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Thank you for coming to the 2019 HRSM Alumni Homecoming Party!

Below is a list of the items that were offered at the 2019 auction. 

All event proceeds support student scholarships and HRSM Alumni Society operations. Some restrictions may apply to auction packages. Please see individual bid sheets at the party for complete details.

  1. Private Wine Tasting: Private wine tasting for eight people at Palmetto Wine Cellars. Winning bidder and guests will taste and discuss three rare white wines, followed by a tasting and discussion of three rare red wines. Each wine will be different in style, varietal and region to allow participants to see differences in each wine. Also included in this package are six bottles of wine. 
  2. Two Nights in The Vista: Two-night weekend stay at Hyatt Place Columbia - Downtown - The Vista, including complimentary hot breakfast plus a t-shirt, frisbee, two shot glasses, a $25 gift card from Grill Marks in The Vista, and a $20 gift certificate to Carolina Café. Hotel stay based on availability. Certificate is not valid over Masters Tournament, home football games or UofSC graduation weekend. Must be presented at check in. Expires 12/31/2020.
  3. Miranda Lambert Concert: Two pit tickets to see Miranda Lambert at the Colonial Life Arena, Friday, November 8, 2019, and a $50 gift card to Cantina 76. Also, take home a Bluetooth soundbox by DOSS.
  4. Beer Lovers: Columbia Craft Brewing Company swag bag including a $50 gift card. Plus, take home a wooden South Carolina craft beer cap map and a $20 gift certificate to Carolina Café.
  5. Atlanta Anyone? Two-night weekend stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon Area including breakfast for two, plus a $200 gift card to any Pappas restaurant and a 2019 Atlanta United team signed jersey. Hotel stay based on availability and requires advance reservations. Certificate must be presented at check in. Only valid at the Courtyard Atlanta/Alpharetta/Avalon Area. Expires 10/10/2020
  6. Blue Sky Print: "Magnolia in Bloom," print by Blue Sky.
  7. Columbia Food and Wine Festival: Two-general admission tickets to the 2020 Columbia Food and Wine Festival on April 26, 2020, a $20 gift card to Carolina Café, plus a one-night stay in a king suite at Graduate Columbia! Hotel stay based on availability. Black out dates may apply. Certificate must be presented at check in and applies to room and tax only. Not valid during special event weekends such as UofSC graduation, home football games and Masters Tournament, etc. Expires 11/1/2020.
  8. Calling All Hikers! Patagonia backpack, two Hydro flask tumblers and a $25 gift card from Mast General, plus a $20 gift certificate from Carolina Café. Also included are two t-shirts and two hats from Columbia Craft Brewing Company.
  9. Columbia Staycation: Two-night stay at Embassy Suites Columbia including cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception, a $50 gift certificate from American Floral, a $100 gift certificate from Flowers Forever, a $20 gift card to Carolina Café, plus a $100 gift certificate to Spa 131. Hotel stay based on availability and subject to black out dates. May not be used for 2019 New Year's Eve, UofSC home football games, Masters Tournament Week, and UofSC graduations. Expires 12/1/2020.
  10. Charlotte Getaway: Two-night weekend stay at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, $170 gift certificate to Perry's Diamonds and Estate Jewelry, two $25 gift cards for Metro Diner and four tickets to Carowinds. Hotel stay based on availability and black out dates may apply. Certificate must be presented at check in. Expires 12/31/19. Estate certificate must be used by 11/30/19.
  11. Will Muschamp Football: Will Muschamp autographed football.
  12. Charleston Getaway: Two-night stay in a one-bedroom suite and breakfast for two at The Dewberry in Charleston S.C., plus two general admission tickets to the 2020 Lowcountry Oyster Festival on January 26, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Hotel stay based on availability. Blackout dates: April–October. Expires 11/1/2020.
