Auctions

These were our amazing auction items from the 2019 Goombay Bash! Thank you so much to all of our special guests, donors and volunteers! 

 

 

Click on any of the below for more details about our 2019 auction items.

  1. Puerto Rico Getaway for 6
  2. Instant Wine Cellar: 100 Premium Bottles
  3. Door County Fishing & Golf Trip for 4
  4. All-Inclusive Backyard BBQ Bash for 50 with Doug Plank
  5. Blackhawks Home and Away Two-Game Package for 2
  6. Six-Course Dinner for 8 In The Londonhouse Cupola with Otis Wilson
  7. Villa Magnolia - Wine and Dine Week For 8 in the Heart of Tuscany
  8. One Week VIP Trip For 2 to Light + Building, Frankfurt, Berlin, the Birth of Bauhaus & the Pearl of the Sauerland
  9. Five-Night Portugal Getaway for 2


Puerto Rico Getaway for 6

The site of the Puerto Rico Open PGA Tour event will also be your mecca for a week-long unlimited golf vacation for your group on La Isla del Encanto. Located right on the water, the Founders Residences at Las Casas at Coco Beach Golf Club have spectacular views of El Yunque National Forest and the Atlantic Ocean. It is perfectly situated just 25 minutes east of San Juan Airport, 10 minutes from all of the activities in the rainforest, 30 minutes from the marina in Fajardo and easy access to all of the stores, restaurants and history in Old San Juan.

The club itself features seven restaurants, three pools, two golf courses, and more beach than you can imagine. Inside the resort is the Gran Melia, a beautiful hotel featuring the Yhi spa. You’ll also want to try the Passion restaurant inside the hotel, which has been winning awards since the day it opened.

Your penthouse villa offers four bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, front and rear balconies with beach and golf views. It can provide sleeping accommodations for up to 10, if needed. And the owner has a full golf membership, which means unlimited golf is included as well as bag storage. The only thing you will pay for when you play is the cart fee, instead of per round. Enjoy the greens lounge, practice facilities, championship course, international course, and 19th hole snack bar. Or just relax while you’re in paradise and soak in all of the amazing views.

Package Includes:
  • One week stay in private penthouse at the Founders Residences at Las Casas at Coco Beach Golf Club
  • Spectacular beach and golf views from front and rear facing balconies
  • Unlimited golf
  • Access to 7 restaurants, 3 pools, 2 golf courses and more beach than you can imagine
Restrictions:
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Instant Wine Cellar: 100 Premium Bottles

Whether you are more “rosé all day” or Cabernet, you will appreciate this selection of 100 premium bottles of wine, all generously donated by friends of The H Foundation to help you instantly establish (or dramatically enhance) a wine cellar from their favorites.

Each bottle has a minimum retail value of $25—some far more than that, including a $125 bottle of Chateauneuf-Du-Pape (Blanc), Chateau de La Gardine, 2014 (France), which has a Robert Parker rating of 93 points.

Many of the bottles are also adorned with memory tags explaining why each selection is special or why cancer is personal to the donor. So every time you open one of these bottles, you’ll not only savor the excellent vintages, you’ll be connecting with a community for whom cancer is truly personal.

Package Includes:
  • Community Wine Cellar including 100 bottles of premium wine ($25+ retail value each)
  • If you are unable to take your wine home with you tonight, it will be delivered to your home on a mutually agreed upon date.
Restrictions:
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Door County Fishing & Golf Trip for 4

If you’re angling for adventure, this exclusive “surf and turf” trip to Sturgeon Bay, WI, is just what you’re looking for. Your foursome will enjoy a private fishing excursion for salmon and trout with Angler’s Edge Charter, led by Captain Sid Ernest. Don’t miss this opportunity to get tips and tricks from Captain Sid’s vast specialized knowledge and fishing experience. His dedication to the thrill of the sport and success as a local charter captain, along with an instinctive ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions to “find the fish fast” has earned him the reputation for being one of the best captains in the area.

Your group will also experience IdleWild’s 18-hole championship golf course. The views are spectacular, whether looking down the fairways or over surrounding treetops toward the alluring precipice rising into nearby Potawatomi State Park. Enjoy a dazzling array of natural flora and fauna as you work your way around the lake-studded design, highlighted by a finishing hole island green.

Two nights of accommodations are also included at the Stone Harbor Resort, Door County’s largest conference and year-round entertainment center, voted “Best Lakeshore Resort” at the Governor’s Conference for Wisconsin Tourism.

