One of my dear friends, one of the group of us who is putting together the fundraiser for the Martin Stevens Family, well, she is a genius. She has called and emailed every connection she has, plus plenty of people that she doesn't know, and she has almost single-handedly pulled together the items for auction. We've each been able to get some items, but she's hit a home run while we just made it to first or second. (Whoa, I think that is the first sports analogy I've ever used.) She's creative, that one, and determined. You definitely want her on your team if you ever need to plan an event such as ours.
We have several other items that are on their way but right now, this is the list of what we have in hand. If you live in Houston, please attend our event. Follow the "An Evening of Cause" blue heart link to the right for details.
Below is a list of the auction items we currently have:
For the Sports Fan:
4 Club Level tickets with Parking Pass to the Astros v. the Florida Marlins Tuesday, August 18, 2009
4 Tickets to see the Astros v. the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, September 10, 2009
Jersey signed and framed by Houston Rocket, Yao Ming. (Note: this will be a live auction item)
Basketball signed by Houston Rocket, Tracy McGrady. (Note: this will be a live auction item)
Football signed by Eli Manning. (Note: this will be a live auction item)
Hosted round of golf for three on the River Oaks Golf Course with club cocktails following the round (Note: this will be a live auction item).
For the Family:
Kemah Boardwalk Family Four Pack including all day ride passes, skill game passes, roller coaster passes and admission to the 4-D Sponge Bob movie.
Capture your precious memories with photos by Houston photographer Evin Thayer. Sitting fee and cost of one 5x7 is free.
Start a tradition by purchasing then handing down this beautiful quilt made by Martin Steven’s aunt.
Frame this 8 x 10 quilt or display it in the home. Made by Patty Henry, Boise, ID.
This wall hanging or table topper is from a collection of fabrics by Paula Nadelstern who is known for her wonderful kaleidoscope quilts. She presently has a one woman show at the Folk Art Museum in New York City. (The first woman ever to have a one person show). This is her new line of fabrics called "Nuance. " The piece is 40 by 40 inches was made to highlight the beautiful design and colors (Note: this will be a live auction item)
For the Art Lover:
Houston native, Sam Caldwell, best known for his work with Ducks Unlimited and Coastal Conservation Association brings coastal scenes of waterfowl and game fish to life in his watercolors. Now you can own a signed print by this fabulous artist.
Script from the movie “Philadelphia” signed by Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Tom Hanks and Mary Steinbergen.
Framed print by renowned painter Terry Redlin, one of the country’s most widely collected painters of wildlife and Americana.
Say you love her with flowers. Take home a beautiful arrangement the night of the event then contact Becky Mosier to arrange for a custom floral arrangement at a later date.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a 60 minute personalized facial at Persona Day Spa.
Four pairs of earrings and bracelet from Shrem's Gems. Jewelry is hand made and includes Swaroski crystals, fresh water pearls and turqoise.
Hand made glass pendant from Holly's Folly Glass.
“Bitch Basket” by NPR commentator and author Hollis Gillespie. Includes signed copies of all of Hollis’ books, a coffee mug, t-shirt, sly swatter, pink flamingo, Slim Jim and a Moon Pie.
For Couples or Friends:
Enjoy a day in Austin while obtaining a Concealed Handgun License. Classes are for two people but must be taken in Austin.
Take Two. Spend two nights at the Hilton Medical Center. Breakfast included.
Cyclone Anaya’s gift basket. Including bottle of tequila, two golf shirts, custom shaker, and gift certificates.
Steak night for 25 at Beer Island. Gather the carnivores for a night out.
Take the manpower out of vacuuming with the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner.
Beef it’s what’s for dinner! Cross bred calf processed and ready to fill your freezer (Note: this will be a live auction item).
So, what do you think? Looks good, that's what I think.