Look for additional items in the Big Board in the Addendum on the evening of the Auction.
The Big Board items will be auctioned by electronic bidding to add to the excitement.
Summer in the Mountains
Escape to leisure and adventure amid the magnificent San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. Vacation in luxury with seven nights lodging in this two-bedroom residence that can accommodate up to six people at the Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride, Colorado for the week of August 6-13, 2016. (That is the week before Strake Jesuit starts - matriculation is August 15-16 and the first day of class is August 17.) The lodge offers complimentary transfers from the Telluride or Montrose airports, and valet parking for one vehicle.
Donated by Lettie Harrell and Taylor Davies
Getaway to the Caribbean
Spend two nights in a Junior Suite at the world renowned Grace Bay Club, located in Turks and Caicos. Perched on 11 acres of immaculate beachfront, Grace Bay Club offers an idyllic haven for uninterrupted relaxation. Your vacation getaway includes full breakfast daily, afternoon tea, tennis, non-motorized water sports, and personal concierge.
Restrictions: Blackout dates in 2016: Jan 01-02, Feb10-20, Mar 09- Apr 02, Nov 23-26, Dec 22 – Jan 7 2017. Travel must take place between April 10, 2016 – April 9, 2017. Must be booked 45 days prior to arrival date. Maximum occupancy of 2 people.
Donated by the Grace Bay Club
Go West Young Man…come relax in Pirates Cove in West Galveston
Enjoy a five night stay at this private home in Pirates Cove. This Galveston bay house, close by Galveston Country Club Golf Course, has 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths (3 king rooms, one twin bedroom, and 1 bunk room on the ground floor). The house sleeps 12 comfortably. Also featured is a private swimming pool, extended decks overlooking the canal, covered porch, underwater and overhead fishing lights, deck furniture, and wireless internet. The large ground level is perfect for entertaining with an outdoor bar, gas grill and 55" TV. A golf cart is also included. A $200 VISA gift card will help stock the refrigerator! May be booked for a mutually agreed upon date within one year of the auction but holidays are excluded. No smoking, pets or unsupervised groups under the age of 25.
Donated by Nicole and David Elder
Get Your Antique Road Show Fix
This ranch home is yours for the week of the Marburger antique show. Spend a relaxing time in this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath house located on 144 acres. This ranch house escape is located just over one mile from Round Top!
Marburger week is September 27 - October 1, 2016 but other dates may be available if you prefer. Easter and Thanksgiving weeks are not available.
Donated by Cindy and Kendall Miller
Gone Fishing – Polebenders
Cast out a line for this father/son trip to Polebenders Fishing Lodge for four people. This is a father-son trip for two fathers and two sons. This trip is for two nights and one full day of guided fishing. This guy's paradise is located in Seadrift, Texas which is a short two hour drive south from Houston. Lodging, meals, and boat fishing are all provided. At night, guests will enjoy sitting by the bonfire or hanging out in the game room.
No need to pack blankets or towels, but guests should bring their own fishing gear. No alcohol is provided.
Donated by Julie and Carlos Leon, Barbara and Phil Maley
Weekend Getaway at the Oasis in Palacios, TX
Enjoy a weekend getaway in the heart of the Texas coast- Palacios, Texas. Your stay will be in a converted loft sleeping 6-8 comfortably. It sits close to Palacios’ South Bay and its fishing piers, Main Street’s excellent bookstore and coffee shop, Mexican food, barbeque, and fresh local seafood. Also close by are excellent bird-watching sites and historic coastal site. This is everything you could want for a relaxing vacation.
Donated by Lucy Lunt and Wayne Donowho
Galveston, Oh Galveston
Leave your worries in the city and head down to Pirate’s Beach for a fall or spring weekend getaway. This beachfront house has five bedrooms and three baths and is beautifully decorated. Stop by Randall’s on the way to stock the fridge with this $300 gift card.
Excludes holidays. No smoking, pets or unsupervised groups under the age of 25
Donated by Leah and Steve Ragiel, Randall’s
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
A winter or summer Colorado getaway awaits you at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa. This trip is for three nights, and includes breakfast for four individuals each day. One day of private ski instruction for up to six people is included.
Please make reservations in advance.
Exceptions: Not valid during holidays and not valid December 20, 2016 to January 2, 2017. Offer expires March 30, 2017. Gratuities not included.
Donated by Martha and Dan Rutledge, Maky and Carlos Abello,
Diane Neste - Beaver Creek Ski School
Sea Captains Take Note!
Come spend a week in Rockport, Texas! This unique Key Allegro vacation rental property boasts its very own dock right on the waterfront. The dock is a prime spot for fishing, sunning, or just dipping your toes in while you read a good book.
