Golf 'fore!' the Newman Center
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Below, you will find a complete list with all details of each of our auction 2018 items!
Because you deserve this! Arborlinks is rated the third best course in the state by Nebraskagolf.com and is a perfect place for your work or leisure golf. “The scenery of ArborLinks is some of the best in the state.” The winner of this item has their initiation fees and first year’s dues waived at ArborLinks. The ArborLinks membership can be EITHER a private or a corporate membership. ArborLinks is an exclusive, private destination club offering membership in three unique categories. At all tiers, memberships/designees include spouses/significant others and children living at home under age 23. Corporate membership packages include three designees, plus full member privileges at ArborLinks’ sister courses.
Local membership is capped to ensure an exceptional, boutique golf experience for every member. Currently, local membership to ArborLinks is only available through waitlist. This relaxed, professional, and centrally located venue is ideal for business retreats, conferences, and other corporate events. Corporate membership packages include three designees, plus full member privileges at ArborLinks’ sister courses.
But it doesn’t stop there! A membership to ArborLinks is also a membership to the entire Dormie Network! Your network membership includes full rights to Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, VA, Dormie Club in Pinehurst, NC and Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, TX, as well as all future world-class courses added to the Dormie Network. Learn more at www.dormienetwork.com.
Pristine Arnold Palmer Signature course and on-site driving range
Maximum of 72 players per day
On-site lodging accommodations, including executive cottages
Full-service clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining spaces
Exceptional hospitality and atmosphere
Membership at Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, Virginia
Membership at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas
Membership at Dormie Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina
ArborLinks membership fees are the responsibility of the individual or corporation in subsequent years. Membership benefits and rate information are available upon request by contacting ArborLinks.
Donated by ArborLinks
Run for the Roses in Louisville, Kentucky
A Trip for Two to the 2019 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs with 1st Floor Grandstand Tickets for Four Days & Three Nights in Lexington (May 2019) (Land Only)
The Derby has become the best-known horse race in North America, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, and attracts the top three-year-olds from all over the country. The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration. Today, the Kentucky Derby serves as the crown jewel of the Triple Crown, drawing millions of spectators worldwide. For many, it is the prime example of what horse-racing once was, and what it could be, for years to come.
Your 2019 Kentucky Derby Lexington Horse Farm Tour Package (for two) includes:
• 4 days/3 nights hotel accommodations at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, KY
• Local Kentucky horse farm tour on Friday
• Two Premium 1st Floor Grandstand Tickets between the 1/8th and 1/16th pole just before the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Race on Saturday
• Full American breakfast daily
• Roundtrip airport and event transfers
• All taxes and service charges
• Expert travel and concierge services
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel packages are non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance of travel. Package originates from the Contiguous US. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations.
Provided through BlueTree Marketing
Excite Your Senses with a Variety of Wines in Sonoma, California for Four Days & Three Nights at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in a Junior Suite for Two, Including a Private Winery Tour in a Chauffeured Luxury Sedan (Land Only)
For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced the site of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. The ultimate elegant oasis, this AAA Four-Diamond resort sits in the gorgeous wine country of Sonoma in Northern California. Sit back and relax during your personalized five-hour wine tour as you are guided through the region by knowledgeable and an experienced chauffeur. First revered by Native American and early settlers as a bathing ground, the springs gained popularity among San Franciscans in the 1840s, when a bathhouse emerged to shelter the restorative waters. Generations of travelers have visited this site through the years to "take the waters." Today, the resort is proud to be one of the only luxury Spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. Native American people came to this sacred ground from surrounding valleys and the coast to partake in healing rituals honoring the earth and the waters, and the spirit of all the elements. The spa pays homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, who believed in the axiom, "Sanitas Per Aquas", or healing through water. Guests will savor the fruits of the wine country on a personalized five hour tour in a chauffeured luxury Sedan. Whether you are first-time visitors or veteran wine tasters, you'll enjoy an enlightening, fun-filled day in this picturesque region. The informative winery tour will be customized based on your individual wine preferences. Connoisseurs will stroll through magnificent gardens and taste wines recognized as being among the best the world has to offer. Your spacious junior suite provides the epitome of comfort, privacy, and a delightful ambiance. The junior suites feature a fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub for two, and a plush sitting area.
Your getaway for two includes:
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in a king-bedded Junior Suite
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan
• Daily complimentary wine tastings in the hotel lobby
• Complimentary bottle of wine in room upon arrival
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue. Some restrictions may apply during special events. Blackout dates: June 24-25, July 15-17.
