2013 Live Auction Preview
Our Stellar Wine Cellar is back by popular demand! A perennial favorite and Promise Ball tradition, this wine package is sure to impress even the most sophisticated sommelier. Comprised of over 100 bottles, this eclectic collection from around the world features a diverse selection of hand-picked wines. Indulge and enjoy the crispness of a Pinot Grigio, the boldness of a hearty Cabernet, or the oaken bouquet of a Chardonnay.
Restrictions: No returns or exchanges and must be 21 or over to purchase.
Generously Donated By: William G. Hagans & Friends
The Big Easy beckons and it won’t disappoint. Start your three day visit by checking into the fabulous Windsor Court hotel. Your culinary tour starts with dinner for two at the Chef’s Table at Restaurant R’evolution, the new “in” place to dine in New Orleans featuring Chef John Folse. You’ll learn how to make a few Cajun and Creole favorites at Langlois Culinary Crossroads where the two of you will enjoy the afternoon/ late lunch cooking lesson, and you will eat what you cook! But your culinary journey doesn’t stop here. You will enjoy dinner for two at the famous Emeril’s. Top it all off with 2 skip-the-line passes for admission to Preservation Hall. And, this package includes two Southwest Airlines tickets and autographed cook book from Chef John Folse. This is a must-do three day getaway to fabulous New Orleans!
Restrictions: Preservation Hall Goodies: Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Good for one (1) 45 minute show. Expires 3/23/2014. Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans: Expires March 31, 2014 and black out days may apply.
Generously Donated By: Mr. Raymond Cooper, Greater Houston Transportation Company, Preservation Hall, The National WWII Museum, Windsor Court Hotel, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Wright
Are you ready for some football? Get up close and personal with the AFC South Champs, Houston Texans. From your club level seats, enjoy the gridiron action at a mutually agreed upon home game. You can cheer on the team and JJ Watt, whose signed and framed Texans jersey will proudly hang in your den or office. And to top it off you will take 4 kiddos to participate in a Texans Field day. The kids will practice with 2 Texans players at exercise stations and play stations in the iconic training bubble, take the trams to Reliant Stadium to tour the locker room and field, and end up with dinner in the Player’s cafeteria. No, this isn’t heaven, it’s Texas.
Restrictions: Date must be mutually agreed upon, must claim tickets by 5/31/13.
Generously Donated By: Amegy Bank, Houston Texans, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Wright
You and three guests will enjoy studio passes for a live taping of Disney's latest hit show, "Shake it Up!" and passes for 4 to Disneyland. Your vacation package includes airfare for 2, transportation to the airport in Houston and hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Marriot Anaheim.
Restrictions: Four complimentary Disneyland Tickets: The tickets are valid during normal operating hours, have no cash value and cannot be upgraded. Shake it Up: Dates must be mutually agreed upon date and time. In-N-Out Burger gift certificates and goodies: Valid only with authorized signature. Taxicard for $100: Expires 2/2014; Marriott Anaheim certificate expires March 23, 2014. Room and Tax only. No cash value.
Generously Donated By: Baker Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. John Cone, Disneyland Resort, Greater Houston Transportation Company, In-N-Out Burger, Marriott Anaheim
You and your guest will unwind and luxuriate in a 7 day and 6 night stay at the Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma, The Bahamas – location of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition photo shoot. Enjoy fresh air and blue skies, lounge on white powdered sand and gaze across the beautiful deep blue ocean. Package includes use of owner’s golf cart, spa and fitness facility, infinity pool, full gourmet kitchen, and free wireless internet.
Restrictions: Taxicard for $100: Expires 2/2014; Must be used within 12 months of auction date. Not available 12/20/2013-01/05/14, or 04/20/2014-04/27/2014. Winner to notify owner of preferred dates so that villa can be reserved/ protected.
Generously Donated By: Greater Houston Transportation Company, Mr. Clyde Lea & Ms. Pamela Fazzone
This collection of over 15 premium bottles of scotch and 4 boxes of cigars is any aficionado’s dream. Including such treasures as Balvenie 30 Cask and Dalmore King Alexander, the range of scotches will captivate even the most discerning of sippers. Add to that the mellow experience of Dewars Signature, and you’re certain to impress the consummate “Man’s Man.”
Restrictions: Must be 21 or over to purchase.
Generously Donated By: William G. Hagans & Friends
Treat yourself and 19 of your best gal pals to a simply smashing private lunch and fashion show at Tootsies. A Fare Extraordinaire will cater your event, providing service staff, rentals and florals. Tootsies will entertain you royally with a champagne reception and private emceed fashion show featuring the newest trends in haute couture. And to top it off, each of your guests will receive a $50 Tootsies gift card, and you will receive a $500 gift card for yourself.
