The Legends Classic
at Old Overton Club (September 23-24, 2018)
Our goal for the Auction Party is to cover our single greatest annual expense – the cost of sending every child at Big Oak Ranch to Westbrook Christian School, which serves students K3-12th grade. The blessing of Westbrook and the healing and quality education it provides to our children is something we don’t take for granted. We are once again asking for your support in this life-changing effort!
2018 Live Auction Items
— LOT #L1 —
Joey Snider Original Welded Artwork
Uniquely-designed, hand-welded artwork by former resident of Big Oak Boys’ Ranch, Joey Snider.
— LOT #L2 —
Masters Flag from the Champions Dinner
Beautifully matted and framed autographed Masters Flag from the Champions Dinner held each year on the Tuesday before the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. The flag is signed by all of the 31 living winners of the tournament, including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Jack Nicklaus, and many others. This flag is being donated by Big Oak supporter and two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson.
— LOT #L3 —
Dinner Party for Eight at Chef’s Table in Galley & Garden Restaurant Wine Room
You and 7 friends will enjoy Modern American-French inspired cuisine with southern influence at Galley and Garden on Highland Avenue. Surrounded by redwood wine cabinets, the Wine Room’s handcrafted mahogany table is the perfect place to host a private dinner party. Chef James Boyce will personally select your 4 courses which will be paired with exquisite wines selected by sommelier Suzan Boyce. Chef Boyce launched his culinary career at New York’s Le Cirque, where he worked for six years under the tutelage of Daniel Boulud. While working in New York, Boyce studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, graduating with top honors. In 1990 Boyce was nominated as “Best Chef of the Southwest ” by The James Beard Foundation while serving as Executive Chef at the Phoenician in Scottsdale. After stints as Chef De Cuisine at Palace Court in Caesar ‘s Palace in Las Vegas and San Diego’s Lowe ‘a Coronado Bay Resort, Chef Boyce and his wife Suzan teamed up with Montage Hotels & Resorts in 2003 to open the oceanfront fine dining venue Studio at Montage Resort & Spa, Laguna Beach. While here, he and his wife Suzan were enticed to bring their talents to Huntsville by a Huntsville business man they met when Governor Riley brought a group of businessmen to Studio for dinner two nights running. Boyce Restaurant Concepts was created by Chef Boyce and Suzan and it resulted in Cotton Row Restaurant, Pane e Vino and Commerce Kitchen in Huntsville and in October, 2014 Galley & Garden Restaurant in Birmingham.
Galley & Garden Restaurant was named one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. for food and wine by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in its August 2018 edition.
The wines chosen by sommelier Suzan Boyce for your dinner party are:
– La Caravell Blanc de Blanc Champagne (named after La Caravell Restaurant in New York where Suzan Boyce served as sommelier for three years).
– 2013 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre (2 -750 ml bottles)
– 1986 Santenay, a Red Burgundy, produced by Emile Duchene
– 1986 Baron de Pinchon-Longueville , Red Bordeaux, Pauillac Appellation, France
— LOT #L4 —
Experience New Orleans as a Saint!
You and 3 friends will take a private jet to New Orleans, the city known for its easy-going, laid back attitude, on Saturday, November 3rd. As special guests of the New Orleans Saints, you will be given a private tour of their practice facility, the Oschner Sports Performance Center, on Saturday. On Sunday, enjoy 4 pre-game sideline passes and 4 box seats to watch the Saints take on the Los Angeles Rams in comfort and style at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Also includes 2 rooms at The Windsor Court Hotel, just 2 blocks from the French Quarter. A must-have package for any true Saints fan!
— LOT #L5 —
Spend a week in a 4 bedroom, 3 bath Ranch house which sits on 200 acres right next to the mountains in Red Lodge, Montana. The Stillwater River and the Yellowstone River are less than an hour away, and the famed Big Horn River is about 2 ½ hours away. It is one of the top trout streams in the lower 48.
— LOT #L6 —
18 Karat Yellow Gold and Platinum Emerald and Diamond Ring
This handmade 18 karat yellow gold and platinum emerald and diamond ring is sure to turn heads! The ring has a center emerald that is secured in a raised double four-prong head and calculated weight is 8.19 carats. There are sixteen pear-shaped, prong-set cut diamonds that average 5.0 x 3.5 mm in diameter and weight 0.24 carats. The shoulders have a prong set diamond on each. The estimated total weight of the diamonds in the ring is 5.0 carats.
