Big Board




BIG BOARD
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.


GOTTA HAVE IT

Gib Singleton Crucifix
This 6” gold crucifix was created by Gib Singleton, the artist who made several pieces found on campus such as the Stations of the Cross in the Lahart Chapel.
Donated by Galerie Zugar

Mixed Media Canvas Painting
Take home this beautiful mixed media canvas painting by the very talented artist, Kirsten McLean. The painting measures 3” tall and 4” wide.
Donated by Segreto Gallery and Kirsten McLean

Al’s Handmade Boots
You will enjoy the perfect fit of this pair of custom handmade cowboy boots for a man or a woman. These custom boots are French calf with a basic design and also come with a matching belt.
Donated by Al’s Handmade Boots

Beads of Blessing Rosary
The rosary can be recited with style using this uniquely handcrafted rosary from Beads of Blessing. All metal parts are sterling silver. Keep it for yourself or honor someone’s sacrament with this memorable set.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kehoe, Beads of Blessing

Oriental Rug
A perfect addition to your home, this Karastan Empress Kirman rug was created in earth tones measures approximately 5’9” x 9’.
Donated by Venetian Blind Carpet One Floor & Home

Silver Stars
A set of needlepoint stars hand-stitched by Strake Jesuit moms (past and present) and finished to hang as ornaments are sure to become a family treasure. Each star measures six inches across.
Donated by the Strake Jesuit Needlepoint Stitchers

Spruce Up Your Home
Not sure where to begin? A one hour consultation with one of Houston’s finest decorators Leslie Minter from Leslie’s Décor & Design will help you develop a plan. She can help you update your entrance hall, dining room or any room in your home with a $1500 gift certificate from Lighting Inc. Finally, get your closet, pantry or photos organized with the help of Julie Hibbs, organizer extraordinaire! A $100 Berings gift card will help cover some supplies. Lighting Inc. certificate expires Nov. 30, 2014
Donated by Brad Bailey – Lighting Inc, Leslie’s Décor & Design, Julie Hibbs – Squared Away, Bering’s

Bible
Family bible blessed by Father 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 and Father Daniel K. Lahart, SJ

Be Dazzled
This dazzling moon stone necklace with pave diamond cross is a must have! This piece would make a fabulous Mother’s Day gift!
Created and donated by Gelines Chapa

Wine for a Very Special Occasion
Two bottles of 1982 Chateau Haut-Brion wine. Tasting notes say, “So velvety, silky and beautifully evolved that food is not necessary with this wine. An incredible expression of ripeness, finesse and opulence at the same time. Very long finish. This wine is at its peak but it should remain at this level for at least a decade.”
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rabalais

Crusader Cross Rosary
Custom-designed rosary with a large silver crusader cross set with a green garnet drusy and black lava beads.
Donated by Barbara Bone

Twelve Days of Christmas
A needlepoint set of the Twelve Days of Christmas hand-stitched by Strake Jesuit moms (past and present) and finished to hang as ornaments. Each piece is 3.2” round.
Donated by the Strake Jesuit Needlepoint Stitchers

Antique Virgin Mary Coin Pendant Necklace
One of a kind! This beautifully handcrafted necklace in 18k rose gold features an antique coin pendant. The coin is almost 1,000 years old and depicts the Virgin Mary seated on a throne wearing religious robes. Extremely special because coins of this age are rarely found in this condition. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Donated by Melissa Braniff Designs

Crusader Cross Cuff Bracelet
Beautiful ladies sterling silver Crusader cross cuff bracelet embellished with created rubies. This piece was custom made for our auction by Chris Dostal. It is an amazing bracelet that will look beautiful on you!
Donated by Dostal Jewelers

Sterling Silver Pendant
Stunning custom sterling silver pendant in a four triad design. This piece has twelve full cut round diamonds VVS2 clarity F color. This timeless piece is a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.
Donated by Diamond Cutters International

