Saint Louis Summer Swizzle June 26, 2010 Kemp Auto Museum To End MS Forever
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Welcome Welcome to our 2nd Annual St. Louis Summer Swizzle, and a special welcome back to all of those who attended last year’s party! I am celebrating my tenth year of living with Multiple Sclerosis! I’ve learned that it is no way a death sentence, rather a change in my lifestyle...I may have MS, but it doesn’t have me! Over the last ten years, as my job has taken me to different cities, Team Gillispie has expanded, and, to date, we have raised over $1,000,000! This year we have 18 events in eight states, and I am excited that you are here tonight, when I rededicate my goal, doubling my original commitment, and doing it in half of the time. That means that my team will raise $2,000,000 by this time in 2015 and we are excited to start here in St. Louis with our Summer Swizzle! Through the last nine years and multiple locations, one thing has remained constant…a group of very dedicated and loving individuals who all have one passion...end this disease! Our team is up to 400+ team members, but we’ve touched the lives of thousands, as we try and do what we can, to offer hope that comes in the way of research, that our efforts help fund. I think you’ll enjoy our sassy casual format for tonight’s event. Feel free to sample our signature drink, the Sassy Swizzle, and enjoy the tasty foods as you mix and mingle, and don’t forget to bid on the unique silent auction and live auction items. With your help, we can reach our goal to end MS forever. Thank you!
Bill Gillispie Founder, Team Gillispie
The Fun Begins! • Benefit Blues Band performs on the main stage • Hors d’oeuvres by Villa Farotto’s • Bars are officially open • Silent Auction Begins
Recognition of Sponsors and Special guests
Raffle prizes every half hour starting at 8! Must be present.
Silent Auction Closes Tonight’s Speaker: Bill Gillispie
Super Silent Auction Closes Live Auction Begins
Event Concludes Thank you for attending tonight’s Team Gillispie/MS Society fundraiser.
is a proud sponsor of the Saint Louis Summer Swizzle.
Auction Payment Arrangements for payment in full by the successful bidder will be made at the St. Louis Summer Swizzle immediately following the auction. Payment must be made to Team Gillispie/NMSS by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. All sales are final and there will be no refunds or exchanges on the items except where specified. Bidding Policy - Silent Auctions The last name and registered number on the bid sheet with the highest bid at the time of the closing will be considered the winning and successful bidder. Bidding increments will be listed on each item in the Silent and Super Silent Auction. The Silent Auction table will close at approximately 8:45, and the Super Silent Auction will close at approximately 9:00.
Team Gillispie would like to thank: Tonightâ€™s auctioneer: Fletcher Lane for his oustanding service and continued support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To contact Fletcher, call (314) 406-2912.
Auction Live Auction Please use the program with your BID NUMBER when you wish to bid on an item. There are spotters for the tables in several areas. Their job is to call the auctioneerâ€™s attention to your raised program. Please do whatever is necessary to make sure your spotter sees your raised program. When you are the successful bidder, hold your bid number program up high so the auctioneer can see it clearly. The auctioneer will announce the winning bid and registered program number once a sale has been determined. Pickup of items All items must be removed the night of the auction or arrangements must be made that night for pickup.
Silent S1: Derek Jeter designed Rawlings baseball glove
The PRODJ2 baseball glove by Rawlings is based on a collaborative effort between Rawlings and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees. Derek designed this glove based on his personal preference regarding web style, break points, function and fit! This baseball glove is made with “Heart of the Hide” leather for lasting durability.
S2: Brunch for 4 at Andria’s Restaurant
Enjoy Sunday brunch for 4 at Andria’s Restaurant in Chesterfield. Andria’s has a beautiful spread on Sunday’s and this restaurant is sure to please everyone’s appetite!
S3: Martini Gift Basket
This gift basket includes everything you need to make a perfect martini at your next party! Included in this gift basket is also a $100.00 gift certificate to your Shop N Save so you can stock up on snacks and ice before your big party!
S4: White Amaryllis Matted Photo
White Amaryllis limited edition, black & white, matted, 10”X10” photograph signed by Mike McMullen.
S5: Orlando Magic #12 basketball jersey Autographed by Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard is basketball player for the Orlando Magic. He is a four time All: Star, four time All: NBA team selection, three time All: Defensive member, and two time Defensive Player of the Year.
S6: Premiere Restaurant and Catering
$50.00 gift certificate to Premiere Restaurant located in St. Charles, MO.
