September 26, 2019

5-7pm at UAB Alys Stephens Center

Presented By Medical Properties Trust

For 2019, our annual I’m With Mike event is changing to Beyond Blue. Just as in years past, Beyond Blue promises to be a night filled with sports heroes, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. See the details below on all the rare sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets, and VIP experiences up for bid in our live and silent auctions.

Live Auction Items
Silent Auction Items
About The Event
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Live Auction

1

Suite Tickets for the Iron Bowl (November 30 in Auburn, AL)

Generously donated by Buffalo Rock Co. – Jimmy Lee, III
Value

$1,350

Roll Tide or War Eagle? Either way, you won’t want to miss watching the biggest rivals in college football battle it out on the plains. This package includes two suite tickets in the Buffalo Rock Co. suite and a parking pass for the 2019 Iron Bowl at Auburn University on November 30.

Restrictions
These tickets are not for re-sale and cannot be re-assigned without prior express approval from Buffalo Rock Co. and the Mike Slive Foundation.
2

Private Dinner for 10 in Your Home Prepared by Hot and Hot Fish Club Chef Chris Hastings

Generously donated by Hot and Hot Fish Club – Chris & Idie Hastings
Value

$1,500

If you’ve ever wished for a personal chef, here’s your chance to see what it would be like! Chef Chris Hastings, owner of the award-winning restaurants Hot and Hot Fish Club and Ovenbird, will prepare a remarkable dinner for ten guests in your own kitchen.

3

Golf for Four at Grandfather Golf & Country Club in Linville, NC

Golf generously donated by Ben C.  Sutton, Jr. Lodging generously donated by Diamond Creek Golf Club – John McNeely, Dinner at Eseeola Lodge generously donated by Eseeola Lodge – John Blackburn
Value

$5,000

Enjoy a day of golf for four, with greens fees and carts included, at one of the top-rated mountain golf courses in the country. Grandfather has been consistently rated in Golf Digest, Links Magazine, and Golf Magazine as one of the top 100 golf courses in America. It is a classic Ellis Maples design with unparalleled views of Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge. Also enjoy dinner for four at the Eseeola Lodge and a one-night stay in a four-bedroom cottage at Diamond Creek Golf Club.

Restrictions
Weekends and Holidays are excluded. Golf and lodging shall be on a mutually agreeable date and time during the season between Memorial Day and October 15, 2020. Cottage is a one-night stay for four people. Encouraged to reach out to Diamond Creek for cottage stay prior to booking tee time at Grandfather Golf and Country Club. Dinner at Eseeola Lodge excludes alcohol and gratuity.
4

Beach Getaway at Blue Mountain Beach

Generously donated by Hatton Smith
Value

$5,000

Enjoy a one-week stay at a beautiful home in Blue Mountain Beach, Florida. This gorgeous beach house is just walking distance from the beach and includes a private, heated swimming pool, scenic views, and a street-legal electric golf cart for your enjoyment.

5

SEC Football Championship Game VIP Experience

Generously donated by the Southeastern Conference
Value

$1,600

Immerse yourself in the full VIP Experience for the 2019 SEC Football Championship weekend in Atlanta, Georgia on December 6-7. This package for two includes tickets to the SEC Football Championship Game with two-night hotel accommodations, tickets to the SEC Legends Dinner, SEC Coaches Luncheon, and VIP Pre-Game hospitality passes.

6

Grower Champagne Dinner for Six at Highlands Bar & Grill

Generously donated by Highlands Bar & Grill – Pardis & Frank Stitt
Value

$1,250

What better way to enjoy an exquisite dining experience than by toasting with good friends and good champagne? Six people will relish a French-inspired Southern dinner—five courses paired with five grower champagnes—at Frank Stitt’s James Beard Award Winning Highlands Bar & Grill.

Restrictions
Excludes other alcohol, tax & gratuity. Request 31 days advance notice for redemption. Not valid on New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day.
7

US Open Championship VIP Package at Winged Foot Golf Club

Generously donated by FOX Sports – Larry Jones
Value

$20,000

Golf fanatics, this is for you! This package includes access to the FOX Sports VIP Hospitality Tent for four guests for four days at the 2020 U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY, June 18-20, 2020.  The VIP tent provides an ideal viewing experience on the course, as well as food and drinks throughout the day. The FOX Sports VIP package includes access to the VIP tent Thursday through Sunday of the 120thU.S. Open Championship.

