Carnation Sponsors — $500
- California Casualty — Facebook: @CaliforniaCasualty & Twitter: @CalCasInsurance
- Central OEA/NEA — Facebook: @CentralOEANEA & Twitter: @CentralOEANEA
- Northwestern Ohio Education Association — Facebook: @NorthwesternOEA
Buckeye Sponsors— $1,000
A Day at the Cincinnati Zoo — Courtesy of the Southwestern Ohio Education Association / @SEOEA — Two Adult General Admission Passes as well as a souvenir zoo magnet, & a souvenir zoo mug.
Red 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.
2 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 Getaways — Courtesy of OEA Management Group
PACKAGE 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.
Columbus Clippers Gift Basket w/4 Ticket Vouchers, Autographed Baseball by Andrew Miller — Courtesy 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.
BrewDog 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.
$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
$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
2 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.
2 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
Embassy 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
Wellness Gift Basket — Courtesy 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
Salon Lofts — Audra Colvin $150.00 Gift Certificate — Cut and Color Service — 954 W. 5th Avenue, Grandview Heights, OH. Loft #19, Ph. 614-330-8050.
4 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.
$500 Southwest Airlines Voucher — Anonymous Donor — Yes, $500! Why wait? Start planning your next vacation. Come packaged with a $500.00 Marriott Bonvoy™ Gift Card — Anonymous Donor — | Follow @MarriottBonvoy| Follow on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @SouthwestAir
Two OSU Football Tickets — Courtesy of the Ohio News Network — Buckeyes Vs. the Miami RedHawks game inside the Shoe, September 21, 2019.
Two VIP Tickets, Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game — Courtesy 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.
Signed Columbus Crew Team Jersey — Courtesy 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).
Roosters Gift Card & Tickets to a Columbus Clippers game (with a parking pass) — Courtesy of @iHeartRadio — Game to be announced.
Columbus Zoomezi Bay & Kings Island Amusement Park — Courtesy of Radio One-Columbus / @UrbanOneMedia — Six 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 Downtown — One Complimentary Weekend Night, 50 N. High Street, Columbus, OH. 43215 @MarriottBonvoy
Crowne Plaza Columbus North — One Complimentary Night’s Stay w/breakfast for two. 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH. @CrownePlaza
Marriott Columbus University Area — One Complimentary Night’s Stay w/breakfast for two, 3100 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH. @MarriottBonvoy
Sheraton Columbus at Capital Square — One 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 Square — One Complimentary Night’s Stay, King-size bed or double guest room, free parking and a breakfast buffet for two. @HolidayInn
Kings Island Amusement Park — Courtesy of @DaytonsHot1029 / Alpha Media Dayton — Two 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 Reds — Two 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
Apple iPad 9.7″ 6th Gen (Wi-Fi Only) 32GB — Courtesy of The New Media Firm — “Space Gray” case and feature a 9.7″ 2048 x 1536 (264 ppi) touch-sensitive Retina display that will support the Apple Pencil. It has the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, as well. It is powered by a four-core 2.3 GHz Apple A10 Fusion processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32GB of flash memory storage. Other notable features include Bluetooth 4.2, dual cameras, and dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n). | Facebook: @TheNewMediaFirm
Bulova Ashton Convertible Desk Clock & Pocket Watch in Wood Box — Courtesy of ELK Promotions — Solid wood hinged presentation box case, high-gloss piano finish over ebony stain. Removable satin silver-tone pocket watch and chain with engravable back. | Facebook: @ElkPromos
1034D Brother™ 3/4 Thread Serger: w/Differential Feed — Courtesy of Kristy Spires — Designed for finishing the edges and hems of a wide range of fabrics, including formal wear, linens and stretchy fabrics, and for creating ruffles and decorative edges. The 1034D Serger is the perfect addition to any sewing room.
52” Minka Aire Strata™ Ceiling Fan w/Etched Opal Light Kit — Courtesy of the Bernard Electric Supply Co. — This contemporary galvanized ceiling fan makes a smart and stylish addition to the home or patio. UL listed for wet locations. Includes a hand-held remote control.
“Crazy Horse” by David Govedare — Courtesy 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
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.
2 Complimentary Ticket Vouchers — Courtesy 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
Penzeys 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™ Pins — Courtesy of Kristiane Spires
Autographed 2019 Columbus Blue Jackets Team Jersey — Courtesy 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.
Ohio is #RedForEd Gift Basket — Courtesy of the East Central Ohio Educatio
Coleman™ Wheeled Rolling Cooler — Courtesy 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.
Lottery Ticket Tree — Courtesy 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
Autographed 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).
Two $25 Panera Gift Cards — Courtesy 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 Tickets — Courtesy 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!
A 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.
24” x 24” Gift Basket— Courtesy 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.
A 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
A Guy’s Gift Basket — Courtesy 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 Basket — Courtesy 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 Basket — Courtesy 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 Buffalo — Courtesy 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 Card — Courtesy of Southwestern Ohio Education Association / @SWOEA — Comes with 16 Buckeye candies and four Graeter’s’ Root Beer & Raspberry Chapsticks.
Wear Your Pride! LuLaRoe Leggings — Courtesy 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 Set — Courtesy 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 Top — Courtesy of Bret Beneck — Complete with an original working base from a Singer sewing machine.
Cincinnati Reds Memorabilia — Courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds —Authentic 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 Cookies — Courtesy 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.