S7: iPod Nano and $25.00 ITuneS Gift Card
This RED Special Edition Apple IPOD Nano has a 5G Camera and 16 GB. It has a larger, higher-quality 2.2 TFT display and an integrated microphone and speaker
Richelieu Foods is delighted to support Team Gillispie & the National MS Society.
Unilever supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in creating a world free of MS.
S8: Cardinals vs. Astros tickets for 4
Four Field Box seats for the Astros vs. Cardinals game on August 4th, 2010.
S9: Hostess/Wonder Basket
Treat yourself to a delightful selection of American icons with this bountiful basket from Hostess Brands.
S10: Tennis Package
The winner of this item will receive 2 private 1 hour tennis lessons with tennis pro Mario Barretto. Date of the lessons must be mutually agreeable between Mario and recipient. The lessons will take place at either the Missouri Athletic Club or Algonquin Golf Club. Plus, enjoy 4 tickets to the St. Louis Aces 2010 Opening Night Match on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 starring Lindsay Davenport.
S11: Salon Visit
The winner of this certificate is entitled to 1 haircut performed by Melissa Sabinson at Salon Papillion. Melissa is a hairstylist and TIGI specialist! Salon Papillion is a creative, full service salon. Expiration date: 5/10/2011.
S12: A day of fun for kids!
Enjoy 4 passes to the Magic House and free jumping for up to 5 people at Sky Zone (valid Tuesday: Thursday only) and a $50.00 gift certificate to Chili’s restaurant for after a fun day of play at the Magic House in Kirkwood and Sky Zone!
S13: Game Box
A large leather filled box filled with a vintage game collection of the family favorites: Scrabble, Risk, Monopoly, Clue, Sorry!, Strategy, The Game of Things, Cribbage, and Dominoes!
S14: Color & Cut at Samantha’s Other Place
Enjoy a single process color and cut with Mary Hunn at Samantha’s Other Place, a full service salon located in Clayton, MO.
S15: Tuscan Pasta Basket
This basket includes everything you need to make a great pasta dinner: A large pasta strainer, a variety of pasta, pasta sauce, a traditional garlic press, and a bottle of wine!
We’re proud to support tonight’s 2nd Annual Saint Louis Summer Swizzle.
congrats Congratulations to Bill Gillispie on your million dollar journey for MS. We’re proud of your continued success!
S16: Signed Jason Brown Football
Signed football by Jason Brown of the St. Louis Rams, current center for the Rams team. Brown was considered one of the best centers available in the 2005 NFL Draft. Jason Brown played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2005-2009 and then signed with the Rams.
S17: Hostess/Wonder Basket
Treat yourself to a delightful selection of American icons with this bountiful basket from Hostess Brands.
S18: Rams Football Tickets
Enjoy 4 pre-game field passes and 4 terrace level tickets for the St. Louis Rams home opener vs. Arizona Cardinals on September 12, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome.
S19: Exclusive Budweiser 54Qt Coleman cooler & Two Cases of Beer
Centennial Edition 54 Quart Coleman Glacier stainless steel cooler with recessed side handles, drain plug, leverlock lid. Included with the cooler is a 12 pack of Bud Light Lime Bottles and the new Bud Wheat!
S20: Fox & Hound Happy Hour
This happy hour party includes: 50 wings, 3 thin crust pizzas, chips & salsa, 1 pool table for 2 hours, and reserved seating for 10 people. This certificate expires 8/1/2011 and cannot be redeemed in March or December. Guests must be 21 years of age.
S21: Night at the Opera
This package entitles the bearer to receive 2 (two) General Admission Season tickets to the 2010 Festival Season of Union Avenue Opera.
S22: Cardinals Purse
Dress up your outfit at the next Cardinals game with this adorable Cardinals themed purse. These purses are the talk of the stadium this year!
Proud to celebrate another great year with the National MS Society and Team Gillispie!
S23: Family photo session
Enjoy a private family or newborn photography session (up to 5 people per family session) with Sherry Lane photography. Included with the session you will receive one free 11X13 print from your photography session along with a frame. Additional photos will be available for purchase after the session. Sherry Lane photography offers online photo proofing. This certificate expires 6/26/2011.
S24: Wine and Dine Basket
This adorable monogrammed tote is filled with everything you need for a wine and cheese picnic. Included in this basket is 1 bottle of Madrona Estate Red Zinfandel 2001, wine glasses, wine thermometer, corkscrew, a variety of cheese and salami, and chocolate treats. Also included is a variety of gift cards that can be used at one of the many restaurants in the Chesterfield Valley: Red Lobster, Chili’s, Longhorn, Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill, Old Spaghetti Factory, O’Charley’s and Andria’s.