Provided through BlueTree Marketing
The Ultimate VIP Hamilton on Broadway Experience!
A VIP Trip for Two to Hamilton on Broadway (Land Only)
Hamilton is the hottest ticket on Broadway right now! And this once in a lifetime experience gets you not only tickets to the show at Richard Rodgers Theatre, but dinner with two cast members and an in-theater meet and greet as well!
Before the show, enjoy a prix-fixe meal that will include two shared appetizers, one entree per person, first round of drinks, along with coffee and/or tea at a popular Theater District restaurant. Two cast members from Hamilton will join you for dinner where you’ll be entertained with fascinating backstage anecdotes, personal success stories, photos and autographs. Following the show, enjoy a private in-theater meet and greet with a cast member to see the in's and out's from behind the curtain!
Your trip for two includes:
• Two Rear Mezzanine Seating Tickets to “Hamilton" - An American Musical
• Pre-show dinner with 2 cast members
• Private in-theater meet and greet with a cast member following the show
• Expert travel & concierge services
• All taxes and service charges
Hotel and Lodging available upon request.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Performance cast and venue subject to change. Winning bidder to provide three show date options for Hamilton. Participating cast members have minor roles and/or are in the ensemble. Reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance of travel. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.
Provided through BlueTree Marketing
Get a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Nebraska's Quilt Museum--home of the largest collection of quilts in the world! Glimpse into a world of quilts from today, centuries into the past and all around the globe. Includes a catered lunch for 12 and year-long family memberships for all.
Donated by Nancy and Larry Bird
Don’t worry about showing up an hour early to the St. Gianna’s sold-out Christmas Concert. Instead, arrive in the nick of time, park in style right outside the Newman Center and fill the front row pew with you and your 5 closest family and friends. After the concert, head upstairs to the rectory to join Father Matya for wine and appetizers. Concert is Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2pm.
Donated by Father Matya and Catholic Social Services
Don’t miss Coach Scott Frost’s Inaugural Season and the Five-Time National Championship Nebraska Volleyball team! Includes 2 Husker Football tickets (West Stadium, Section 27, Row 29, Seats 9-10), 2 Husker Men’s Basketball tickets (Section 119, Row 23, Seats 1-4) and 2 Nebraska Volleyball Tickets (Section A, Row 2, Seats 7-8). All dates to be mutually agreed upon, but may include tickets to either Nebraska vs. Colorado or Nebraska vs. Michigan State football games.
Includes a volleyball autographed by 4 time national champion and AVCA Hall of Fame Coach John Cook and 2 time national champion and second-team AVCA All-American and an All-Big Ten selection (2017) player Annika Albrecht.
The “Go Big Red” Sports and Memorabilia Package pairs perfectly with the HuskerCatholic VIP Package
Donated by Concord Hospitality
Arrive to the Nebraska football games and enjoy the comfort of reserved parking at the Newman Center. You can even stop in St. Thomas Aquinas Church before heading to your favorite tailgate party to pray for Coach Frost and our Huskers. Reserve parking is good for all seven home football games during the 2018 season, beginning at 6 PM the evening prior to the game and extending until 2 PM the day after the game.
Don’t forget to show your HuskerCatholic pride in style and comfort when you wear your limited edition jackets around town or to Husker games. These popular jackets are not available for purchase and have traditionally only been available to students through their volunteer service at the Newman Center’s phone-a-thon. You can be the first two to purchase your own. Jackets will be ordered in male and female sizes (XS – XXXL) to your specifications. The jacket shells are 90% polyester and 10% spandex.
Donated by The Newman Center
Basketball Suite #2 (SuiteGrass LLC) in the Pinnacle Bank Arena for a Big 10 Men’s Basketball game (probably in February, but date is negotiable). Includes 12 suite tickets plus four parking passes. You can bring up to two General Admission ticketholders, and you can also purchase up to four Standing Room Only tickets at the going rate. Total number of people that could be in the suite is 18.
Donated by John Miller, Dave Stock, and Craig Buescher
Basketball Suite #2 (SuiteGrass LLC) in the Pinnacle Bank Arena for a Big 10 Women’s Basketball game (probably in February, but date is negotiable). Includes 12 suite tickets plus four parking passes. You can bring up to two General Admission ticketholders, and you can also purchase up to four Standing Room Only tickets at the going rate. Total number of people that could be in the suite is 18.