This is a vacation home built for outdoor relaxing. Wind down in the shade on the covered patio, or enjoy the sunshine on the upper or lower decks that overlook the canal. The bright, open living space; with its vaulted ceilings and cheery beach-themed décor, comes fully equipped with a stereo system, flat screen TV, high-speed internet, and a cupboard full of cards and board games to enjoy after a day at the beach. The house comfortably accommodates 8 people with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A $200 AMEX card is included to help stock the refrigerator.
Restrictions: Travel must take place 18 months from auction, select 3 available weeks and owners will book it for you in order of your priority and availability.
Donated by Kathleen and David Pluchinsky
Argentina Big Game Hunt
If you want to hunt Big Game Species, then TGB Outfitters has a hunt for you!
Buyer and a guest will arrive at Santa Rosa Airport in La Pampa, Argentina and will hunt multiple big game species. They will spend seven days/seven nights in a first class hunting lodge complete with meals. The donor has provided $500 credit toward the first 5 trophies taken by each hunter. Maximum credit per trophy is $500 that will be deducted from trophy fee according to current price list. Trophy prep, field prep and transportation of trophy to shipper are included. Hunting season is March 1 through May 30, 2016 or 2017. Hunting license required and costs $250-$650, depending on species. Weapons permits to be obtained upon arrival
Restrictions: Trip expires May 30,2017. Hunter provides rifles and ammunition. Additional hunters and/or observers may be added at buyer’s expense. Does not include travel to Santa Rosa Airport, La Pampa.
Donated by TGB Outfitters
Weekend Hunt at Chili Canyon Ranch
Enjoy a weekend hunt in the Texas Hill Country at Chili Canyon Ranch in Tarpley, Texas. A maximum of four hunters will enjoy hunting exotics, whitetail, and feral hogs.
Buyer provides Texas hunting license, guns and ammo. This hunt will take place on a mutually agreeable date.
Donated by Pearl Summers Garza and Art Garza III
Celebrate the 4th at Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch
Experience a vacation where you can enjoy the charm of a ranch, the comforts of a luxury resort, and true Texas hospitality. Set within the beautiful Texas Hill Country lies Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch. Spend the week of July 2-9, 2016 in a 2-bedroom condo at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch. The golf course of the adjacent Hyatt Hill Country Resort is available to guests. Sea World and Fiesta Texas are both nearby. Date is not flexible.
Donated by Jill and Phil Ribbeck
Adventure Beckons from the Island Jewel of the Western Caribbean
Enjoy a 4 night stay at the Las Verandas and Villas. Relax in a 2 bedroom villa with a private infinity edge pool with stunning views of the azure Caribbean. Located on the largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan. Accommodation is for up to four guests, and includes full breakfast daily.
Reservations based upon availability. Not valid over holidays and Peak Season. Reservation must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance.
Donated by Las Verandas and Villas
Weekend at Sargent Bay
Relax with a four-night stay at this beautiful bay house that accommodates 18 guests and is located on Caney Creek. The home has 4 bedrooms (3 queen, 2 double, 2 twin trundle beds and 2 futons), 3 1/2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, central air and heat, electric fireplace, covered porch, and a covered deck with a swing near the water. There is an above ground pool with deck. The pier is lighted at night for fishing and has a lighted fish cleaning station, room to tie off your boat and Jet Skis. You can fish and crab off the pier but no swimming due to the shallow shell bottom. The Intercoastal Canal and beach area is a two minute boat ride away and 2.5 miles by car. Sargent, Texas is located about 85 miles from Houston.
Must be redeemed by April 1, 2017
Donated by Tama and John Dorman
Summer Vacation along 30-A
Kick off your summer by heading to the beach! This three-bedroom, three-bath beach home with a loft and a private saltwater pool is located in Seagrove, Florida, one mile from Seaside, Florida along scenic Highway 30A. You will enjoy a relaxing week at this home in the Scenic 30-A area of Florida in June 2016. This home is a 4 minute walk to the beach and a 1.4 mile bike ride to famous Seaside with restaurants and rentals along the way. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home also boasts a bonus room with trundle beds and sleeps eight comfortably with two masters - one up and one down.
This get-a-way is super fun and super relaxing with a volleyball set-up, large private salt water pool, cul-de-sac for safe outdoor play, and a Big Green Egg cooker for outdoor dining. There is also a large hammock and third floor tower to take in the beautiful beach sunsets.
Only available for the week of June 11-18, 2016, 36 Bliss Seagrove Beach on 30-A. Family use only.
