25 Days of Auction
Each day from March 1-25, we’ll unveil a new Live Auction item. Check back frequently to see all of our exciting items!
Day 25: Exclusive Husker Suite Experience for Two
On September 2, 2017, start this Husker experience that you will always remember with a pre-game tailgate party just outside East Stadium. After tailgating, you and a friend will have access to the Ricketts’ family luxury suite to watch the Huskers vs. the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The suite level is climate controlled, has covered/heated outdoor seating, as well as indoor seating with six big screens and a private bathroom. Following the game, take home a commemorative game book to look back and remember your “suite” Husker football experience! Expires: 09/02/17.
Day 24: Sedona Sanctuary Escape
Enjoy a one-week stay in Sedona, Arizona! This “geodesic” dome home has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure and on the DIY channel. This unique house features a 30-foot-high ceiling and views of Sedona’s famous red rock buttes. It sleeps four to six people and is only one hour from skiing in Flagstaff or two hours from the Grand Canyon. Owners John and Cindy Schofield will help you choose a mutually-agreeable date for your perfect Sedona getaway!
Day 23: Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
World record holder Rich Jaworski invites you to drift aloft in the “Euphoria” over the Platte or Elkhorn River west of Omaha. The entire flight experience – the start of the inflation, the flight, post flight ceremony and return to launch site – lasts almost three hours. Flights (by appointment only) are scheduled for a sunrise or two hours before sunset, seven days a week, year round. The buyer may upgrade for additional riders (up to two) or pay $.50/mile roundtrip to have the balloon launch from another location of your choice. Also included is a gift card to dine at P.F. Chang’s restaurant that you may use before or after your flight. Please try to reserve a mutually agreed upon date as soon as possible. Expires April 2018.
Day 22: Toby Mac at the Pinewood Bowl
You and three guests will enjoy an outdoor concert by Christian artist Toby Mac on Friday, June 16! Toby Mac has been entertaining audiences for years, and this is your chance to enjoy his God-given talent in an amazing outdoor setting at the Pinewood Bowl in Pioneers Park in Lincoln, NE. Toby puts on a show you’ll never forget, so grab this package and see why he has been awarded 7 Grammy Awards and has sold over 10 million albums! Before you head to your concert, you can check into your room at Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln. Also included is the autographed Toby Mac CD “This is Not a Test.”
Day 21: College World Series Behind Home Plate
Enjoy the Biggest Game on Dirt! You and 4 guests will enjoy behind home plate seats for the 4th game of the 2017 College World Series in Omaha, NE on June 18. You will not only enjoy great seats but this package also come with 3 back room VIP passes. After you have enjoyed the game, you can relax and unwind in your hotel room for the night.
Day 20: Timbercove Progressive Dinner for Eight
Come join Skipper Max on the S.S. Kirby for a relaxing cruise and dinner for eight at Timbercove Lake! Enjoy a separate course at the Kirbys’, Langemeiers’, Simmons’ and Nokelbys’ homes. Dinner will consist of a 12-14 oz. New York Strip, herb potatoes and grilled asparagus prepared skillfully by Dee Langemeier of Dee’s Catering. Dates to choose from are July 15 & July 22, 2017.
Day 19: Ultimate Motorsports Package for Two
Do you enjoy motorsports of all varieties? If yes, then this package is for you! You will join Kyle Berck and Steve Strobel in a full evening of motorsports like you’ve never experienced before! On Friday, August 11th, your evening will begin at Kyle’s shop in Marquette, where you will get geared up in your official 2017 team promotional wear and load his car to leave for Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction. You will travel in style in the team’s transporter with the crew all the way to the pits, where you will enjoy the privilege of being a pit crew member as much or as little as you like. At the race, you will have a once-in-alifetime opportunity to pace the race with Steve Strobel in the Strobel Motorsports off-road desert racing TROPHY truck. The race usually runs from 7-11 p.m. Ride back to Kyle’s shop with the team to conclude your unforgettable day!
