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2018 Promise Ball Live Auction Preview
Perfect for the wine enthusiast looking to build or increase their existing collection. This Promise Ball tradition is sure to please. Comprised of over 100 bottles, this eclectic mix from around the world features a diverse selection of hand-picked wines. Fill your cellar with premium reds and whites and indulge in these vintages for years to come.
Restrictions: Must be 21 or older to purchase; No returns or exchanges.
Generously donated by William G. Hagans, Ashley Hymel, The Tasting Room and Friends of JDRF
Exuma Beach House
You and your guest will unwind and luxuriate during a six (6) night stay at the Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma, The Bahamas. Enjoy fresh air and blue skies, lounge on white powdered sand and gaze across the beautiful deep blue ocean. One bedroom luxury villa comes complete with ocean view, private balcony, full gourmet kitchen, free wireless internet, use of owner’s golf cart, steps away from beach, infinity pool, spa and fitness facility. Package includes transportation to and from Georgetown airport use of owner’s golf cart, spa and fitness facility, infinity pool, full gourmet kitchen, and free wireless internet.
Restrictions: Based upon availability and mutually agreed upon dates. Good for one year. Excludes all major holidays.
Generously donated by Clyde Lea & Pamela Fazzone
Known for its picturesque beauty and stately charm, Aspen never disappoints. Enjoy a fabulous four (4) bedroom condo for a 7-night stay at the Residences of Little Nell, the luxury Colorado mountain destination for all seasons sitting at the base of the legendary Aspen Mountain. Available from September 22 to September 29, 2018, the most spectacular time of year in Aspen, when you can delight in the gorgeous fall foliage and cool, crisp air and a plethora of outdoor activities. You and your guests will have convenient access to mountains, tennis, golf, art, and fly-fishing.
Restrictions: Transportation not included; Valid only September 22 – September 29, 2018.
Generously donated by Sam Stolbun and Alana Spiwak
Astros VIP Fan Experience
You’ve never seen your World Champions Houston Astros team quite like this! You will be the envy of all your friends with these four (4) Insperity Club Tickets for a 2018 home game. Before the game, you will have the chance to view the pre-game batting practice followed by dinner in the Diamond Club with the President of the Houston Astros, Reid Ryan. As if all that were not enough, the winning bidder will receive an autographed Astros memorabilia piece.
Restrictions: Package includes food, non-alcoholic beverages, and a parking pass. Excludes Red Sox, Yankees, and postseason games. All dates subject to availability. Good for the 2018 season only. Must reserve date by June 18, 2018. Signed Astros memorabilia will be decided at a future date.
Generously Donated By: Houston Astros
Spectacular Italian landscapes…Bellissimo! This beautifully restored five (5) bedroom four (4) bathroom villa that sleeps up to 13 guests offers two independent floors, each with country kitchen opening on to terraces for lounging and outdoor dining. On the upper floor, the house has three double bedrooms and two baths. The ground floor is equipped with an open fireplace, two additional double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The outdoor terraces on three sides expand the living space of the house, providing different vantage points to enjoy the view. Closed-in herb gardens make cooking at home a special experience.
Restrictions: Airfare is not included. Expires April 21, 2021; Limited availability in 2018. Available April 28-May 26 (pool opens as of April 28); July 28-Aug 4; Aug 18-25; Sept 1-8; Oct 27-Nov 17; Nov 24th-Jan 3, 2019. 2019: Available Jan 1-June 1, 2019; Aug 3-Sept 14; Sept 21 – Jan 3, 2020. 2020: Almost all weeks currently available. 2021: All weeks currently available.
Generously donated by Altabella Properties
Cuddle up with this little angel and prepare to fall in love! This 14 week old black Lab puppy is just begging to be a part of your family. Train your little girl with up to $2,000 worth of dog training at the exclusive Pecan Hill Kennel. Here your puppy will receive training that helps her to settle into her new home nicely. Package includes packet of Early Training Information and PHK donated training and/or boarding
Restrictions: Training may include walking nicely at heel both on and off leash, “sit”, “down”, “stay”, no jumping on people or furniture, no digging or chewing inside or outside of the home, remedial housebreaking/potty training and crate breaking, no excessive barking, and socializing with adults, children, and other dogs. Training does not include food during your dog’s stay. Trainers prefer dogs to stay on his/her current nutritional regiment and ask owners to provide plenty of food. Your dog must be up to date with all vaccinations and have current vaccination record before beginning training. Owners must also provide a bed/mat/blanket, a choke chain that fits, and a 4-6 foot leash with a snap on one end and loop on the other (please no retractable, harness or gentle leaders)
Generously Donated By: Pecan Hill Kennel
Tour of Tony’s
Tony’s is the premier destination for innovative fine dining, led by Tony Vallone, one of the architects of the Italian food and wine renaissance in the United Staes for the last 50 years. Begin your culinary tour with a multi-course dinner for ten with complimentary wines. The next stop is dinner for six at Ciao Bello, Vallone’s neighborhood Italian restaurant known for its extensive wine menu. To end your delicious and unforgettable Tour of Tony’s, treat yourself and 5 guests to a delicious steakhouse experience teeming with American fare at Vallone’s – named one of Houston’s “Best New Restaurants”in its inaugural year by the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, and Houstonia Magazine .
