The University of Mary Washingtonâ€™s
5th Annual Athletics Gala An elegant evening for a meaningful mission
May 17, 2018 ~ 6:00 p.m. Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Gala Guest of Honor
Dr. Christy Copper â€˜91 Dr. Christine Copper is a Professor of Chemistry and the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). A national leader, Copper is the FAR representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and the Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She co-chaired the NCAA working group on Values-Based Revenue Distribution that brought historic change to the NCAAâ€™s financial distribution model by including academic incentives for the first time ever. Dr. Copper was a three-time All-American collegiate tennis player and a member of two national championship teams at the University of Mary Washington, where she earned a B.S. degree in chemistry. Copper graduated with honors and cum laude, and was named National Senior Player of the Year. She has been a Champion Level member of the Eagle Club since the booster club was officially launched in 2013. She earned a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1995. She has been on the faculty of the Naval Academy since 1995 and remains active in undergraduate teaching and research, recently winning the USNA Class of 1951 Civilian Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Copper chairs the Patriot League Policy Committee and is an active participant in the governance of the American Athletic Conference. In her nine years as the FAR at Navy, she has been instrumental in making improvements to the areas of institutional control of athletics and student-athlete well-being on both her campus and at the conference and national levels.
Welcome to the 5th Annual Athletics Gala! 2017 – 2018 UMW Athletics Highlights
Six Capital Athletic Conference Championships Six CAC Rookies of the Year Four CAC Coaches of the Year Two CAC Players of the Year Three All-Americans Volleyball ranked as high as 7th nationally Field Hockey ranked as high as 14th nationally Men’s Soccer wins CAC Championship and advances to NCAA Tournament Women’s Swimming wins 28th straight CAC title Men’s Swimming wins 18th straight CAC title Men’s Rugby wins USA Rugby D1AA National Championship Men’s Tennis ranked as high as 12th nationally wins CAC Championship, advance to the NCAA Tournament Women’s Tennis ranked as high as 16th nationally, wins 15th straight CAC Championship, advances to NCAA Tournament Women’s Lacrosse ranked as high as 5th nationally and advances to NCAA Tournament Men’s Golf wins CAC Championship, advances to NCAA Tournament
GO EAGLES! For schedules, scores and more visit umweagles.com
Gala Details 6:00 PM 6:25 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:15 PM 9:00 PM 9:05 PM
Registration Opens and Silent Auction Bidding Begins Welcome Student Athlete Testimonial Videos Check your auction items! Don’t get outbid! Keynote Speaker, Dr. Christy Copper ‘91 Raffle Silent Auction Ends Check Out Begins and Bar Closes!
Silent Auction Rules 1. Have fun! But always play to win! 2. Your charitable deduction for the purchase of each item is limited to the amount, if any, by which your payment exceeds the value, determined by the donor and stated in the item description. 3. Payment in full the evening of the auction is mandatory. One may pay with cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check (made payable to UMW Athletics). 4. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds on auction items are permitted. Everything is sold “as is”. Please read carefully for any specifications or restrictions. 5. Many items are not on display. You will receive a certificate for the gift or service upon check-out. Please do not lose any gift certificates as UMW Athletics cannot create a new one for you. 6. Buyers must contact donors to arrange services and are responsible for discerning and understanding the terms of the sale. UMW Athletics, the Gala and Silent Auction Committees are not responsible for inaccurate descriptions or for any defects in merchandise or services. Neither UMW Athletics, the committees, or donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damages to property that may result from the utilization of property or services sold. 7. All auction items have been donated by generous individuals and establishments whom support UMW Athletics. Please patronize these establishments and mention to them that you saw their donated item(s) at the UMW Athletics Gala.
Gala Team Thank you to those who worked selflessly and tirelessly for this wonderful event. I am forever grateful for your help, time, and commitment to the Gala! Philip Pierce, Director of Athletic Development Behind the Scenes Michele Whiteside and Kate Wheeler, UMW Advancement UMW Foundation Accounting Team Nancy Pham â€™18 and Maire Havener â€˜18 Michele and Steve Collins BidPal Team Members City of Fredericksburg Chief Hall & UMW Police Jean Elliot, Deb Boutchyard and Jason Harrington University Center Staff, A/V Team and Daniel Saucier Clint Often, Kaitlynn Wickersham, and all my UMW Athletics colleagues And these terrific student-athletes working the event tonight:
Hometown: Burke, VA Plans post grad: Coaching high school Cross Country and Track & Field in Northern VA Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Earning all-region honors my sophomore & senior year.