Restrictions
This package is not for re-sale and cannot be re-assigned without prior express approval from FOX Sports and the Mike Slive Foundation.
8

2020 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® VIP Experience

Generously donated by AT&T
Value

$5,000

This is your chance to attend the Big Dance as a VIP for the 2020 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, April 3-6, 2020. With this once-in-a-lifetime package, you and a guest will enjoy lower level tickets for the semi-final’s games on April 4 and the National Championship game on April 6, meet an NBA Legend, receive autographed memorabilia, and travel home with lasting memories.

This VIP Package includes:

  • A private viewing area at the AT&T Block Party outdoor concert at Centennial Olympic Park on Friday, April 3. Artist is TBD, but past artists have included The Chainsmokers (2019), Jason Aldean/Kelsea Ballerini (2018), Keith Urban/The Head and the Heart (2017), Fall Out Boy/Panic! At the Disco (2016), Imagine Dragons/Weezer (2015)
  • NBA Legend’s Brunch on Saturday morning (legend TBD). Past NBA legends have included Grant Hill (2019), Hakeem Olajuwon (2018), David Robinson (2017), Scottie Pippen (2016), Shaquille O’Neal (2015), Oscar Robertson (2014), Bill Walton (2013)
  • Two (2) lower level tickets to the Final Four Semi-Finals Games (April 4, 2020)
  • Two (2) lower level tickets to the National Championship Game (April 6, 2020)
  • Two (2) invitations to attend the Turner/CBS Final Four Pre-Party before the semi-final games and the National Championship
  • Autographed memorabilia
  • Access to purchase a hotel room in the Westin Peachtree Plaza as part of the AT&T host hotel room block
Restrictions: Package does NOT include airfare or hotel.  Winner will have access to purchase a hotel room in the Westin Peachtree Plaza as part of the AT&T host hotel room block. Game tickets cannot be resold and must be picked up on-site at AT&T host hotel in Atlanta, GA.
9

CFP 2020 National Championship Game VIP Experience

Generously donated by the College Football Playoff
Value

$3,500

The ultimate college football celebration. Enjoy two club level tickets to the 2020 College Football National Championship Game in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 13, 2020. Package also includes two tickets to the Party at the Playoff and Playoff Pregame, a behind-the-scenes stadium tour, and access to a hotel room in New Orleans for the Championship weekend.

Restrictions
Package does not include airfare or hotel. Winner will have access to purchase a hotel room from the CFP hotel block. This package is not for re-sale and cannot be re-assigned without prior express approval from the College Football Playoff and the Mike Slive Foundation.

Silent Auction

1

Maker’s Mark Limited Edition Blue Dip Bottle

Generously donated by Maker’s Mark
Value

$500

Mike’s go-to cocktail was always Maker’s Mark. To celebrate his life, the fine folks at Maker’s Mark have created a custom, limited edition, hand-dipped blue bottle of their award-winning bourbon. This is your chance to take one of this limited-edition home and add to your personal collection.

2

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Weekend Getaway

Generously donated by Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Value

$700

Enjoy a weekend at the beautiful Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, FL, just a few hours drive from Birmingham. The Hilton Sandestin offers guests beachfront paradise with six restaurants, three bars, three pools, two whirlpools, four championship golf courses and Serenity by the Sea Spa.

Restrictions
Valid for travel between September 27, 2019 and September 26, 2020. Room availability may be limited due to peak occupancy periods and special events. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends. This certificate is not for resale and has no cash value. It cannot be extended or replaced if lost. Incidental expenses are not included.
3

Autographed SEC Football (signed by all 14 head coaches)

Generously donated by the Southeastern Conference
Value

$500

Lots of auctions offer signed footballs, so you know we had to take it up a notch. This football is extremely rare because it is signed by all fourteen SEC head football coaches. No matter which team you pull for, this special piece of memorabilia has something for everyone.

4

Gianmarco’s Taste of Italy

Generously donated by Gianmarco’s
Value

$400

Gianmarco’s has grown to be not just a local favorite in the Birmingham community, but one of the most popular restaurants in the state! This experience celebrates the Respinto family’s passion for authentic Italian culinary arts with a three-course dinner for six people, including a special wine pairing.

