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Release:  05/22/2015
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Red Tie Celebration Live Auction List 






Signed Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey

This pro jersey is signed by Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of  Portugal's national team.  Ronaldo is one of the world's best football/soccer players, and considered by many as the greatest of all time. He also plays with the Spanish club Real Madrid C.F.  This is an exceptional item for anyone's memorabilia collection.    


Gerald Loomis


Sunset Cruise for 6 with Women’s Basketball Coach Bonvicini

Take an intimate 2-hour sunset cruise with your friends aboard a gorgeous 47' Beneteau sailboat with Seattle University Women's Basketball Coach Joan Bonvicini.  Get an insider’s view of college basketball while enjoying the beauty of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline.  This cruise includes appetizers and beverages.  Date to be mutually agreed upon and must be completed by August 31, 2015.


Joan Bonvicini


Week’s lodging in Scottsdale, Arizona in a private house for 8 plus a week of Mariners Spring Training games


When the weather is dark and gloomy in Seattle, a getaway to Phoenix, Arizona is just the ticket.  Sunny weather and a visit to a Mariners spring training game for 8 will  lighten anyone’s mood.  This house, provided by SU supporter Steve Looney, accommodates 8, comes with 4 bedrooms, outdoor Jacuzzi, and beautiful desert sunsets.


Steve Looney and Seattle U Athletics


Private Suite for 16 at KeyArena for the Kelly Clarkson Concert


Your friends will be thrilled when you invite them to experience the Kelly Clarkson concert on August 12 from this exclusive KeyArena private suite for 16.

Kelly Clarkson gained celebrity status as American Idol's "Original Idol" in 2002. Since her debut as a singer-song writer, Clarkson has sold over 25 million albums.  Her concerts are sold out around the world.



AEG International


Hosted Game Day Suite for 12 at Husky Stadium

Be a part of the excitement at the newly renovated Husky Stadium when you and your guests enjoy a football game during the 2015 season.  Coach Chris Petersen will be in his second season, and expectations run high for the team this year.  Experience the buzz for yourself when you are the guests of Steve and Anne Knight of Olympic Eagle Distributing and Athletic Director Bill Hogan and his wife Sally.  Other celebrities may join you!


Steve Knight and Olympic Eagle Distributors


Seahawks Defensive End Richard Sherman Experience for 4

VIP BBQ & live band for 4 people who will enjoy an opportunity to join Seahawks #25 Richard Sherman this summer.  The date of the BBQ has not yet been set.  One person from the group will have a chance to catch a pass from Richard Sherman, be photographed and receive an autograph.

Funds from this event also benefit the Richard Sherman Foundation.


Seattle University


7-Night Stay in Mazatlan, Mexico, with Airfare on Alaska Airlines

Pamper yourself with a 7-night stay in a 1-bedroom condo at Torres Mazatlan in Mazatlan, Mexico, known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.” You'll find endless ways to spend your days, from visiting the historic sights of one of the oldest inhabited areas in Mexico, to relaxing in the surf and sun of the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone).  

Torres Mazatlan offers a wealth of on-site amenities, including a beach, swimming pool with kids pool and jacuzzi, tennis, and a full activities program. Whether you are looking for deep sea fishing, disco, exceptional dining, shopping or simply sun-filled days, Mazatlan has so much to offer that you are sure to make memories to cherish.

This package includes round-trip airfare from Seattle to Mazatlan on Alaska Airlines.

No Travel on Thanksgiving Day Weekend (Thursday thru Sunday)
No Travel between Christmas and New Year's


Vacation Internationale and Alaska Airlines


Two VIP Passes to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay is host to the 115th U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open ever to be hosted in the Pacific Northwest. 

The 2015 U.S. Open takes place at Chambers Bay on June 15-21, 2015 starting with 3 days of practice rounds and 4 days of tournament play.   These passes are the most coveted tickets of the year as tickets for tournament play have been sold out for months.

This package includes 2 passes to the week of the U.S. Open plus access to the Budweiser hospitality tent.  The hospitality tent will provide all the food and drink you need to keep you happy throughout the week.



Steve Knight and Olympic Eagle Distributors


Sunset Cruise for 12 on the Darlin-Marlin with Coach Cameron Dollar


Join our Men’s Basketball Head Coach Cameron Dollar for a relaxing four-hour cruise on Lake Washington. You can choose from an afternoon or evening itinerary for your party of 12 for a memorable wine cruise aboard the 53' Darlin Marlin, hosted by Rick Jones.

