Oct. 26, 2012
NEW ORLEANS -The Helluva Hullabaloo online auction is once again under way and fans of all ages have the opportunity to bid immediately more than 100 items of some of the greatest collegiate and professional opportunities. The auction features some of the top sports teams and venues, lunches and dinners with celebrities and coaches and a chance to visit some of the top golf and tennis facilities in the nation.
No matter where they live, Tulane supporters can't miss out on the auction because it's also held online on CharityBuzz.com. All proceeds received from the online auction and the Helluva Hullabaloo will go to support Tulane Student-Athletes through Tulane Empowers.
Among the items up for bid are premier travel packages to London, France for a week-long stay at a French Chateau home and the popular wine country in Sonoma, Calif.; a trip to Argentina for dove hunting, tickets to the New Orleans Saints games and Manchester United matches, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the always-anticipated U.S. Open and golf trips to top-flight courses.
Also available are a ride in the Orpheus Mardi Gras parade, trips with Tulane University athletic teams, a cookout with Coach Curtis "CJ" Johnson and Saints receiver Marques Colston hosted at Rick Dickson's house, along with incredible autographed memorabilia and NFL packages.
For those looking for fame and music experiences, the auction offers an exclusive lunch in Los Angeles with Doug Ellin, creator of HBO's Entourage, dinner and theatre with actress Blythe Danner or concert tickets to Pink or Rihanna.
Bidders should note the statement, "The proceeds for this item benefit Tulane University" on the bottom right hand side of the bid page before making a bid.
The online auction is a pre-cursor to the incredible 11th annual Helluva Hullabaloo Auction and Party, which takes place Friday, November 2, from 6-8:30 p.m. on the Tulane campus at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life.
Tulane University would like to thank all the corporate and individual sponsors who have donated their time and items and contributed more than $250,000 in support of the Helluva Hullabaloo.
The corporate sponsors who have stepped forward includes:
Sweat X Laundry Detergent Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry Marine Splicing and Supply Co. Mele Printing Olive Blue Catering Gould Evans Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine Woodward Design + Build Benchmark Real Estate Group Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World Borden Bruno's Tavern Crystal Clear Imaging Royal Caribbean International SMG Where Y'at AFX Pro LLC Angel Joseph - Warburg Realty AOS Commercial Interiors Chophouse New Orleans Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC Ed Blancher Service, Inc. G & A Tile, Inc. Guaranty Sheet Metal Works H Rocker Electric Co. Inc. Innovador, LLC Joel Catering and Special Events Keith Guy Inc. Lee Ledbetter & Associates M Carbine Restorations McIlhenny Company Tabasco Mpress Mr. John's Steakhouse Ogletree Deakins Roof Management, Inc. Saint Charles Avenue Magazine Saint Charles Printing Service Electric of Metairie, LLC Sunset Tower Hotel Uptown Graphics, Inc. Verges Rome Architects Waggonner & Ball Architects, APC John C. Williams Architects
Tulane would also like to thank its generous individual sponsors:
Jill and Avie Glazer, presenting sponsors Juli and Carl Camden Carol and Bob Cudd Jorgelina and David FriezoScott Berg Carol Lavin Bernick Bradley and Chris James Sally and Jay Lapeyre The McKeever Family Jeanne Olivier and Bob Dineen Janet and Richard Yulman Stephanie and David Barksdale Bill Boyer Margie and Scott Cowen Brenda and Rick Dickson Frances and Calvin Fayard Alana and Aaron Feldman Stephanie and Ludovico Feoli Jennifer and Fred Heebe Lila and Doug Hertz Mike Hogg Angel and Curtis Johnson Gina and Rick Jones Jill and Jeff Karp Sherry and Alan Leventhal Selby and David Melius Stacey and Keith Palagye Cathy and Hunter Pierson Debbie and Rick Rees Martha and Richard Barnett Sue, Andy and Will Bower Beth and Neal Bronzo Joe Cali Ginny and Ed Conroy Carolyn and Jay Kaplan Betsy and Gary Laborde Martha Murphy and Jack Leahy Sheri and James Rosenfeld Claudette and Rich Schmidt Lisa Stockton Maria and Andy Wisdom