  13. Dawn Caldwell Print: Signed giclée, "Charleston Rooftops," by Dawn Caldwell.
  14. All Things Lexington: Lexington County Blowfish replica game jersey, a souvenir cup and four tickets to a Blowfish game in 2020. Plus, a $50 gift card to Alodia's Cucina Italiana, and two gift cards to LexingTAN for a custom airbrush spray tan and one month of tanning.
  15. Off to the Races! NASCAR driver's jacket, autographed 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Kevin Harvick Playoff Hat, Sugarlands Shine Limited Edition Talladega's 50th Anniversary Moonshine, two gift cards for NASCAR racing experience and men's sterling silver NASCAR cuff, ring and necklace set.
  16. Greenville Hockey: Four tickets to any 2019-2020 Greenville Swamp Rabbits regular season game and swag bag, plus a two-night weekend stay at the all new Residence Inn/SpringHill Suites in the heart of downtown Greenville. Included is a $50 gift card to Oak & Honey restaurant. Hotel stay based on availability.
  17. Tennessee for Two: Two-night hotel stay at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin, Tenn., plus a certificate for dinner for two at J. Alexander's restaurant. Hotel stay based on availability and black out dates may apply. Certificate must be presented at check in. Expires 11/1/2020.
  18. Gamecock Metal Bench: Custom-designed metal Gamecock bench by Laserform.
  19. Handmade UofSC Quilt: Handmade UofSC-themed quilt by our very own Dr. Marianne Bickle.
  20. Lowcountry Oyster Festival 1: Two general admission tickets to the 2020 Lowcountry Oyster Festival on January 26, 2020, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. Plus, two nights at the Embassy Suites Hotel in North Charleston with free parking, full cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening reception. Hotel stay based on availability. Certificate must be presented upon check in and when making reservation. Expires 11/2/2020.
  21. Lowcountry Oyster Festival 2: Two general admission tickets to the 2020 Lowcountry Oyster Festival on January 26, 2020 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. Plus, two nights at the Embassy Suites Hotel in North Charleston with free parking, full cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening reception. Hotel stay based on availability. Certificate must be presented upon check in and when making reservation. Expires 11/2/2020.
  22. Disney on Ice Suite: Suite for 12 at the Colonial Life Arena to see Disney on Ice, Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Catering not included, available for purchase. This certificate expires 10 days before the event and cannot be redeemed at the box office window.
  23. Harlem Globetrotters Suite: Suite for 12 at the Colonial Life Arena to see the Harlem Globetrotters on January 3, 2020. Catering not included, available for purchase. This certificate expires 10 days before the event and cannot be redeemed at the box office window.
  24. Hershey Lodge: Two-night stay for up to four guests in a standard room at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Penn. Plus, a hand-crafted cutting board by our very own Dr. Sam Todd and a variety four-pack of Grits Bits cheese straws and cookies. Hotel stay not valid July–August. Expires 10/31/2020.
  25. St. Augustine, Florida: One-night stay with complimentary self-parking at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. And, take a pair of inflatable chicken fight floats with you! Hotel stay based on availability. Black out dates are December 15–March 15, holidays and high-demand times. Certificate must be presented at check in and when making reservation. Expires 11/1/2020.
  26. Jerry Garcia Vinyl: "Almost Acoustic," by Jerry Garcia Acoustic Bank — 2 180gm Purple LP set, "Run for the Roses," by Jerry Garcia — Record Store Day limited edition vinyl, "Garcia," by Jerry Garcia — limited edition Sky Blue vinyl, "Cats Under the Stars," by Jerry Garcia — band vinyl.
  27. Blue Sky Print: Blue Sky print, "The Horseshoe."
  28. Panthers vs. Seahawks: Four tickets to see the Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks game on December 15, 2019, at 1 p.m., plus a small catering tray from Chick-fil-a. Tickets are electronic. Winner will email Olivia Hyatt at olivia@buonaseramedia.com with name, phone number and address. Tickets will be transferred digitally.
