Live Auction Sneak Peaks
The Live Auction Committee has assembled an exciting and wide-array of packages to place up for bids! Sid Voorhees, our auctioneer for 34 years, will take the reins and manage the spirited competition auctioning off 35 Live packages to the highest bidder!
1. Group Brunch & Hike with Father Dave
Waterfalls, anyone? Your group of 8 will hop on the Marist short bus to begin your trek. Enjoy a hearty brunch at Creswell Bakery, then renew your spirit as your personal hiking guide, Father David Cullings, leads the way on a hiking tour to some of the most beautiful waterfalls near Cottage Grove. The journey will include a custom Marist sport bag filled with helpful goodies for you and each of your guests. As the winning bidder, you’ll take home an original icon of Our Lady of Pochaev• written by Father Ken Olsen, to bless your home and commemorate your memories of lovely water.
• Breakfast for 8 at Creswell Bakery
• Guided hike with Father David
• Original Icon, Our Lady of Pochaev by Father Ken Olsen
• 8 Embroidered Marist sport bags
• Transportation in Marist short bus
•After Our Lady appeared to shepherds in 1198, a miraculous spring came forth from the footprint she left behind on Mt. Pochaev in the Ukraine.
2. Summer Salmon Feast
Dwight & Peggy Collins will host an elegant evening featuring exquisitely prepared salmon and all the trimmings, at your home, for your party of twenty. A combination that can’t be beat, for a night to remember.
• Salmon dinner for 20
• Wine and beverages included
• Mutually agreed upon date (June- August 2018)
3. Pour A Dram, Tilt Your Glass, Nose The Whisky, And Taste…
If Scotch pouring into a glass is music to your ears, this party is for
you. Enjoy learning about the intricacies of “The Water of Life” from
The Oregon Scotch Guild. Host a party in your home, or at Andy &
Donna Moore’s home, for up to 12 people, whilst learning everything
from the proper glassware to recognizing the peat and smoke in a
single malt whisky. You’ll sample 5 varieties from different regions
in Scotland. This fun evening includes catered heavy hors d’oeuvres.
James Joyce said it best: “The light music of whisky, falling into a
glass... an agreeable interlude.”
• Whisky tasting (5 varieties) for 12
• Catered hors d’oeuvres
• Mutually agreed upon date
4. Allison Inn Luxury
Get ready to relax in the unmatched resort experience of The Allison Inn, a getaway in the heart of Oregon wine country. This luxury resort offers room accommodations that include a fireplace, terrace and spa-like bathrooms. Dine at the Allison Inn’s highly acclaimed Jory Restaurant and unwind with a treatment at the signature spa.
• 2 Nights, deluxe King room
• $400 Gift card to Jory
5. Classic Diamond Cross Pendant
A beautiful expression of faith, this diamond cross pendant has
plenty of sparkle to catch the eye and is sure to make her smile.
Featuring premium diamonds, it’s the ideal accessory for everyday
wear or dressing up for a special occasion.
•18kt. white gold diamond cross pendant (.50 carats total)
•18kt. white gold 18” chain
7. Southern Hospitality Traditional Seafood
Your group of 12 is in for a fun summer tradition. Join hosts Brent & Michelle Laing at their home along with Bob & Michelle Cross and their families. You’ll be treated to true southern hospitality and greeted with a signature cocktail! They’ll go the extra mile – setting a festive table, revealing the treasures of a seafood boil, and capping the evening off with homemade cobbler and ice cream. Summer Fun!
• Dinner & drinks for 12
• Available summer 2018
• Mutually agreed upon date
8. A Golfing “Jet-Away”To Crosswater
Your foursome will fly in a private jet for a round of golf at the prestigious Crosswater course, honored by Golf Digest as one of
“America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” A delicious meal at The Grille will fortify you before your round or help celebrate your greatest day of golf afterwards!
• Private jet to Sunriver
• 4 rounds (18-holes) Crosswater
• $150 for food & beverage
• Mutually agreed upon date
9. It’s Cooler To Be A Duck (Or A Spartan, Or A Beaver!)
Yelling for your team, you work up quite a thirst. Quench it while you show your spirit with this glass-door Visi-cooler decorated with graphics of your choice and stocked with 6 cases of beverages.
• Glass-door Visi-cooler
• Customized graphics (Duck, Marist M or Beaver)
• 6 cases of beverages (3 of beer if desired)
10. Go Ducks! Beat the Wildcats!
Cheer on the Ducks as they battle Arizona, Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Arizona. You and three guests will be treated to a VIP
pre-game party and tour the University of Arizona’s athletic facilities. Pac-12 excitement at its finest!
