2019 Foundation Gala Prizes & Auction Items

Join us for a night of delicious food, live music, silent/live auctions, dancing and much more at the Heartland Jamboree, May 10, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Donate an auction item? Contact us at Foundation@ohea.org

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A Day at the Cincinnati ZooCourtesy of the  Southwestern Ohio Education Association / @SEOEATwo  Adult General Admission Passes as well as  a souvenir zoo magnet, & a souvenir zoo mug.




Image: Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery — Courtesy of the Remington Road GroupRed Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery — Courtesy of the Remington Road Group — A one weekend stay at the The Red Fern Inn in Marblehead, Ohio, between October 15, 2019-April 15, 2020 (holidays excluded). Gift package includes a complimentary bottle of wine.




Image: Michael Buble2 Concert Tickets, Michael Buble, July 21, 2019, Schottenstein Center, Columbus — Courtesy of Innovation Ohio — Michael Bublé is a Grammy-winning singer from Canada whose style is inspired by the likes of greats Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Bublé’s self-titled debut album was released in 2003. He has since released 60 million top selling albums worldwide. | @InnovationOhio



Two Hocking Hills State Park GetawaysCourtesy of OEA Management Group

Image: OEA Foudation DonationPACKAGE 1 | 1 A Two-Night Weekday Rental from Country Cabins of Hocking Hills for Four — includes a $25 Panera Gift Card, an $100 Gift card for the Lake Hope Lodge Restaurant as well as an opportunity to kayak at the Boathouse at Lake Hope State Park. Afterward, tickle your tummy with a S‘mores kit. Sunscreen and bug spray, just in case, is also included.



PACKAGE 2 | 2-Night Weekend Rental at the Mama Bear Cabin of Hocking Hills for Four — Courtesy of OEA Management Group — Package includes a $25 Panera Gift Card and an $100 Gift card for the Millstone BBQ Restaurant as well as a Zipline Tour for 4 on Saturday (Canopy Tour 2 ½ – 3-hour adventure). Afterward, tickle your tummy with a S‘mores kit. Sunscreen and bug spray, just in case, is also included.



Image: OEA Educational Foundation Clippers Gift BasketColumbus Clippers Gift Basket w/4 Ticket Vouchers, Autographed Baseball by Andrew MillerCourtesy of  of the Columbus Clippers — Miller has pitched for several teams including the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. He has twice finished among the top 10 in American League Cy Young balloting while with the Yankees and the Indians. In 2017 and 2018 pitched for the Indians AAA Farm Club, the Columbus Clippers, to sharpen his skills while recovering from injury.



Image: OEA Foundation Silent Auction - Night at BrewDogBrewDog Beer™ Museum, Restaurant, Hotel & Brewery: A $225 Gift Certificate courtesy of the Professional Staff Union — At check-in, you’ll be  greeted with a complimentary draft beer from the lobby bartender. All 32 rooms feature in-room taps with free-flowing BrewDog™ beer. Other amenities include, free Wi-Fi, 42-inch smart TVs, rainfall showers (with well-stocked mini-fridges), and pillow-top mattresses. Free continental breakfast. Pet dogs are welcome in select rooms.



Image: OEA Foundation Donation$50 Gift Certificate to the Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurante (Celina, OH.) and a bottle of Tequila. In addition, a wood-carved cutting board shaped as the state of Ohio (pictured) is included. Courtesy of OEA Board of Director Sophia Rodriguez. | @CasaRodriguezMexicanRestaurante




Image: OEA Educational Foundation: Cameron Mitchell Restaurants$25 Cameron Mitchell™ Gift Cards — courtesy of Experience Columbus —  A culinary legend in the restaurant business, Cameron Mitchell™ operates 32 restaurants under 15 different concepts. Chances are you’ve eaten at one of them. Experience Columbus is inviting you back through its recent donation of complimentary gift cards. | @ExperienceColumbus




