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We work with our generous donors to ensure that the Goombay Bash’s Live and Silent Auctions boast one-of-a-kind experiences, trips, wine and more! Bursting with over 200 auction packages, there is sure to be something for everyone. Come to the 18th Annual Goombay Bash to see what great auction items we will have next year on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  

The below items were auctioned off at the 17th Annual Goombay Bash:

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  1. Londonhouse Cupola Dinner for 8 with Celebrity Guests
  2. Backyard BBQ Blowout for 50
  3. "Suite Home" Chicago Bulls Game for 12
  4. Blackhawks/Predators Game for 2 in Music City
  5. Sonoma Valley Wine Trip for 4 Plus Community Wine Cellar and Local Wine Dinner for 8
  6. Big Apple Broadway Trip for 2
  7. All-Inclusive European Rhine River Cruise for 2
  8. Montserrat Private Caribbean Villa for 6
  9. Romancing the Rhone: French Country Holiday for 6
  10. One Night Golf Getaway for You & 3 Friends to Bunker Hill Farms, an Invitation Only Luxury Lodge & Golf Property Near Chicago
  11. Movie Premiere and VIP After Party Hollywood Trip for 2



1.) Londonhouse Cupola Dinner for 8 with Celebrity Guests

What could be better than landing an impossible reservation for yourself and seven guests in the rooftop Cupola of the historic LondonHouse building in Chicago? How about enjoying an exclusive reception and six-course meal with celebrity guests, George Wendt and legendary Chicago radio personality Pete McMurray of WGN?

Sitting 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 of everything the Windy City has to offer. The Cupola is the uppermost and most exclusive of the building's tri-level rooftops, a coveted location for wedding proposals.

Package includes:

  • Reception and 6-course meal for 8 in the LondonHouse Cupola
  • George Wendt and Pete McMurray join you for the meal

Restrictions:

  • Date must be mutually agreed upon
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By:  LondonHouse Chicago, Pete McMurray, George Wendt



2.) Backyard BBQ Blowout 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.

This year, for the first time, your unforgettable night also includes a special private performance by Jim Peterik, the founder of the band Survivor, who co-wrote the Grammy-winning triple-platinum song "Eye of the Tiger.” The event continues to be bigger and better than ever, also featuring musical entertainment by The LaMantia Brothers band, a dynamic duo of rock 'n roll goodness and soulful songwriting, playing the songs you know and the songs you want to know more about.

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 QBBQ
  • Beer, wine and liquor
  • Tents, tables and chairs
  • Special private performance by Jim Peterik
  • Musical entertainment by The LaMantia Brothers band
  • Service from The H Foundation Board

Restrictions:

  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Date must be mutually agreed upon
  • Location must be in the Chicagoland area
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: John LaMantia, The H Foundation, Jim Peterik, Q-BBQ, Twilight Party Rentals



3.) "Suite Home" Chicago Bulls Game for 12

Take in the action of a Bulls game VIP-style with 11 friends in your lower-level suite at the United Center, usually only available for the largest corporate season ticket holders. Enjoy beer, soft drinks, snacks and sweets while your personal suite attendant stands ready to address any of your guests' needs that may arise during the game.

A special appearance will enhance your experience, including a visit from Benny the Bull! You'll also receive four on-court pre-game warm-up passes.

Package Includes:

  • United Center Lower Level Suite for 12
  • 4 on-court pre-game warm-up passes
  • Special appearance by Benny the Bull
  • Catering including pretzels with mustard dip, popcorn, hot dogs, chicken tenders, Italian beef and cookie/brownie platter
  • Beer, soft drinks and water
  • Personal suite attendant

Restrictions:

  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Game must be mutually agreed upon
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: Americo Chemical and Chicago Bulls


4.) Blackhawks/Predators Game for 2 in Music City

With the Nashville Predators having tasted the Stanley Cup finals this year and the Chicago Blackhawks overdue to bring the Cup home, this NHL matchup is one tough ticket to score. But you and a guest will be able to enjoy the action on January 30, 2018, from Section 213 – Premium Second Row of the Gary Force Acura Club Level of Bridgestone Arena.

Airfare to Nashville and back is included for both of you, as is a two-night stay in a townhome that accommodates up to 6 people. Bring guests and enjoy some time experiencing the many other attractions of Music City.

Package includes:

  • 2 seats in Section 213 - Club Level for the January 30, 2018, Predators vs. Blackhawks game
  • Round-trip airfare for 2
  • 2 nights accommodations in a townhome for up to 6 people, January 30-February 1, 2018

Restrictions:

  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: Marcelo Ariola, Steve Falk


5.) Sonoma Valley Wine Trip for 4 Plus Community Wine Cellar and Local Wine Dinner for 8

Wine lovers, rejoice—this is the perfect package for you, our popular Community Wine Cellar auction offering on steroids. You'll be able to enhance your own wine cellar with more than 150 premium bottles, plus enjoy a wine dinner for 8 locally at Bella Bacino's plus experience a private tasting, tour and luncheon at Rodney Strong Vineyards in the Sonoma Valley.