• 4 tickets, Oregon vs. Arizona football game
• October 27, 2018 (at Arizona)
• 4 VIP Hospitality Passes to pre-game party
• Tour of UA’s athletic facilities
• $500 Travel credit
11. Light Up Her Eyes with a Diamond
She’s the apple of your eye, so show her how much you care with a diamond necklace that shines as bright as her eyes. The large 1.46 carat round diamond is a statement of its own. Classic, simple and elegant. The perfect accessory for any wardrobe!
• 14 kt. yellow gold 1.48 carat diamond
solitaire pendant (SI1 clarity)
• 14 kt. 18” yellow gold baby wheat chain
12. Marist Grad Party
Take the stress out of planning your grad’s big day. The celebration begins with an entire row (10 seats) in a prime location and 2 reserved parking spaces for the 2018 Marist graduation. Add Mucho Gusto catering for 30, gourmet cupcakes, beverages and flowers at your venue and this party is ready to commence.
• Catering for 30, Mucho Gusto Mexican Kitchen
• Beverages (non-alcoholic) for 30
• Gourmet cupcakes for 30
• 1 Row (10 seats – 4 padded) at Marist graduation
• 2 Reserved parking spaces
• 1 Framed Class of 2018 photo, signed by the class
• $100 gift certificate, Julie Ann Design
13. Gourmet Italian dinner with Father Theo
While in Rome, Father Theo appreciated the delicious dishes he sampled at the ristorantes near the Vatican. He’ll recreate them
for your party of 8 in your home, assisted by his fellow priests. Buon Appetito!
• 6-course, gourmet dinner for 8
- Antipasti: Bruschetta, sausage, artichokes & olives
- Primi: Pasta Carbonara or Pancetta Arrabiata
- Secondi: Filetto de al peppe verde
- Formaggi e Frutta
- Dolce: Tiramisu
• Wine & liqueurs included
14. A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience:
Beaulieu Garden – Napa Valley
Beauty, elegance, tradition and seclusion will be yours in this 3 night stay for 4 couples at Beaulieu Vineyard’s exclusive Napa Valley Estate, Beaulieu Garden. Start each day with a full breakfast before exploring the abundance of world-class, award-winning wineries in the area, beginning with Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) itself, one of Napa Valley’s most historic wineries. During your tour and tasting at BV, you’ll experience the special art of winemaking that makes BV wines stand among the world’s finest. A featured dinner of exquisite gourmet cuisine will be a highlight of your memorable stay.
Discover for yourself the true meaning of “beau lieu”- beautiful place- whose extraordinary founders shaped winemaking in America.
• 4 couples
• 3 Nights (Thursday-Sunday)
• Mutually agreed upon dates between buyer and owner
• Meals provided: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
• Tasting & tour at Beaulieu Vineyard
15. Big Island Luxury: The Mauna Kea Resort
Spend an incredible week in luxury on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Mauna Kea is a first class resort and this condo is no exception. Enjoy panoramic ocean views and all the amenities including access to the pools and beautiful beaches at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort and Hapuna Beach Prince Resort. Aloha!
• 7 Nights, 3 bedrooms (2 masters), 3 baths, condo at
The Wai’ ula’ ula at Mauna Kea Resort
• Sleeps 6 (King, Queen, 2 Twins)
• Pool and beach access - Mauna Kea Beach
& Hapuna Beach Prince Resorts
• Subject to availability, May 2018 – October 31, 2018
• Currently available Spring Break (3/23/2019 – 3/31/2019)
16. Country Crossings Music Festival
Cross paths with country music superstars! Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Alan Jackson will get your toes tapping and get you singin’ along with four days of music for you and your three guests. Special feature: two of you will meet and greet your favorite artists. Enjoy your favorite country western musicians and hear the newcomers who will be your future favorites!
• 4 Tickets
• July 26-29 in Central Point, Oregon
• 2 Passes - Meet and greet with artist of your choice
(based on availability)
• RV Pass
• Extra vehicle pass
17. Glamping: The Glamorous Way To Camp In The Sonoma Redwoods/Wine Country
A Napa vacation experience like no other…camping without roughing it: glamping. Nestled along the Russian River, your well-outfitted accommodations will leave you charmed and relaxed after 4 peaceful nights. With your “glamp” as home base, explore the surrounding redwoods and wine country.
• Up to 4 nights Glamping on the Russian River, CA
• Your choice modern Airstream, luxurious canvas tent or suite
• 2 adults, 2 children
• Outfitted with Casper beds, boutique hotel bedding
and fine towels
19. Don’t Cry For Argentina… Make It Your Destination
Immerse yourself in the heart of Latin American culture as your party of 4 spends 7 nights in a luxurious 2 bedroom apartment in the center of Buenos Aires. The Rosedal (rose garden) is in this neighborhood – alive with restaurants and boutiques – while a quick subway ride will bring you to La Catedral, the home church of Pope Francis. Explore the many nearby barrios (neighborhoods) as you enjoy the culture, food and spirit of Argentina!