Image: Courtesy of David Pepper2 Tickets to the Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 29, 2019, (in Cincinnati), Club Section, 45-yard line — Courtesy of David Pepper — A long-time rivalry, often referred to as the Battle of Ohio. Both teams are members of the American Football Conference (AFC) North Division, and play two games against each other annually. | Follow on Twitter: @DavidPepper & Facebook: @DavidPepperOH



Dueling Axes: 2 Free Passes — Satisfy your drive for new experiences! Axe throwing is a fun and safe activity for groups of all sizes. Similar to darts, the winner of this auction item will experience the sport of axe throwing in a safe, comfortable setting. We’re a private axe throwing club located in Downtown Columbus. The lounge is BYOB and outside-food friendly. Fun and excitement come in second only to safety.



Image: TrueREST Logo2 Gift Certificates to True REST Float Spa, Easton — True REST® (Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy) is a zero-gravity environment that allows the mind and body to truly rest. Without any effort you can relieve pain, heal faster, relax, de-stress, improve sleep and have fun in this unique state. The benefits are staggering; experience the Science of Feeling Great. | @TrueREST



Image: Embassy Suites Dublin OhioEmbassy Suites, Dublin— Enjoy a one-night stay Friday, Saturday or Sunday — Enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast that includes omelet, fresh fruit, bagels and pastries. Join friends for beverages and snacks in the spacious, eight-story atrium during the evening Manager’s Reception. | Twitter: @ESDublin




Image: Courtesy of California Casualty Insurance Wellness Gift BasketCourtesy of California Casualty —  Contains a Zyllion Shiatsu Heated Kneading Massage Pillow, Art Naturals Oil Diffuser®, the book Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, 48-oz BPA-free Nalgene water bottle, one-month unlimited yoga at Modo Yoga (Columbus or Cincinnati), Gaiam® Premium Absorbent Yoga Mat, two Sweaty Bands® (head bands). | Follow @CaliforniaCasualty



OEA Foundation Auction — Audra Colvin $150.00 Gift CertificateSalon LoftsAudra Colvin $150.00 Gift Certificate — Cut and Color Service — 954 W. 5th Avenue, Grandview Heights, OH.  Loft #19, Ph. 614-330-8050.




Image: OEA Educational Foundation: Akron RubberDucks4 Ticket Vouchers (any game during 2019 season) — Courtesy of the Akron Rubber Ducks — The Rubber Ducks are a Minor League Baseball team based in Akron, Ohio, and is the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. | Follow: @AkronRubberDuck




4 Tickets — Columbus Clippers Vs. Norfolk Tides courtesy of the  Ohio News Network 2 p.m., Sun. June 9, 2019, at Huntington Park, Columbus. Comes with a complementary parking pass.




Image: Southwest Airlines$500 Southwest Airlines Voucher —  Anonymous Donor — Yes, $500! Why wait? Start planning your next vacation. Come packaged with a $500.00 Marriott Bonvoy™ Gift CardAnonymous Donor — | Follow @MarriottBonvoy| Follow on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @SouthwestAir




Image: Football for FemalesFootball for FemalesCourtesy of 97.1FM “The Fan” / Ohio News Network Certificate for a table of eight, hosted by Bobby Carpenter & Anthony Sclegel. Tentative Date: September 16, 2019.




Two OSU Football Tickets — Courtesy of  the Ohio News NetworkBuckeyes Vs. the Miami RedHawks game inside the Shoe, September 21, 2019.




Two VIP Tickets, Cardale Jones Charity Softball GameCourtesy of 97.1FM “The Fan” / Ohio News Network — Join the fun at the inaugural Cardale Jones Charity Softball Classic July 13, 2019, benefiting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-The James.




Imaged: Signed Crew JasketSigned Columbus Crew Team JerseyCourtesy of the @ColumbusCrewSC — Complete with two Columbus Crew caps, four tickets to the June 29th match against the Orlando City FC in Mapfre Stadium, Columbus (and a VIP parking pass).




