2012 Live Auction Items (More Exciting details on other items will be added soon!)
*5-Star Luxury Vacation for (4) Days and (3) Nights in “Breathtaking” Lake Como – Bellagio, Italy!! **It has been said that one could almost define the “Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni” as a state of mind. This Is More Than A Hotel..This Is A Palace. For the past 106 years this breathtaking 5-Star Grand Hotel and Resort has been one of the most well-known and prestigious destinations in the world, and a (best kept secret and very regular retreat) for Hollywood Stars, (George Clooney, Madonna, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Lady Gaga, and many other A-List Celebrities), US Presidents, Royals, and World Dignitaries. Set in the splendid surroundings of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy. You and a Guest will be pampered for (4) Days and (3) Nights in (Upgraded) Luxury Accommodations with views of breathtaking Lake Como, or your Deluxe Superior Room will overlook Bellagio’s most exclusive Gardens and Parks. There will also be Daily Italian or American Breakfast each morning to make your vacation stay even more enjoyable.
**Note: The Hotel will (not tell) which rooms (George Clooney, Madonna, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Lady Gaga) stay in when they visit, and they stay in a different room each time. There is a very good chance that your luxury vacation stay could be in one of those rooms. *Welcome to one of the most magnificent places on earth…”The Real Bellagio Hotel”, and in particular to the “Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni”! **Member of the exclusive, Leading Hotels and Resorts of the World. **Note: This Lake Como, Italy Hotel is closed during the very (heavy snowed in periods) of the Winter. This 5- Star Luxury Vacation Stay is Valid from September – October 31, 2012.. and April 1 – September 31, 2013.
*”A Once in a Lifetime Experience”! (6) Grandstand Seats in New York’s Central Park at the 2012 or can be used at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! *The Macy’s Family and Macy’s of Herald Square in New York City are offering (6) of their Grandstand Seats in Central Park in the heart of Manhattan at the 2012 or can be used at the Macy*s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also, included is a “Color Photo Book” of the history of the Parade. This is “America’s Parade” celebrating 85 amazing years with coverage of the “Grandstands” on NBC Television the day of the Parade. These Grandstands are located at the beginning of the Parade where all the action begins. Macy’s Annual Events receives over 100,000 charity requests each year from all over the world, but only donates to (100) charity causes each year. Therefore these Grandstand Seats are hot and very hard to get. This is an “extremely rare” opportunity and these Grandstand Seats (cannot) be purchased by the Public.
A Majestic “Arizona Sonoran High Desert” Golf Vacation at a 5-Star Resort for (4 Days) and (3 Nights) including Golf and Cart for (2) in – Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona!
** “JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa” – (Scottsdale/Phoenix), is the ultimate desert oasis where you will realize your vacation getaway dream at this amazing resort and spa for (4) Days and (3) Nights in superior (upgraded) accommodations with breathtaking – views of the “McDowell Mountains.” **Your luxury stay also includes a(Round of Golf and a Golf Cart.” This 5 – Star vacation hideaway that weaves understated luxury into the rich tapestry of Arizona, has a full service Pro Tennis Center, (Two) 18 hole championship golf courses. The signature 18 hole “Tom Fazio” designed PGA championship golf course with impossibly green, manicured fairways wraps its true desert mountain attributes around the entire Resort. There are four acres of spectacular swimming pools with private Cabanas, an amazing “Lazy River,” interconnecting waterways with lush waterfalls and gardens, a luxurious 28,000 square feet European two story “Revive Spa” with a “state of the art” health club that caters to the senses. This multi – award winning resort and spa has very elegant restaurants (Steakhouse, Chinese, Hawaiian) and other international cuisine, a beauty center, shopping boutiques, and the Resort is directly across the street from the very high-end (Scottsdale Fashion Mall). *During your stay you may also want to take a scenic drive to see the breathtaking, “Grand Canyon”… one of the “ 7-Wonders of the World.” ** Some Black-out dates will apply in (February, March and April) because of Spring Training for Professional Baseball Teams and Spring Break Vacations when the hotel can be at full capacity. **”JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa” is one of (Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona’s) most popular and intriguing resort destinations. **Note: This exciting, Arizona Vacation Package is Valid until September 14, 2013.
*(8) Days and (7) Nights – (Northern and Central California) Vacation for (2) with – Luxury Hotel Accommodations in (San Francisco for 2 nights, Walnut Creek for 2 Nights, and Monterey Bay/Carmel for 3 Nights), a Dinner/Dance Cruise on San Francisco Bay, a Tour of the famous, “Monterey Aquarium”, and a Tour” of the historic, “Hearst Castle.”