S25: iPod Touch and $25.00 ITunes Gift Card
Apple 3rd Generation 64GB iPod Touch.
S26: A taste of the St. Louis Hill
This Deluxe basket will give you a taste of everything that the Hill has to offer! Gift certificates to some of the great Hill restaurants are enclosed in this basket: $100.00 to LoRusso, $20.00 to Chris’ Pancake House, $25.00 to Milo’s Bocce Garden on the Hill, $20.00 to Adriana’s on the Hill, $10.00 to Antonio’s, $10.00 to Vitale’s Bakery, $20.00 to Urzi’s Italian Market and many more delicious restaurants! Also included in this package is a private walking tour of the St. Louis Hill! Learn everything there is to know about the Hill in this guided afternoon tour.
S27: Spa Basket
Enjoy this basket of Spa Goodies from the Face and the Body. Plus, the $100.00 gift certificate is good at all 3 Face and Body Locations.
S28: iPod Touch and $25.00 iTunes Gift Card
Apple 3rd Generation 64GB iPod Touch.
S29: Restaurant Grab Bag
It’s a surprise! We’re not letting this restaurant decision out of the bag! Avoid the mid-week dinner slump with a surprise treat to a selection of St. Louis restaurants for dinner!
Proud to support Grrrrrreat! events and organizations like the Saint Louis Summer Swizzle and the National MS Society.
congratulates the St. Louis Summer Swizzle committee on another great event!
S30: Floral Arrangement
This country French silk floral arrangement will brighten up any room! This arrangement includes a mixture of yellow tiger lilies, fern, willow and cornflowers all beautifully displayed in a pedestal container.
S31: Mama Mia! That’s a lot of pasta!
This basket is overflowing with the full line of Mantia’s Italian Food! This basket has everything you need to make an Italian feast! Pasta, sauce, pizza crust and so much more are included in this Italian feast basket!
S32: Career Counseling and Development
A 2 hour one-on-one session with Robert Becker, an experienced career management facilitator. With this consultation, Robert will assist you with job search skills, updating your resume, networking, and interviewing skills. Included with this basket is a $30.00 gift card to Great Clips so you will be ready for interviewing and networking!
S33: Wine Tasting Party for 15
A personal wine consultant from PRP will do a wine tasting in your home for 15 adults (must be 21 years of age). This unique opportunity gives you the opportunity to taste a 8 varieties of wines and to learn detailed knowledge in wine, food pairings, storage, etc., ensuring your confidence in sharing and enjoying the wines.
S34: Afternoon Tea Basket
Enjoy this basket filled with Earl Grey Tea, a brewing cup and a travel mug from Kaldi Coffee.
S35: Autographed Cardinals Baseball
This is an official St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training baseball signed by Coby Rasmus and Mike Shannon. Plus, enjoy a $50.00 gift card to Sports Authority where you can pick up official Cardinal’s apparel.
S36: Floral Arrangement
A colorful and warm arrangement of lilies and sunflowers, accented with Boston ferns. This arrangement is beautifully displayed in a pedestal vase.
S37: Autographed Baseball Bat
Have your own little piece of baseball history. This bat is signed by baseball great, Ozzie Smith, and many other team members of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Value: Cardinal Nostalgia!
encourages you to smile and “say cheese” at tonight’s event. Congratulations Team Gillispie!
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Super Silent SS1: A Night at Ameristar
Enjoy a relaxing night at Ameristar Casino and Resort Spa. This package includes a 1 night stay in a luxurious standard suite, plus a $100.00 gift certificate to Ara Spa located in the hotel, and a $100.00 restaurant gift certificate good at any one of Ameristar’s Amazing restaurants. After a relaxing spa treatment and dinner try your luck in the Casino before enjoying the rest of your evening in one of Ameristar’s luxurious suites! The certificates must be used Sunday thru Thursday only and are not valid on holidays or in conjunction with any other offers. Room is based upon availability at the hotel and is good through 11/1/2010.
SS2: Private Cooking Class for 10
Join the executive chef for an evening of culinary entertainment and adventure in the beautiful state of the art Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Roth Distributing. Enjoy a fantastic three-course dinner accented with beer, wine, and a unique opportunity to ask questions and share the secrets of a professional chef!