Located just south of Healdsburg, California, Rodney Strong Vineyards was named Wine Enthusiast's American Winery of the Year in 2013. Your visit will include a private tasting and tour, with an exclusive luncheon on a private terrace.

Friends of The H Foundation have also generously donated dozens of favorite wines that retail for at least $25 each (some far more). 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. Three of the bottles are Rodney Strong's highly rated single-vineyard Cabernets from the Alexander Valley.

This package also includes a personalized wine dinner for 8 at Bella Bacinos in LaGrange, whose wine list includes more than 600 options and has been lauded by Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines. Proprietor and wine director Dan Bacin will personally host your dinner and regale you with stories about some of the biggest names in the winemaking business.

Bacin will also review the list of your newly acquired wines and recommend the ideal time to drink each one, as well as optimum food pairings to allow you to enjoy each glass to its fullest.

Package Includes:

  • Rodney Strong Vineyards private tasting, tour and private terrace luncheon
  • At least 150 bottles of premium wine ($25+ retail value each)
  • Personalized wine dinner for 8 at Bella Bacinos

Restrictions:

  • Dates must be mutually agreed upon
  • 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
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: Many Generous H Foundation Supporters, Dan Bacin, Bella Bacinos, Faloon and Kenney, Ltd., Rodney Strong Vineyards


6.) Big Apple Broadway Trip for 2

Start spreading the news—you’re leaving in the next six months for the ultimate trip to New York, New York, including exclusive access behind the scenes of the hottest show on the Great White Way. You and a guest will enjoy tickets to the popular revival of "Hello Dolly.” Also included is a backstage tour to get an insider’s perspective of the different departments including wardrobe, costumes, hair, make-up, scenery, flats and rigging.

If the timing is right, you will have the special opportunity to meet cast members. To optimize your Manhattan getaway, you will also receive a gift card to a concert, play or sporting event, 2 New York City Passes, plus meals to take a bite out of the Big Apple's array of amazing restaurants. Hotel and airfare for 2 is also included.

Package Includes:

2 tickets to "Hello Dolly" plus backstage tour

2 or 3 nights hotel accommodations at any Intercontinental property – depending on which you choose

Ticketmaster gift card for another concert, play or sporting event

2 New York City Passes  providing access to all museums, many tours, and much more

3 meals—one each at Nobu, Serafina and BLT Steak

$600 Gift Card for airfare to New York City

Assorted New York City souvenirs

Restrictions:  

  • Dates to be mutually agreed upon through the current run of "Hello Dolly" (through mid-January 2018)
  • Must be booked no later than November 1, 2017
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: John Anhut, The H Foundation, Hortons Home Lighting, Maria Scutaro Mullen, Terry Mullen, Christy Mutino


7.) All-Inclusive European Rhine River Cruise for 2

Explore one of Europe's best-loved rivers on an eight-day journey across a rich landscape of beauty and culture. And the best part is that you don't have to worry about a thing on this adventure since everything is included from start to finish as you will be the guests of Kichler Lighting on their exclusive incentive trip both on and off the ship.

Your airfare is included in this package, departing the United States on October 18, 2017, for arrival on the 19th to set sail from Amsterdam. While you travel south, you'll see medieval castles, turreted fortresses, historic cities and spectacular scenery of Germany and France. Throughout your journey, all meals, drinks, tours and gratuities are all covered. You will have the opportunity to participate in as many or as few of the excursions and activities that Kichler has planned as you wish.

You'll return home from Zurich, Switzerland, on October 26, full of memories and unforgettable experiences.

Package Includes:

  • Rhine River cruise for 2 traveling from Amsterdam to Switzerland, October 19-26, 2017
  • Round-trip airfare for 2 to Amsterdam departing the United States on October 18, 2017 and returning on October 26, 2017
  • All meals, drinks, tours and gratuities on the cruise

Restrictions:

  • All purchases non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: Kichler Lighting


8.) Montserrat Private Caribbean Villa for 6

Leave your day-to-day responsibilities behind and relax on the tranquil island of Montserrat, described at the "best kept secret of the Caribbean." You and 5 guests will enjoy an eight-day, seven-night stay at a scenic villa located in Salem on the northern region of the island, famed for black-sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline coves.