Image: Roosters Logo - OEA FoundationRoosters Gift Card & Tickets to a Columbus Clippers game (with a parking pass) — Courtesy of @iHeartRadioGame to be announced.




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Columbus Zoomezi Bay & Kings Island Amusement ParkCourtesy of Radio One-Columbus / @UrbanOneMediaSix complimentary admission tickets to Zoomezi Bay™ (includes admission to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium); Four complimentary admission tickets to Kings Island Amusement Park.




Tickets to 2019 Muirfield Memorial Golf Tournament, May 27-June 2 — Courtesy of Dispatch Digital Media Group / @ColumbusDispatch — The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament founded 43 years ago in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus. It is played on a Nicklaus-designed course at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.




Renaissance Columbus DowntownOne Complimentary Weekend Night, 50 N. High Street, Columbus, OH. 43215 @MarriottBonvoy




Crowne Plaza Columbus NorthOne Complimentary Night’s Stay w/breakfast for two.  6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH. @CrownePlaza




Marriott Columbus University AreaOne Complimentary Night’s Stay w/breakfast for two, 3100 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH. @MarriottBonvoy




Sheraton Columbus at Capital SquareOne Complimentary Weekend Night’s Stay (valid on a Friday or Saturday, double occupancy) w/breakfast for two in the Plaza Restaurant. @MarriottBonvoy




Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capital SquareOne Complimentary Night’s Stay, King-size bed or double guest room, free parking and a breakfast buffet for two. @HolidayInn




Kings Island Amusement ParkCourtesy of @DaytonsHot1029 / Alpha Media DaytonTwo Complimentary Admission Tickets. Valid any day of the 2019 season open to the general public through September 2, 2019. @DaytonsHot1029




Night Out with the Cincinnati RedsTwo Complimentary Admission Tickets for June 15th at 7:10pm in section 530 —  Courtesy of Southwestern Ohio Education Association / @SWOEA — Reds vs. the Texas Rangers, 2 bags of Reds Peanuts, 2 boxes of Cracker Jacks®, two 16.9 ozs. Reds Label® Bottles of Water, & 2 Pouches of Big League Chew® gum




Image: “Crazy Horse” by David Govedare Crazy Horse” by David GovedareCourtesy of Sheryl Mathis — A unique aluminum sculpture with glass accents — Govedare, of Chewelah, Wash., he is well known for many public/outdoor work installations, including, the Bloomsday runners in downtown Spokane featuring similar free-standing aluminum sculptures with glass accent pieces. Follow on Facebook: @DavidGovedare



Image: OEA Educational Foundation BalletMet Ticket Vouchers Four 2018-2019 BalletMet Ticket Vouchers — Ranking among the nation’s 20 largest professional ballet companies, sit back and enjoy an ensemble company of 27 dancers as they perform a diverse repertoire ranging from the pure classicism of ballet to contemporary masterworks. | @BalletMet




Framed 24” x 30” oil on canvas of a downtown Columbus w/OEA HQ  — Courtesy of Ric Castorano & Doug Howard — The painting is by famed local artist Joseph R. Lombardo, an adjunct professor with the Columbus College of Art & Design. The gallery-style framing is provided by the Brandt-Roberts Galleries. The work was originally commissioned by Barb Unverferth, Owner of the Art Access Gallery.



Image: Akron Symphony Orchestra Logo 2 Complimentary Ticket VouchersCourtesy of the Akron Symphony  — Widely recognized for musical excellence and performance versatility, the Akron Symphony Orchestra is committed to enhancing quality of life through musical excellence and community engagement. | @AkronSymphony

Image: Penzeys SpicesPenzeys Spices© Love People Cook Them Tasty Food Gift Basket — Courtesy of Sheryl Mathias — A tasty selection of spices, seasonings utensils for every cook. Share the love and happiness that come from cooking with these cheerful gifts. Also comes with a Magic Bullet High‑speed Blender & Mixer.