“Edge of Dawn” Painting
Mixed media painting on board by Tracey Tarling titled “Edge of Dawn.” The size of this piece is 48” x 18”. Tracey Tarling was born on the West Coast in Vancouver B.C. Canada. Tracey has studied printmaking, painting and sculpture at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and brush painting with Master Ari Tomita at the Vancouver Academy of Art.
Donated by Mr. Larry Ross


GREAT ESCAPES

Weekend Hunt at Chili Canyon Ranch
Enjoy a Hill Country weekend hunt at Chili Canyon Ranch in Tarpley, Texas. A maximum of four hunters will enjoy hunting exotics, whitetail, and feral hogs.
Buyer will choose an available date between November 1, 2014 and early February 2015. Hunters will supply their own guns, ammo and hunting license.
Donated by Art Garza III and Pearl Summers Garza

African Safari
Let Sun Africa Safaris take care of all details as they guide you for eight days across South Africa in search of common springbuck (South American national animal), black springbuck, white springbuck, steenbuck, duiker, and more! The safari is all-inclusive: meals, drinks and guides. Enjoy comfortable accommodations in the stone built lodge with a great view of the surrounding mountains. All rooms are en suite with hot shower, basin, and flush toilet. Meals are prepared in traditional ranch-style, using choice cuts of meat hunted by clients. Electricity is supplied via solar power with a generator backup. Guests arrive on day 1, hunt on days 2-9 and depart on day 10 (eight full days of hunting!) Sun Africa has access to over one million acres of outstanding hunting properties in South Africa. Seize this truly amazing experience of scenery, hunting, and cultural wonders!
Package is valid through April 2015. Buyer should book soon to get choice of dates. Safari is for one hunter, but additional hunters and/or observers may be added at buyer’s expense. Package may be upgraded to 10, 12, 14 or 21 days at buyer’s expense. www.sun-africa.co.za
Donated by Sun Africa Safaris and Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Moolman

Gary Creek Ranch
Head to Clifton, Texas for this father/son two-day, guided deer hunt. Lodging and meals provided. You will hunt for one buck and one doe. The buck will be a management class deer that will gross score about 120 inches or less on the Boone and Crockett. Deer season normally begins the first weekend in November and ends the first weekend in January.
Date to be mutually agreeable with Gary Creek Ranch. Buyer will be responsible for guns, ammunition, transportation to and from the ranch as well as obtaining hunting licenses and all processing and care of their harvest.
Harvest not guaranteed (wounded animals count as a harvest.) Expires April 12, 2015
Donated by Mr. Wally Penberthy

Galveston, Oh Galveston
Leave your worries in the City and head to Pointe West Beach Club for a weekend get-away (Friday to Sunday)! You and your family will love this beautiful three-bedroom/three-bathroom oceanfront condominium. What are you waiting for? Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Excludes holidays and Memorial Day and Labor Day
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt

Thanksgiving Holiday in Florida
Gather with family for a fun-filled Thanksgiving break in this beautiful six bedroom/four bathroom beach home in Watercolor, Florida. www.360blueproperties.com.
Valid November 22-29, 2014 only
Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Chen Wei Lee

Last Blast of Summer
Before heading back to school, head to the beach! This three bedroom plus loft beach home with private saltwater pool is located in Seagrove, Florida, one mile from Seaside, Florida along 30-A in the Florida Panhandle.
Available for the week of July 26 to August 3, 2014 only.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Eyring

Rollin’ On the River
Take your family to this getaway on the Colorado River that accommodates 20 with one king and one full bed, three queen beds, three sets of bunks and several futons. Matagorda Beach is just about a 15-minute boat or car ride away! Ski, tube or swim in the river and frolic in the home’s generously-sized pool. Head across the yard to the double-decker pier and fish, crab or bask in the sun. The pier has two boat slips with lifts and a sink to clean your catch. If you’re up for salt-water fishing, take off for the Matagorda docks. And when it’s time to fill your belly and slake your thirst, stoke the. The home has all the vacation essentials – a barbeque pit and a margarita machine!
Reserve for a mutually agreeable date with at least two weeks notice before April 12, 2015. Buyer supplies any boats or water sports gear. No pets in the house, which is also smoke-free.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Voyles