Donated by Tammy and Kirk Eyring
GOTTA HAVE IT
Country Duo Maddie and Tae
They have a Number One hit under their belts, a second single making its climb up the charts and an album, Start Here. Maddie and Tae have earned two nominations for the 51st AMC Awards. This country girl duo is rocking towards STARDOM! Don’t miss out on owning this collectable guitar autographed by these rising country starlets!
Donated by Steffani and John Polasek, Shelby and Joe Nicknish
Chateau Latour Le Pauillac de Latour, 1996 Pauillac region
A bottle of 1996 Chateau Latour Le Pauillac from Pauillac, France. Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. This region is also famous for Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Donated by Sandra and Brady McConaty
Michael Ian Art
This 36” x 48” brightly colored abstract “photo-painting” on matte plexi-glass is a “WOW!” Michael captures the energy of people and translates it onto film in a manner that is pleasing to the eye. Michael Ian is a professional photographer with more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Ian began his career as an illustrator for the The New Yorker magazine. His passion for photography took over while he assisted master photographers and learned the craft. Fortunately, with the digital age, Mr. Ian has been able to marry the two mediums together to create what he calls photo paintings which he has been producing for the last 6 years.
Donated by Michael Ian Art ~ Special thanks to Patty Bourlon
Silver Cuff AMDG Bracelet
Be the envy of all the Jesuit moms as you wear this beautiful sterling silver cuff bracelet with raised crusader cross. “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” is engraved on the inside of the cuff.
Donated by Dostal’s Jewelry
Villa Veneto Antique Legends Karastan Rug
Karastan rugs are renowned for their exquisite beauty and legacy as the finest power-loomed rugs in the world! Add this beautiful, 8.8’ x 12’, 100% wool rug to any room in your home. Whether creating a new look or making major changes, this rug will look exceptional in your home.
Donated by Venetian Blind Carpet One
2000 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour (Premier Grand Cru Classe -- Pauillac region)
A bottle of 2000 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour, Premiere Grand Cru from Pauillac, France. Château Latour is a First Growth wine estate in Pauillac in the Bordeaux region of France. Latour is best known for its Grand Vin, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, vintages, have been known to sell for astronomical prices at wine auctions! It is rated 100/100 from Wine Spectator and James Suckling and 98/100 by Robert Parker and Wine Enthusiast. It is has been reviewed to be a wine that is drinkable now and sure to impress your dinner guests, but a great one to hold on to for another 10 -15 years if you are a collector seeking appreciation on an investment.
Donated by Florence Nakfoor
Santa Clara Cattle – Brangus Steer – All natural, Organic, Grass fed
From the rolling hills of Leon County Texas, One Santa Clara Cattle, Brangus steer. Raised from birth on the Santa Clara Cattle Ranch, pure and Natural. No hormones, antibiotics nor supplements ever given, these steers have never left the ranch. No pesticides nor herbicides have been used on the ranch in 12 years and all feed is generated on the ranch. You have the option to select ‘in field’, and the steer has a minimum hoof weight of 1200 lbs. The meat yield is a minimum of 600 pounds. You choose the cuts for the butcher, and the tanned hide can be delivered on request. Satisfaction Guaranteed. See more at www.santaclaracattleranch.com As an added bonus… a box freezer for storing your meat and a case of Leona Steakhouse Texas Rub is included!
Donated by Santa Clara Cattle Ranch
Handsome Handmade Knife
This handsome handmade knife features a stainless steel blade with a custom formed handle of a selected hardwood, Cocobolo wood. Along with the uniquely handcrafted leather sheath, this is a truly one-of-a-kind piece that any collector would be proud to own.
Donated by Bob Maldonado
Un Payaso ~ A Clown
This colorful painting on canvas of a scene from a circus called “Mi Hijo Enrique Siempre Quiso Ser Un Payaso” (My son Enrique always wanted to be a clown) was painted by Carlos Sanchez Vegas 1996/1997.
Donated by Maria and Pablo Henning
Tissot His and Her Swiss Watches
Give each other the gift of time … or maybe the gift of being on time! You both will love these Classic Dream quartz watches from the Swiss watchmaker Tissot.
Donated by Pattie and Karl Schmidt
The Big Green Egg
It’s a grill! It’s an oven! It’s a smoker! No outdoor kitchen is complete without a Big Green Egg! This Large Egg can cook a 20-pound turkey, 12 burgers, 6 chickens vertically, 8 steaks or 7 racks of ribs vertically. And, it comes complete with a stand, side racks and cooking grids.
Donated by Jill and Tracy Terrell ~ Special thanks to Ace Hardware City
This gorgeous thirteen-piece Rebecca Wood designed nativity was hand stitched by Strake Jesuit moms and volunteers and then expertly finished.