— LOT #L7 —
Titans Game Day Package
8 tickets to see the Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins game in a Club Level Executive Suite on Sunday, December 23rd at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. Package also includes 2 rooms (2 double beds) for 2 nights at the Westin in Downtown Nashville (December 22nd and 23rd).
— LOT #L8 —
Alys Beach Experience Package
Enjoy a three-night, four-day stay in a beautifully furnished courtyard home at Alys Beach. Includes dinner for 2 at beautiful Caliza Restaurant, along with 2 Alys Beach Cruiser Bicycles and a beach lounge set-up for two for three days of your stay. Package also includes gift certificates to Fonville Press, The Alys Shoppe and NEAT Bottle Shop and Tasting Room! Reservations dates available any month except March, June and July.
— LOT #L9 —
“Soul Patrol” Concert Package
You and a guest will enjoy dinner at Saw’s BBQ, which was named one of New York Times’ 52 places to visit in 2017. After dinner, you will be special guests of friend of the Ranch and winner of the 5th season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks, with 2 backstage passes, including a private tour prior to the show and 2 floor seat tickets to his Rod Stewart cover concert at Lyric Theater in Birmingham on December 7, 2018.
— LOT #L10 —
VIP Alabama Game Experience
A dream come true for the golf-loving Tide fan! You and a friend will be guests of Coach Saban at the Nick @ Noon Luncheon on November 9th. Afterward, play 18 holes of golf at North River Yacht Club on their uniquely beautiful course, with numerous elevation changes, while meandering through heavily wooded areas and rolling terrain. Spend the night at NorthRiver, and enjoy breakfast the next morning before heading to Bryant-Denny Stadium where you will have 2 pre-game sideline passes for the Alabama vs. Mississippi State game, along with 2 tickets to the game. Package also includes a Coach Saban autographed 2017 National Championship Book and a Coach Saban autographed 2017 mini-helmet.
— LOT #L11 —
Otter Creek Quail Hunt by Otter Creek Farm
Otter Creek Farm is pleased to offer a private quail hunting experience for up to 2 hunters at Otter Creek Farm located in Central Alabama. Otter Creek Farm was featured in Garden and Gun’s 2016 Best of the Sporting South, “25 dream trips for the Traveling Sportsman.” The accommodations, service, and attention to detail are unrivaled. The quail hunting will give guests a memorable experience with coveys flushed by talented English Cockers that bring a whole new dynamic to the hunting experience. The dog work at Otter Creek is an elegant experience and, to many, is the highlight of the day. On this trip, your group will enjoy exclusive use of the property and an afternoon and morning hunt. Arrive by 12 noon to enjoy lunch and an afternoon hunt followed by appetizers and a cocktail hour, dinner and evening cocktails. Guests will stay overnight at either the Hill Cottage or the Stables. All rooms have private bath facilities. In the morning, guest will enjoy our Chef’s signature breakfast followed by a morning hunt and lunch. This experience can be increased to either add an extra day or 2 additional hunters or non-hunting spouses for an additional fee.
— LOT #L12 —
Week-Long Retreat at Turquoise Place Resort at Orange Beach
Spend six nights and seven days at a luxurious 3 bedroom, 3 full bath unit at Turquoise Place Resort. Setting the standard for luxury along the Alabama Gulf Coast, Turquoise Place is the ultimate vacation destination. Centrally located along the white sandy beaches of Orange Beach, Alabama, the stunning turquoise glass towers rise above neighboring buildings. The resort’s world class amenities and five star guest service offer an experience unparalleled anywhere along the Gulf Coast. Turquoise Place delivers the guest services of a luxury hotel with the spaciousness and convenience of a condominium. The unit is 2,300 square feet of sumptuous living with an exquisite attention to detail. Also includes 10’ ceilings in the bedrooms, dining and family rooms, and a huge 14’x24’ master bedroom with double sliding doors leading directly to the hot tub on the balcony. The three bedrooms each have their own full baths, plus there is an additional powder room. The kitchens are fully stocked with everything you need for your vacation, and are outfitted with Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless steel appliances. The only thing that may surpass the beautiful layout and phenomenal features is the stunning panoramic views of exclusive Ono Island and the surrounding beaches of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Perdido Key.
Included in your stay is the “Spectrum Experience” – a set of unique offerings and discounts exclusively for Spectrum Resorts guests, including: Front Desk and Concierge Services, Onsite Maintenance and Housekeeping, Resort Charging, Discounts at ‘Change of Pace’ (Poolside Bar and Grill), The Clean Bed Guarantee, and more. Only Spectrum Guests experience Turquoise Place at its best.