Argentina Big Game Hunt
If you want to hunt Big Game Species, then we have 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 buyer are included. Hunting license required and costs $250-$650 depending on species. Weapons permits to be obtained upon arrival in Argentina. Hunting season is March 1 through July 30.
Trip expires July 30, 2015. Hunter provides rifles and ammunition. Additional hunters and/or observers may be added at buyer’s expense.
Donated by TGB Outfitters

Happy in Honduras
Escape with this four-night stay for up to four people in a two bedroom villa with a private infinity edge pool and stunning views of the Caribbean at Las Verandas in Roatan, Honduras. Your stay includes a round of golf for four at the Black Pearl Golf Course, a Pete Dye Championship Golf Course. Note that United Airlines flies direct to Roatan. www.las-verandas.com.
Trip expires May 1, 2015
Donated by Las Verandas

Fall Getaway in Colorado
Spend one week in this three bedroom/three bathroom condominium in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! The condo sleeps 7-9 people.
For more details and pictures, see www.vrbo.com/429645. Available October 1 through November 15, 2014 only. Buyer is asked to make their reservation by July 15, 2014.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lindeman

Country Weekend – Hog Hunt
Head to the Polasek Ranch for three days and two nights. This package is for two families of four, three adult couples or four father-son pairs. The ranch is located 90 miles SW of Hwy 59 from Houston between Edna and Halletsville, Texas. The event will be hosted by two Strake Jesuit families and will provide the buyer with a customized experience including meals and beverages. The modern ranch house has A/C, heat, TV and bunk beds. The 325-acre ranch offers a wide range of activities including clay pigeon shooting, hog hunting, pond fishing and campfires. Guns, ammunition, hunting blinds, baited hunting areas, clays, hearing protection, tackle and bait, experienced advisors and game cleaners are available. Also enjoy the use of a 4-wheeler and Polaris Ranger! Best times to enjoy the ranch are mid January through June. If September or mid January are chosen, there is a chance to jump shoot ducks as well.
This trip is available May 2014, September 2014, mid January 2015 through mid February 2015. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Polasek and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nicknish

Galveston Bay Fishing Trip
Saltwater Adventures takes you to where the fish are biting. This trip is for up to four people. Rods, reels and tackle are included. You will fish West Bay, East Bay, and Trinity Bay. Most of our bay fishing expeditions feature drift fishing from the boat which is available year round. Wade fishing expeditions are available upon request and are only recommended during certain times of the year. Speckled Trout and Redfish are the main catches in bay fishing. Saltwater Adventures uses a variety of artificial baits from bass assasins, topwaters, to mirrolures. In bay fishing, we drift the numerous shell pads that are under the surface of the water. Many times during the year groups of birds work the bay system chasing pods of shrimp and shad. Under these birds can be a number of Speckled Trout and Redfish.
Guy W. Foche will be your captain.
For more information see www.saltwateradventures.net . Available April 2014 through December 2014. Buyer supplies their own fishing license.
Donated by Saltwater Adventures, Special thanks to Mr. Bart Reese

Goose Hunt
Don’t miss out on this eight man (or four father/son) guided goose hunt in the “Goose Hunting Capital of the World” – Eagle Lake/East Bernard area. Package includes guides, decoys and equipment. Goose hunting in South Texas is world renown and you will be hunting with one of the best guide services on the prairie – Dos Patos Guide Service and head guide Austin Logan.
Additional hunters may be included at normal rates and all bird cleaning is at hunter’s expense. This adventure is only available during the 2014 season. Hunters provide guns, ammo, gear and valid hunting license. Additional hunters may be added at normal rates.
Donated by Dos Patos Guide Service and Austin Logan, Special thanks to Mr. Bart Reese

Explore Northern Michigan
Nine days in a 3-bedroom home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Sugar Island. The home has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6-8 people. The home is fully stocked - just bring yourselves. Enjoy views of wildlife and the St Mary's River shoreline. There is a lot to see within an hour in any direction from Sault Ste Marie. Transportation is not included. Owner suggests flying into Detroit or Grand Rapids and driving north across the Mackinaw Bridge to the Upper Peninsula. It is about a 5 hour ride. Reserve for any mutually agreeable date, but the first 2 weeks of August are not available.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Myers

