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2018 HRSM Homecoming Auction Preview

Don't miss the chance to bid on great items at our silent auction, such as a custom Gamecock bench, tickets to the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, Carolina Panthers tickets, hotel stays at The Dewberry Charleston, great restaurants, signed sport memorabilia, and so much more!

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. Charlotte Concert Getaway One-night weekend stay at the Renaissance Hotel Charlotte, N.C., two Live Nation tickets at the PNC Music Pavilion or Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, two $25 gift cards to Metro Diner and two packs of aloe socks, a wet brush, mini mascara, bath bomb, and bottle of CK perfume. 
  2. Hilton Head Adventure Round of golf for four at The Country Club of Hilton Head (cart included), two Zipline Hilton Head 2-hour tours, and two Aerial Adventure Hilton Head 2-hour challenges, a popcorn basket from State Street Snacks and a $50 Bloomin' Brands gift card. 
  3. Blue Sapphire Butterfly Ring 14-karat white gold Crown of Light diamond ring with blue sapphires. Defined by delicately curved gold bands inspired by the grace of a butterfly. Each ring is encrusted with colorful natural blue sapphires for a splash of city chic. 
  4. Carowinds Fun One-night stay at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord Golf Resort and Spa, four tickets to Carowinds amusement park, and a $100 Applebee's gift card. 
  5. Food and Wine Festival Two-night stay at the Hyatt Place Vista plus four tickets to the 2nd Annual Food and Wine Festival Sunday, April 28, 2019, a $50 gift card to Saki Tumi and a Blue Sky print, "Twilight Vista." 
  6. Cam Fan Autographed Cam Newton football.
  7. Atlanta United FC Facility Tour Exclusive tour of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, a 2017 inaugural team signed MLS ball, a 2018 MLS All-Star scarf, and a two-night weekend stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead.
  8. Columbia Staycation Two-night stay at Embassy Suites Columbia Greystone, a $125 gift certificate to Stanley Steemer (have your carpets cleaned while you're away!), four passes to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, and a $50 gift card to Applebee's. 
  9. Myrtle Beach Entertainment Four tickets to Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach, two vouchers to Alabama Theatre's "'One' the Show" or "The South's Grandest Christmas Show," and a Hard Rock Café $100 gift card and prize pack. 
  10. Dewberry Experience, Charleston Two nights in a signature king guestroom and a $150 dining credit at Henrietta's. 
  11. Pedal Parlor One free weekday (Sunday-Thursday) private party pedaling pub crawl tour of Columbia's downtown and the Vista for you and 15 of your closest friends, a $50 gift card to Carolina Ale House and a pint glass and t-shirt from Cottontown Brew Lab. 
  12. Nutcracker Package Four prime-level tickets to the Columbia City Ballet's Nutcracker, a Columbia City Ballet basket, a one-night stay at the Hampton Inn Downtown Historic District, and a $100 gift certificate to Motor Supply Company Bistro. 
  13. Dan Marino Autographed Dan Marino football.
  14. Pamper Yourself Hair cut and color with gloss treatment and intense conditioning treatment by John Speer of Bella Riley's Fine Salon, one custom airbrush spray tan by LexingTAN, a manicure and pedicure from H & D Hair and Nail Designs, a 3-pack of deep purifying charcoal bubble masks and a buttercream bath bomb from Kohl's. 
  15. Metal Gamecock Bench Custom designed metal Gamecock bench by Laserform. 
  16. South Carolina Philharmonic One-night stay at the Hilton Columbia Center, four tickets to any South Carolina Philharmonic's Masterworks series concert, $100 gift certificate to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and an amber stone necklace and beaded evening bag. 
  17. Professional Bull Riders Four VIP tickets for the January 19th PBR event at Colonial Life Arena, a $30 gift certificate to World of Beer, and $50 gift card to Carolina Ale House. 
  18. Marcus Lattimore Mini Helmet Marcus Lattimore autographed mini helmet, Gamecock keychain, Gamecock tartan plaid tote bag, and a Gamecock Football padfolio.
  19. Plunder Jewelry Basket A weekend stay at the Staybridge Suites in Florence, S.C. and a Plunder Designs jewelry basket. 
  20. Bonefish Excursion Basket Eight guests enjoy an exclusive dinner experience including appetizers, wood-grilled fish specialties, hand-crafted martinis and wine. Harbison or Forest Drive locations. 
  21. Bonefish Excursion Basket Eight guests enjoy an exclusive dinner experience including appetizers, wood-grilled fish specialties, hand-crafted martinis and wine. Harbison or Forest Drive locations. 
  22. Riverbanks Zoo / Double Tree Two-night stay at the Double Tree by Hilton Columbia including breakfast for two, four passes to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, four tickets to Trustus Theatre, and four vouchers for Top of Carolina Restaurant for lunch on Fridays or brunch on Sundays. 
  23. Dawn Staley Autographed National Championship Basketball Coach Dawn Staley autographed National Championship basketball.
  24. Panthers vs. Seahawks Four tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks game on November 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. 
  25. Dawn Caldwell Original Painting Original acrylic on canvas, 30x24. "The Long View," by Dawn Caldwell.
  26. Gamecocks vs. Florida Two tickets to the Gamecocks vs. Gators on November 10, 2018 at Benn Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Fla., a two-night stay at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, an autographed picture of Will Muschamp, a Gamecock tartan plaid tote bag, and luggage tag. 
  27. Greenville Golf and Stay Two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, one round of golf for two including greens fees and cart fees, a $50 food credit in Craft 670, a make up bag with e.l.f eye shadow palette, mini mascara, and a mini wet brush from Kohl's. 