The cruise shows off the Seattle skyline, its unique floating home community, the Ballard Locks, and the beautiful waterfront communities of Medina, Meydenbauer, Leschi, and Madison Park. 


Rick E. Jones


Dinner for 8 with Father Sundborg at the private home of Dale and Donna Holpainen


An exquisite dinner will be served at the Magnolia home of Dale and Donna Holpainen.  You will be awestruck by the beautiful views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains from their lovely home.  The star of the evening is Father Steve who will let you in on all the secrets of the University, where it is headed, what he thinks about issues of the day, and more.  There is no better way to enjoy an evening in Seattle.



Father Sundborg and Dale and Donna Holpainen


Autographed and Framed #3 Russell Wilson Jersey with a signed Seahawks football, and 4 tickets to the Pre-Season Opener of the Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

If you are a Seahawks fan, you definitely know who Russell Wilson is!  #3 is the Seahawks star quarterback who led the team in 2013 to its first Super Bowl victory and again to the Super Bowl in 2014. This jersey is signed by Wilson and includes one of his favorite quotes making this jersey truly unique.

Add to this package an autographed Super Bowl commemorative football signed by several members of the 2013 team including star running back Marshawn Lynch.

And did we mention that there are also 4 tickets to the pre-season opener of the Seahawks vs. the Denver Broncos on the weekend of September 13th  This is a Seahawks super fan package!


Mark Pinger, Fr. Anderson, and Anne and Matt Moran


The Ultimate Fairmont Hotel Experience
for 8

You and your friends and will enjoy the ultimate weekend in Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  This package includes overnight accommodations for 4 couples plus a cooking class with the Fairmont's Chef Gavin and dinner for 8 in the Petite Georgian with paired wines.   What a great way to enjoy one of Seattle’s finest hotels.

The amenities of the hotel include Penelope & The Beauty Bar, one of Seattle's premier day spas. 



Fairmont Olympic Hotel


Vacation for 4 at the Exclusive Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana.

The Yellowstone Club is a 13,600 acre private residential community set amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  This vacation for 4 includes 2 rounds of golf for the foursome, 2 nights at the lodge, and food and beverage. Golf at the Yellowstone Club is as bold and breathtaking as Montana itself. The private championship-caliber 18-hole mountain golf course lures players in with its unflinching beauty.   This is an exclusive private club for members only.


Yellowstone Club


VIP Treatment on the Field and 4 Diamond Club Tickets to a Mariners Game


Start with a special trip to the field with Mariners President Kevin Mather.  He will take you on field for batting practice and a chance to meet Mariners Skipper Lloyd McClendon and players who could provide autographs.

Safeco Field’s Diamond Club seats are the ultimate experience for baseball fans.  This year, Diamond Club tickets are hard to come by because of the high expectations for the season.  Enjoy unlimited food and drink and a close-up view of Robbie Cano, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager from these truly amazing seats behind home plate. Winner must contact Root Sports to select available game and Kevin Mather to arrange the on-field experience.



Mariners President Kevin Mathers and Root Sports


One-of-a-kind Signed Basketball by John and Ed O’Brien ’53, Elgin Baylor ‘58, Bob Houbregs, and Brandon Roy

Collectors and fans of sports memorabilia will go wild over a one-of-a-kind basketball featuring the autographs of sports legends and alums Eddie and John O’Brien ’53 and Elgin Baylor ‘58, and UW standouts Bob Houbregs and Brandon Roy.  These Pacific Northwest players all were voted 1st Team NCAA All-Americans.  Never before have the autographs of these 5 sports giants appeared on a single piece of memorabilia.



Johnny O’Brien


Seattle Sounders FC Game Suite for 16

Calling all Sounders fans for a truly memorable game experience! Enjoy a 2015 match in luxury as you and 15 of your closest friends relax in one of CenturyLink Field’s exclusive suites, cheering on your favorite players as they lead the Sounders FC to victory. There’s no better way to enjoy the Sounders, the team that has set U.S attendance records with the most loyal fan base in Major League Soccer. On a mutually agreeable date, your package will include complimentary food, beverages, and parking in addition to your premium suite.



