controller, will be up for grabs at an auction held by the GI Film Festival and Sip With Socialites.

The highest bidder at the Jan. 31 event at the Embassy of Austria will win an outing with Elrod to an in-demand dinner destination in Washington.

The annual GI film fest, which celebrates and honors service members through film, takes place May 6-12 throughout the D.C. area.