Thank you to our 2018 auction donors, sponsors and volunteers!

You can view our amazing auction items from 2018 below. Join us for the 19th Annual Goombay Bash on July 27th, 2019.


2018 Silent Auction Items 

This collection features some of the most unusual, yet practical products, services, and packages ever assembled for a Silent Auction. The specific items are listed in the Silent Auction Catalog. The Silent Auction is spread out along the ballroom’s perimeter so you don’t miss any of these extraordinary opportunities.

They are grouped numerically by our auction categories: Dining, Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Specialty, Sports, and Super Silent. Each item is set at a minimum bid and there are pre-determined bid increments to simplify the bidding process. Bidding begins at 5:00pm and ends at 10:10pm.

Feel free to look at the Silent Auction Catalog from the 18th Annual Goombay Bash. 

2018 Live Auction Items

Professional auctioneer Jim Miller, hosts the live auction which boasts one-of-a-kind experience and is the centerpiece of our fundraising efforts and generous donors. The night’s Live Auction features a collection of elite, one-of-a-kind items and packages that are literally priceless and unobtainable. You cannot find these items in any store or on the Internet. These are the best of the best! Make sure you take some time to preview these items, which are listed in your Live Auction Catalog.

Click on any of the below for more details.

  1. Five-Course Dinner for 10 Cooked by Heaven on Seven Founder Jimmy Bannos, Sr.
  2. Ultimate Los Angeles/Beverly Hills/Hollywood Experience For 2
  3. Blackhawks Game Suite for 14 with Jeremy Roenick
  4. Chicago Blackhawks Home and Away 2 Game Package For 2
  5. Bunker Hill Farms Invitation Only Luxury Lodge & Golf Property
  6. 6 Course Dinner for 8 in the Londonhouse Chicago Cupola with Doug Plank
  7. Q-BBQ - Backyard BBQ Blowout for 50
  8. Casa Suenos House of Dreams for 10
  9. Villa Magnolia - Wine and Dine Week For 8 in the Heart of Tuscany
  10. The H Foundation Community Wine Cellar
  11. One Week In Paradise: Sea-View Caribbean Villa For 6

1.) Five-Course Dinner for 10 Cooked by Heaven on Seven Founder Jimmy Bannos, Sr.

Boasting the best Louisiana-style cooking outside of New Orleans, Heaven on Seven was created by Jimmy Bannos, Sr., one of the most recognizable celebrity chefs in Chicago who is also responsible for the Purple Pig and Juicy-O. A regular on “The Today Show,” Bannos has received many professional accolades, including Bib Gourmand and Chef’s Hall of Fame, and his specialties include the crawfish boil, bananas foster, shrimp po-boy and the ever-popular gumbo. It was in the mid-‘80s while experimenting with Louisiana recipes that his real talent and passion emerged. After immersing himself in New Orleans culture, he returned to transform the neighborhood coffee shop into Heaven on Seven, named to describe the seventh-floor location and the heavenly clouds of steam wafting from Jimmy’s scrumptious gumbo. This culinary legend and community figure will be cooking a special five-course dinner for your party of 10 so you can see for yourself how this restaurant earned its name and fame.

Package Includes:
  • 5 course dinner for 10 with drinks at Heaven on Seven, prepared by chef Jimmy Bannos, Sr.
  • All purchases non-refundable
  • Expires July 28, 2019
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2.) Ultimate Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Experience For 2

Let a local show you and a guest the best that Los Angeles has to offer for an unforgettable four days, from accommodations at the legendary five-star Beverly Wilshire Hotel (across from Rodeo Drive) made famous by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, to excellent seats at the Hollywood Bowl including white tablecloth dinner to celebrate the iconic venue’s 100th anniversary. In between, you’ll craft an enviable itinerary of noteworthy sights and museums to suit your interests, with personalized tours of everything along the way. If you heard about donor Paul Eusterbrock’s tour of Germany from last year’s auction, you know this trip will be something truly special.