Steve Knight and Olympic Eagle Distributors


Buckle Up for your Trip to Phoenix and the Seahawks vs. Cardinals Football Game


Back by popular demand, this package includes 6 Club Level Tickets in University of Phoenix Stadium plus a private Lear jet for you and your friends to go to the Seahawks vs. Cardinals football game.  Date TBD.  You will be picked up by private car and taken to the Stadium.  There is no better way to experience the excitement of an away game.



Jeff & Linda Hendricks


Lazy Afternoon Lake Cruise for 20

Nothing says Pacific Northwest like an afternoon cruise along the shores of Lake Union and Lake Washington.  Enjoy a memorable cruise for up to 20 people across the Puget Sound on the 57' 1956 Chris Craft cruiser Kay Gee Lady, captained by Scott Grimm.  Scott will provide a meal and beverages along the route. What a lovely way to spend a summer day in the Puget Sound. Mutually agreeable date to be determined.



Karin and Scott Grimm





Personal pour of Tatoosh Whiskey and an Elgin Baylor-signed and Etched Seattle University Bottle of Rye

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”  Mark Twain

Who can resist having a shot of whiskey served by a special guest of the Red Tie Celebration.  Tatoosh Distillery has landed its products in some of Seattle’s finest restaurants. 

Only a few bottles of rye sport the Seattle University Athletics logo.  This one also carries the autograph of NBA All-Star Elgin Baylor. 



Tatoosh Distillery and Elgin Baylor


Two Tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres Show with airline tickets on Alaska Airlines


Two tickets to one of the most popular daytime shows on TV, The Ellen Degeneres Show.  Her audiences are treated to today’s most entertaining celebrities and, more often than not, an audience giveaway. Tickets to the Ellen Show are almost impossible to get, so act now, and make your bid for these very highly sought after tickets.  Airfare to Los Angeles on Alaska Airlines is included in this package.


KING5 & Anthony’s Travel


2016 WAC Basketball Tournament Package in Las Vegas


Viva Las Vegas!  Join in the excitement and fun of the 2016 WAC Basketball Tournament and travel with the boosters of Seattle University basketball.  This package for 2 people includes accommodations at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas plus air travel on Alaska Airlines. NCAA rules require that 2 All-Session tickets to the Men’s and Women’s basketball games be purchased separately. Seattle U Athletics will assist in this effort! Remember, what goes on in Las Vegas stays in Las Vega$.



Alaska Airlines and Seattle U Athletics


Weekend Getaway on Whidbey Island for 8  

This Whidbey Island seaside cottage is available for 8 people for 3 days and 2 nights.  The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Located next to the four-star Inn at Langley, you are assured of excellent dining opportunities. One block away is downtown Langley with shops, 7 art galleries, a historic movie theater and other great restaurants.  A $100 gift certificate to Prima Bistro in Langley is included to start your day off with breakfast. 


Available October through May only excluding holidays.



David Rothrock and Kirsten Johnson


Date Night Frenzy

·         (A) Overnight at the Salish Lodge with a round of golf with Dino and Terry Rossi  ($750)

·         (B) Overnight at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott  with dinner at Anthony’s Homeport Pier 66   ($700)

·         (C) Overnight at the Washington Athletic Club with dinner at Purple Restaurant ($325)

·         (D) Two nights at the Marriott Springhill Suites dinner at Chavez ($575)

·         (E) Two Nights at the Sheraton Hotel with dinner at El Gaucho ($625)

·         (F) Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with dinner at the Metropolitan Grill ($500)

·         (G) Overnight at the Cedarbrook Lodge with dinner at the Copperleaf Restaurant ($850)





Private Lunch with John O’Brien at the Pacific Institute on June 19


Experience a tour of the Pacific Institute and a lunch hosted by Executive Advisor to the Pacific Institute Jack Fitterer.  Special guest Johnny O'Brien will entertain our guests at this luncheon with stories from his days with Seattle U, the Pirates, and more. It is a rare opportunity to hear directly from one of the legends of Seattle University.

Seats at this event will be sold individually for $250 per seat.



Pacific Institute and John O’Brien


Visit to the Booth with Rick Rizzs on June 4

My oh my!  There is no better experience for a Mariners fan than to meet the great broadcaster Rick Rizzs and Mariners legend Moose Clausen.  Moose will meet you on June 4th and escort you to the 710 KIRO broadcast booth where you get to meet Rick Rizzs and watch him in action.  After your “meet and greet”, enjoy 4 tickets and a baseball  autographed by a sports legend in the booth with him.