SS3: Executive Men’s Package
This package is for one classy guy! Be the best dressed guy at the office with 2 custom made shirts from Savile Row. Enjoy dinner at Morton’s steakhouse in Clayton with the $150.00 gift certificate included in this package and then enjoy the warm summer night with a cigar on the deck. Pick the perfect cigar for the evening from your new humidor stocked with 6 cigars, a lighter with a punch cutter, ashtray, matches and coasters.
SS4: In home wine tasting dinner for 8
Host a gourmet dinner party that’s guaranteed to impress your guests without the hassle of cooking and clean up. The winning bidder and their dinner guests (up to 8 people) will be treated to an evening of gourmet food and wines from around the world. The “Gourmet Dynamic Duo” Ted Fuehne (Certified Wine Educator and Sommelier) and private chef Chris Wyrick will design and deliver an evening to remember. Fresh seafood, USDA “Prime” beef, New Zealand rack of lamb, melt-in-your-mouth Foie gras, and many other gastronomic delights are offered. Additionally, all aromatics, herbs, and vegetables used are the freshest available. You’ll want to save room for desert because the wine and chocolate pairing is one of the most requested courses.
SS5: Bulova Watch
A gentleman’s two tone Bulova watch with Stick numbers.
SS6: Staycation in Lafayette Square
Enjoy a two night stay at Napoleon’s retreat in Lafayette Square. This award winning Bed & Breakfast is in the heart of Lafayette Square! This unique Bed and Breakfast is a retreat for the weekend and is minutes from downtown St. Louis and all of the attractions that St. Louis has to offer. Take a stroll through history as you walk the neighborhood and enjoy 19th century homes that this area is known for! The inn keeper recommends booking 4-6 weeks in advance due to availability. Also enjoy dinner at Sqwires in Lafayette Square with the $50.00 gift certificate included with this staycation!
SS7: Weekend at the Lake
Enjoy a weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only) in this two bedroom, two bath vacation home on the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake offers many things to do including casinos, caves, water parks, horseback riding, golf, movies, parasailing, parks, scenic air tours, wineries and much more! Weekend must be mutually agreed upon by the owner and winner of this item. Offer good through 6/26/2011. Boats are not included.
SS8: Cocktail Party for 10
Enjoy a cocktail party for 10 people at Villa Farotto in Chesterfield Valley! This certificate includes for 10 people-2 cocktails per person, hors d’oeuvres and reserved cellar seating. This is not valid on Friday or Saturday after 6 pm. This certificate expires on 10/20/2010.
SS9: Daytona Raceway
Enjoy 2 tickets to Nascar’s Daytona Raceway on 2/20/2011. Also included are with the tickets are pit passes at the track. Included in this basket is an authentic Carl Edward race suit, signed by Carl and a Carl Edwarsd’s racing crew jacket also signed by Carl. For memories of the race day, included in this basket is also 2 replica Carl Edwards race car to proudly display on your desk.
SS10: Margarita Gift Basket
Head south of the border with this Margarita Basket! Host a Margarita party for you and your friends with this extensive variety of Tequila and mixers! Included in this basket is a $100.00 gift certificate to Shop N Save so you can make a Mexican feast!
SS11: iPod Touch with $25.00 iTunes Card
Apple 3rd Generation 64GB iPod Touch! Included with the iPod is a $25.00 ITunes gift card!
SS12: Lawn and Garden Package with a 3 hour garden consultation
Enjoy a 3 hour garden consultation with Linda Weiner, winner of the Post Dispatch Great Garden contest for her home and community gardens! Lindaâ€™s garden has also been featured on HGTV. Expiration: June 1, 2011. Start your garden off right with all of the tools you will need to make your garden bloom! This package also includes hoses, sprinklers, bird feeders, sprayers and much more!
SS13: Busch Stadium Memories
Keep the memories alive of the old Busch Stadiums with this matted photo of the former Busch Stadiums and current Busch Stadium.
SS14: iPod Touch with $25.00 iTunes Card
Apple 3rd Generation 64GB iPod Touch! Included with the iPod is a $25.00 ITunes gift card!
SS15: Pearl Necklace
This beautiful pearl necklace will make a wonderful addition to your jewelry collection. Pearls are a classic piece that will compliment any outfit!
SS16: Steak and Baseball
Steak and Baseball are both American Classics. Enjoy a $150.00 gift certificate to Citizen Kane plus a framed and mounted photo of two baseball greats, Stan Musial and Albert Pujols.