Hometown: Meadville, Pennsylvania Plans post grad: I am beginning my career in Fredericksburg as a client service associate with the Clendenin/Stewart Wealth Management Team at Cary Street Partners. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Starting at three doubles for the first time my senior year OR winning a golden match
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia Plans post grad: I am working for GEICO in the Management Development Program for the Claims Department. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Starting in both singles and doubles all four years here at Mary Washington.
Hometown: Plano, Texas. Plans post grad: I plan on going to Richmond to work in the governorâ€™s office for the summer with the Governor Fellows Program or complete a fellowship in New Hampshire with Let America Vote. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: My favorite athletic achievement was winning a conference title in the 800 free relay as a freshman and helping my team take home 4 consecutive CAC Menâ€™s Swimming Championships.
Hometown: Stafford, Virginia. Plans post grad: I plan to either play professionally overseas or go to work in the field of digital marketing, graphic design, or film production. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Favorite athletic achievement is when I scored my 1,000th point at the tip-off tournament.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Plans post grad: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corps Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Becoming an All-American in doubles and singles
Hometown: Alexandria, VA Plans post grad: Working for ESRI doing Geospatial Analysis and Business Development Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Winning Conferences all 4 years at UMW, and going to Puerto Rico with the swim team every year.
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA Plans post grad: I plan to gain experience in the field of digital marketing and communication before I perform professional Polynesian dancing on cruise ships traveling the South Pacific Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Winning the Come Back Athlete of the Year Award after I lead my team in batting avg. after coming back from a serious injury.
Hometown: McLean, Virginia Plans post grad: I will be attending law school at the University of Minnesota. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Being named the "Female ScholarAthlete of the year" for 2017-18 was definitely my favorite achievement because it was a culmination of the hard work I have put into athletics and academics.
Hometown: Falls Church, VA. Plans post grad: I plan on volunteering overseas for 6 months with Birth Right Armenia. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: My favorite athletic achievement was being selected to the AllCAC team my senior year for field hockey.
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA Plans post grad: I have been applying to be a D3 assistant field hockey coach Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Being selected first team All Region after my senior season!
Hometown: Westminster, PA Plans post grad: Work with the Navy Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Going to the CAC championship final game this season and advancing to the 3rd round in the NCAA Tournament (this weekend!)
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Plans post grad: Either be a graduate assistant for a basketball program or get a job in the business field. Favorite UMW athletic achievement: Winning a CAC Championship with my team and going to the NCAA tournament twice.
$25 Stock Your Wine Cellar Raffle Do you love wine? Help us ensure every beverage tab is paid at the Annual Athletics Gala! Find your nearest beverage station and you will find a raffle table. One lucky winner will go home with a stocked collection of 25 bottles of red and white wines for their cellar!
These 25 bottles include a selection of Malbecs, Merlots, Champagnes, Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Grigio and Noirs from all over the world. UMW Athletics encourages all Gala guests to drink responsibly!
$25 Stock Your Bar Raffle Do you prefer the hard stuff more than wine? Help us ensure every beverage tab is paid at the Annual Athletics Gala! One lucky winner will go home with these ten tasty spirits and liquors!
Back for 2018! These 10 bottles include popular Bourbons, Vodka, Scotch, Rum, and Tequila. UMW Athletics encourages all of our fans and Gala guests to drink responsibly!
Silent Auction UMW Eagle Pride 201. UMW Philharmonic Tickets
Starting Bid $100 Four VIP level meet and greet tickets to see the UMW Philharmonic Season Finale, on Friday April 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature special guest violinist Nadja Solnerno-Sonnenberg, and include Antonio Vivaldi's famous "The Four Seasons" and Ottorino Respighi's "Pines of Rome". True to its liberal arts roots, membership in the orchestra is open to all UMW students, regardless of major, and any community musician through auditions. Generously Donated by: UMW Philharmonic Orchestra 202. UMW Eagle Logo Throw
