2018 Auction Preview
Each day from leading up to the auction, we’ll unveil a new Live Auction item. Check back frequently to see all of our exciting items!
Day 24: Exclusive 50-Yard Line Husker Suite Experience for Four
On September 8, 2018, 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 Colorado Buffaloes. The suite level is climate controlled, and 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 23: Original Tori Swanson Commissioned Oil Painting
NC Graduate Tori Swanson’s talent is a gift from the Lord, and she is going to share this talent with the winner of this very special item. Tori will take your special request and turn it into a priceless oil painting. The 16″ x 20″ oil painting will be something you and your family or business will treasure for years to come.
Day 22: Hunt of Choice near Valentine, Nebraska
Yes! You get to choose what kind of hunting experience you want to enjoy. The Wes and Candace Hitchcock family in Sparks, Nebraska, is offering the choice of one of the following hunts: 1). A two-day Whitetail deer hunt for one in 2018. Choose either last half of the rifle season or any time for archery or muzzle loader. This hunt offers a chance at a 120 to 150 class whitetail buck. 2). A two-day Prairie Chicken and Sharp Tailed Grouse hunt for two hunters any time during grouse season 2018. 3). A two-day Canada goose hunt for two hunters during the 2018 season. This is a field hunt over decoys in the Niobrara Unit. Upon purchase by winning bid, details of tags and scheduling will be worked out with buyer and Wes Hitchcock. Along with this hunt is included a gift card for the Niobrara Lodge for three nights.
Day 21: 5K Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Day 20: Tim Hawkins Live at Lincoln Berean
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 marriage, parenting, and even homeschooling. You and three guests will be “uber fans” for the April 20th show in Lincoln. You’ll have four premium seats, $40 for merchandise, limited edition concert laminate, and an exclusive meet and greet with Tim after the show! Before you head to the show, enjoy dinner at Misty’s Steak & Lounge with your $50 gift card.
Day 19: Timbercove Progressive Dinner for Eight
Come join us for a relaxing cruise and dinner for eight at Timbercove Lake in Marquette, NE. Enjoy courses skillfully created by Dee Langemeier of Dee’s Catering at the homes of the Kirbys, Langemeiers, Simmons, and the Nokelbys. Dinner will consist of a 12-14 oz New York Strip Steak, potatoes, and grilled asparagus. Dates to choose from are June 22nd or June 23rd.
Day 18: Two Day/Two Person Guided Turkey Hunt
Let your experienced guide 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 2018 turkey season and may choose either bow or shotgun hunt. After your first day of hunting, enjoy a dinner at Central City’s Lincoln Manor Steakhouse with a $50 gift card and then just head down the road for a relaxing stay in your room at Rodeway Inn in Central City.
Day 17: Lincoln Saltdogs “Sweet” Package
Enjoy “suite” accommodations for up to 20 people to a Lincoln Saltdogs game for the 2018 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 16: 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Get carried away with this New Mexico experience! Your adventure will begin October 1-5, 2018, in Taos, New Mexico, at Wyndham Taos. Your one bedroom condo sits on the former property of local artist Nicolai Fechin. From there it’s a short stroll to quaint shops, museums and restaurants. The natural beauty of the area offers biking, hiking and kayaking through the dramatic landscape. Travel October 5 to Albuquerque to your 3-night hotel stay to rest and gear up for your once in a lifetime experience of an international hot air balloon festival with your Chaser’s Club Tickets. The Chaser’s Club offers admission, private patio seating, and access to food and drink while you and your guest take in the balloon festival opening weekend October 6 & 7, 2018.
Day 15: 13th Annual Festival of Lessons & 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 14: 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 will be announced the night of the auction. Fuel your livestock or fuel your car.
Day 13: 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. Expires 10/1/18.
Day 12: Forage & Field Dinner for 8-10
Enjoy this forage pasture tour and dinner at the Twogood Farm on April 28. Learn about grass-fed cattle, what they eat, their role in improving soil health, and how it affects your dinner plate. A dinner featuring their grass-fed beef will follow. Continue the evening down the road for a tour of Schofield’s 10 acre Aronia field. Enjoy dessert and learn about the benefits of this incredibly nutritious native berry planted in the soil of Polk County’s famous Morrill Homestead.
