2019 Auction Preview
Each day leading up to the auction, we’ll unveil a new Live Auction item. Check back frequently to see all of our exciting items! You can also view the whole catalog here and the items that came in after the catalog was published here.
Day 25: 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 24: Exclusive 50-Yard Line Husker Suite Experience for Four
On September 14, 2019, start this Husker experience that you will always remember with a pre-game tailgate party just outside East Stadium. After tailgating, you and three friends will have access to the Ricketts family luxury suite to watch the Huskers vs. Northern Illinois. 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: Hamilton at the Orpheum
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, and R & B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. You and a guest will get to enjoy this Tony-Award winning musical, winner of 11 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, on September 14, 2019, at Omaha’s Orpheum theater. After your Broadway experience, you can take in the Old Market and relax in your hotel for the evening.
Day 22: Two Day Muzzleloader Deer Hunt
The Wes and Candace Hitchcock Family is offering a two day muzzleloader deer hunt on private cornfields overlooking the Niobrara River Canyons south of Sparks, Nebraska. This hunt offers a chance at a 120 to K10 class whitetail and great shooting opportunities. During the 2018 hunt, the winning bidder had a 210-yard shot five minutes into this hunt at a nice drop tine whitetail. After that sighting, he killed a nice buck at 20 yards only 10 minutes later. This offers some of the greatest deer hunting in Nebraska. Upon purchase by winning bid, details of tags and scheduling will be worked out with buyer and Wes. Along with the hunt is included a hotel for three nights.
Day 21: Broncos Fan Dream Package
The Denver Broncos have brought home eight AFC Championships and three Superbowl titles in their franchise history, and now it’s your chance to own and experience some of their history. This package includes four club level tickets to a game in the 2019 regular season that you’ll arrange for with the donor and an amazing collection of Broncos memorabilia! The memorabilia includes a C.J. Anderson signed jersey, Emmanuel Sanders signed football, Demaryius Thomas autographed photo, Rod Smith autographed photo, a collectors dream Peyton Manning autographed picture and a rare Von Miller signed photo! All the autographs are certified. Don’t let this one go!
Day 20: Lincoln Saltdogs “Sweet” Package
Enjoy “suite” accommodations for up to 20 people to a Lincoln Saltdogs game for the 2019 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 19: Sharp 55″ TV & Rustic Entertainment Center
Finish your entertainment area off in style with this Sharp AQUOS 55″ TV with four times the pixel resolution of Full HD. Access 4K UHD from streaming sources and view all your content in one interface with Smart Central. Enjoy easy connectivity with the latest 4K UHD specs, built in wi-fi and Bluetooth. To house this amazing TV is a white oak rustic entertainment center!
Day 18: His & Hers Ruger Conceal & Carry Handguns
These Ruger EC9s handguns are slim, lightweight, and compact for personal protection. Striker-fired featuring a short, light, crisp trigger for faster, more accurate shooting. His and hers cobalt blue and black handguns. Purchaser can pick up their guns at Whitetail Weaponry in Central City and must have a gun purchase permit to put them in their name.
Day 17: 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 Strobels, Langemeiers, and Nokelbys. Dinner will consist of a 12-14 oz New York Strip Steak, potatoes, and grilled asparagus. Dates will be arranged.
Day 16: 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 10/1/2019.
Day 15: Carrie Underwood “The Cry Pretty Tour 360”
Have an amazing evening of music supplied by American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. You and a guest will start your June 23 event with dinner at Gate 25 in the Haymarket and stroll over to the Pinnacle Arena for the “Cry Pretty Tour 360” in your amazing seats!
Day 14: Guided Turkey Hunt for Two
Let your experienced guide take you and a guest on a all inclusive turkey hunt, which includes blinds, decoys, calls and prime land near Clarks, Nebraska. You can arrange a time during the April-May 2019 turkey season and may choose either bow or shotgun hunt.
Day 13: 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 12: 14th 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 11: Four Husker Clubhouse Seats
Enjoy Husker football in clubhouse style! You and three guests will enjoy the August 31, 2019, season kickoff game! Take in the game while enjoying “club only” restrooms, air conditioned lobby, and concessions. You can take an escalator or elevator from your lot #1 parking spot to your seats near the 50 yard line. Also included is a clear stadium bag for all your personal items! Go Huskers!
Day 10: Rustic Farm Table & Buffet Set
Dick Mundt of Aurora has handcrafted this amazing rustic farm table with matching benches along with a coordinating buffet to complete the look. The set is stained with an ebony top and white legs and able to be used for your indoor or outdoor dining needs.
Day 9: “School of Rock” Evening at the Orpheum for Four
You and three guests will enjoy School of Rock at the Orpheum on Sunday, April 28. The show tells the story of Dewey Finn, an out of work musician who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, he forms a band of fifth graders in an attempt to win a contest. Before the show, enjoy a unique dining experience at the Railcar in beautiful Omaha.
Day 8: Great Wolf Lodge Escape
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 $399 certificate that you can use for an additional night, in the restaurant, or gift shop, or to treat another family for time together!
Day 7: Prairie Echo Chuckwagon Dinner Show for 16
Break out your boots and hat, and come along on a wagon ride in the prairie! There you will be treated to a delicious beef steak meal cooked over the open fire with all the trimmings. Following the meal, sit back and listen to some cowboy poetry, stories, and western music performed by the Prairie Echo! This shindig has real value, is memorable, and will be enjoyed by everyone in your outfit. Date to be determined between May and August 2019.
Day 6: Rex Burkhead Bundle
Rex Burkhead has captured the hearts of Nebraska fans as well as NFL fans! His football career speaks for itself with two Superbowl championships, but his heart for the Lord speaks even louder! This package includes an authenticated autographed Patriots jersey and photo of Rex. Both items are a collector’s rare find. Also included in the package are two tickets to watch more Nebraska legends in the making on September 14, 2019, against Northern Illinois.
Day 5: 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 25, 2019. 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 26, 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 aprivate 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 4: Ruger 10/22 Carbine in Camo Rock – Star Stock
The new 10/22 Carbine with a Go Wild Rock Star Camo Stock is created for anyone looking for a slightly different camouflage. This rifle boasts a threaded barrel, a sift-side nylon rifle case and a 10 round standard rotary magazine. Winner can pick up their rifle at Whitetail weaponry in Central City and needs to have a gun purchase permit to put the gun in your name.
Day 3: Electronics Bundle At Its Finest
Cody’s Computer Repair is setting you up with all you need to run your daily life and business. This 8-piece bundle is filled with every kind of electronic for your technical life. Items included are a 32 GB iPad (6th generation) with protector case, 49” Roku SMART TV, Acer laptop with Microsoft Office, 64 GB flash drive, wireless mouse, and screen cleaning kit.
Day 2: College World Series Behind Home Plate
Enjoy the Biggest Game on Dirt! You and four guests will enjoy behind home plate seats for the 2019 College World Series in Omaha on June 16. 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 the old market area to relax and unwind in your hotel room for the night.
Day 1: NC International Dinner
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 girl’s dorm on a mutually agreeable date during the 2019-2020 school year.