Starting Bid $30 This throw features the Eagle logo in the center surrounded by University of Mary Washington. The throw is reversible. One side has a beige background with the logo and lettering in navy; the other side has a navy background with the logo and lettering in beige. All of the edges have a navy and beige fringed border. The throw is made of textured, woven, 100% cotton fabric. Generously Donated by: UMW Bookstore sponsored by Pepsi 203. UMW Men’s Watch
Starting Bid $40 Go Eagles! What time is it? Time to Rise Up! This stainless steel watch with the UMW Eagle logo face and raised hour marks will keep you on time and is a classic men's watch suitable for any occasion. Generously Donated by: UMW Athletics 204. UMW Women’s Watch
Starting Bid $40 Go Eagles! What time is it? Time to Rise Up! This stainless steel watch with the UMW Eagle logo face and raised hour marks will keep you on time and is a classic women's watch suitable for any occasion. Generously Donated by: UMW Athletics 205. Four tickets to UMW Theatre's “The Amish Project”
Starting Bid $40 Coming this Fall, UMW Theatre performs The Amish Project, a play written by Jessica Dickey. Package includes four tickets to enjoy the show at Klein Theatre! Generously Donated by: UMW Theatre
206. James Monroe Museum’s Deck The Halls with Jan Williams
Starting Bid $30 Admission for two, let celebrated floral consultant Jan Williams inspire you with ideas for dressing your home for the holidays! Ms. Williams will demonstrate how to craft unique holiday decorations using local evergreens and flora in this beloved and inspiring annual presentation. All attendees are entered in a drawing to win one of the designer's beautiful natural decorations made during the presentation! Generously Donated by: James Monroe Museum 207. UMW Historic Landmarks Throw
Starting Bid $30 This throw features the UMW column logo surrounded by Mary Washington’s most beloved landmarks: The Bell Tower, Trinkle Hall, George Washington Hall, and Monroe. A multi-colored design, the 100% woven cotton throw brings the campus you love straight into your home. Generously Donated by: UMW Bookstore sponsored by Pepsi 208. Play Where the Eagles Play
Starting Bid $150 Rosner Arena, Goolrick Pool, Dickinson Baseball Stadium, the University Tennis Center, and more! For three hours of fun, you and your guests can choose any one of our UMW Athletic Facilities for an appropriate event of your choice and play where the Eagles play! Generously Donated by: UMW Athletics 209. Road Trip with UMW Sports Team of Choice
Starting Bid $200 Get a behind the-scenes look at what it's really like to be an NCAA studentathlete. Take a road trip with the team of your choice and experience everything that goes into a big UMW victory! From the bus ride, to pregame meal, to the scouting report, in the locker room and sideline access, you'll feel like a real part of the action! Package includes charter bus travel, all meals, a team t-shirt and lodging (if applicable). Date and details to be arranged directly with the head coach of the selected team. Generously Donated by: UMW Athletics
Art 301. View from Chatham Bridge
Starting Bid $35
A limited-edition print signed and numbered from one of Fredericksburg’s talented painters. Flat color and simple design, Shaw was inspired by 1930s style travel posters. You can find more Casey Shaw pieces at Art First Gallery on Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg. Generously Donated by: Casey Shaw
302. Two Spires on Princess Anne
Starting Bid $35
A limited-edition print signed and numbered from one of Fredericksburgâ€™s talented painters. Flat color and simple design, Shaw was inspired by 1930s style travel posters. You can find more Casey Shaw pieces at Art First Gallery on Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg. Generously Donated by: Casey Shaw
303. The Rocks
Starting Bid $100 A one-of-a-kind, Ed King painted this landscape of the Rappahannock River especially for the Gala. A natural with acrylic and oil paint, King attributes his time working on a horse farm for many years to the elements of nature and weather found in most of his work. You can find more Ed King art at LibertyTown Arts or Art First Gallery. Generously Donated by: Ed King 304. Golden Branches by Tammy Hedge
Starting Bid $35 A mixed medium piece by local artist Tammy Hedge. Hedge specializes in hand scuplted ceramics and you can find more of her work at Art First Gallery on Caroline St. Generously Donated by: Tammy Hedge 305. Gold River by Sharon Blancard
Starting Bid $15 A swirling abstract acrylic, Gold River by local artist Sharon Blancard. Generously Donated by: Sharon Blancard 306. Nightfall by Kevin Michael Breen
Starting Bid $75 Painted with resin, Nightfall by local artist Kevin Michael Breen is an oneof-a-kind piece created with just a toothpick in hand. You can find more of Breen's work at LibertyTown Arts. Generously Donated by: Kevin Michael Breen 307. Coconut Grove by Thomas McKnight