Thank you to the project coordinators Courtenay Browning Butler and Georgia Butta for organizing this tremendous project.
Thank you to the stitchers Carmen Maria de Aldecoa Baizan, Lynn Bahm, Courtenay Browning Butler, Georgia Butta, Causey Coffield, Carrie Fairchild, Pam Lemire, Sandy Rainey and Laurie Walden.
Special thanks to Needle House for their support of this project!
Amethyst and Diamond Cross
You don’t need to have a February birthday to appreciate the beauty of the deep purple amethyst. The four amethyst stones are stunning set in 14k white gold and accented with diamonds in this even-sided cross pendant. An 18” chain is included. The pendant measures about 1” square.
Donated by Houston Jewelry
Say Your Prayers … in a very special way
This individual prayer kneeler will create a special place in your home for prayer and reflection.
Donated by Michelle and Chris Rush
Strake Jesuit alum mom and talented jewelry designer, Gelines Chapa is donating a beautiful selection of necklaces in semi-precious stones on gold and silver chains. More details to come later on the school’s website and SJAuction Facebook page.
Donated by Gelines Jewelry, Gelines Chapa
Craig Biggio Autographed Hall of Fame Astros jersey
Often regarded as the greatest all-around player in Astros history; seven-time All Star and recent Hall of Fame inductee, Craig Biggio, played his entire career with the Houston Astros. Add this special framed Craig Biggio Hall of Fame Astros Jersey signed by the legend to your collection.
Many thanks to Craig Biggio, Quinn Hebert, Jacque and Terry Townend
Houston Texans Helmet Signed by the Defensive Starters
Add an autographed helmet signed by the Houston Texans defensive starters to your sports memorabilia collection. Signees are JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing, Jared Crick, Quintin Demps, Kareem Jackson, Kevin Johnson, Johnathan Joseph, Benardrick McKinney, Whitney Mercilus, John Simon, and Vince Wilfork.
Donated by Jen and Mike Vrabel
You and your fellow LSU Tigers football fan will have excellent seats (Section 304, Row 38, Seats 19-20) to enjoy a home game of your choice in the 2016 season.
Donated by Jill and Phil Ribbeck.
JJ Watt Jersey
Official NFL Houston Texans jersey #99 autographed by JJ Watt in custom frame. Own a reminder of this three-time, NFL Defensive Player of the Year, dangerous pass rusher, stout run stuffer, and enormous handed havoc wreaker with a serious vertical jump!
Donated by Jen and Mike Vrabel
Notre Dame vs. Texas Football Weekend
… and no airfare needed! This package has four tickets to the September 3, 2016 game at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Your weekend stay will be luxurious at the newly opened Hotel Granduca Austin where you have two rooms for the weekend. Check-in Friday, September 2nd and stay until Sunday, September 4th.
Donated by Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi, Rear Admiral John W. Koenig
THIS is for the Aggies. It’s four tickets in a suite at Kyle Field where you will be joined by Fr. Jeff Johnson, SJ for the Texas A&M vs. Tennessee football game on October 8, 2016. Your suite hosts are SJ parents Cindy & Kendall Miller and Jacque & Terry Townend.
Donated by Cindy and Kendall Miller, Jacque and Terry Townend
Hoop It Up with the Rockets
Come cheer on the Rockets during the 2016-2017 season. Four guests will be hosted by David Elder in a suite during a regular season game on a mutually agreed upon date.
Donated by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Nicole and David Elder
Carlos Correa #1 Houston Astros Jersey
Your Houston sports memorabilia collection is not complete without this jersey! Carlos Correa was drafted first overall by the Houston Astros in the 2012 MLB Draft. This dynamic player made his MLB debut as shortstop for the Astros last season, and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
Donated by Marcie & Brian Peters ~ Thank you to Carlos Correa
It’s in the Stars!
Enjoy watching a Skeeters baseball game in an air-conditioned suite at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. This package is for 20 people and includes five parking passes and peanuts and popcorn! The suite includes a private exterior balcony, TV, and private restroom. Choose an available Sunday - Thursday game before the end of the 2016 season.
Donated by Doris and Joe Gurecky, Tama and John Dorman, Gurecky Manufacturing Services, Inc.
Spruce up your golf equipment with this PRO Staff golf bag in black and a dozen DRIVEN Distance golf balls. Be the BEST looking carrier in your foursome with this bag! It has six club compartments, eight zipper compartments, reinforced stand base, full-leather head cover, professional ergonomic grips, and an adjustable leather strap. Fore!