Black Out Dates: Memorial Day through Labor Day. *Subject to Availability
List of Resort Amenities:
• 450’ lazy river
• Five swimming pools—two heated indoor pools, children’s pool, outdoor pool and a zero-entry seasonally heated outdoor pool
• Three indoor hot tubs
• Gulf-view Fitness Center, featuring televisions, treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and free weights
• Poolside Tiki Bar & Grill, Change of Pace
• Two lighted tennis courts
• Two saunas and two steam rooms
• Meeting/community rooms
• Private Cabana’s Available
— LOT #L13 —
Passport Travel Package
Enjoy a 4-night stay in any of our 25 residences in highly sought after beach, mountain, city and leisure destinations. The Passport Program provides you with the flexibility to choose your destination after purchasing the trip – you have 18 months to decide! In addition to flexibility, take advantage of pre-trip planning services and a local concierge – both included with the Passport Program. Transportation not included.
Where can you go?
• Cupecoy, St. Maarten. This beautiful penthouse, located in Porto Cupecoy, is a perfect blend of classic sophistication and Caribbean comfort with modern convenience. This vibrant development is set around a marina and bay-front promenade with luxury boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and the convenience of a gourmet grocery market. Cupecoy Bay Beach is just a 2-minute walk from the residence with the always present opportunity to explore one of the many beaches in St. Maarten – including the well-known Mullet Bay Beach, which is just 5 minutes away. Enjoy the wonderful amenities offered by this residence including a private elevator, 3 terraces, tennis courts and a pool with zero edge entry.
• Napa Valley. Napa is known for its more than 400 wineries and prized Cabernet Sauvignon, but wine tasting and tours are only the beginning of what this region has to offer. On a picturesque vineyard in Napa Valley sits a charming 3-bedroom country farmhouse. Guests are just minutes from Yountville and downtown Napa’s high-end restaurants run by top-rated chefs and exclusive shopping. Amenities include a garden with walking bridge across a seasonal creek a pool and a cozy patio perfect for appreciating the breathtaking scenery that seems to have been pulled from a storybook. Whatever your pleasure, the region delivers a vibe of rest and relaxation that tantalizes the senses with its wine country charm.
• London. This spacious London residence penthouse is 1,260 square feet with skylights in the main living area that bathe the fully refurbished flat in gorgeous natural light. The vast layout, highly unusual for London, includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), and a full kitchen with bi-fold doors leading to a private roof terrace. Situated on Drury Lane in Covent Garden and London’s famed West End, it is considered the landing-place for anyone who enjoys shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture. The flat sits in the center of London’s theatre district making it a tourists’ dream location with accessibility for talking in all that this historic city has to offer.
• Deer Valley, UT. This magnificent ski-in, ski-out location is true indulgence, featuring a handsome club room, complimentary Dial-A-Ride service, a heated, outdoor plaza, with luxurious spa pools, warming fire pit and Silver Strike Express Chairlift access. This luxurious, 4-bedroom residence offers stunning mountain views, top-of-the-line appliances and electronics, stylish mountain décor and a private deck. Enjoy this destination year-round, with activities such as Golf, Hiking, ATV’ing, Deer Valley is the perfect destination for Summer and Fall through Ski Season.
Other Destinations include:
• Placenia, Belize
• Punta Mita, Mexico
• Palmetto Bluff, SC
• Beaver Creek, CO
• Chicago, IL
• Aspen, CO
• Los Cabos, Mexico
• Watersound/30A, FL
• Miami, FL
• New York City, NY
• San Francisco, CA
• Sonoma, CA
• Montreal, CAN
• New Orleans, LA
• The nights must be used during 1 trip.
• At least one person staying at the residence must be over the age of 25.
• You have 18 months from the date of purchase to use your Passport Program trip.
Restricted dates vary based on location and time of year. Please visit https://www.getaway2give.net/experiences/
— LOT #L14 —
Arkansas Flooded Green Timber Duck Hunt Adventure with Brodie Croyle
You and up to four friends will fly to Arkansas with Brodie Croyle and have a second-to-none prime rib dinner that night. The next day, you will experience some of the best green timber duck hunting in the country. Transportation, dinner the night before and breakfast after the hunt are included.