Team Gillispie would like to thank: Tonightâ€™s guest emcee: Manny Aziz for his oustanding service and continued support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
thank you Swizzle Committee Tonight’s event would not be possible without the dedication and support of this year’s event committee. Bill Gillispie Gretchen Schmit Tim Roccia Lynette Roccia Ann Wyrick Eric Hunn Sarah Benoist Mark Kotcher Cindy Tayloe Teresa Huels
Sal Stazzone Lou Mantia Ricky Castro Eric Shorley Angel Knuth Naomi Walls Amanda Haught, MS Society Beth Bauer, MS Society Phyllis Robsham, MS Society
A relationship built on trust. We’re proud to be part of this evening and helping Team Gillispie and their goal of reaching $2,000,000.
Live L1: Diamond Necklace from Lordo’s
Lady’s 14K white gold pendant containing 3 brilliant cut diamonds, G-H in color, SI2 in clarity on a 16” white gold rolo chain.
Value: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
L2: Cardinals vs. Cub game
Be part of Cardinal Nation and the most anticipated series of the year! Enjoy 4 tickets in the Bank of America club seats to the Cardinals games as they take on the Chicago Cubs on 9/13/2010 at Busch Stadium.
Value: Go Cards!
L3: Scooter Fun
Be the talk of the road with the 5051L-2I Matrex Scooter (Maroon). 49 cc, Automatic, Electric Start, DOT approved! Speed is adjustable to meet State Laws.
L4: Weekend Fun in the Windy City
Enjoy 2 nights/3 days (Friday-Sunday) in downtown Chicago’s Premier Luxury Lakefront High-Rise Condominium. The 2 bed/2 bath condo is in the heart of downtown Chicago and minutes from all Chicago attractions. Included in this package are 4 tickets to the Cardinals vs. Cubs on September 25th, 2010 at Wrigley Field. Section 115, row 11, seats 101-104. After the game enjoy dinner at one of 4 Chicago Premiere restaurants with the $100.00 gift certificate also included in this basket. Represent Cardinal Nation in the Windy City as you cheer on the Cardinals as they beat the Chicago Cubs!
Value: One of the oldest Rivalries in baseball
L5: Hummer Adventure
You and two friends will enjoy an excursion along the Missouri River on a 62 acre off road adventure. Jim Lynch Hummer will provide the use of one of their Hummer’s and their 10 mile, 62 acre off road course and you supply the fun! You will be the envy of all of your friends as you spend the afternoon in a Hummer on this amazing adventure course.
L6: Soak up the Sun in California
Get away from the St. Louis Winter and soak up the sun in Palm Desert, California. This package includes a week stay (November 13, 2010-November 20, 2010) at the beautiful Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort in Palm Desert, CA. This 2 bedroom condo is the perfect destination condo to get away from the St. Louis winter! Enjoy nights on the town in one of the many restaurants in the area or stay in at night and cook in the full kitchen provided in this condo! This condo includes a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining room area, washer/dryer, television and DVD Player. This condo has a view of the golf course and the pool! Please note the reservation must be used from 11/13-11/20-these dates are non-transferrable and cannot be changed. Include with this condo package is Golf for four at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Course. The golf package includes complimentary green and cart fees and 18 holes of golf for 4! The golf package can only be used Monday 11/15-Friday 11/19.
Value: California Dreamin’
L7: Pre-game Party at Paddy O’s and 20 tickets to the Cardinals game
Before you head into Busch Stadium for the Cardinals vs Giants game on August 20th, 2010, enjoy a pregame party for 20 people with food and drink at Paddy O’s! Then you and your party can head over to Busch stadium and watch the Cardinals win against the Giants!
Value: Celebrate the Cardinals!
L8: Lordo’s Gold Bracelet
An 8”, solid 14K yellow Gold link bracelet weighing in at 95 grams.
L9: Take Me out to the Ballgame
This package includes 10 Champions Club Cardinal Tickets for Saturday, August 21, 2010 Cardinals vs. Giants game. Game time is 6:15 pm. This package includes 10 outdoor, suite level reserved seats plus admission into the air conditioned Champions Club which includes an upscale Buffet, full service bar, and nearly 30 TVs to watch the Cardinals sweep the Giants!
Value: Cardinal Nation!
L10: Private Performance by the Benefit Blues Band
Make your next party a night to remember with a private performance by the Benefit Blues Band (BBB). The Benefit Blues Band (BBB) will play at your next event on a mutually agreeable date at the venue of your choice. The BBB is a group of musicians who grew up playing R&B and Blues in the 60’s. Book them for your next party and allow your guest to experience a night of great music!
Value: Boogie Down!