SPORTS FANATIC

Gig’em Aggies
Three tickets to Texas A&M vs. Missouri Tigers football game at Kyle Field on November 15, 2014.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn

GO Astros!
Enjoy an exciting night of baseball as the Houston Astros take on the Chicago White Sox. You will have four awesome seats as you will be in the front row behind the dugout. Enjoy dinner before or after the game with your $200 gift card for Sorrento Ristorante Italiano.
Game date is May 17, 2014. Sorrento gift certificate is valid until 4/12/15.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bret Sanders

Geaux Tigers!
Baton Rouge here you come! You and your fellow Tiger fan will have excellent seats to enjoy a great LSU football game of your choice in the 2014 home season. Geaux Tigers!!
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ribbeck

MegaWatt
Take home a piece of NFL history with an autographed JJ Watt #99 official Houston Texans helmet. JJ is the reigning 2012 NL Defensive Player of the Year.
Donated by a friend of the Houston Texans

Round Rock Express Owner’s Experience for Four
A baseball fan’s perfect day with the Round Rock Express located right outside of Austin. Start off the day by on-field viewing of batting practice, then on to a special tour of the facilities, and dinner in the Intel Club. You and 3 guests will watch the game from the special owner’s front row seats. As if that wasn’t enough, you will have four $50 gift certificates to the Railyard team store and a certificate of ownership. Play ball!
2014 Regular Season Games Only- subject to availability
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bret Sanders

Dynamo Package
Brian Ching autographed #25 jersey professionally framed. Four tickets to Dynamo game Section 104, Row C, Seats 1-4 (parking pass included.) Two ladies shirts (size large), two mens T-Shirts, two cups, two hats and a Dynamo scarf.
Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosales, Jr.

JJ Watt Jersey
Official NFL Houston Texans jersey #99 autographed by JJ Watt in custom frame. Own a reminder of this dangerous pass rusher, stout run stuffer, and enormous handed havoc wreaker with a serious vertical jump who had one of the greatest defensive seasons in modern NFL history that will live on in the record books.
Donated by a friend of the Houston Texans

New York Yankees Game in New York
This is a fantastic package for any sports fan … but especially thrilling for a Yankees fan! Package includes 4 Delta Club tickets to a New York Yankees weekend home game and one night in a hotel in New York City.
Buyer has choice of the game. Expires September 30, 2014.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. James Loughlin

Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
Dwight Howard’s authenticated autographed #12 jersey custom-framed with photo.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Alston

Go Texans!
Five tickets to a Houston Texans game in Section 106, Row E, Seats 1-5 during the 2014 season. Parking pass included. This package also includes five tickets to Churrascos Club at the Bubble for pregame party!
Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Nazario and Mr. Juan Deshon

Texans
Four lower level tickets to a 2014 Houston Texans game plus blue parking pass. This package also includes four tickets to Churrascos Club at the Bubble for pregame party!
Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor
Donated by Physician Supply Company, Ltd. and Mr. Juan Deshon


AROUND THE TOWN

A Weekend Not So Far Away
Get away from it all…. Sort of! You will be spending two nights at The Hilton Americas – Houston, the jewel in Houston's crown. Breakfast for two in the Café is included. For an evening out on the town, enjoy a performance by Christina and Michelle Naughton at the Society for the Performing Arts. This performance is on Friday, May 16, 2014. Enjoy dinner at any of the Coppa restaurants with a $300 gift card. Your restaurant choices include Ibiza, Coppa, Coppa Osteria, Punk’s, or Brasserie 19.
The hotel stay is for Friday and Saturday nights only, and the breakfast is limited to $40.
Donated by Hilton Americas, Coppa, and the Society for the Performing Arts