• 7 nights in a 2 bedroom luxury apartment,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, balcony
• Sleeps 4
• Mutually agreed upon date between May 2018 and July 2019.
booked by June 20, 2018 (45 days after the auction)
Restrictions: December 2018; January & February 2019;
April 14-22, 2019.
• Currently available Spring Break (3/23/2019 – 3/31/2019)
• 60,000 United Airline miles
21. Fish On! The Rogue
Two anglers will hit the Rogue River with highly rated fishing guide Greg Eide. Greg provides his guests with maximum fishing action in addition to providing superior service. Get ready to cast your bid.
• 1-Day drift boat trip for 2 people
• Greg Eide Guide Service
• Includes lunch and beverages
• During Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Chinook run
22. Home Sweet Home Improvement Package
Your home improvement project just got easier and the “honey do” list shorter. Whether a small remodel or major renovation, this package has everything you need to make your home update dreams a reality. We’ve even included the maid!
• 20 Gallons of Forrest Paint (includes rental of paint
sprayer & power washer)
• $1,000 Gift certificate, Evergreen Roofing of Oregon
• $1,000 Gift certificate, Imperial Floors
• $1,000 Gift certificate, Merry Maids
• 4 Hours design work, Neil Kelly Company
• 4 Hours handyman service, Neil Kelly Company
23. John Deere Green
Nothing runs like a Deere! This John Deere X350 lawn tractor – the first offering from the Select Series range – is no exception to that rule. Boasting Twin TouchTM Foot Pedal cruise control and a 12.2kW engine power, your neighbors will be envious. Thanks to Papé, this workhorse will tame your lawn in no time!
• John Deere X350 Riding Lawn Mower
(or a model of comparable value)
• Cutting Width 42 inches
• Engine Power 12.2kW
• Forward speed up to 4.97 mph
• Recommended mowing area up to 8000m2
24. California Dreamin’ Come True
The exclusive Balboa Bay Club is your destination for an all-expense paid luxurious 3 nights/4 days of relaxation on the California coast. Fly away to the sun and surf of Newport Beach and live your California dreams!
• 3 Nights/4 days at Balboa Bay Resort
• Airfare for 2 (coach)
• All meals & beverages included
• Harbor tour
• No date restrictions
25. Ducks & Ems Baseball, America’s Pastime
The all-American game of baseball will be twice the fun when it’s two games: one each with the Ducks and the Ems. You and your guests will have two great evenings enjoying the games from the premier seats in the Carl’s Jr. suite at PK Park. The Eugene Ems game is 18 seats plus ballpark food; the Ducks game features 16 tickets and plenty of hot pizza. Play ball (and play ball)!
• Ems baseball/ 4 suite seats and room for 14 friends
- 2018 season – excludes July 3 & 4
- Ballpark food & non-alcoholic beverages
• Ducks baseball/ 4 suite seats and room for 12 guests
- Friday, May 25, 2018
- 4 giant pizzas
26. Cheer On The Ducks from Caldera
The Ducks will be in California, but you’ll cheer them on against the Golden Bears from this central Oregon luxury home with room for everyone you love! With 5 bedrooms, it sleeps 14-16 comfortably and in style. Five nights away will give you and yours plenty of time to unwind and take advantage of all the outdoor activities Sunriver has to offer in the lovely autumn.
• 5 nights, Caldera home (3,600 ft2)
• Arrive Thursday, September 27; leave Tuesday, October 2
• 5 bedrooms (4 masters), 5½ bathrooms
• Sleeps 14-16
• $200 Costco gift card
27. Summer Fiesta on Spyglass
Enjoy a summer night out with your friends as you eat and drink your way around the lovely Spyglass neighborhood. Leave the cooking and driving to someone else! Oregon Taxi will chauffeur you to your first stop – the lovely Mary Ann Moore’s house – where you will enjoy appetizers and salad; then you will stroll down the street for a scrumptious dinner prepared by Doug & Dawn D. Gubrud; finally, you will end your night with a delicious dessert at Jeff & Molly Elder’s house. Each Mexican-themed course will be paired with festive cocktails. Olé!
• Dinner for 8
• Mutually agreed upon date in June, July, or August 2018
28. Your “The Thrill of It All” Tour: Sam Smith tickets
& the Arlington Club
You’ve heard him on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Fallon. Now you and your guest can experience the musical artistry of Sam Smith live during his “The Thrill of It All Tour” at the Moda Center, September 7. Enjoy the concert in premier seats, then relax and rest in luxury at the Arlington Club. World class entertainment for a world-class Friday night!