The three bedrooms at the villa all feature comfortable king-sized beds with en suite bathrooms. Enjoy the private outdoor pool and outdoor terrace with dining area overlooking the ocean. Walk along a private path to the beach, or experience the local bars, restaurants and activities, like snorkeling, scuba diving, motor boats, fishing and tours. Or just lavish in the stunning mountain and oceanfront views.

Package Includes:

  • Seven-night, eight-day (Saturday-to-Saturday) villa accommodations for 6

Restrictions:

  • Blackout dates include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holiday weeks
  • Book within 12 months for travel within 24 months
  • Villa not recommended for children under 10
  • All purchases non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: The H Foundation


9.) Romancing the Rhone: French Country Holiday for 6

Escape for seven nights to the Rhone Retreat, a romantic French bed and breakfast in the Avignon region, surrounded by exquisite fields and ancient vines. You and 5 guests will enjoy breakfast poolside each day, plus one on-site dinner prepared by a private chef.

Full-time concierge services can connect you with local dining, attractions and tours, plus coordinating memorable meals featuring French Country cooking or scheduling professional massages at the on-site studio.

This package includes a full-day tour of Chateauneuf du Pape, the village famous for its ruins of the medieval castle that was once home to Pope John XXII in the 14th Century. Your chef-prepared picnic will be enhanced by stunning views of the chateau ruins.

An English-speaking guide will also lead a hike out the gates through the vineyards to Roman ruins.

Round-trip ground transportation to the villa from the TGV train station in Avignon is also included.

Package Includes:

  • Seven nights of accommodations at the Rhone Retreat in Gaujac (Avignon region) for 6
  • Daily poolside breakfast
  • Full-day tour of Chateauneuf du Pape with chef-prepared picnic
  • Guided hike to Roman ruins
  • One private chef dinner at the Rhone Retreat
  • Pick up and drop off from TGV train station in Avignon
  • Full-time concierge services

Restrictions:

  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By: The H Foundation


10.) One Night Golf Getaway for You & 3 Friends to Bunker Hill Farms, an Invitation Only Luxury Lodge & Golf Property Near Chicago

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.

Your VIP experience begins when you arrive in style via helicopter 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.

Encompassing 450 acres, Bunker Hill Farms includes a championship caliber 18-hole, par-72 course designed by golf architect Harry Vignocchi, rated by the Chicago District Golf Association with yardage totaling 6,709.

Caddies, golf carts, two golf boards and guest clubs are available. The golf experience includes the property's unique driving range and stocked carts with beverages of your choice. After golfing, refresh your mind and body in the private locker room and shower.

All meals will be provided during your stay, including a gourmet dinner prepared by a private chef accompanied with wine, cocktails and dessert. A stocked bar, coffee service, soft drinks and cigars will be at your disposal anytime.

The lodge where you'll spend the night features 7,000 square feet of decks, patios and terraces overlooking the private lake. Choose to unwind any way you like with options of the indoor entertainment room or outdoor whirlpool spa and fire pit. All guests will have individual room accommodations.

For your second morning, you may choose to play another round of golf or choose from a number of other optional activities, from miles of private trails for ATVs, hiking or biking to a private lake and pond for swimming, fishing, boating or paddle boarding. Bunker Hill Farms hostesses will be on-site during your entire stay to accommodate your every need and make your visit truly one to remember. The VIP experience continues until the very end with departure in a private car at 1pm.

Package includes:

  • 1 night of lodge accommodations and 2 days of golf for 4 at Bunker Hill Farms
  • Helicopter transportation to property and private car from the property
  • All meals, snacks, beverages and cigars
  • 3-course gourmet dinner prepared by a private chef
  • All activities on property

Restrictions:

  • All purchases are non-refundable Expires July 29, 2018

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Generously Donated By: Bunker Hill Farms


11.) Movie Premiere and VIP After Party Hollywood Trip for 2

Roll like a celebrity in this Instagram-worthy experience at a real-life Hollywood movie premiere and VIP After Party. You and a guest will attend the world premiere in Los Angeles of the upcoming Owen Wilson and Ed Helms movie "Bastards," which also stars Academy Award winners Glenn Close and J.K. Simmons, plus Terry Bradshaw and Ving Rhames.

You'll also have two coveted tickets to the VIP After Party, where you'll have the opportunity to rub elbows with the stars of the film and other celebrities in attendance.

This premiere is scheduled for December 13, 2017, with the movie releasing to theaters on December 22. It's about two fraternal twin brothers who, upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, hit the road in order to find him.

A $500 airfare credit and two-night hotel stay are also included in this package.

Package includes:

  • 2 tickets to the Hollywood world premiere of "Bastards," starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, on December 13, 2017
  • 2 tickets to the premiere's VIP After Party
  • $500 airfare credit §2 hotel nights in Los Angeles

Restrictions:

  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Expires July 29, 2018

Generously Donated By:  Ben Bornstein


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