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thierry and DRIVEN Golf
AROUND THE TOWN
A Day of Fishing in Galveston Bay
Ready to find some fishing hotspots in Galveston Bay? This guided fishing trip with Capt. Derek Lechler and Shane Lechler, (#9 Houston Texans punter) for trout and redfish is perfect for you. Trip is for 3 people, daylight to 1pm. You can bring your own gear or tell Capt. Lechler when you book the trip, and he will bring gear for you. Bait, drinks, and lunch will be provided. Bring your salt water fishing license and get ready to have some great fish stories.
Donated by Shane Lechler
Channel Your Inner Sommelier
Enjoy six quality wines from all over the world, wine education and light snacks during your private, guided, seated wine tasting for 10-16 people at The Nice Winery’s, Houston wine tasting studio. Ryan Levy and Ian Eastveld are sommeliers, winemakers, wine educators, and Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs. Their hand crafted, boutique wines are poured in top restaurants and have won gold medals in internationally recognized wine competitions.
Donated by The Nice Winery
Feast for 12 in the Garden
Invite your friends to join you for this outdoor dinner for twelve in the New Lathe House at Tiny Boxwoods. Enjoy the unique ambience and picturesque gardens while dining amongst your friends at this hidden Houston treasure. With a fabulous menu, artisan bread, and fresh baked pastries and desserts this truly one-of-a-kind restaurant will provide an unforgettable feast.
Donated by Tiny Boxwoods
Crawfish & Shrimp Boil
Get ready for your crawfish and shrimp boil for 20 people! New Orleans native, Jerry Eumont, and Craig Popp will prepare a feast for you including boiled crawfish, steamed shrimp, and jambalaya. Dinner will be prepared and served at your home. They have cooked countless crawfish boils and have mastered the technique of cooking the perfect batch of crawfish. This is a meal you do not want to miss! Event is to take place during crawfish season, March through May 2017. Expiration date is May 31, 2017.
Laissez les bon temps rouler... Let the good times roll!
Donated by Kristi and Jerry Eumont, Nancy and Craig Popp
STRAKE JESUIT SPECIAL
Warm Up with the Spirit of Strake Jesuit
A one-of-a-kind quilt made from twenty-five Strake Jesuit T-shirts featuring each varsity sport and numerous school clubs.
Donated by Jill and Phil Ribbeck
Reserved Parking for Crusader Football Games
No need to fight the crowds when you can enjoy a reserved parking spot for all 2016 home varsity football games.
Donated by Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Strake Jesuit Mother-Son Luncheon
With good food and good friends, enjoy a premium table for ten at the 2016 Mother-Son Luncheon on October 19, 2016. Reservations are required.
Donated by the Strake Jesuit Mothers’ Club
The Ultimate Tailgate
Choose a varsity Strake Jesuit football home game in 2016 and the tailgate will be taken care of for you! The barbeque experts from The Pit Room will provide a two meat catering package for 50 people that includes two sides, sauce, homemade pickles, bread, etc. All of their side dishes are homemade and the mac-n-cheese is simply amazing! Drinks, tables, and chairs will be provided.
Donated by The Pit Room, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Day of Golf with Fr. Johnson
Spend the day golfing at the prestigious Champions Golf Club. The day includes a round of golf, and lunch at the club for two with Fr. Jeff Johnson, SJ and member Jack Borland. Proper attire is required. Expires April 9, 2017 but the date will have to be mutually decided.
Donated by Donna and Jack Borland
Remember the 2015 Crusader Football Season
Who is the biggest fan of the Strake Jesuit Fighting Crusaders? You are? Then you will certainly want this package! This official Jesuit varsity helmet is signed by the entire varsity playoff roster – all 97 players who made the team’s success possible. And, this football signed by varsity players is an actual game ball from the playoffs! A roster and photos are included.
Donated by the 2015 Strake Jesuit Varsity Football Team
Fr. Lahart Blessed Bible
Family bible blessed by Fr. Daniel K. Lahart, SJ. This would make a great wedding or graduation gift, or even a housewarming gift if you decide not to keep it for yourself!
Donated by Mary Regina, Fr Daniel K. Lahart, SJ
Boots Fit for a …Crusader
Strake Jesuit student? Alumni? Dad? Teacher? All of these guys will want these boots! These Lucchese custom Strake Jesuit roper or western style boots in dressy black calf leather will be made in their size after the auction. A pair will be on display at the Big Board so make sure to come by and see them in person!
Donated by Cavender’s and the Cavender family
…And for Ms. Crusader
We didn’t forget about you! You can also choose from a pair of Lucchese custom Strake Jesuit roper or western style boots in dressy black calf leather in your size to be made after the auction.
Donated by Cavender’s and the Cavender family