Restrictions: A Fare Extraordinaire will supply food (lunch), service staff, rentals and floral for 20 guests. Tootsies will provide, beverages, tables, chairs, models and the newest trends in fashion. In Store Luncheon for 20 must take place from 11:30am-1:30pm. Each guest will receive a $50.00 gift card for the day . Hostess (purchaser of the package) will receive a $500.00 gift card to shop the day of the event. Package must be used on an agreed upon date. A Fare Extraordinaire certificate valid March 24, 2013-November 24, 2013. Tootsie’s certificate must be redeemed from August 1, 2013-July 31, 2014. Date must be mutually agreed upon.
Generously Donated By: A Fare Extraordinaire, Tootsies
Hakuna Matata! There will be NO WORRIES on this 8-day South African Hunting safari. Donated by Quagga Safaris from Limpopo Province, South Africa, this safari is a hunter’s dream. It includes all accommodations, meals, beverages, laundry service and the use of licensed professional hunters, trackers and skinners. Each hunter receives a $2,000 credit for trophy fees and one shoulder mount. Additional hunters or observers (or spouses) can come along for an additional daily fee. Camp staff can also assist in extending your trip to include visits to local schools, curio shops, photo safaris, Krueger National Park, Victoria Falls or Cape Town. Fabulous vistas and the wonderful staff make this a trip of a lifetime.
Restrictions: Additional hunters or observers welcome to join and costs are additional hunters are $400.00 per day, observers are $200 per day. Reserve dates with outfitter for 3/13-10/13.
Generously Donated By: Quagga Safaris
Artist Jennifer Loftis will create a custom masterpiece to display in your home or office. The piece will be a 30”X36” deep edge canvas commission to be painted with acrylics in the style of pop art or East Asian art.
Restrictions: No returns or exchanges.
Generously Donated By: Jennifer Loftis Art
Sitting at the base of the legendary Aspen Mountain are The Residences of Little Nell, the luxury Colorado mountain destination for all seasons. You can enjoy a fabulous 4-bedroom condo for a 7-night stay from September 28 to October 5, 2013. You will have convenient access to mountains, tennis, golf, fly-fishing, and art, and the Aspen Film Festival will be in action during your stay. Your package includes Towne Car transportation in Houston and a $100 Houston Trunk Factory gift certificate.
Restrictions: Package does NOT include tickets to the Aspen Film Festival. Lodging valid only September 28-October 2013; Houston Trunk Factory expires 3/23/ 2014; Taxicards expire February, 2014.
Generously Donated By: Baker Hughes, Greater Houston Transportation Company, Houston Trunk Factory, Dr. Alana Spiwak & Mr. Sam Stolbun
Cuddle up with this little guy, and he’ll steal your heart. This eight-week-old miniature Labradoodle puppy, who will weigh 25 to 35 pounds at maturity, is just begging to be a part of your family. Labradoodles grow up to be fun-loving, quiet and calm yet comical, and are a great companion for families and children. They are also loyal, intelligent and easily trainable, making them great candidates for service dogs. The package includes 3 days and 2 nights of lodging at Rover Oaks Pet Resort, 5 private obedience lessons at Man’s Best Friend and basket of puppy essentials. Take him home tonight and he’ll love you forever.
Restrictions: If the winning bidder cannot keep the puppy, return to JDRF required by April 5, 2013. Obedience lessons expire September 9, 2013; winner must call to schedule. Rover Oaks Pet Resort requires advance reservations and current immunization records, reservations subject to availability and expire February 14, 2014.
Generously Donated By: Cheyenne Valley Labradoodles, Lone Star Pet Lodges, Man's Best Friend, Rover Oaks Pet Resort
Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life this summer and experience a true wilderness adventure on this Salmon River rafting trip in Idaho. Enjoy a once in a lifetime 7 day, 6 night getaway with accommodations in the breathtaking “River of No Return” wilderness. From the excitement of white water rafting, to the tranquility of Mother Nature’s unmatched beauty, there is something for everyone on this magnificent getaway. This package includes a 4 person trip on the Salmon River, accommodations at Stage Coach Inn and United Airlines travel vouchers for a trip from Houston to Boise, ID.
Restrictions: Contact the Salmon River Rafting Company Office for information regarding availability and reservations during the 2013 Summer Season. Trip can be upgraded to a lodge accommodation venue for an additional fee. United Airlines travel vouchers expire 2/14/2018.
Generously Donated By: Mr. & Mrs. Clay Bretches, Salmon River Rafting Company
13. Tony's Naming Dinner
You and 9 guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner for 10 at the iconic Tony’s restaurant. Tony Vallone himself will hand-pick selected wines from his renowned collection to pair with your sumptuous dinner. And to top off this unparalleled experience, you, as the host of the evening, will name a dish from the dinner in honor of a person or place of importance to you. The menu at Tony’s will carry that dish in honor of your choice for a full year.
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon time date and time.
Generously Donated By: Mr. & Mrs. Tony Vallone