Day 18: South Dakota Pheasant Hunt for Three
The winner of this hunter’s dream package will enjoy a guided pheasant hunting trip for three in Gregory, South Dakota, on November 21, 2017. On that date your host, Darrin Brumbaugh, will take you to one of the premier outfitters in Gregory, which is considered to be the pheasant hunting capital of the world. You will be hunting at the Haines Family pheasant hunting operation. Bennett will guide you on a private hunt on their own family farm and hunting ground. You and your guests will experience the excitement of following a guide and trained dogs with the rush of rooster pheasants flushing underneath your feet. The atmosphere and company will make this hunt very special, and the experience second to none. All meals will be provided the day of the hunt, and you will enjoy a night’s stay in Gregory at the Gray House Motel on Monday, November 20th.
Day 17: Limited Edition “Platte River Sunset” Canvas Giclee
Central City-born artist Todd A. Williams has created a breathtaking collection entitled “Legacy of Nebraska” to celebrate Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood. He has taken beautiful scenes from all across every county in Nebraska and used his talents to create a collection that speaks to all who love Nebraska and its God-given beauty. The winning bidder will get to take home Williams’ work entitled “Platte River Sunset,” which is a scene from Merrick County. It comes signed and numbered by Todd Williams, along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Day 16: Lincoln Saltdogs “Sweet” Package
Enjoy “suite” accommodations for up to 20 people to a Lincoln Saltdogs game for the 2017 season. Each SkyBox suite is fully furnished, including cable TV and a fridge. Join in the excitement of Saltdogs baseball from the comfortable climate-controlled inside or watch from the private seats outside the Cornerstone Suite. Included in this “sweet” deal is $500 in “Dog Dollars” to spend on catered food to your suite. Call in May to arrange which game you would like to attend.
Day 15: Best of Branson Week Vacation
Enjoy a memorable escape to beautiful, family-friendly Branson, Missouri! Your family will rest comfortably in a spacious two-bed condo for seven nights! During your visit, you will receive tickets to some of Branson’s hottest attractions. You and a guest will take in one of Branson’s most famous attractions, Silver Dollar City. Enjoy two adult tickets to Moses, one of the greatest Biblical epics of all time. Watch as Moses brings to life the story of the parting of the Red Sea, the Ten Commandments, and more in a one-of-a-kind experience you just can’t miss! Next, enjoy singing, dancing, rope twirling and hysterical comedy with two admissions to Clay Cooper’s Country Express. Lastly, dine at McFarlain’s, located in the IMAX complex. You’ll discover why Branson is an exciting vacation destination! Please note: Winning bidder will need to select a date by April 15, 2017, to ensure a reservation.
Day 14: Tim Hawkins Live at the Orpheum
Tim Hawkins is a Christian comedian, songwriter, and singer, best known for parodying popular songs such as Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel,” along with stand-up material based on topics such a marriage, homeschooling and parenting. You and three guests will have premium seating to experience Tim Hawkins live in concert May 12 at the Orpheum in Omaha. Before the show, you will enjoy a meal at P.F. Chang’s, and after the show enjoy a relaxing one night stay in charming downtown Omaha.
Day 13: 12th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols VIP Evening
You and three guests will be treated to a wonderful evening of music and praise in VIP style! Your evening will start by sharing a catered meal with members of the orchestra, special vocal guests, and Maestro Eric Knapp. Next, you will be escorted to your reserved front row seats, where you will have an unobstructed view of the orchestra, choirs and soloists. After the concert, you will have a chance to visit with Maestro Knapp, his family, and friends at an hors d’oeuvres reception.
Day 12: 1500 Bushels of Quality Yellow Corn
This is a great opportunity to purchase grain for the benefit of Nebraska Christian to either use in your livestock operation or resell at a future date. Market value as of March 7th was $5100. “Fuel your livestock or fuel your car.”
Day 11: Prairie Club Golf Package for Four
Rated as one of the top public courses in Golf Digest and also as one of the top 10 places for 36 holes in North America by Links Magazine in 2013, The Prairie Club is a sought-after destination for any avid golfer. Boasting three unforgettable courses – the Dunes, Pines, and Horse – The Prairie Club will give you the opportunity to experience world-class golf amid the serenity of the Sandhills of Nebraska. This package includes two days of unlimited golf with carts and two nights of lodging in double rooms for four people. Also included is a hearty breakfast buffet served in the Caprock Lounge each morning. Please take note of the expiration date. Reservations good for Sunday to Wednesday evenings.