Starting Bid $75 A serigraph on paper titled Coconut Grove by American artist Thomas McKnight (born 1941). This print depicts the sitting room of a home in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. It is presented behind a double mat in a golden wood frame. Generously Donated by: Ken and Kelly Rauch
308. Dichroic Pendant by Lisa Gillen
Starting Bid $40 This beautiful glass creation by local artist Lisa Gillen is a dichroic pendant formed in a kiln using multiple layers of glass and bold metallic colors with various textures. You can find more of Gillen's art at Art First, Brush Strokes, and Artful Dimensions. Generously Donated by: Lisa Gillen 309. LibertyTown Arts Gift Card & Tshirt
Starting Bid $35 With more than 13,000 square feet of art studios, gallery space, and art classrooms, LibertyTown is your one stop shop for full art immersion in Fredericksburg. Go see the work of 40+ artists or take a class with this $50 gift card. And don't forget to rock the T-Shirt included! Generously Donated by: LibertyTown Arts Workshop 310. Muse Paint Bar Gift Certificate
Starting Bid $35 Enjoy a painting session at one of Muse Paintbar's seven nearby locations, from Charlottesville to Richmond, to Woodbridge or Fairfax. Muse paintbar combines painting instruction with a restaurant & bar. This $70 gift certificate will treat you and a date to a Muse experience of your choice. Generously Donated by: Muse Paint Bar
Dining & Entertainment 401. Bowling and the Movies for 4 at Splitsville and Village 12 Theatre
Starting Bid $40 Forget everything you might have thought about "bowling alley" food, Splitsville has taken elements of vintage bowling alleys and lounges and updated them with modern technology. This package includes four free bowling cards and four movie passes! Generously Donated by: Splitsville and Paragon Village 12 Theatre 402. Kids First Swim Birthday Party
Starting Bid $150 These two hour long parties begin with an hour private splash in the pool. Following your hour in the pool, your group will move into and enjoy the privacy of one of our large party rooms. You can decorate the room as you wish, and bring in any refreshments that you like. Games and gift giving complete your child’s special day, and Moms… just think… no clean up! Generously Donated by: Kids First Swim School
403. Private Escape Room Experience for 8
Starting Bid $100 A fun gift for a party up to 8 people: It is widely known that Mr. Smith on Caroline Street is an eccentric aristocrat with a strange sense of humor. Unfortunately, in his old age, he has misplaced a great sum of money that he had hidden away years ago. Determined to find it by whatever means possible, he has given the people of Fredericksburg and beyond the chance of a lifetime! Youâ€™ve been invited to his parlour for forty five minutes to help him find his fortune. If you are so lucky to discover it, Mr. Smith has promised you half! Generously Donated by: Connect Games 404. Supernova Ska Festival at 1781 Brewing Company for 4
Starting Bid $80 Only 10 days from now - Four tickets to the largest Ska music festival in America featuring 25 bands, right here in Fredericksburg at 1781 Brewing Company on May 26 & 27! Times are 2 - 10 p.m. each day. Generously Donated by: Supernova International Ska Festival 405. Day on the Rappahannock River for Four
Starting Bid $100 Spend a beautiful day with friends or family on the river away from city noise with nothing but the sound of flowing water and Fredericksburg wildlife to enjoy. Your pick of trip length and vessel: canoes, kayaks, standup paddle boards, or tandem kayaks. Generously Donated by: VA Outdoor Center 406. Olde Towne Carriage Ride in Downtown Fredericksburg
Starting Bid $50 A fun and relaxing way to enjoy Fredericksburg, take a stroll with Olde Towne Carriage Rides. Great for anniversaries, engagements, mother's and father's day, birthdays, romantic rides, before or after dinner rides, or whatever your imagination can come up with! Generously Donated by: Olde Towne Carriage Ride in Downtown Fâ€™burg 407. Spotsylvania Towne Center Basket Bundle
Starting Bid $500 An assortment of gifts from Spotsylvania Towne Centre and The Village At Towne Centre including: Swarovski Crystal Earrings, Sapphire Earrings, New York Glow Perfume, two Mon Cheri Bow Ties, Manhattan Watch, Estee Lauder Bag, One-Night Stay at the Residence Inn, and over $350 if gift cards to various locations like Firebirds, Costco, Rush Hour, Chick-filA, Villa Pizza, Belk, and more! Generously Donated by: Spotsylvania Towne Center
408. Paddle Board Lesson with River Rock Outfitters
Starting Bid $35 Located in Downtown FXBG in the heart of an outdoor destination with the Rappahannock River literally in their backyard, River Rock Outfitter provides certified instructors for adventure experiences in any direction. This is a great course for first timers or those looking to learn the basic skills of paddle boarding. Course includes all gear required. Generously Donated by: River Rock Outfitters 409. Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg â€“ 3 hour party!