• 2 Tickets, Sam Smith’s “The Thrill of It All” tour
• Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Moda Center
• 1 Night, the Arlington Club
No need to travel to Bavaria (or Mt. Angel) when Tripp & Sherri Nelson open their lovely home to you and your friends for an OctoberFEAST complete with brats and beer, Matthias Graf’s homemade spaetzle (served by President Suzanne Graf), sauerbraten and Marist’s own brand of entertainment. An evening that will make history!
• Dinner for 20, beverages included
• Live entertainment in the Marist tradition
• Mutually agreed upon September or October evening
30. Treat yourself to a Staycation at the Hyatt
Relax in the sophisticated style of the Hyatt Hotel at Oakway Center. Fine dining, shopping and scenic riverfront paths are just steps away. Pampering is good for your body and soul!
• 1 Night at the Hyatt Hotel
• $100 Gift certificate Pastini
• $150 Gift certificate Miss Meers
• $200 Gift certificate Oakway Center
• 2 Spa treatments Chikara Spa ($75 each)
• 2 Complimentary sessions Barre 3
• Champagne, The Broadway
• Chocolates from Euphoria Chocolate Company
31. Fazio and Nicklaus and You!
You and your favorite golf partner will enjoy 2 rounds of exceptional golf (carts included) at Pronghorn. Golf the Jack Nicklaus Signature course, enjoy a restful night at the resort and then play the Tom Fazio Championship course the next day, hosted by a member of the club.
• 2 Rounds, with cart, Jack Nicklaus Signature course
• 2 Rounds, with cart, Tom Fazio Championship course, hosted
• 2 nights, Junior Suite- King bed
• Mutually agreed upon dates
32. Authentic Louisiana Gumbo Dinner
(with your 2018 Auction Chairs as your Servers!)
If southern cuisine and fun pique your interest, this party is for you. Enjoy an evening with friends in your home, the Moore’s or the Gupta’s, as you experience and share in the delights and tastes from New Orleans. Louisiana native Dr. Akshay Gupta will whip up some authentic southern cuisine with ingredients shipped straight from Louisiana. (You’ll think you’re in the Big Easy.) You and up to 9 guests (5 couples) will be served appetizers and a multi-course meal by Dr. Gupta’s amazing sous chef and wife, Cindy, assisted by your 2018 Auction Chairs – David & Tracie Gonyea and Andy & Donna Moore. Two bottles of excellent French wine and other requested Bigfoot beverages will be provided. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience delicious and authentic southern cuisine with friends.
• Dinner for 10 (5 couples)
• 2 bottles of an excellent French wine
• Other Bigfoot Beverages as requested
33. The Cuisine of India with the Reddys & Vaikuntams
The Reddys graciously open their home, hearts and wine cellar for a dinner party of 8 hosted with the Vaikuntams. Savor the cuisine of India prepared by your hosts, paired with specialty cocktails and exceptional vintages. You’ll be transported to an exotic world, right here in Eugene!
• Dinner for 8
• Cocktails & wine included
• Mutually agreed upon date
34. Blazers and Bence
Our game plan is perfect for this Portland Trailblazers adventure for 4. Your journey begins the moment you merge onto I-5 headed for the Moda Center in a new Volvo XC60R, yours for two days. Prior to tip-off, you’ll be the guests of Brian Wheeler, Voice of the Blazers, for pre-game media interviews and tour. You’ll also get to join Brian at the broadcast table during this Blazer game of your choice. Relax that evening at the Crowne Plaza and enjoy a Nike campus tour with master storyteller and 40-year Nike employee Steve Bence the next day.
• Volvo XC60R for 2 days
• 2 Deluxe rooms for 1 night, Crowne Plaza
• 4 Tickets for any Portland Trailblazers game
• 4 Guests hosted by Brian Wheeler – “Voice of the Blazers”
• 2 Parking passes
• Nike campus tour for 4 with Steve Bence - gifted runner,
master storyteller, 40-Year Nike employee
• Mutually agreed upon date
35. Seattle Has it All - Waiting for You
Hop aboard Amtrak with your guest and choo-choo your way up to Seattle for a 2018 Mariners game. A tour of Starbucks and accommodations at the Edgewater will make it the perfect weekend package. Come football season, use your tickets to the Seahawks as an excuse to return to the Emerald City. Any way you arrange it, it’s fun in Seattle!
• 2 Adult round-trip tickets, Amtrak
• $400 Gift certificate, Edgewater
• Tour of Starbucks Corporate Headquarters
with coffee and pastries
• 2 Mariners tickets*, premium, front row, first base line.
Includes access to the Terrace Club and Hit it Here Café
• 2 Seahawks tickets, club level, 45-yard line
Mutually agreed upon dates