Handmade Resin Collector’s Star Wars™ PinsCourtesy of Kristiane Spires





Autographed 2019 Columbus Blue Jackets Team JerseyCourtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets





Wine Gift Basket Trio (auctioned separately) — Courtesy of Michelle Geiman & Dawn Elias — (Basket 1) Bottle of Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Wine,  a mini Market Blooms hand-poured scented candle, Crystal Vin aerator, drink markers and varied mixed nuts; (Basket 2) Bottle of Ruffino Moscato, wine glasses, drink markers,  a bottle of Apothic white wine, focaccia muffins, figs, & pears perfect for cheese tastings, corkscrew, peanut caramelized sesame snack and bottle stopper; (Basket 3) Bottle of Cocobon Red Wine, glasses, wine charms, bar plaque, Oceanside Cabana scented-candle and a beach towel.



Image: Ohio is #RedForEd Gift Basket — Courtesy of the East Central Ohio Education Ohio is #RedForEd Gift BasketCourtesy of the East Central Ohio Education Association — feat. Ohio products and businesses include: #RedForEd T-shirt, Shearer’s Potato Chips, PURELL®  Healthy Hand Soap, Jif Peanut Butter, Smuckers Jam, Fanny May Buckeyes, $25 Panera gift card, $25 Bob Evans gift card, and an Amaretto gift set.




Image: Courtesy of Ohio Associate Staff UnionColeman™ Wheeled Rolling CoolerCourtesy of the Ohio Associate Staff Union — Complete with an outdoor blanket, a bottle of each of the following: Crown Royal, Hennessy, Patrón Reposado, Gosling Family Reserve Rum, Pinnacle Vodka, Oliver’s Apple Pie Wine.




Image: Courtesy Angela StewartLottery Ticket TreeCourtesy Angela Stewart — Admit it, lottery scratch-off tickets are fun and who says money doesn’t grow on trees?




$25 Godfather’s Pizza Gift Certificate Courtesy of Scott Prater — Godfather’s Pizza is celebrating 40 years of making abundantly topped pies for passionate pizza people. And yeah, you know you want the taste of Godfather’s thick-crust pizzas, calzones, or delicious sides & desserts. | 2525 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45805,  (419) 331-1900 | Facebook: @GodfathersPizzaLima




Image: OEA Educational Foundation: Blue Montana Necklace w/Kumihimo Beads22”-inch Blue Montana Necklace w/Kumihimo — Braided necklace. Courtesy of Nancy Wonson, OEA-Retired




Image: OEA Foundation Gift — Autographed NFL FootballsAutographed NFL Footballs — courtesy of the 97.1FM “The Fan” / Ohio News Network  James R. Laurinaitis is a former NFL linebacker with the St. Louis Rams (2009–2015) and the New Orleans Saints (2016). As an OSU Buckeye, he was a three-time consensus All-American and won numerous other awards. Robert “Bobby” J. Carpenter III is also a former OSU Buckeye linebacker and has played for the Dallas Cowboys (2006–2009) as well as the St. Louis Rams (2010 – off season), the Miami Dolphins (2010), the Detroit Lions (2010-2011) and the New England Patriots (2012).


Image: $25 Panera Gift CardsTwo $25 Panera Gift CardsCourtesy of Joe Cohagen — Fast casual bakery and café serving breads, pastries and sweets as well as salads, soups and sandwiches. | Follow at @PaneraBread




$100 in Ohio Lottery BIG Scratch Off TicketsCourtesy of Capital Square Printing —  5 Diamonds & Gold ticket, win up to $1 million; and 5 Decade of Dollars tickets, win up to $5,000 a month for 10 years!




Image: Designer SunglassesA pair of men’s Versace™ Sunglasses — Courtesy Dallas Austin — & a pair of women’s Bulgari™ Sunglasses Courtesy of JoLynn Austin — See the world through designer sunglasses that provide the finishing touch to any look or a multitude of styles.