Package Includes:
  • Salmon and trout fishing excursion for 4 with Angler’s Edge Charter
  • Foursome of golf at IdleWild Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Two-night stay at Stone Harbor Resort
Restrictions:
  • Date to be mutually agreed upon
  • Must book by May 1, 2020, and use between July 1 and October 1, 2020
  • All purchases non-refundable
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All-Inclusive Backyard BBQ Bash for 50 with Doug Plank

If you’ve got a major graduation, birthday, anniversary or other celebration coming up, do yourself a favor and let The H Foundation Board handle all of the set up, service, catering, entertainment, and clean up so you can just enjoy yourself. Everything is included in this popular perennial Goombay Bash auction item—and this year it’s even more epic with celebrity guest Doug Plank, former Chicago Bears safety and NFL and AFL coach.

This event also features musical entertainment by The LaMantia Brothers band, a dynamic duo of rock ‘n roll goodness and soulful songwriting. Beer, wine, and liquor is all provided to accompany lip-smacking catering for 50 people from QBBQ, which earned back-to-back People’s Choice honors at Chicago’s Ribfest.

Package Includes:
  • Catering for 50 from QBBQ
  • Beer, wine and liquor
  • Tents, tables and chairs
  • Musical entertainment by The LaMantia Brothers band
  • Service from The H Foundation Board
Restrictions:
  • Date must be mutually agreed upon
  • Location must be in the Chicagoland area
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Blackhawks Home and Away Two-Game Package for 2

Hockey fans, here come the Hawks, and you and a guest will get to see them face the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville PLUS a game at the United Center in this unique “home and away” game package.

Your trip to Music City includes airfare and two-night stay in a four-star hotel, so you’ll have time to enjoy performances off the ice as well. Choose between two dates for your pair of lower-level, 100 section seats: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, or Saturday, November 16, 2019.

For the home game, you can make it a night on the town with a one-night hotel stay and certificate for dinner in the city. And your two aisle seats for the game are those of Hockey Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Pat Foley for a date to be mutually agreed upon.

Package Includes:
  • 2 Lower Level 100 Section seats to a Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks game at Bridgestone Arena
  • Round-trip airfare for 2 to Nashville
  • Two-night single room stay at a 4-star hotel in Nashville
  • 2 United Center aisle seats to a Blackhawks game
  • One-night hotel stay in Chicago
  • Certificate for dinner in Chicago
Restrictions:
  • Bridgestone Arena/Predators game date either October 29, 2019, or November 16, 2019—winner’s choice
  • United Center/Blackhawks game date to be mutually agreed upon
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Six-Course Dinner for 8 in the Londonhouse Cupola with Otis Wilson

There’s a reason why The Cupola at the LondonHouse luxury lifestyle hotel is a coveted location for marriage proposals. Located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, LondonHouse is one of the “Big Four” skyscrapers surrounding the Michigan Avenue bridge, offering views in all directions, with The Cupola being the uppermost and most exclusive of the building’s tri-level rooftops.

Your party of 8 will enjoy a private six-course meal with wine pairings designed and prepared by LondonHouse Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen. Your dinner will be preceded by a private one-hour cocktail reception. And joining you for the entire dinner will be legendary NFL linebacker Otis Wilson, a member of the Super Bowl XX champion ’85 Chicago Bears and special celebrity guest for this year’s Goombay Bash. To commemorate your time together, you’ll also receive an autographed football.

Package Includes:
  • Private six-course meal with wine pairings for 8 prepared by LondonHouse Executive Chef in The Cupola
  • Private complimentary one-hour cocktail reception
  • Celebrity appearance by Otis Wilson for the entire dinner
  • Football autographed by Otis Wilson
Restrictions:
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Villa Magnolia - Wine and Dine Week For 8 in the Heart of Tuscany

Immersed in the countryside surrounding the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona, which has always been considered one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, Villa Magnolia offers an unforgettable experience. This villa, dating back to the 19th century, accommodates 8 has been restored to keep its classic Tuscan style intact while also being updated to meet the modern needs of today’s travelers. Featuring five double bedrooms and five bathrooms, this 200 square-meter stunning villa also includes a grand, private swimming pool and a magnificent garden where the large trees of fir, pine and oak offer privacy while making a healthy and fresh stroll through the grounds. The cultivation of fruit trees completes this evocative scenery, rich in color and breathtaking views of the Tuscan wine country.

While a guest at the Villa Magnolia, your own private chef will prepare a traditional Italian meal including the customary antipasto first course, a fresh pasta middle course and a time-honored main course of native cuisine with a side dish, dessert and local wine and service. You will spend another day learning about the rich history of Cortona and the surrounding areas with a wine tour that will engage all of your senses, complete with tastings and lunch and conducted by knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking guides.