Starting Bid $150 Enjoy three (3) hours of transportation services for up to 32 passengers! Transport a group of friends to a local restaurant or event, take a tour of our beautiful city, or use the trolley for a day of local vineyard visits or a downtown bar crawl! Generously Donated by: Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg 410. Beach Boys Concert VIP Tickets for 2
Starting Bid $150 Do you need some "Good Vibrations" this summer? Courtesy of The Silver Companies, these two "Fun, Fun Fun" VIP Beach Boys passes provide admission to the hospitality tent along with a complimentary full dinner, beer and wine, area to sit, and restrooms. Generously Donated by: Silver Companies 411. Kesha & Macklemore Concert Tickets for 2
Starting Bid $40 A pair of lawn tickets to see Kesha and Macklemore at Jiffy Lube Live on July 28 at 7:00 p.m. Generously Donated by: B101.5 412. Taste of Fredericksburg
Starting Bid $60 An assortment of Downtown FXBG cuisine, including: $25 to Renato's, $25 to Soup & Taco, $25 Sedona Taphouse, and $50 to La Petite Auberge! Generously Donated by: Renatoâ€™s, Soup & Taco, Sedona, and La Petite 413. Richmond Wine Festival for 4
Starting Bid $80 Sip, Sip, Hooray! Get ready for the 2nd Annual Richmond Wine Festival at James River Cellars Winery on Saturday, June 2nd from noon to 5 pm. Enjoy local wine, music all day, food trucks, and craft vendors all while helping to support Keep Virginia Cozy (non-profit)! The event is family and pet friendly so bring the whole gang! Generously Donated by: The Richmond Experience
414. Confident Rabbit Wine Dinner for Two
Starting Bid $75 Chef Jacquie Hartman of William Street's The Confident Rabbit invites you and that special somebody to one of her monthly 5-course wine dinners. Held on the first Sunday of every month, beginning at 5:30 pm Generously Donated by: Confident Rabbit
Home & Family 501. Amazon Echo Dot
Starting Bid $20 Amazon's Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo. Dot has a small built-in speakerâ€”it can also connect to your speakers over Bluetooth or with the included audio cable. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and moreâ€” instantly. Generously Donated by: Louis Martinette 502. Two Tickets to International Spy Museum
Starting Bid $25 Two tickets and a Spy Store discount to the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. Located in Washington D.C. the museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Generously Donated by: International Spy Museum 503. MinkaAire Mojo Ceiling Fan
Starting Bid $80 Now's the time to update that outdated ceiling fan you have desperately been wanting to get rid of. The MinkaAire Mojo Five Blade Ceiling Fan features three speeds and reversible maple or dark walnut blades with brushed nickel hardware. A frosted white glass light shade completes the fan's modern look. Generously Donated by: Commonwealth Lighting 504. Fraser Wood Elements FXBG Cheeseboard & Bottle Openers
Starting Bid $45 Nestled in the historic district of downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, Fraser Wood Elements opened the spring of 2014. Win this package and you'll take home a custom multi-wood "FXBG" cheese board and two mounted bottle openers, set on reclaimed wine barrel staves. Generously Donated by: Fraser Wood Elements
505. Whittingham and Pots & Palettes Combo
Starting Bid $30 China, Glass, Clay & Ceramics! Two staples of the Downtown FXBG community, Whittingham and Pots & Palettes have each given you $25 to use as you wish. Make your own pottery on Sophia Street and then walk just around the corner to browse top of the line kitchen brands! Generously Donated by: Whittingham and Pots & Palettes 506. Gift Certificate to Olde Towne Bicycles
Starting Bid $10 For the casual bike enthusiats or competitive cyclists, Olde Towne Bicylces stocks all styles of bikes including adult tricycles and kids bikes. They have apparel, bike components, racks, nutrition and even a full servie repair shop that can diagnose or fix just about anything. Small but kind, here is a $20 gift certificate for your next visit. Generously Donated by: Olde Towne Bicycles 507. Salt Lamp
Starting Bid $15 Ever wonder how or if salt lamps really work? Here's the lowdown: Water vapor is always circulating in the air of any room of your home. Water vapor carries along with it allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke particles, and even bacteria and viruses. As Himalayan salt lamps slowly become saturated with water vapor they attract from the air around them and these airborne contaminants remain trapped there and will not become airborne again. Generously Donated by: The Grove of Brite Blessings 508. Fredericksburg Dish + Kuleana Coffee
Starting Bid $35 Made exclusively for Monkee's of Fredericksburg, this 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" square plate features iconic FXBG landmarks like the UMW Bell Tower, Chatham, Carl's, Kenmore, Hugh Mercer Statue, and the Rappahannock River just to name a few. Plus, you'll also win a bag of mocha coffee beans from Katora Coffee! Generously Donated by: Monkeeâ€™s & Katora Coffee 509. Picnic Basket with Wine & Chocolate gift inside