Restrictions: Donations are honored Sunday through Thursday for all 3 locations; Tax and gratuity are not included; Not redeemable for cash or gift cards; Donations will expire November 30, 2018; The original letter must be presented to be valid and the date must be valid or the certificate will not be honored.
Generously donated by Tony and Donna Vallone
South African Hunting Safari
Experience every hunter’s dream — a fabulous hunting Safari in South Africa. Two hunters will enjoy Quagga Safaris’ hunting facility in Limpopo Province, about 4 hours from Johannesburg and near the Botswana border. With the help of a professional hunter and tracker, you may roam thousands of acres filled with trophy animals. Included is a $2000 credit for each hunter towards trophy fees (total of $4,000).
Enjoy a five (5) night stay at Quagga’s main lodge with private suites, internet, swimming pool, billiard room and nightly star gazing, and be charmed by South African hospitality and majestic sunsets, with wines, cocktails and cuisine prepared by the lodge’s chef and served around a candlelit dinner table. All food, drink and accommodations are part of the package.
Restrictions: This package must be taken by two hunters between April and October 2018, and is not for those desiring a safari that is for sightseeing and photography only. Non-hunting companions are welcome and may be added to this package for $200 per night per observer. Guests will enjoy the game drives and seeing and photographing the various animals. Excursions can be arranged to local schools or for shopping, golf, lion walks, or spa treatments. Transportation and airfare is not included. Quagga Safaris staff can assist you in making transportation arrangements or book additional excursions at guests expense. A specific time for your hunting safari can be scheduled by contacting Quagga Safaris.
Generously Donated By: Quagga Safaris and Erik Visser, Owner/Outfitter
Luxurious Dream Vacation
It’s your world to explore! Experience one week at an exquisite and exclusive luxurious three to five -bedroom residence tucked away in some of the world’s foremost vacation destinations. Whether you choose to spend time in the mountains, bask in the sun on a beautiful beach, or visit one of many exotic countries around the world, this is the vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
Revel in the vistas of such gorgeous mountain destinations as Aspen, Vail, Jackson Hole and Breckenridge, just to name a few. If spending time at the beach is more your style you can soak up the sun in beautiful Turks and Caicos, St. Barths, Costa Rica, Los Cabos, Santa Barbara and so many more to choose from. If your heart calls out to greater adventures, you’ll find homes in places like Morocco, Thailand, Africa, Hong Kong, Paris, and Greece. Best yet, there are no blackout dates.
Restrictions: Travel must be booked within 120 days of your departure; Once booked, the trips are non-refundable and non-changeable; Travel must be booked by April 21, 2019; Airfare is not included.
Generously donated by Friends of JDRF
Private Yacht Vacation-St. Maarten, Guadeloupe or British Virgin Islands
What is your idea of the perfect yacht experience? Perhaps it’s the British Virgin Island’s chain of uninhabited islands and tucked away bays. What about Guadeloupe’s French and Caribbean hospitality coupled with rolling hillsides and sapphire waters? Or maybe the idea of underwater adventures in the crystal-clear lagoon waters of St. Maarten seem like true paradise. One thing is for certain – a yacht experience around any of these Caribbean islands is sure to be a fantastic and memorable getaway.
This unique adventure includes 7-nights at sea in a 4 cabin yacht for up to 8 guests, all-inclusive food and drinks, amazing people and an experience of a lifetime. Experience first class sailing as your captain and crew takes you on an unforgettable cruise around the islands, stopping off at some of our favorite secret locations. You’ll encounter numerous islands and cays, where you can explore by foot, by kayak or by snorkel! The protected waters in this area make it a perfect haven for water-sports lovers. One hidden treasure that needs to be experienced is the invigorating, world famous geological wonder – a natural Jacuzzi called the “Bubbly Pool”!
While each couple has their own personal cabin with a private bathroom, the yacht is shared with a Captain and First Mate/Chef. This is an extravagant, unique experience. Whether you enjoy the excitement of sailing and being active on-board, or relaxing and appreciating the beauty of the secluded bays that you sail into, a yacht charter is the perfect vacation for you. And unlike a hotel room, these yachts move, so you have a new view to wake up to each and every morning!
Restrictions: Yacht departs from Tortola or St. Thomas, USVI.Crew gratuities (suggested $500-$1000/person) and roundtrip airfare and ground transportation are NOT included but ground transportation can be pre-arranged for additional costs. The 7-night stay can be reserved anytime during the year, based on schedule and availability. Trip must be booked and taken within 24 months of purchase. Yachts range in size from 50 – 59 feet and sleep 8 guests.