Day 11: College World Series Behind Home Plate
Enjoy the Biggest Game on Dirt! You and four guests will enjoy behind home plate seats for the 2018 College World Series in Omaha on June 17. You will not only enjoy great seats, but this package also comes with three back room VIP passes. After you have enjoyed the game, you have just a short walk to your hotel in the old market area to relax and unwind in your hotel room for the night.
Day 10: A “Wicked” Night at the Orpheum
You will enjoy four tickets to the May 26, 2018, performance of what is being declared “The Best Musical of the Decade!” Winner of over 50 major awards and recipient of rave reviews , this is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One–born with emerald green skin–is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. After the show, you will enjoy just a short walk to a relaxing overnight stay at your downtown Omaha hotel.
Day 9: TV & Entertainment Center
55″ LG LED Smart TV & Rustic Entertainment Center. Enjoy TV viewing at its finest! At 55″, this smart TV takes full HD viewing to cinematic heights. Along with this TV is a rustic barn door style TV stand, not only to enhance the decor of your living area, but to create ample storage for all your media accessories.
Day 8: South Dakota Pheasant Hunt for Two
The winner of this hunter’s dream package will enjoy a guided pheasant hunting trip for two in Gregory, South Dakota, on November 19, 2018. On that date, your host Darrin Brumbaugh will take you on your first day of hunting on his land in South Dakota. After your day of hunting, you will enjoy a night’s stay in Gregory at the Gray House Motel. On November 20, Darren 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 the Haines Family Pheasant Hunting Operation. Bennett will guide you and your guest on a private hunt, while you experience the excitement of following a guide and trained dogs. You’ll feel the rush of rooster pheasants flushing underneath your feet. The atmosphere and company will make this hunt very special, second to none. All meals will be provided the day of the guided hunt.
Day 7: Henry Golden Boy .22LR American Farmer Tribute Edition Heirloom Rifle
In celebration and recognition of America’s Farmers, the Henry Repeating Arms Company created this beautiful rifle. The American Farmer Tribute features the left side of receiver featuring an iconic image of a farmer working behind a horse-drawn plow with his barn in the background (the cameo has 24kt Gold selective plate), a text, American Farmers Feeding the World, has been etched on the right side of the receiver, and the stock has an old fashioned barn with a hand painted flag displayed above the barn door. Another unique feature the barrel of the gun is octagonal in shape.
Day 6: Dinner for Eight with Governor Ricketts & First Lady Shore
You will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity! Your party of eight will be welcomed guests to dinner and a private tour of the historic Governor’s residence by Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore. Call to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time.
Day 5: 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 4: Escape to the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City
A family escape to Kansas City’s Great Wolf Lodge! Enjoy a one-night stay in a family suite plus four pool passes! However, it doesn’t stop there. You will also receive a $319 gift certificate that you can use for an additional night, use in the restaurant, gift shop, or treat another family for time together!
Day 3: UNL Ultimate Basketball Experience
Enjoy Husker men’s basketball like you never have before! You and three guests will get to attend one choice of game in the 2018-19 season. You’ll submit your preference of top three games and they will promptly confirm which game you have!
Your four Pinnacle Suite seats are the basketball fan’s ultimate seat. You’ll also receive a parking pass, $20 Mellow Mushroom gift certificate, which is located right across the street from the arena, and after the game you can just walk to your hotel to talk about the game’s highlights and get a good night’s rest.
Day 2: Children’s Dream Playhouse
Nebraska Christian’s very own Construction Systems class has created this dream playhouse. The playhouse comes with a front porch, real doors, windows, loft, fan with light, and a solar panel for energy. That’s not all, you get to choose the colors that are perfect for your kids or grandkids!
Day 1: Nebraska Christian’s International Dining Experience
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 girls’ dorm on a mutually agreeable date during the 2018-19 school year.