Dinner at RDG & Bar Annie
Dinner for 8 at RDG + Bar Annie, the next evolution of the legendary Café Annie.
Expires August 2014
Donated by RDG & Bar Annie

Italian Chef’s Dinner for Twelve
Acclaimed Italian Chef, Giancarlo Ferrara, will add life, laughter and oregano to your next dinner party for twelve. What a great way to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. Buyer may instead wish to dine at Chef Ferrara’s new restaurant opening May 2014 Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar.
Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor prior to May 2015. Wine and gratuity are not included.
Donated by Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Carmen and Cordua
Two center orchestra seats to the Houston Grand Opera performance of Bizet’s Carmen and a $250 gift certificate to Cordua’s. Buyer may choose their performance from these dates: the 7:30pm show on 4/30, 5/2 or 5/8, or the 2pm show on 4/27 or 5/4.
Donated by Houston Grand Opera and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones

Pub Night at St. Arnold’s Brewery
Ten people will enjoy and evening of local beer at St Arnold’s on one of their monthly Investor Pub Nights. A basket of St Arnold’s beer and souvenirs are included!
Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Lamy Chopin

A Day at Saks Fifth Avenue
Husbands, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’ll score big points with this package! Your wife will begin her day with a manicure/pedicure at the Saks Fifth Avenue Salon. She will enjoy lunch at 51 Fifteen located on the second floor and then shop till she drops with a $500 gift certificate from Saks Fifth Avenue!
Donated by Saks Fifth Avenue

Pull!
One round of sporting clays (100 targets per shooter) for four with steak dinner and cocktails afterwards at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Shooting will be on a Wednesday or Thursday evening on a date to be agreed upon. David Elder will host and provide dinner and drinks.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. David Elder

Belvedere
Select an available evening an invite your friends for Happy Hour and Belvedere in Uptown Park. Drink and appetizers are included for up to 20 people on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 4pm and 9pm.
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Corrigan

A Taste of Houston
Enjoy a meal at several fantastic Houston hot spots with this collection of gift cards: $100 at Arcodoro (expires 4/12/15), Dinner for four at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (expires 4/1/15), $100 at Frank’s Americana Revival (expires 12/31/14), $100 at Smith & Wollensky (expires 4/12/15), $100 at Sorrel Urban Bistro (expires 4/12/15).
Donated by Arcodoro, Fleming’s, Frank’s, Smith & Wollensky, and Sorrel Urban Bistro


STRAKE JESUIT SPECIAL

Reserved Parking for Crusader Football Games
No need to fight the crowds when you can enjoy a reserved parking spot for all 2104 home varsity football games. Pick up a your Panini pack from Piatto Ristorante to tailgate before one game.
Donated by Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and Piatto Ristorante – Janice & John M. Carrabba

Table for 10 at SJ Mother –Son Luncheon
Enjoy a PREMIUM table for 10 with good food and good friends at the 2014 Mother Son Luncheon at Bayou City Events Center on October 15, 2014.
Donated by Strake Jesuit’s Mother’s Club

Renewal of Vows
Do you have an anniversary coming up? Have you thought that it would be nice to renew your wedding vows? Well, here’s your chance! Father Daniel K. Lahart, SJ will officiate the renewal of your wedding vows in the Chapel on campus. After the ceremony, you and your spouse will head to the Hotel Granduca for a Saturday night stay in a luxurious suite and attend Brunch for Two on Sunday.
Hotel Granduca certificate must be redeemed by April 12, 2015
Donated by Fr. Daniel K. Lahart, SJ and Hotel Granduca

Warm Up With the Spirit of Strake Jesuit
A one-of-a-kind quilt made from twenty Strake Jesuit T-Shirts featuring T-Shirts from each varsity sport and some school clubs.
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ribbeck

Your Son’s Strake Jesuit Football Jersey
Remember your son’s 2013 Varsity Crusader football career by having his varsity home (green) jersey custom framed. This may be purchased for a student who played varsity football this past fall. That player’s actual jersey will be framed for the buyer. The student does not have to be a senior and the jersey will be replaced for next season.
Donated by Strake Jesuit College Preparatory