Day 10: Exclusive 50 Yard Line Husker Suite Experience for Four
On September 2, 2017, start this Husker experience that you will always remember with a pre-game tailgate party just outside East Stadium. After tailgating, you and your three friends will have access to the Ricketts’ family luxury suite to watch the Huskers vs. the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The suite level is climate controlled, has covered/heated outdoor seating, as well as indoor seating with six big screens and a private bathroom. Following the game, take home a commemorative game book to look back and remember your “suite” Husker football experience!
Day 9: “Matilda” at the Lied
You and three guests will be thoroughly entertained by Matilda at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 3. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her parents, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands. Along with tickets to the performance, you will enjoy a meal at Buffalo Wings and Rings and head to your nearby hotel for a relaxing one-night stay. In addition, you will get to take home a Matilda original Broadway Cast recording so you can be ready to sing along the night of the show and take the show home with you to enjoy for years to come.
Day 8: Music Lover’s Dream Trip to Nashville
Enjoy a 5-night music lover’s dream get-a-way! You and a guest will relax in your 1 bedroom deluxe Wyndham Nashville condo October 13-17 to take in all the action of this Nashville treat-filled escape. Your first Nashville treat will be on Saturday, October 14, when you arrive at the Grand Ole Opry House for a backstage tour, followed by tickets to that evening’s show. On Tuesday, October 17, you will get to experience the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards in a way that you’ll never get to again! Your VIP experience will begin in the morning with events, backstage tours, and picture opportunities; however, that’s not all! You will have two prime seats to take in the awards show and all its spectacular performances and speakers. Don’t miss bidding on this trip you’ll never forget!
Day 7: McHargue Builders Deck Construction
Nebraska Christian alum Jordan McHargue, owner and craftsman for McHargue Builders, will work with you to create a deck that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Jordan will supply all the labor involved in creating a cedar tone 12’ x 16’ deck, and Builders Supply of Grand Island will supply the deck boards. The remaining supplies needed for the deck will be ordered by Jordan but will be paid for by the winning bidder. The winning bidder must need the work done within a 100-mile radius of Central City.
Day 6: Zero-Turn 52” Hustler Raptor Lawnmower
Take your lawn mowing experience to a whole new level with this high performance zero-turn Hustler Raptor mower. The Raptor is designed to the highest standards, and built with the same great quality Hustler has been committed to for over 50 years. This mower features a welded 52” deck, exclusive Smooth Trak steering, patented automatic parking brake, 3-year warranty, and Hustler’s legendary zero-turn precision.
Day 5: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul Tour 2017
You and a guest will enjoy an evening of wonderful music, food, and a relaxing hotel stay. You and your guest will start your evening with dinner at Misty’s in downtown Lincoln then walk to your prime seats at the long awaited tour of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. After your memorable concert experience, head to your hotel room for a relaxing stay over. Don’t miss your chance to catch this once in a life time concert event.
Day 4: Two Day-Two Person Guided Turkey Hunt
Let your guide, Chad Jividen, take you and a guest on a 2-day turkey hunt, which includes blinds, decoys, calls, and prime land near Clarks, NE. You can arrange a time during the April-May 2017 turkey season and may choose either a bow or shotgun hunt. After your first day of hunting, enjoy a dinner at Central City’s Lincoln Manor Steakhouse with a $50.00 gift certificate and head down the road for a good night’s rest in your own rooms at the Rodeway Inn.
Day 3: UNL Ultimate Volleyball Experience
Enjoy Husker volleyball like you never have before! You and three friends will get to attend a game of your choice during the 2017 season. Your 5th row seats are right behind the Husker bench. You will be close enough to hear Coach Cook and the players; it will be an experience you will never forget! You also get to go home with an autographed 2002 mini volleyball and a collectors poster of the 2000 “Great Wall” Husker Volleyball Team!
Day 2: Dinner with the Lt. Governor at the Governor’s Residence
Visit with Nebraska Lt. Governor Mike Foley and his wife, Susan, at the Governor’s Mansion. Your party of up to eight will enjoy dinner and a private tour.
Day 1: International Dinner for Eight
A returning favorite! You and seven guests will enjoy an evening of exceptional food and fellowship as you are hosted by the NC international girls. Your party of eight will be served several courses of authentic international cuisine prepared by the girls themselves. Your experience will take place in the new girls’ dorm on a mutually agreeable date during the 2017-2018 school year.