Image Large Gift Basket24” x 24” Gift BasketCourtesy OEA Board Member Melanie Hameed on behalf  of  NEOEA— This basket is filled with hand-crafted crocheted dolls and animals accompanied by OEA spelled large red, wooden letters.




Boys and Girls Summer Play SetCourtesy of Julie Garcia, Lorain E.A. — Comes with beach chair, water bottle, sidewalk chalk and varied pool/beach toys.




Imake: Courtesy of Casa ChicA Wapakoneta “First on the Moon” 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bag — With postcards, shot glass and 6-pack of Blue Moon beer — Courtesy of Casa Chic — an eclectic home and garden store with blend of new and repurposed décor. Casa Chic has something no matter what your decorating style. We have new and refurbished furniture for any room in your home. | Follow on Facebook: CasaChicWapak



Image: MorganRhea_WalletA Guy’s Gift BasketCourtesy Kristy Spires & @MorganRheaLuxuryGoods — No flowers or voltaire candles here, basket items include two Don Rey Hand-rolled Cigars. You’ll enjoy some of the finest cigars from Puerto Rico and from around the world. Basket includes an original  hand-crafted, water buffalo leather wristband and wallet by Morgan Rhea.




Valley Vine Cellar (Wintersville, OH) Gift BasketCourtesy of Eastern Ohio Education Association /@Eastern OEA — A bottle of Sweet Walter Blackberry Grape Wine, a bottle of Candon Wine along with sweets from Godiva Chocolatiers™ and Marich™ Pancrafted Chocolates.




Buffalo Trace Gift BasketCourtesy of Angela Stewart —  Complete with a bottle of Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, comes with  Cottonwood pot holders/oven mitt.




15”w x 12”h Framed Photo of the American BuffaloCourtesy of Barbara Catalono — the American buffalo in the wild, a species of bison that once roamed North America, including Ohio, in vast herds.




Graeter’s Ice Cream $25 Yummy in Tummy Gift CardCourtesy of Southwestern Ohio Education Association / @SWOEA — Comes with 16 Buckeye candies and four Graeter’s’ Root Beer & Raspberry Chapsticks.




Wear Your Pride! LuLaRoe LeggingsCourtesy of West Clermont Education Association — Varied sizes, including 0-10 a well as 12-20. Also includes a Pride! bracelet and assorted Pride! pins.




Crescent® 148 Piece Professional Tool SetCourtesy of Mike Biggs — Sturdy mold case with steel hinges & 4 latches will keep your tools organized and secure. Set contains Crescent brand wrenches (1/4″, 3/8″ & 1/2″ drive tools (SAE & metric), a wide range of projects and pliers, torx bit sockets, acetate screwdrivers & a new ratchet design with 10% longer beam & smaller teardrop head.



Treadle Table with Hardwood Pine TopCourtesy of Bret Beneck — Complete with an original working base from a Singer sewing machine.




Image: OEA Foundation Auction Prize Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds Memorabilia  — Courtesy of the Cincinnati RedsAuthentic Team Caps, Commemorative 2015 All-Star Game Rings, & an Eugenio Suarez Bobblehead — Eugenio Suarez is playing in his sixth year in Major League Baseball (MLB) and has served a stint with the Detroit Tigers and is now a member of the Cincinnati Reds. He has hit 99 home runs in his short major league career, including 26 in 2017 and 34 home runs and driving in 104 RBI’s in 2018, when he was named an All-Star.



Girl Scout CookiesCourtesy of Becky Higgins — Flavors include Tagalongs® (crispy cookie layered with peanut butter and covered with chocolate coating), Savannah Smiles® (crispy lemon wedge cookies dusted with powered sugar), Thin Mints® (chocolate covered wafers made with natural oil of peppermint) and S’mores® (crunchy graham sandwich cookies with a creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling).



A #RedForEd Lego Tote Bag w/assorted LEGO figurines and sets — Courtesy of Sophia Rodriguez.