**San Francisco: Your romantic (Northern and Central California Vacation) for (2) begins with you “Leaving Your Heart in San Francisco,” at the (San Francisco Marriott Marquis). You and you guest will have Deluxe Accommodations for (3) Days and (2) Nights in a guestroom with breathtaking views of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Sausalito, Union Square, and the Napa Valley Wine Country. *The newly 100 million dollars renovated 40 stories, (San Francisco Marriott Marquis) hotel is located in the center of all the action, near Market Street, Union Square, Moscone Center, the Museum of Modern Art, in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown shopping, fine dining, and theatre district.
*Dinner/Dance Cruise for (2) San Francisco Bay:
**As a Special Treat…You and your Guest will also enjoy a 3-hours (Dinner/Dance Cruise or Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise) on a very popular “Hornblower Dining Yacht” on San Francisco Bay, or your Cruise can be taken out of Berkeley Harbor.
**Walnut Creek (near) Napa Valley Wine Country:
**Rent a Car… and continue this exciting vacation with a short drive to Walnut Creek, California. You and your guest will enjoy (3) Days and (2) Nights at the the beautiful, “Renaissance ClubSport Fitness, Hotel & Spa – Walnut Creek.” If you want state-of- the-art Fitness, Spas, sports, horseback riding, biking in the mountains, hiking, spas, pools, wellness and nutrition..at its best..this is this your “ClubSport” Escape! This spectacular Hotel and Spa is only a 10 minutes drive to the breathtaking, (Napa Valley/Sonoma Wine Country).
Continue your vacation journey with a drive (South) along the breathtaking, California Coastline where another (4) Days and (3) Nights of pampered service awaits your arrival at the very elegant, “Monterey Bay Marriott”, located in the heart of Old Town at the Monterey Bay Fisherman’s Wharf. ***Your deluxe stay will be in an (upgraded) “Executive Suite” for (3) Nights, lavishly appointed with all the first-class modern amenities that include: A huge Master Bedroom, Very large Living Room, Dinning Room that seats (8), (2) Bathrooms and a Wet Bar. **Note: The Value of these (4) Days and (3) Nights in this (Executive Suite in Monterey/Carmel), “excluding” the rest of this luxury vacation package is: $2800.
***Monterey Bay Aquarium Tour for (2):
**Also, included are (2) Tickets for a Tour of the world famous, “Monterey Bay Aquarium.” Formerly, a Sardine Cannery and Brewery, this amazing Aquarium has over 35,000 marine animals and plants including,”White Sharks” and “Penguins.” The newest additions are: over 10,000 colorful “Sea Horses” and a few new baby “Otters.” There is so much more to enjoy in Monterey/Big Sur, such as taking the 17- mile scenic drive through “Pebble Beach” along the dramatic Pacific coastline, and through Carmel, the home to former mayor and actor, “Clint Eastwood.
**Hearst Castle Tour for (2):
Save (one of your days) an take a drive (South) to the unique town of “San Simeon” for an unforgettable “Experience Tour” for (2) of the magnificent, “Hearst Castle.” This amazing castle is a must see destination and there are hundreds of animals from all over the world still grazing on grounds that span over 350,000 acres. “Hearst Castle”was the private estate of wealthy art collector and newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst. *Note: Hotel stays can be usedseparately. This Northern/Central California Vacation Package is Valid until September, 2013.
**The Best of Central Florida for (3) Days and (2) Nights at an “Orlando”Premier Resort with Golf, and a (3) Days and (2) Nights luxury Stay at a legendary Resort in “St. Petersburg” with Golf!
**From the exclusive, Ritz Carlton Luxury Collection of Resort Hotels, you and a guest will be pampered for (3) Days and (2) Nights, including a Round of Golf for (2) at the spectacular, “Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando Resort.” Your luxurious accommodations will be in a Pool -View or Lake -View Upgraded Room with all the first-class amenities. Your Golf package for (2) will include a Cart and a personal Caddie. The “Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando Resort” is shares the same property with the “JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Resort & Spa”, and guests at both properties share all the amenities at each resort. The plush 18 hole championship Golf Course (used by both hotels) was designed by Greg Norman. The “Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando Resort” is architecturally stunning and unmistakably Spanish in style with lush tropical landscaping, a 24, 000 sq.ft., Lazy Pool, lighted tennis courts, Spa, fine dining, boutiques, and close to all the major attractions. The resort’s Spa is one of Central Florida’s premier destination.