Package Includes:
  • Round trip first class airfare for 2 to Los Angeles.
  • 3 night stay at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel
  • 2 tickets to Hollywood Bowl performance
  • All meals as the guest of Paul Eusterbrock
  • Transportation to/from airport and to/from all activities provided by Paul Eusterbrock
  • Customized itinerary of tours, suggested to include the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Broad contemporary art museum, Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall (home to the L.A. Philharmonic), downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood
  • Trip must occur on mutually agreed upon dates in August 2019
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires August 31, 2019

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3.) Blackhawks Game Suite for 14 with Jeremy Roenick

Take in the action of a Chicago Blackhawks game VIP-style with 13 friends and former player and 2018 Goombay Bash celebrity guest Jeremy Roenick. Your evening will be hosted by tonight’s emcee Pete McMurray as you enjoy the game from a lower level or club level suite at the United Center with beer, soft drinks, snacks, sweets and a personal attendant to address any of your guests’ needs that arise. You’ll also receive a souvenir size Blackhawks logo hockey stick signed by Jeremy Roenick.

Package Includes:
  • United Center lower level or club level suite for 14
  • Special appearance by Jeremy Roenick (Blackhawks 1988-1996, NHL 1988-2009)
  • Four hours of unlimited catering and beer, soft drinks and water from Levy Restaurants
  • Dedicated personal suite attendant for four hours
  • 4 reserved parking passes for convenient lots
  • Souvenir-sized 48-inch Blackhawks logo hockey stick signed by Jeremy Roenick
  • Date must be mutually agreed upon
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 28, 2019
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4.) Chicago Blackhawks Home and Away 2 Game Package For 2

Enjoy amazing lower level seats to see the Chicago Blackhawks play at the United Center AND against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in this “home and away” game package. Your trip to Music City includes airfare and a two-night stay in a four-star hotel, so you’ll have time to enjoy performances off the ice as well. For the home game, you can make a night on the town of it with a hotel room and certificate for dinner in the city.

Package Includes:
  • 2 Lower Level 100 Section seats to Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks game at Bridgestone Arena
  • Airfare for 2 to Nashville
  • Two-night single-room stay at a 4-star hotel in Nashville
  • 2 United Center aisle seats to Blackhawks game in Section 115, Row 6, Seats 21-22
  • One-night hotel stay in Chicago
  • Certificate for dinner in Chicago
  • Bridgestone Arena/Predators game date either December 1, 2018, or April 6, 2019 – winners choice
  • United Center/Blackhawks game date to be mutually agreed upon
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 28, 2019
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5.) Exclusive Invitation-Only Bunker Hill Farms Golf Getaway for Your Foursome

About an hour northwest of Chicago, nestled within gently rolling hills and verdant valleys, lies a golf and resort property almost too good to be true. Bunker Hill Farms is the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity, available on an invitation-only basis and offering no memberships. As a result, fewer than 250 rounds are played there each year, many by celebrity guests. Your VIP experience begins when you arrive in style via private transportation in the morning. This overnight package gives you unattainable access to this one-of-a-kind course and luxury lodge, as you and your three guests will be the ONLY foursome on the course and on the property.

Package Includes:
  • Two days of golf for 4 at Bunker Hill Farms, including caddies, golf carts and guest clubs
  • Includes unique driving range and stocked carts with your beverages of choice
  • One night of lodge accommodations with 4 individual rooms and access to indoor entertainment room and outdoor whirlpool spa and fire pit
  • Private group ground transportation to and from property
  • All meals included
  • Stocked bar, coffee service, soft drinks and cigars at your disposal
  • 3-course gourmet dinner prepared by a private chef accompanied by wine, cocktails and dessert
  • Range of optional activities on property (ATVs, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating, paddle boarding); spa services available for an upgrade
  • All purchases non-refundable
  • Expires October 15, 2019
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6.) Six-Course Dinner for 8 in the Londonhouse Chicago Cupola with Doug Plank

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. Your party of 8 will enjoy a private reception and six-course dinner in The Cupola, the uppermost and most exclusive of the building’s tri-level rooftops, a coveted location for wedding proposals. Joining you to enhance this experience will be former Chicago Bears safety and NFL and AFL coach Doug Plank, whom we are proud to welcome at the Goombay Bash this year.