2018 Silent Auction Items
— LOT #S1 —
Vintage Oushak Rug
Gorgeous 6.7 foot x 11.4 foot Central Anatolian area rug
— LOT #S2 —
Meredith Keith Artwork
Meredith Keith was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1971 and moved to Birmingham, Alabama at the age of four. While studying at the University of Alabama, she included art in her curriculum. One of life’s serendipitous paths, she met Todd Curran and apprenticed with him to create sophisticated interior murals, and high-end paint treatments for walls and floors in some of the best spaces in the area. Meredith’s paintings reflect the creativity she has always possessed, and her willingness to experiment results in an ever-evolving definition of her style.
— LOT #S3 —
Ruth Penton Artwork
Ruth Penton, a Birmingham artist, designer and dentist, known as RP, has followed her passion to paint and offers her creativity in the form of both art on canvas and a line of luxury Activewear. Energy and personality is reflected in her freestyle approach and use of both neutral and brightly colored palates with mixed media. Her art is intended to lend a regal yet playful edginess to compliment any space. RP’s mission is to inspire and empower women to be health-driven while bold and artfully expressive through her line of activewear, with each piece being created from her actual art. Visit her websites and follow her on social media: ARTBYRP.com, REPACTIVEART.com, @artbyruthpenton, @repactiveart.
— LOT #S4 —
Carrie Carlton Artwork
— LOT #S5 —
Amee Calloway Art
Amee Calloway is a mixed media abstract artist whose love of creating spans back as far as she can remember. Her works are built with different mediums and acrylic paint allowing texture and layers to be evident in each piece. She gets inspiration from interior design and fashion, but enjoys getting involved with the client and finding their individual vision to create the perfect piece. Her work has been featured in many shops and galleries throughout the south. Amee just recently returned to her roots here in Alabama from Dallas, TX. She resides in Birmingham with her husband and three boys. www.ameecallowayart.bigcartel.com
— LOT #S6 —
Crimson Legacy by Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore was commissioned by his alma mater to commemorate the first one hundred years of football at The Capstone. The painting captures the spirit of Alabama Football by portraying its rich tradition, fabled players, plays and great coaches. Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, the most notable in the coaches category, is duly honored. In fact, the artist takes us into Bryant’s office by utilizing his desk, pen holder set, chair and hat. Even the clock pays tribute to the great coach. Strategically placed over the photo of the coach’s hallmark goal-post pose, it is frozen in time at “three-twenty-three,” the number of his career wins.
— LOT #S7 —
Sea Island Golf & Dinner Package for Four
Enjoy luxury and relaxation at its finest at the Georgian Room at Sea Island, Georgia’s only Forbes Five-Star restaurant. You can expect the finest ingredients, food that is traditional, yet modern. You’re sitting down to more than just a meal. You’re in for an unexpected culinary experience. Your sommelier will guide you through wine pairings like an old friend showing you around their hometown. Package also includes 18 holes for four at your choice of the 3 beautiful Championship Golf Courses at Sea Island Resort.
— LOT #S8 —
Golf Getaway for 8 to Kiva Dunes Resort!
You and 7 friends will enjoy 3 nights at Kiva Dunes, including 2 days of golf and dinner the evening of your choice. Kiva Dunes Resort is a beautiful combination of relaxation and play. Just minutes away from Gulf Shores, the resort offers Alabama’s highest ranked public golf course, four pools and two restaurants.
— LOT #S9 —
Weekend getaway for 4 to Mobile
Includes 2 rooms at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa for two nights and dinner for 4 at the Chef’s table at Dauphin’s. The Battle House is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and is a legendary Four Diamond Hotel. With a spectacular view of Mobile Bay high atop the just-restored Trustmark Bank Building, Dauphin’s is downtown Mobile’s newest restaurant and offers classical coastal cuisine.
— LOT #S10 —
Prime Iron Bowl Tickets
Four prime tickets on the 40 Yard Line (Row 13) to see one of the most hard-fought rivalries in all of sports – The Iron Bowl – on November 24, 2018 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. When the Iron Bowl starts, the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state of Alabama!
— LOT #S11 —
Dinner for 6 with paired wines at the Bright Star Restaurant hosted by Jimmy and Nikki Koikas
The Bright Star is the winner of the 2010 American Classic Award by The James Beard Foundation.
— LOT #S12 —
Frameless Shower Door
Birmingham Glass Works will install a beautiful frameless shower door in the bathroom of your choice.
— LOT #S13 —
Official Major League Baseball signed by Cal Ripken, Jr
Ripken called it quits on his 21-year career at the end of 2001. Along with his amazing streak, he clubbed an impressive 431 home runs, including a record 345 as a shortstop. He also ranked among the all-time leaders with 3,001 games played, 3,184 hits and 603 doubles. When his time came for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, he was named on 98.5 percent of the ballots cast, the third-highest percentage in history.