Donated by John Miller, Dave Stock, and Craig Buescher
Enjoy a private tour of the beautiful and award-winning St. Thomas Aquinas Church, including its newly installed stained-glass windows, hand-carved statues and one-of-a-kind artwork. They’re stunning! Don’t forget to check out the recently completed Opus 8 pipe organ on your tour. The evening continues with cocktails in Father Matya’s private rectory. After indulging the spirits, you and your guests will be treated to an eight-course dinner and finish with drinks and cigars on Father’s deck. The dinner will be prepared by private chef Bennett Martin. A date for the dinner in the rectory to be mutually agreed upon.
Meet the Chef: Chef Bennett Martin is a well-traveled, classically-trained chef with extensive experience in a variety of fares, from casual American to gourmet French and worldly infusions. A fourth generation UNL alumnus, he went on to study classical French culinary technique at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada, and received his Diplôme de Cuisine and Pastry Certificate in 2007. In Lincoln, Chef Bennett has worked in several respectable restaurants, including Le Quartier Bakery, Carmela’s Bistro, and Wilderness Ridge, with focus on pastries, high-end dining, banquets, and catering. His world travels have influenced his work, from inspired dishes to exquisite plate presentation and table decorations, including elegant food carvings. Martin is passionate about making more than just a delicious meal—he creates memorable food experiences. Whether you are planning a multi-course, high-end dinner or a simple brunch buffet, Chef Bennett Martin will expertly provide you with a meal that seamlessly compliments your event.
Donated by Father Matya
Enjoy “some of the best seats in Pinnacle” for the Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour on Saturday October 13, 2018, 7:30 PM. The winner receives four “standing room only” tickets in Suite #2 and will be joining suite owners to watch the show from their balcony view over the concert stage. Food and beverages are not included.
On September 8, Thomas Rhett released his third studio album called Life Changes. The album debuted at No. 3 with 123,000 album-equivalent units, giving Rhett his first number one album on the Billboard 200. It sold 94,000 copies in the first week. The album features hits “Craving You”, “Unforgettable” and “Marry Me.”
Thomas Rhett scored his first No. one hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This," introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of county music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut, and the anything-goes attitude of rock. During the years since, he's become a husband. A father, too. And, thanks to eight chart-topping singles, a headliner of massive arenas. It's funny how life can change so much in such a short period of time.
Life Changes captures that whirlwind period. Recorded while Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, were in the middle of adopting their daughter from Africa and awaiting the birth of their second child, it's the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with songs that stretch his sound to new limits. Kicking off the album is "Craving You," a driving, danceable pop anthem filled with '80s-inspired production and guest vocals for Maren Morris. From there, Life Changes carves a path as wild and wide as his own career. There are coming-of-age country ballads, heartland rock & roll anthems, EDM-influenced pop tracks and R&B slow jams all wrapped together by the songwriting skills and elastic vocals of a frontman who's willing to shine a light on his own milestones and mistakes.
"I named the album Life Changes because my life has never changed this much in a short span of time," he says. "From seeing the success of a song like 'Die a Happy Man' to putting out my third album to going on my first headlining tour to having two children, both under two years old… I thought the title of the album was a good representation of what is happening in my life right now."
Donated by John Miller, Dave Stock, Craig Buescher and The Newman Center
Like Mozart is to music and Leonardo DaVinci is to painting- a fine florist is to flowers. Florists are artists and their medium is flowers. Just as great musicians and painters use music and paint to capture and express human emotions, floral designers use flowers to express love, joy, friendship, gratitude, and sorrow. When there are no words-there are flowers. Let Stem Gallery help you find the right flowers to speak for you.
Enjoy a beautiful fresh seasonal arrangement for your home or office four times a year, compliments of Stem Gallery. Our talented designers will create your bouquet from our large selection of premium flowers.
Both Conrad and Kurtis are actively involved in the Nebraska Florist Society, NAFD. Nebraska Academy of Floral Designers, SAF Society of American Florist, AIFD-American Institute of Floral Designers. Telefloral and FTD. Stem Gallery is also a member of LIBA and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Donated by Stem Gallery
Following the success of last year’s Matching Gift Challenge,
a very generous donor has offered a $10,000 matching gift challenge again this year! How does it work? Golf participants and the public have an opportunity to make contributions toward our $10,000 goal. The amount raised by the time the auction closes on May 14th will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000! Click "sign up to bid" below and make your contribution via Qtego!
Donated two Anonymous Donors and YOU!