Starting Bid $60 You've never seen basket bidding like this! You'll win this suitcase-style picnic service set for two with plenty of charm to spare. Plus, a bottle of white from Vinho Verde, Portugal and a $10 gift card to Frenchman's Corner's on Caroline Street for an exquisite chocolate pairing. Generously Donated by: Maire Havener and Frenchmanâ€™s Corner
510. Baby Boy Basket
Starting Bid $40 Perfect for the new baby boy in your life, this adorable basket of baby blue gifts includes bottles, a soothing teether, pajamas, a hat, a blanket, swaddle, plush teddy bear and a kit to make a lasting mold of your baby boy's hand print! Generously Donated by: Deb Beutel 511. YMCA Waterpark Family Season Pass
Starting Bid $250 Can't beat the heat of summer? With a family pass to the YMCA Waterpark that spans May 26 - September 3, you won't need to worry! This pass lasts all summer and gets your family full access to a super fun splash pad, zerodepth entry kiddie pool, puddle jumpers, and water slides of all sizes! Generously Donated by: Rappahannock YMCA 512. SPCA Puppy
Starting Bid $100 Let the bidding battle begin for this adorable pup! The Fredericksburg SPCA saves the lives of many homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 400 cats and dogs daily. Thanks to the Fredericksburg SPCA, Gala guests will have an opportunity to win a LIVE auction item. Generously Donated by: Fredericksburg SPCA
Fashion, Beauty & Wellness 601. Coach Purse, Pretty in Pink
Starting Bid $100 Classic and modern, Coach continues to lead American style. Pretty in pink, the signature tote has ample room to serve as your everyday work bag or travel bag. The stylish bag with gold accents measures 13" (L) x 10 3/4" (H) x 5 1/4" (W). Generously Donated by: Anne B. Pierce 602. Draper James "Totes Ya'll" Tote and Cose Belle Boutique Gift Card
Starting Bid $60 A versatile Draper James, by Reese Witherspoon, tote that can take you from the bookstore to the farmers' market, the Vanderbilt is the carryall you'll reach for daily. It features a contrasting pinstriped lining and our signature magnolia-shaped hardware. Plus, a $25 gift card to Cose Belle Boutique on Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg. Generously Donated by: Cose Belle Boutique & Monkeeâ€™s of Fâ€™burg
603. Lisi Lerch Margo-Pearl Earrings + Kate Spade Notebook
Starting Bid $50 Beautifully beaded these lightweight and tassel Margo pearl earrings will give you a perfect blend of fun and boho chic. You'll also win a Kate Spade spiral notebook fashioned with 160 lined pages and an interior pocket (for necessary possessions) with an ever-so-empowering quote, set against blush pink. Generously Donated by: Monkee’s of Fredericksburg 604. Vestal Men's Watch + Watch Battery For Life
Starting Bid $125 This watch is crafted with a 39MM stainless steel case that is durable and sure to last. With this timepiece having a remarkable gold stainless-steel band, which allows it to be worn on a daily basis, makes this watch even more irresistible. The grey dial and beautiful mineral crystal enhances the features of this timepiece as a whole. Generously Donated by: David Pierce and Fredericksburg Jewelers 605. Chico’s Frangetta Fringe Bag
Starting Bid $30
Late 1960s and early ‘70s bohemian style is back, join the hippie-chic renaissance with this suede fringe bag from Chico’s. 11.5"L x 9"H Generously Donated by: Chico’s at Spotsylvania Towne Center
606. Chico’s Necklace with Earrings
Starting Bid $50 A summer collection that will compliment any skin tone with a full spectrum of color: a layered necklace with scattered simulated stones and gold-tone accents with gold hoop earrings to match. Generously Donated by: Chico’s at Spotsylvania Towne Center 607. Dizeo Simulated Diamond Necklace & Earrings
Starting Bid $100 Wake up tomorrow with a new sparkle by outlasting your opposing bidders tonight! This Dizeo necklace and earrings pair features simulated diamonds set in rhodium plated sterling silver. Generously Donated by: Gemstone Creations 608. Spectator Pack by Thirty-One
Starting Bid $50 Stay organized while staying active. This navy blue and silver (Go Eagles!) Thirty-One package includes two bring-a-bottle thermal totes, one hang-itup key fob, one essential storage tote, a zip top utility organizer and a ‘Letters from London’ ID wallet. Generously Donated by: Brandy Baker
609. Studio d’Esthetique Downtown Spa & Salon
Starting Bid $25 Treat a loved one with this $50 gift certificate to one of Fredericksburg's Caroline Street Spa & Salons. Generously Donated by: Studio d’Esthetique 610. Bangz Salon Beauty Bundle
Starting Bid $100 Treat yourself to a new you summer look with a full makeover! Includes a shampoo, cut, and style; an ultimate pedicure, and a Keratin express blowout treatment which helps eliminate frizz, cuts down daily styling time, makes blow-dry time faster and reduces curl up to three levels for up to 6 weeks. Generously Donated by: Bangz Salon 611. Two Personal Training Sessions with Bodyworks’ Marcus Lawrence
Starting Bid $40
Summer is coming and it’s time to kick it into gear. Enjoy two sessions either at your home or a place of your choosing with personal trainer Marcus Lawrence. Lawrence is a ACE certified PT with Bodyworks Downtown Athletic Club. Generously Donated by: Marcus Lawrence
612. Gymnut 6-week Virtual Training & Nutrition Program