**This Luxury Central Florida Golf Vacation Package also includes an additional: (3) Days and (2) Nights Luxury Accommodations with a (Round of Golf for 2) in (St. Petersburg, Florida) at the exquisite and legendary, “Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club.” This 14 acres resort has 12 tennis courts, 18 hole championship golf course, spas, shopping, fine dining and lots more. Nearby attractions include St. Pete Baywalk, Salvador Dali, and the fine arts Museum, Tropicana Field and Gulf Beaches. *Note: This Central Florida Vacation Package is Valid Until September, 2013.
*(9) Days and (8) Nights – (Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara Wine Country). **This Luxury Southern California Vacation Includes: Deluxe Hotel Accommodations with 2 Nights in Hollywood, 2 Nights in Marina Del Rey, 2 Nights in Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage – with Golf, and 2 Nights in Santa Barbara Wine Country where you will also have the opportunity for Wine-Tasting Tours, A Gift Certificate for (Two) Orchestra Seats at “Cirque Du Soleil’s – IRIS” playing at the Kodak Theatre – “Home of the Oscars”, and (VIP Seats and VIP Green Room Visit) at “Jimmy Kimmel – Live.”
*Hollywood: *Your unforgettable “Hollywood” Vacation Package includes: luxury accommodations for *(3) Days and (2) Nights at the brand new, luxurious, (5 – Star), “Loews Hollywood Hotel & Spa.” Every luxurious guest room has breathtaking views of (Hollywood, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, and Malibu). The “Loews Hollywood Hotel & Spa” is located next door to the “Kodak Theatre” (Home of the Oscars) just steps away from Mann’s Chinese Theatre, the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”, and across the street from “Jimmy Kimmel-Live.” Enjoy the spectacular outdoor Roof-Top Pool with waterfall, tropical Spa and upscale Fitness Complex.
*Jimmy Kimmel – LIVE: *Save one of these days for a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel – LIVE” at the “El Capitan Disney Theatre” on Hollywood Blvd. *Bring (Two friends) to the taping because you will have (4) of “Jimmy Kimmel’s” Reserved Seats” at the “Live Taping” including, a “VIP Greenroom Visit” with Jimmy Kimmel and his “Guests Stars” on that Show.” You will also have the opportunity to take photos with Jimmy Kimmel.
*Cirque Du Soleil – “IRIS”: *A Gift Certificate for (2) Orchestra Seats at a performance of (Cirque Du Soleil’s) newest production, “IRIS”. This “Journey Through The World of Cinema” will be playing for (10 years) at the “Kodak Theatre” (Home of the Academy Awards) in Hollywood. Cirque Du Soleil’s “IRIS” is a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the seventh art. Bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, the show takes spectators on a fantastic voyage through the history of cinema and its genres, taking them into the heart of the film making process.
*Magic Castle – Hollywood: The world famous, Magic Castle – Hollywood is the showcase for some of the greatest magicians from around the globe. Built in 1908m, this storied mansion has had Hollywood A-list stars and visitors from all over world for over 100 years. *(You and a Guest) will enjoy (Fine Dining with Entrees ranging from: pastas, to lobster, Filet Mignon, seafood, and vegetarian fare) including an amazing “Magic Show”) at the Magic Castle in an atmosphere of Victorian elegance. The Castle is open Saturday and Sunday with (3) Performances, Palace, Parlor and Close-up.
*Marina Del Rey/Santa Monica Beach: Your unforgettable journey in the “Golden State” begins in “Hollywood” with luxury accommodations for (3) Days and (2) Nights at the magnificent, “Marina Del Rey Marriott.” Every luxurious guest room has breathtaking, California Coastal views in the heart of this beach community of very trendy “Marina Del Rey.” Enjoy our spectacular outdoor pool with waterfall and and tropical whirlpool Spa. Just a few blocks away is a pristine sandy beach on the Pacific Ocean, biking & jogging trails, tennis, sailing, and jet-skiing. Marina Del Rey is the largest “Man Made Marina” in the world, and is home to thousands of Yachts owed by Hollywoods Stars, and the world’s Rich and Famous.
*Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage: After “Living like a Star” in “Los Angeles/Hollywood”, “Rent a Car” and take the “Scenic Southern Route’ down Interstate -10 Freeway to breathtaking, “Palm Springs.” **We have included *(3 Days and 2 Nights with A Round of Golf and Cart for Two) in deluxe accommodations at the spectacular, “Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.” This beautiful Resort and Spa, located in the Palm Springs community of (Rancho Mirage) was a favorite getaway for (Bob Hope & Frank Sinatra), and continues to be a luxury vacation escape for numerous, Hollywood A-List Stars. *Located on (Bob Hope Drive) this award-winning 240 acres Palm Springs…Golf and Spa resort, offers all the first-class amenities including,an on-site Water Park with a man-made sandy beach, (2) sparkling swimming pools with a Lazy River, golf, jogging trails, health center, Spa, whirlpool, Tennis Center, upscale Boutiques, fine dining, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, and lots more.