Package Includes:
  • 7 night stay in Villa Magnolia, Cortona, Italy
  • Round-trip ground transfers to/from Rome (2 hours away) for up to 8 people
  • Secret Cortona: 2-hour tour of Cortona with professional guide for 8 people
  • Tour of one historic building in Cortona and wine tasting
  • Wine tour in Montepulciano OR Cortona, including English-speaking driver, tasting and lunch for 8 people
  • Private chef dinner in-villa for 8 people
Restrictions:
  • Stay must be Saturday to Saturday; blackout dates: Christmas Week, New Years’ Week, Easter Week and June 15-September
  • Any changes to reservations must be made prior to 60 days of confirmed guest arrival; after that date, no booking or refund will be allowed
  • All purchases non-refundable
  • Expires July 28, 2020
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One Week WIP Trip For 2 to Light + Building, Frankfurt, Berlin, the Birth of Bauhaus & the Pearl of the Sauerland

Experience Germany in an unforgettable group tour enhanced by a guide with unparalleled historical context and local color, while also gaining access to a global design and technology event that occurs just once every two years. This exclusive seven-night VIP trip for two, March 8-15, includes a visit to the 2020 edition of the Light + Building fair at Messe Frankfurt, plus insider tours on side trips to Berlin, Weimar and Arnsberg.

The itinerary includes airfare for two into Frankfurt, Germany’s dynamic business and economic hub, arriving on Sunday, March 8. Hotel accommodations will be provided in Kelkheim, between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden in the Taunus foothills, at the lovely Tudor-style Romantik Hotel Schloss Rettershof.
Generously donated by Arnsberg, a TRIO Lighting Group Company.
Value: $10,000

Package Includes:
  • Round-trip air transportation for 2 to Frankfurt on March 7, 2020 (arriving March 8) and from Berlin on March 15, 2020
  • Seven total nights of hotel accommodations in Kelkheim, Arnsberg, Weimar and Berlin
  • Admittance to Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building fair
  • Admittance to the Bauhaus Museum Weimar
  • Guided tours of Frankfurt, Berlin and TRIO/Bankamp manufacturing facilities
  • Rare private tour of Berlin’s Reichstag
  • All meals as a group, including dinner and wine tasting at Schloss Johannisburg
Restrictions:
  • Dates of travel and itinerary are built around a group tour and therefore cannot be substituted
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Five-Night Portugal Getaway for 2

Discover Northern Portugal and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto with luxury accommodations for you and a guest. The city is known for its Port wine, but is also home to ancient churches and monuments, museums and a renowned architecture school.

You’ll stay three nights in a Superior Room at the Hotel Infante Sagres, Porto’s most prestigious city center hotel renowned for its stylish ambiance, personalized service and contemporary sophistication for more than six decades. The legendary grande dame of Portuguese hotels reopened just last year after extensive restoration and renovation. Daily breakfast is included in your stay.

You’ll also enjoy a two-night stay in a Double Superior Room and dinner at The Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia, a luxury wine hotel and spa with spectacular views of the city and the Duoro River. Set amidst the Port wine lodges, the hotel nestles on a hill overlooking Porto with outdoor and indoor infinity pools. The Restaurant at The Yeatman is the only establishment in Porto to hold two Michelin Stars, where you’ll experience their Degustation Menu for two. Breakfast buffet at The Orangerie is also included.

Package Includes:
  • Three-night stay for 2 in a Superior Room at the Hotel Infante Sagres in Porto, Portugal; breakfast included
  • Two-night accommodations in a Double Superior Room at The Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal; breakfast buffet included at The Orangerie
  • Degustation Menu for 2 at The Yeatman’s ** Michelin Star Restaurant
Restrictions:
  • To redeem the Hotel Infante Sagres voucher, reservation must be made at least 30 days in advance by e-mail to reservations@infantesagres.com with the reference number
  • Other services will be charged separately
  • Voucher has no monetary value and is not redeemable for cash
  • Voucher must be presented at check-in
  • Reservations are subject to availability and may be limited during peak periods
  • For The Yeatman voucher, the total value must be used during one visit to the hotel
  • Voucher is non-refundable nor partially refundable
  • To redeem, contact The Yeatman reservation department: reservations@theyeatman.com
  • Both vouchers expire June 7, 2020
  • All purchases non-refundable
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Join Us In the Fight Against Cancer
July 22, 2019
What to Expect at the 2019 Goombay Bash
Hello All Goombayers! We are very excited for our 19th Annual Goombay Bash! To help make your night even better, I wanted to reach out to you and personally share with you some highlights of the evening and ways you can help us make this the best Goombay Bash yet!! 1. AttireThe… Read More
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