Starting Bid $125 Are you someone who has always wanted to eat better a live a healthier lifestyle, but need some coaching to help get you going? This is for you! 6weeks of customized training and nutrition with weekly coaching via phone and daily support via text and email, from an NASM certified trainer with an M.S. in Nutrition. Generously Donated by: Gymnut Fitness 613. YMCA One-Year Family Membership
Starting Bid $600 Are you a family of 4? 6? 8? It doesn't matter to our friends at the Y! This one-year family membership is for the WHOLE family! The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families, and communities. With a mission centered on life balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. Generously Donated by: Rappahannock YMCA
Sports & Autographed Items 701. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of Americaâ€™s Childhood
Starting Bid $15 In The Last Boy, award-winning sports writer Jane Leavy plumbs the depths of the complex athlete, using copious first-hand research as well as her own memories, to show why The Mick remains the most beloved and misunderstood Yankee slugger of all time. Generously Donated by: Dr. Louis Martinette 702. Washington Nationals Tickets for Group of 4
Starting Bid $200 Four tickets in section 114, which is 10-12 rows behind the visitor duggot in great foul ball territory, parking pass included to see the Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins on Friday, July 6. 7:05 p.m. game time. Generously Donated by: Dr. Louis Martinette 703. Washington Nationals Adam Eaton Autographed Baseball
Starting Bid $50 The Nationals traded three prospects away just to get Adam Eaton. That should tell you something. Grab this autographed ball now before the outfielder's stock rises in 2018! Generously Donated by: Academy Bus 704. Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Autographed Baseball
Starting Bid $100 Selected with the #1 overall pick in 2009, the Nationals starting pitcher has already a 3x All-Star selection despite many injury-prone seasons. Just last season he struck out a career-high 15 batters in a single game, and is off to another good start in 2018. Strasburg has a whopping 10.52 strikeouts per nine innings average for his career, and is regarded as one of the best pitchers in the league today. Generously Donated by: Washington Nationals 705. Baltimore Orioles Jonathan Schoop Autographed Baseball
Starting Bid $50 Only in the league since 2013, Baltimore's every day second baseman celebrated his first 20-homer season in 2016, and earned his first trip to the All-Star game in 2017. Schoop got injured early this season, but is back with a vengeance hitting two homers in the same game just last weekend. Generously Donated by: Jin Wong â€˜97
706. Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis Autographed Baseball
Starting Bid $75 Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris "Crush" Davis led the major leagues in home runs in 2013 and 2015. This ball surely isn't one of the 271 home runs he's hit in his first ten years in the Majors, but it sure would be a cherished gift to any Baltimore O's fan. Generously Donated by: Jin Wong 707. Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones Autographed Baseball
Starting Bid $75 Covering center field for the O's is five-time All-Star Adam Jones. Jones is also a four-time Gold Glove winner, but maybe the future Hall of Famer's most impressive stat is he sits in sole possession of first place on top of Camden Yards' extra-base hits, RBIs, and home run leaderboard. Generously Donated by: Jin Wong ‘97 708. Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado Autographed Baseball
Starting Bid $100 Regarded as one of the top infielders and hitters in the game today, third baseman Manny Machado is only 24 years old and already a three-time AllStar! Generously Donated by: Jin Wong ‘97 709. Tom Coughlin autographed Jacksonville Jaguars Football
Starting Bid $55 In 2017, the Jacksonville Jaguars brought Coughlin back to the team where he coached from '95 - '02 as the Jaguars' new Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Under his leadership, the Jags clinched their first playoff trip since 2007, advancing pass the Pittsburgh Steeler to the AFC Championship Game, and eventually falling to the Patriots 24-20 just one game shy of the Super Bowl. Generously Donated by: Tad Dickman ‘12 710. Jerry Rice Autographed photo
Starting Bid $75 Considered one of the greatest football players of all time! San Francisco's #80 holds NFL records for career receptions, career receiving yards, career touchdown receptions, and total touchdowns. Jerry Rice was a first-ballot Hall of Famer and his #80 was retired by the 49rs in 2010. The Greatest of All Time signed this photo in gold, matted in black frame. Generously Donated by: Clint Often
711. Framed Alexander Ovechkin Autographed Photo
Starting Bid $190 Drafted #1 overall by the Capitals in 2004, "Ovi" has certainly lived up to the hype. "The Great Eight" is regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of the modern NHL. At the conclusion of the 2017-18 regular season, he became the second player, tied with Bobby Hull, to win the NHLs goal scoring title seven times. Best of all, the superstar isn't done yet. The Capitals captain has finally led Washington past Sidney Crosby and the Penguins, into the Eastern Conference Finals, where he'll play Game 4 tonight! Generously Donated by: Clint Often 712. Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys in a FedEx Field Suite