Rick Rizzs


Five Nights in an Oregon Coast Vacation Home for 6

This beachfront home in Oregon is located in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Netarts Bay. The home is steps from the protected bay that is great for crabbing and clamming and immediately adjacent to the stunning Pacific Ocean.

The home boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. All of your culinary efforts will be accommodated with the fully equipped kitchen and BBQ.  The two decks, front and back are perfect for beach watching or just relaxing. Stroll down the beach to Oceanside which is just 1-1/2 miles down the sprawling coast line.

This is a great destination for families and just one hour and 20 minutes on Highway 6 from Portland. 


Joel Rohrs


Instant Wine Cellar


This is the fastest way to start your very own wine collection. Take home 100 bottles of wine, hand selected as wines every home should have for all occasions. The collection includes a wide range of highly acclaimed reds, whites, and dessert wines, including Kita, Chateau Ste. Michelle, J. Bookwalter, and so much more!



Friends of Seattle University Athletics


Ultimate Experience for 6 Hydroplane and Race Boat Fans


Seafair brings excitement and anticipation each year to Seattle.  On August 2, experience the thrill of Seafair’s Hydro Races and Air Show. Take in the action from the pits of the famed Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane where you will have a chance to meet the driver and take photos. 

This package includes a guided tour of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing. 

But wait, there’s more… This package includes access to the Mahogany and Merlot Vintage Boat Show on Lake Chelan Oct. 1-3, featuring a fleet of vintage hydroplanes.  You will even have the opportunity to take a lap around the lake in a hydro!



Jim Mesick, Mark Diefendorf, and Larry Oberto






Two Weeklong Passes to the Northern Trust PGA Open with Airfare


Free food and drink included with your 4-day access pass to the Northern Trust Open, one of the most respected golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR. Held at historic Riviera Country Club, nestled amid the rolling hills of the Pacific Palisades just outside Los Angeles, the Northern Trust Open presents golfers with one of the game’s most challenging courses.

Roundtrip airline tickets on Alaska Air are also included.




Northern Trust Open and Terry Thomas



VIP Gonzaga Basketball Experience for Four 4

This package includes four courtside tickets to a Men's Gonzaga University Basketball Game in "The Kennel" for the 2015-2016 basketball season. These tickets are located behind the Gonzaga players' bench and next to the Gonzaga University President's seats. Also included are four tickets to the private President's reception in the Herak Club before the game as well as a private entrance to game following the President's reception. After the game, you will retire to a suite in the Davenport Hotel with accommodations for four people. The Davenport is "Washington's Grandest Hotel".   






4 Nights at a Fully-furnished Cabin Stay
in Prescott, AZ

Enjoy 4 nights and access to this fully-furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin in the resort area of Prescott, Arizona.  You have access to mountain hiking, biking, and clubhouse amenities. A round of golf included.  There is so much to do while relaxing in the dessert sun, a great way to leave the rain and the blues of a Seattle winter.






Be Rudy at a Basketball Game with $1000 of SU-Branded Athletic Gear for a Family.


This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be SU’s number one fan - the mascot Rudy! Join the cheer squad and the drum line during timeouts and strut your stuff in front of cheering fans during part of a men’s basketball game.  You and your family will also receive great Redhawks athletic gear from head to toe.  Outfit your family in premium Seattle U Nike team apparel items from Eastbay Team Sales.  Personalize your family assortment from Nike Team catalogs.  $1000 worth of Nike jackets, fleece vests, and more will be personally embroidered with the Seattle U logos.

NCAA rules do not permit a prospective student-athlete, nor the parents of a prospective student-athlete from redeeming the “Be Rudy” option.


Seattle Athletics and Eastbay Team Sales



Weeklong Vacation in a Bed and Breakfast in Pisciotta, Italy


Enjoy 7 days and 6 nights in this 1-bedroom, 1-bath bed and breakfast located in historic Pisciotta, Italy, just one hour from Naples.  This small town sits along the Tyrrhenian Sea and is home to just over 2500 people.  You will be well-cared for by the grandmother of one of our very own swimmers.  You must travel between June 1st and August 31st to ensure full exposure to the summer sun and that Grandma is available to be your personal host.



Joyce Heitler



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