**Santa Barbara Wine Country: *Your final vacation destination after Palm Springs is a very scenic drive North along the Pacific Coast Highway thru Malibu… to the beautiful, “Santa Barbara Wine Country.” You and a guest will enjoy (3) Days and (2) Nights at the beautiful “Santa Ynez Valley Marriott – Santa Barbara Wine Country” including: Wine Tasting at award-winning California Wineries. *The Hotel is located 30 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, in the Santa Barbara Mountains-the gateway of the spectacular Santa Barbara Wine Country with over 80 award-winning wineries. Just one mile away is the famous, “Danish Village of Solvang” with gentle rolling hills, windmills, quiet streets, horse drawn carriages, family bicycles, golf courses, horse ranches, ostrich farm tours, wineries, Danish bakeries, authentic Danish costumes worn by some shop keepers, Danish smorgaasbord restaurant, museums of racing and Solvang history, in the Danish atmosphere and architecture are waiting for you.
**Note: All (4) Hotel Stays can be used separately. *This Luxury California Vacation Package is Valid Until September 14, 2013.
#7. **A Private (Meet and Greet) with NFL – “Hall Of Famer” Steve Young**
(A Meet and Greet for 2) with NFL – Hall of Famer & ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst, “Steve Young” on the Field at the Monday Night, (September 17, 2012) (Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos/Peyton Manning) Game in Atlanta. *This “Once In A Lifetime Experience” has (2 VIP Field Passes) for You and a Guest to come on the Field to Meet “Steve Young” at the ESPN Desk, take photos with Steve, and have him sign any football items you have (during Pre-Game). Also included are: (2) Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations for (2) at the beautiful, “JW Marriott Atlanta – Buckhead”, (2) Reserved Seats for the Game, and an NFL Authentic Football for you to have Steve Young autograph personally to you.
*NFL – Hall Of Famer… Steve Young signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being the first player selected in that year’s supplemental draft. He was later traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Following an injury to Montana in the 1990 playoffs, Young got his chance to lead the 49ers in the 1991 season. He won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award in 1992 and again in 1994. But the crowning achievement of the Steve Young-led San Francisco 49ers was, arguably, their dominating 49-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. On the strength of a six touchdown performance that surpassed the previous record of five, owned by the man… Young replaced, “Joe Montana.” Steve Young was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. After retiring in 1999, Steve Young became an analyst for ESPN, and appears every week on NFL Countdown, ABC Sports’ coverage of the playoffs and the Super Bowl, and on the Super Bowl edition of NFL Primetime.
#8. You can own an incredible item for your Seminole room or office! An FSU 1993 Championship helmet, worn in the championship game. Helmet is signed by Charlie Ward.
#9. A NASCAR Experience you will never forget. Enjoy three hours at your NASCAR driving experience including driver’s meeting with pit crew, training and instruction, in car radio communications, drive (2) 8 minute timed racing sessions, no lead car to follow, YOU drive by yourself, and you get a graduate certificate with top speed! Several locations to pick from including Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia and Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
#10. ReNu U Spa, Your Rejuvenation Destination 6 treatment package valued over $2000!
TriPollar Skin Tightening, a revolutionary state of the art technology using radio frequency, tightens the skin and eliminates wrinkles on the face, neck, arms, stomach, buttocks and thighs as well as eliminates cellulite. TriPollar is FDA cleared and has been in this country for less than 6 months. Over 3500 physicians in Europe have used TriPollar for the last 5 years with their patients achieving amazing results.
#11. (?) Days and (?) Nights for (two) in The City of Lights, Paris France!!
Details are still being finalized on this exciting hotel experience in Paris. Please check back!
Randy and Becky Spetman cordially
invite you to the
“LET US PLAY”
AUCTION AND APPETIZERS EVENT
FSU Scholarship Endowment Fund For Women Athletes
Friday, September 14, 2012
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Turnbull Conference Center
$50.00 per person
Please make your reservations by Friday, August 31, 2012
Call 850-644-3484, or Register Online at
“LET US PLAY” EVENING EVENTS
5:30 p.m. Appetizers Served, Free Beer and Wine, Cash Bar
5:30 p.m. Silent Auction Begins
6:30 p.m. Section A of the Silent Auction Closed
7:00 p.m. Section B of the Silent Auction Closed
7:30 p.m. Section C of the Silent Auction Closed
7:30 p.m. Live Auction Begins
8:00 p.m. Cashiers Open For Business
Please Join Us At This Year’s
“Let Us Play” Event
In Support of Your
Florida State Women Athletes!