Starting Bid $800 Watch the biggest home game of the season from a luxury box suite when the Redskins host the Cowboys on Sunday, October 21! Package includes tickets for two, one parking pass, and free food and beverage. Time of game: 4:30 p.m. Generously Donated by: Academy Express, LLC
Travel Getaways 801. Kalnen Inn Bed & Breakfast at UMW
Starting Bid $100 Perfect for UMW parents, alumni, or even a local couple looking to get away from routine. Nestled between two tranquil fountains here at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center, you and that somebody special will spend the evening looking over the city skyline in one of Kalnen Inn's three overnight suites atop Trench Hill. Includes concierge service and continental breakfast. Generously Donated by: Kalnen Inn on Trench Hill 802. The Richard Johnston Inn
Starting Bid $125 The most award-winning bed & breakfast in historic Fredericksburg, a night's stay at the Richard Johnston Inn combines a delicious blend of history, elegance, and modern day luxury. The Inn provides an excellent home base for whatever your adventure may be along Caroline Street, and includes a lovely private courtyard where you can relax by the flower garden and water fountain. Guest rooms feature a private bathroom, flat screen television, and high-speed wireless Internet access, plus complimentary breakfast is served daily. Generously Donated by: The Richard Johnston Inn
803. Braehead Manor
Starting Bid $165 Braehead Manor is located on the Fredericksburg Battlefield, only 5 minutes from Olde Towne Fredericksburg. Luxurious accommodations will ensure the most relaxing and memorable retreat. Built in 1859 and restored in 2011, the Manor includes modern amenities, a gourmet breakfast, and 27 acres tucked inside the park with hiking trails, the original ice house, and lots of places for taking romantic pictures, picnics, bird watching or just strolling. Generously Donated by: Braehead Manor 804. Linden Row Inn & Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Passes
Starting Bid $175 Take a day with the family or friends and marvel at the beauty of one of the nation's best botanical gardens. Just down the road in Richmond, VA, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. Enjoy this Richmond tradition before or after an evening's stay at Linden Row, A Great American Inn. Linden Row is a boutique historic hotel located in the heart of Downtown Richmond, with guest rooms and an intimate, beautiful winding garden courtyard, capturing all the romance of a by-gone era while serving up the Southern hospitality for which Richmond is famous. Generously Donated by: Linden Row Inn, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 805. Fly over Fredericksburg, Flight Lesson or Leisure Tour
Starting Bid $200 Have you ever wanted to see our beautiful city of Fredericksburg from a bird's-eye-view? Now's your chance! Spend a day with a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor at 2,000 feet. You can either ride along for an adventure you'll never forget, or actually take a flight lesson and control the yoke yourself! Generously Donated by: Aviation Adventures 806. Beach House in Southern Shores, NC
Starting Bid $750 Beach breaks and sand solace are calling you and seven (7) of your closest friends! Escape for a 7-night stay in this four bedroom, two bath house just 145 yards to the beach! Subject to availability - dates to be arranged with donor. Generously Donated by: Anna Skeen â€™77
807. All- Inclusive 3 Night Punta Cana Vacation
Starting Bid $1950 Escape to Iberostar Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resort! Package includes 3 nights stay for 2 guests, nonstop/roundtrip air from BWI, transportation to/from Punta Cana airport and resort, and all-inclusive drinks, dining, entertainment and amenities. Must travel by March 1, 2019, however traveler may pay the difference to add additional days to the trip, or any other deviations. Generously Donated by: Mike King of Travel Leaders 808. 5 Night Royal Caribbean Bermuda Cruise
Starting Bid $1550 Set sail on this 5 night Bermuda Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's 'Grandeur of the Seas'. Cruise includes an interior stateroom for 2 guests, multiple dining options throughout the week, onboard activities and entertainment, and more! Must travel by October 25, 2018, however dates can be changed and the value of the purchase will be the base rate. Traveler may pay the difference to add additional days to the trip, or any other deviations. Generously Donated by: Mike King of Travel Leaders 901. Set of Four Football Autographed Photos
Starting Bid $40 A collector's pack of four, this package includes all four autographed photos: 3x Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion Roy Jefferson (Steelers), 4x Pro Bowler Ken Harvey (Redskins #57), 2 x Super Bowl Champion Neal Olkewicz (Redskins #52), and 5x Pro Bowler and 3x Super Bowl Champion Jay Novacek (Cowboys). *A portion of this package's proceeds will be gifted to the SPCA* Generously Donated by: The Card Cellar
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