2015 Silent Auction
The 4th Annual Bearcat Golf Tournament to Benefit the McKendree University Department of Athletics will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at St. Clair Country Club. Following is a sneak-preview of auction items that will be featured at this year’s tournament. Bidding is permitted by all tournament sponsors, golfers, staff and faculty. Auction bids will be accepted prior to the event by contacting Tricia Poettker at (618) 537-6843. Additionally, bidding will take place at the conclusion of the tournament during the Awards Reception and Dinner. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Department of Athletics.
Silent Auction Items
1. One week stay at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in the Caribbean
Enjoy seven days, six nights in a two bedroom condominium with attached baths. The condo sleeps six and features a full kitchen, laundry facilities and the renowned service and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton. Nestled on a secluded 30-acre beachfront estate along Great Bay on the eastern tip of St. Thomas, this luxurious getaway combines the natural elegance of the Caribbean with world-renowned service for a truly indulgent vacation experience. Available October 10th – 17th, 2015
2. Cabin in the North Woods of Wisconsin
Seven days, six nights in a cabin on the shores of Diamond Lake near Minocqua, Wisconsin. The Minocqua area, known as Nature’s Original Water Park, is located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin’s Lake Country. Enjoy fishing (walleye, muskie, crappie bass and northern pike), campfires, star gazing, and falling asleep to the melodious melody of the loons. Look for osprey, great blue herons and eagles which are often sighted. Cabin sleeps six, full kitchen, living room, one bath, linens and kitchen staples. Fishing and paddle boats provided. Available June 21st through October 10th, 2015 – Dates to be mutually agreed upon.
3. Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Spend three days and two nights in the new hotel and plaza in the heart of historic Santa Fe. The property sits on five beautiful acres and brings friendly, award-winning hospitality service to the City Different.
The 182-room hotel features all of the renowned amenities of Drury Hotels, as well as modern, spacious, light-filled rooms with stupendous views of the Santa Fe skies. Guests will enjoy entrées in the restaurant, which draws from local ingredients and influences to create a mouthwatering cuisine; relaxing at the rooftop bar by the pool with breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; and shopping in the galleries around the property. The fully renovated buildings are steeped in history, and surrounded by a pedestrian oasis, all in downtown Santa Fe.
The nearby Cross of the Martyrs is a great spot to enjoy Santa Fe's bold, colorful sunsets and take some pictures. Or you can view the gorgeous, blood-orange sunsets from the rooftop bar. Dates to be mutually agreed upon.
4. Vacation Home in the Mountains of Big Sky, Montana
Enjoy seven days and six nights in a picturesque cabin located in Big Sky, Montana. The home boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths and includes a loft for additional sleeping. Home can accommodate 12 guests.
Big Sky is a world-class Rocky Mountain community, a hidden outdoor playground, and a magical year-round mountain destination for families, couples, and groups. It’s home to The Biggest Skiing in America, with the most skiable terrain in the U.S. with two inter-connected world-class ski resorts, the Gallatin River, with whitewater rafting and blue ribbon trout fishing, and numerous lodging and dining opportunities, from guest ranches to mountain homes. Big Sky is a vacation experience that draws people back year after year, and a hometown to those who know they’ve found the best in the West. Big Sky is your gateway to Yellowstone National Park adventures in both summer and winter, located less than an hour from the West Entrance. Dates to be mutually agreed upon.
5. Four St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Tickets
Section 148 Rows 5 & 6, seats are located behind home plate above the green seats. Date to be mutually agreed upon for the 2015 season
6. Gourmet Basket from Fezziwigs
Includes gourmet tea, cookie mix and more.
7. Game-used NHL Hockey Stick signed by Chris Porter of the St. Louis Blues
Are you a NHL fan looking to collect some memorabilia from the Blues 2014-2015 season? Well now is your chance! Authentic game-used NHL hockey stick signed by Chris Porter of the St. Louis Blues.
8. Golf and Lunch for four at St. Clair Country Club in Belleville, Illinois
Includes guest fees and carts for 18 holes. Lunch is included.
9. Pepsi Portable Party Fridge
Portable Party Fridge holds up to 24 cans and has an easy to carry top handle. Plugs into car cigarette lighter socket or a wall outlet. Great for a game room, camping, boating or to take on a weekend road trip.
10. St. Louis Rams Autographed Logo Football signed by Dick Vermeil
Are you a Rams fan looking to collect some memorabilia from the Rams historical run under Coach Dick Vermeil? Well now is your chance! Authentic St. Louis Rams autographed logo football signed by Former Rams Head Coach Dick Vermeil.
NOTE: Be sure to check back for updates and additional items to be included in the Silent Auction.
If you would like to inquire about an auction item prior to the event or place a bid, please contact Tricia Poettker (618) 537-6843.