  29. S.C. Music, Food and Fun: Two tickets to any South Carolina Philharmonic MasterWorks Performance, $150 gift card to any F2T Productions (Farm to Table) dinner, and a two-night weekend stay at the new Hilton Garden Inn/Home2 Suites, downtown Columbia. Hotel stay must be made through Kristin Perry only. Black out dates are April 5–12, 2020 and May 7–18, 2020.
  30. Salon and Style: John Speer hair cut and coloring service: either foiling (full or partial), on-scalp color for covering grey, or semi-permanent color. Plus, additional conditioning treatments and glossing and an Aveda product basket. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Does not include corrective coloring, balayage or ombre coloring or fashion coloring. Good until January 31, 2020, and cannot be used during peak seasons (Thanksgiving and Christmas).
  31. Greenville Getaway: Two-night weekend stay with breakfast for two at the Hilton Greenville and a Plunder Designs jewelry basket. Hotel reservations based on availability and must be made two weeks in advance. Expires 8/22/2020.
  32. Hootie and the Blowfish Signed Guitar: Guitar autographed by Hootie and the Blowfish band members.
  33. Stay and Play in Cola: Gift basket from Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, two-night stay in a king room at Hyatt Place Columbia Harbison and a $50 gift card to Applebee's. Hotel stay based on availability and not valid during black out dates or special events. Certificate must be presented upon check in. Expires 9/1/2020.
  34. Bonefish Grill Excursion Basket: Winning bidder and seven guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner experience including appetizers, entrees and delicious desserts. Harbison or Forest Drive location. Excursions are hosted Sunday–Thursday. Gratuity not included.
  35. Bonefish Grill Excursion Basket: Winning bidder and seven guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner experience including appetizers, entrees and delicious desserts. Harbison or Forest Drive location. Excursions are hosted Sunday–Thursday. Gratuity not included.
  36. Charlotte Adventure: One-night stay at Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa, two $25 gift cards to Metro Diner, four tickets to Carowinds and two-day passes to the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Hotel stay based on availability. Black out dates may apply. Certificate must be presented at check in. Expires 7/29/2020. U.S. National Whitewater Center passes provide access to all available land and water activities on the date of visit. Passes expire 12/31/2020.
  37. Pamper Yourself: Beauty basket from Kohl's including perfumes, colognes, lotions, bath bombs, therapeutic wraps, pedicure kit, socks and face masks. Plus, a $50 shopping spree with Mary Kay. 
  38. Ray Tanner Autographed Jersey: 2005 UofSC baseball jersey framed and autographed by Ray Tanner.
  39. Atlanta Four Points: Two-night weekend stay including breakfast for two and parking at Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport West and dinner for two at J. Alexanders. Hotel stay based on availability and black out dates may apply. Expires 10/31/2020.
  40. Monday After the Masters: Two VIP tickets to Monday After the Masters Golf Tournament Winner will not have access to play golf in the tournament. Please see letter for full description of event access.
  41. Blue Sky Painting: Original painting by Blue Sky, "Gervais Street Bridge at Dusk."
  42. Culture and Arts: Individual membership to The Nickelodeon, two pairs of tickets to any Trustus Theatre regular season production, one-year household membership to Historic Columbia, and two VIP tickets to the Irish Fest in Camden, S.C., March 7, 2020. Historic Columbia membership must be redeemed by 9/1/2020 and will be active one year from date of redemption. Irish Fest tickets include entry for two to the event and complimentary Irish and domestic beer. Tickets will be held at Will Call for winning bidder.
  43. Greenville Downtown RiverPlace: One-night stay at Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, $50 gift card to Applebee's, and a framed Lynne Currin hand-tooled original metal frog. Hotel stay not valid during high demand or black out dates. Reservation request must be made via the email address sales@embassysuitesgreenvilledowntown.com. Expires 12/30/2020.
  44. You’ve Hit A Homerun: Ray Tanner autographed baseball bat, five $10 gift certificates to Lizard's Thicket, plus a Fireflies swag bag that includes a 2019 autographed baseball, a military-themed jersey and four all-star seats in 2020. 