Package Includes:
  • Private six-course meal with wine parings for 8 designed and prepared by LondonHouse Executive Chef in the Cupola
  • Celebrity appearance by Doug Plank
  • Private complimentary on hour cocktail reception
  • Autographed Doug Plank football
  • Date must be mutually agreed upon
  • Not redeemable for cash
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires August 31, 2019
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7.) Q-BBQ All-Inclusive Backyard Bbq Bash For 50

You'll be the envy of your neighbors when you throw the party of the year in your backyard for up to 50 guests. And best of all—you won't have to worry about a thing, from set up to service to clean up. Everything is included in this popular perennial Goombay auction item.

The 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 from QBBQ, which earned back-to-back People's Choice honors at Chicago's Ribfest as well as Michelin Guide. And what a relief to be able to enjoy it all at your own party while The H Foundation Board serves you.

Package Includes:
  • Catering for 50 from Q-BBQ
  • Beer, wine, and liquor
  • Tents, tables, and chairs
  • Musical entertainment by The LaMantia Brothers Band
  • Service from The H Foundation Board
  • Date must be mutually agreed upon
  • Location must be in the Chicagoland area
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 28, 2019
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8.) Casa Suenos - Dream Accommodations For 10 for a Week In Manzanillo, Mexico

Casa Suenos—literally “house of dreams”— nestled on a cliff only meters above the ocean spray of the Pacific, you will find ten thousand square feet of marble splendor melded into Etruscan Architecture….five unbelievable, sea-facing, private Master Suites….two swimming pools with cooling waterfalls….three sunning decks and a fourth with sun chaises partially submerged in the cooling pool….a shaded palapa bar….outside living and dining areas with sunset views that are simply “Too Awesome For Words”.

You will be graciously received by our full-time staff of five who will cater to your every need. Margo & Carlos, our chefs will prepare the most exotic dishes of both Mexican and International cuisine. Miguel will cater to the rest of your needs with the friendliest of smiles, and the meanest margaritas in all of Mexico. Linda & Paloma will take care of all of your housekeeping needs. You don’t have to lift a finger….Just show up!

Indy 500 race car drivers and top executives from Wendy’s, Disney and Ford have all raved about their stays here, and you will, too!

Package Includes:
  • Full use of the entire Villa for 10 people or 5 couples for 7 days
  • Chef, maid and service staff of five
  • A la carte activities available including: on-site spa treatments, beaches, pools, tennis, golf or world-class deep-sea fishing in the Sailfish Capital of the World.
  • Weeks based on availability at the time of request
  • Must be reserved within 30 days of auction
  • Holidays and high season dates (November through March) available with upgrade fee
  • Additional guests (families only) available with upgrade fee
  • No changes or cancellations after reservation has been confirmed
  • If stay is not completed within the confirmed week, it is lost; it may be sold or gifted to other parties, but cannot be regifted for auctioning at another charity event
  • All purchases non-refundable
  • Expires July 28, 2019
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9.) 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
  • 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, 2019
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10.) The H Foundation Community Wine Cellar

Wine lovers, rejoice—this is the perfect package for you, our popular Community Wine Cellar auction offering is back by popular demand. You'll be able to establish or enhance your own wine cellar with more than 150 premium bottles. Friends of The H Foundation have generously donated dozens of favorite wines that retail for at least $25 each (some far more). Many of the bottles are adorned with memory tags explaining why each selection is special or why cancer is personal to the donor. 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 over 150 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
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11.) St. James Villa  - One Week In Paradise: Sea-View Caribbean Villa For 6

Spend a week with a view of the Caribbean Sea from the window of your private three-bedroom villa in St. James, Barbados. The villa provides direct access to a beautiful swimming beach via private stairway and is situated close to Holetown for shopping and dining. On site, you’ll enjoy a small private plunge pool, romantic dining terrace and BBQ grill. If you’re a golfer, the prestigious Sandy Lane course is also nearby. Your seven-night, six-day stay includes service to prepare two meals daily and housekeeping so you can truly relax.

Package Includes:
  • Private villa for seven nights and six days
  • Villa has 3 bedrooms (all ensuite), 4.5 baths and sleeps up to 6 guests
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cook services (up to two prepared meals per day)
  • Dates of stay between April 16 and December 16
  • Subject to availability
  • Blackout dates may apply
  • Must be booked by July 28, 2019 and stay before July 28, 2020
  • Food and drink are at winner’s expense
  • All purchases non-refundable
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