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Red & Black Gala Auction Items Announced

Red & Black Gala Auction Items Announced

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Less than 10 tickets remain for the 2016 Red & Black Gala to be held Friday, Apr. 8, at the Doubletree by Hilton Collinsville-St. Louis.

The Red & Black Gala is an exclusive fundraising event for the SIUE Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The event will raise funds to benefit the Cougar Athletics Scholarship Fund.

Multiple live and silent auction items will be bid on during the event. Live auction items and descriptions are listed below, while businesses that donated items also are recognized.

The 2016 Red & Black Gala will be located at 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, Illinois. The evening's check-in/registration and social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. The program, dinner and live auction will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. The live entertainment, the Robert Perry Band with the Original Mojo's, will begin approximately at 9 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $125 per person and $1,250 per table (tables of 10).

For additional information, contact SIUE Athletics at 618-650-2871.



Estimated value total: $36,000 (plus one priceless)

MAC Dinner with Coach, donated by the Missouri Athletic Club 

Dinner for ten (10) at the Missouri Athletic Club hosted by Head Men's Basketball Coach Jon Harris and his wife Heidi. Includes a three-course dinner, menu chosen by the Missouri Athletic Club's Executive Chef, held in the Rendezvous Room (private dining room at the Downtown location) with wine included.

Estimated Value: $3,500

1-Week Stay in 5,200 square-foot Home in Carbondale, Colorado; donated by Mitch & Bob Meyers

Enjoy mountain views from your 5,200 square foot home in Carbondale, Colorado on the banks of the Roaring Fork River. This home has four bedrooms (2 king, 2 queen), to sleep up to eight. Each bedroom comes with an en suite bathroom. Carbondale is located between Glenwood Springs and Aspen. Available to stay in summer, fall or ski season.

Estimated Value: $7,000

Getaway Tour of Grafton; donated by Southern Bus Tours

Plan a day getaway for you and up to 11 of your closest friends to Grafton Wine Country, includes bus, driver fee, gas, and $500 in gift certificates to local wineries. Trip can be anywhere from 3 to 12 hours round-trip.

Estimated Value: $2,500

1-Week Stay in Townhome in Breckenridge, Colorado (April 15-Nov. 15); donated by Louer Planning & Facilities

Stay in this luxurious townhome, featuring three bedrooms plus loft accommodations. This Tyra Summit townhome is the perfect place to experience true ski-in/ski-out access. The popular 4 o'clock ski run is located just steps from your back door with access to skiing in the winter and hiking/biking trails in the summer. Featuring a spacious floor plan, large dining area, fireplace, and flat screen televisions in all of the bedrooms, this unit is perfect for larger and multiple families looking to have an unforgettable experience. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, on-site pool/hot tub facilities, garage parking for two vehicles and an open yard with two private balconies. Bedrooms include: Master (King), second (queen), third, (two twins), and loft (trundle bed – 2 twins).

Estimated Value: $5,000

First Pitch Gameday Experience at the St. Louis Cardinals; donated by BAM Marketing

Ever dream of throwing a pitch from the mound at Busch Stadium? Here's your chance. Join the Cardinals and throw the first pitch at a game in 2016, with live public address announcement of your name/business, and a logo displayed digitally on video boards within the stadium. This also includes four field box seats for the game.

Estimated Value: Priceless

At-Home Putting Green with Fringe, Four (4) Cup Holes & Installation; donated by Xtreme Green

With Xtreme Green's technology and expertise in artificial grass, they lead the way in: constructing artificial putting turfs, supplying synthetic driving range materials, creating state of the art landscape projects, building safer, more durable playgrounds, and engineering indoor sports facilities. This package is no different, as you will receive your own place to practice your putting right at home in your yard. The package includes a complete installation and products for an in-home putting green with fringe and four (4) cup holes.

Estimated Value: $8,000

Live Painting by Artist Jennifer Hayes

Donning bright and bold colors, artist Jennifer Hayes specializes in both figurative and abstract works of art, that are recognizable in the texture, color and curves on the canvas. Her art at the Red & Black Gala will represent SIUE, the tradition, pride and spirit of the Cougars. Visit her website to view her works of art at:

Estmated Value: $5,000

Mississippi River Tour on a 45' Motor Yacht; donated by Dutch Hauhe & Friends

Sail along the beautiful Mississippi river aboard the beautiful motor yacht named Scoundrel, donated by Dutch Hauhe (owner). The four-hour cruise for six people will include Hors 'D Oeuvre's, a full open top-shelf bar, and an amazing view on top of a beautiful boat. Cocktails prior to cruising, from the dock, located at Polestar Marina (St. Charles, MO).

Estimated Value: $1,500

Spirits on Bourbon Package: Gift card & Condo;  donated by Brad Bohannon

Fly to the crazy chaos that is Bourbon Street donated by Spirits on Bourbon. Stay 4 nights in a condo on historic Bourbon Street, while taking in the scenery, spectacular food and drinks, and history that is Bourbon Street. Spirits on Bourbon was featured on Bar Rescue (featured on Spike TV). This package also includes a gift card for Spirits on Bourbon.

Estimated Value: $4,000

Silent Auction Businesses

Kettle River
BAM Marketing
Mary Kay
Louer Facility Planning, Inc.
Scott Credit Union
Drury Inn
Edwardsville Bedroom Store
Blue Tree Marketing, Inc.
Edwardsville Children's Museum
Mike Shannon's
The Bank of Edwardsville
The Joint…the chiropractic place
The Cup
Sunset Hills Country Club
Sugo's Spaghetteria
Studio GAIA, LLC
Recess Brewing
Oak Brook Golf Club
Edison's Entertainment Complex
Dairy Queen
Bodies Kneaded
Chef Shoppe
Bull & Bear Bar & Grill
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & more
Bev George & Associates
AAA Swing City Music
Metro Eye Care, PC
LaBest Inc. Pet Resort & Spa
Hot Shots Bar & Grill
Healing Touch Wellness Center
First Bankers Banc Securities
Public Hotel Chicago
Urban Chestnut Brewery
Oh La La Spa
Hawthorne Animal Hospital

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