  45. Crown of Light Diamond Pendant: 14k rose gold, wt .16 cts, clarity 12, color: fancy light brown.
  46. Embassy Suites Greenville: Two-night weekend stay at Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center including cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception, five $10 gift certificates to Lizard's Thicket, plus a $50 gift certificate to American Floral. Hotel based on availability and subject to black out dates. Must be presented at check in and when making reservations. Expires 11/1/2020.
  47. Tampa: Two-night stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens including hot breakfast and manager's reception, plus a $50 gift card to Applebee's. Hotel stay not valid during high demand periods or special events. Advance reservations required and based on availability. Black out dates may apply. Expires: 8/8/2020.
  48. Myrtle Beach Getaway: Two-night stay in an oceanview hotel suite at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Myrtle Beach, plus two vouchers to Alabama Theatre's, "The South's Grandest Christmas Show," or "One," The Show. Included is a $50 gift card to Applebee's. Hotel stay based on availability. Not redeemable for villa/condo accommodations. Reservations are recommended 90 days in advance. Does not include the $19.99 per day resort fee. Black out dates: June 1–August 31. Theatre tickets are not valid for guest artists and black out dates of Friday/Saturday Christmas Shows and Thanksgiving holiday. Valid from 11/04/19 to 6/30/2020.
  49. Bracelets from Sylvan's; Four stackable bracelets from Sylvan's Jewelers.
  50. Greensboro, North Carolina: Two-night stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Greensboro-Airport Hotel, plus a small catering tray from Chick-fil-a and a Gamecock painting by Ginger Jones. Hotel stay based on availability and subject to black out dates. Certificate must be mentioned when making reservation and presented at check in. Expires 12/31/2020.
  51. Start Your Engines — NASCAR Tickets and Hot Garage Passes: Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tickets, four NASCAR Xfinity Series tickets, and four VIP HOT garage access passes to the 2020 NASCAR race weekend of your choice. All guests must be 18+ for garage access. Event must be selected at least 60 days prior to race weekend.
  52. Blue Sky Print: Blue Sky print, "Sunrise."
  53. Bradley Beal Autographed Jersey: Washington Wizards jersey autographed by Bradley Beal.
  54. Embassy Suites Tampa: Two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens plus a $150 gift certificate to a F2T Productions (Farm to Table) dinner in Columbia, S.C. Hotel stay not valid during high demand periods or special events. Advance reservations required and based on availability. Black out dates may apply. Expires: 8/23/2020.
  55. Nutcracker Package: A Columbia City Ballet basket including two prime-level tickets to the Columbia City Ballet's Nutcracker performance on December 14, 15, 21, or 22, 2019. Plus, a one-night stay at Hilton Columbia Center and a $50 gift card to Cantina 76. Hotel stay based on availability. Reservations must be made in advance. Not valid during special events (i.e. football weekends, graduations, concerts). Expires 12/31/2020.
  56. Gamecock Print: A Gamecock limited-edition, numbered print, custom framed by Just Susan Framing. 
  57. PRT Golf Basket and Paul Casey Autographed Flag: Foursome of golf at Cheraw State Park or Hickory Knob State Park plus swag! Golf fans will also enjoy a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach flag autographed by Paul Casey. Expires 11/30/2020.
  58. Biltmore Estates: Win a $150 gift card to historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C! See gift card.
  59. Gamecock Hostess: Hosting a watch party? Enjoy a small catering tray from Chick-fil-a, a UofSC football cheeseboard, and a Gamecock beaded bracelet to show your Gamecock pride all season long.
  60. Framed Metal Gamecock by Lynne Currin: Hand-embossed with attention to detail. Framed and mounted Gamecock on a garnet background.
  61. Vacation Packages by AmFund: Alaska, Italy, France, Ireland, Belgium, England, Spain, New Orleans, California and more!

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