  28. Calphalon Toaster Oven Calphalon Precision Control Countertop Oven. 
  29. Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Two-night weekend stay with breakfast for two in the Lenox Dining Room plus self parking, two $25 gift cards to Bonefish Grill, a Bly Sky print, "Harpers," and a Gamecock Tartan luggage tag. 
  30. Handmade USC Quilt Handmade USC themed quilt by our very own Dr. Marianne Bickle.
  31. Charleston Embassy Suites Two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Charleston Hotel & Convention Center including breakfast and free parking, a popcorn basket from State Street Snacks and a $50 gift card to Bonefish Grill. 
  32. Windermere Golf Four rounds of golf including two carts and four lunches prepared by their world-class chef at the fabulous Pete Dye designed Windermere Club, plus a popcorn basket from State Street Snacks. 
  33. Asheville Nashville Two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Nashville SE-Murfreesboro plus a $150 gift card to Biltmore House and a $50 gift card to Applebee's. 
  34. James Taylor Suite Suite for 12 at the Colonial Life Arena for James Taylor concert February 8, 2019.
  35. Will Muschamp Football Will Muschamp autographed football. 
  36. Blue Sky Original Painting A Blue Sky original painting, "Sunset on Lake Monticello." 
  37. Relaxation Day $300 certificate for Opalescence whitening treatment from Columbia Smiles Downtown, a smile case, a 1-hour massage and manicure from H & D Hair and Nail Designs, a two-pack of aloe socks, a 5-pack of essential beauty masks, one bath bomb and a bottle of Sunset Fantasy perfume by Britney Spears from Kohl's. 
  38. The Mills House Wyndham Grand, Charleston Two-night stay at the Mills House Hotel in Charleston, $50 gift card to Applebee's and a cutting board gift set from Uptown on Main. 
  39. Handmade Coffee Table by Dr. Andy Gillentine Upcycled coffee table that reflects the spirit of HRSM and USC. Painted garnet and black complete with a glass top finish that covers a beautiful insert of panels that can be changed to fit any and all occasions. Dimensions: 46x23x16. 
  40. SC State Parks Golf A foursome of golf at either Hickory Knob State Park and Resort or Cheraw State Park. Also includes a sleeve of golf balls, hat and assorted logo items. 
  41. Aloft Greenville Downtown A two-night weekend stay at the Aloft Greenville Downtown and a $50 Bloomin' Brands dining card. 
  42. Gamecock Bucket From the Office of the President, take home this Gamecock-themed bucket filled with everything Gamecocks and an autographed picture of our Heisman Trophy winner, George Rogers!
  43. Wines from Medoc, Bordeaux Chateau Lausteauneuf 2014, Chateau Meyre 2015, Chateau Dutruch Grand Poujeaux 2014, Chateau de Come 2013, Chateau Ferriere 2012.
  44. Wells Fargo Championship April 29-May 5, 2019. Two weekly ticket booklets for all 7 days of the event. Includes ticket for each day of the week, Monday-Sunday. Access to Quail Hollow Club. 
  45. The Beach Boys Four tickets to see The Beach Boys at the Augusta Entertainment Complex on January 26, 2019, and two $25 gift cards to Metro Diner.
  46. Danny Ford Football Danny Ford autographed football.
  47. Blue Sky, "Spirit of the Air" Blue Sky print, "Spirit of the Air."
  48. Francis Marion Hotel-Charleston One-night stay in a deluxe king guest room at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, and a Blue Sky, "Lightning," print. 
  49. Ray Tanner Baseball Ray Tanner autographed championship baseball. 
  50. Blue Sky, "Moonlight Serenade" Blue Sky print, "Moonlight Serenade." 
  51. NASCAR Two Pearson Tower tickets for the VFW Sport Clips 200 NXS on Aug. 31 and the Bojangles' Southern 500 on Sept. 1, with driver introduction and two hot garage passes. All at Darlington Raceway, the track too tough to tame!
  52. Dan Marino Hat and Poster Autographed Dan Marino hat and poster.
  53. Let's Glow Behind the scenes private tour of Spirit Communications Park, home to the Columbia Fireflies, for 10 people, some Fireflies swag and an autographed picture of Jadaveon Clowney. 
  54. Bradley Beal Jersey Autographed Bradley Beal jersey.
  55. Blanton's Gold Bourbon This item had to go through U.S. Customs to get here! Award winning Kentucky single-barrel bourbon. Hard to find Blanton's Gold is made in the U.S.A., but only sold to select non-U.S. markets. Enjoy the next Gamecock victory with the premium bourbon listed by as one of "The 8 best bottles of bourbon in the world!" 
  56. Bottle of Colonel E.H. Taylor Bourbon 750 ml. bottle of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr., barrel proof, uncut and unfiltered Kentucky bourbon whiskey. 
  57. Parker's Heritage Collection 1st Edition, 11-Year-Old, Cask-Strength Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky, U.S.A. Each year as part of the Parker’s Heritage Collection, we select a special whiskey to be released in the name of our late Master Distiller, Parker Beam. The barrels selected for this series include Bourbon, rye and wheat whiskeys, among others, and are some of the finest and most diverse American Whiskeys ever produced. They are a fitting tribute to the expertise of Parker Beam. Priceless.
  58. Vista Surprise Wine and dinner in the Vista.
  59. Lynne Currin Original Artwork Original hand-embossed metal palm tree with detailed treatment of iron gates and brickwork. Mounted on a garnet background with black frame. 
  60. Schug Pinot Noir A 1.5 liter magnum bottle of Schug Pinot Noir from Sonoma, California. 
  61. A Life-Changing Opportunity Because of your generosity, deserving HRSM students will experience study abroad opportunities they might not otherwise be able to participate in. Learning that lasts a lifetime. Priceless. Make your donation tonight. Priceless.

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