— LOT #S14 —
Honeybee Collection circle diamond cuff from Ashley Shook
Textured rhodium metal cuff with large pave diamond circle motif (7ctw of diamonds). Cuff is 2.5” wide. Metal is flexible to fit wrist.
— LOT #S15 —
Laura Gaines Jewelry
Sterling silver necklace with moonstone encased in pave diamonds with pave diamond clasp from Laura Gaines of Shalla Wista Design.
— LOT #S16 —
India Hicks Fashion Package
o Deep Sea Blue Dougal. Double Layer Suede Fringe bag with a removable tassel on the zipper.
o Initial Legacy Letter Necklace. Based on the geometric alphabet created by India Hicks’ father David Hicks, a renowned designer. The necklace comes in Gold Vermeil or Silver. Winner’s choice for the letter and finish.
o Perfume Roller Ball. Perfect to keep in gym bag/handbag/travel with for carryon. Nice little splash of intoxicating fragrance.
— LOT #S17 —
Annual Quarter Share Membership in Stone Hollow Farmstead’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program for 2018 (42 weeks – starting March 7th and going through December 19th)
Quarter Share feeds 1-3 people. This valuable program helps to directly connect organic and healthy produce from our farm and local farms to your kitchen. Stone Hollow Farmstead launched a CSA Program to share our love for eating fresh with our valued friends and clients. Fresh and certified sustainably grown products will travel from our Alabama farm, as well as local farms, to grace your table each week with the best that local has to offer, including items such as fresh produce and herbs, SHF cannery products, fresh bread, and occasionally dairy products. You also will have fresh flowers delivered to your home each week. Add-on shares of cow’s milk, cheese and/or yogurt, and hen eggs are available for purchase. We take pride in keeping the shares diverse and exciting, all while supporting local farms!
— LOT #S18 —
Botaniko Beauty Box Scented Bath & Shower Experience from The Pantry
Pure + Natural + Powerful. While immersed in aromatic waters, allow yourself to slip away into a dreamy state. Depending on your mood and the time of day, choose a Botaniko scent that will soothe, revive, renew, invigorate or transport the benefactor into a deep and relaxing sleep. Begin the Deep Relax scented journey by massaging a full dropper of the Bath and Shower Oil onto your torso, focusing on areas of concern. Cup your hands, bring them close to your face and slowly and deeply inhale 3 times. Steep in a warm bath or allow the rain of the shower to relax major muscles in the back while inhaling the full benefits of these beautiful aromatherapy oils. Continue the scented experience by cleansing with your favorite Botaniko body wash using the Botaniko body cloth.
While resting in the steam of the shower, away from the water, apply Botaniko Deep Relax Body polish gently in circular motion to exfoliate spent skin cells while hydrating and nourishing the new. Rinse with gentle massage to further infuse the enriching oils into your skin. Shampoo your locks with our Sea Salt Shampoo for a volumizing hair treatment. Condition only the ends to maximize the volume. Once out of the shower, apply Botaniko Body Satin or Botaniko Body lotion to nourish and hydrate. Extend your aromatherapy experience on the go by traveling with a Botaniko Roller Ball at all times. Allow yourself to experience true tranquility and restfulness wherever you are, any time of the day.
Included in this Box:
– Deep Relax Bath Collection
– Lavender Body Wash
– Botaniko Body Cloth
– Aromatherapy Bath and Shower Oil
– Luxurious Body Polish
– Aromatherapy Roller Ball
– Smoothing Body Lotion
– Sea Salt Shampoo
— LOT #S19 —
Professional Photo Session with Catherine Mayo
Catherine is a family, wedding, corporate, food, and art photographer based out of Birmingham who uses natural light to capture real lifestyle photographs. Visit www.catherinemayo.com to see some of her work and to learn more.
— LOT #S20 —
Escape Day Spa Body Balance Spa Package
Escape’s Mind and Body Balancing Treatment includes a one hour relaxation massage, organic facial refresher and a signature aromatherapy pedicure and manicure.
— LOT #S21 —
Pick your foursome and play 18 holes with Tom Lehman at his home club, D.C. Ranch Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ
Lehman, 1996 U.S. Open Champion and the only golfer in history to have been awarded Play of the Year honors on all three PGA Tours: the regular PGA Tour, the Web.com Tour and the Champions Tour. Mr. Lehman is a long-time friend of Big Oak Ranch. (Date to be agreed upon with Mr. Lehman)