Restrictions
Reservations highly encouraged. Wine selection is Chef’s choice.
5

One year of unlimited deliveries from Shipt plus a $250 credit to be used in the Shipt marketplace

Generously donated by Shipt
Value

$350

You’ve got better things to do with your time than wandering aisles and waiting in lines at the grocery store. Let your friendly, neighborhood Shipt shopper save you a few hours by shopping for your fresh groceries and everyday essentials. Then, have them delivered right to your door in as soon as one hour! This package includes a year’s membership and a $250 credit toward unlimited deliveries.

Restrictions
For first time Shipt users only. The membership is active for 365 days from the date of activation. The deliveries are unlimited through the Shipt marketplace and delivery is free on all orders valued greater than $35. Orders less than $35 are subject to a $7 delivery fee. This offer expires on 12/31/2019.
6

The Ultimate Tailgate Package

Generously donated by La Paz Restaurant and Catering, Buffalo Rock Co., a local beer (to be named), and Swoozie’s at the Summit.
Value

$400

Everyone knows, around here, fall means football. With this package, you’ll have everything you need to pull off the ultimate tailgating party for 20 fans, including dinner and dessert delivered to your home from La Paz Restaurant and Catering, Buffalo Rock Co. products, a great local beer, and a $50 gift card to Swoozie’s at the Summit for your favorite tailgate hosting gear!

Restrictions

Delivery if in the Birmingham area; all food and beverage requests must be made 5 days in advance
7

SEC Baseball Tournament Experience

Generously donated by the Southeastern Conference
Value

$1,400

See the best college baseball in the country at the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament! This package includes two reserved tickets for the Tournament, two clubhouse passes, and one parking pass for the recently renovated Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

Restrictions
This package is not for re-sale and cannot be re-assigned without prior express approval from the Southeastern Conference and the Mike Slive Foundation.
8

Date Night at Ollie Irene

Generously donated by Ollie Irene – Chris and Anna Newsome
Value

$120

Chef and Owner Chris Newsome is a James Beard Award semi-finalist and was named the People’s Best New Chef in the South by Food & Wine Magazine. Enjoy Chris’ delectable food and unique specialty cocktails with this three-course dinner for two at Ollie Irene.

Restrictions
Alcohol & gratuity not included
9

Wine collection of one bottle each of 2003, 2004, and 2005 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Generously donated by Dr. Howard Goldberg
Value

$250

Wine lovers, this is for you. Beaux Freres is consistently in the top tier of Oregon Pinot Noir producers and is known for limited production, excellent quality wines. Both the Beaux Freres vineyard and the Upper Terrace Pinot Noirs are sourced from estate-grown grapes. The renowned wine authority Robert Parker has been a partner in the winery since its inception, and is the brother-in-law (Beaux Frere in French) of the winemaker Michael Etzel. Collection includes 2003, 2004, and 2005 Beaux Freres Upper Terrace.

10

Dining experience at Dyron’s Low Country

Generously donated by Dyron’s Low Country
Value

$200

Dyron Powell and his wife Sonya love to travel. Over ten years ago, they were fortunate enough to happen upon the lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia. There they found relaxed lifestyles combined with one-of-a-kind culinary tastes. In their opinion, it is the greatest place on earth to slow down and enjoy great food and great friends.

11

UAB Football Experience

Generously donated by UAB Athletics
Value

$850

Package includes four tickets to the UAB vs. Rice football game on Saturday, October 5, 2019 with Champion Club access, pre-game sideline passes, a parking pass, and a football signed by Coach Bill Clark.

Restrictions
This package is not for re-sale and cannot be re-assigned without prior express approval from UAB Athletics and the Mike Slive Foundation
12

Wine collection of one bottle each of 2010, 2011, and 2012 Arista Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard Anderson Valley

Generously donated by Dr. Howard Goldberg
Value

$195

The Ferrington Vineyard is one of California’s most acclaimed Pinot Noir vineyards, and Arista is a reflection of that. This small, second-generation winery with its gentle, south-facing slope and proximity to the cooling fog of the Pacific Ocean is perfectly positioned to craft world-class Pinot Noir. It is run by two dedicated brothers who place an emphasis on quality over quantity. You’ll savor this dark, intense Pinot Noir, which incorporates all the distinct characteristics of the Russian River Valley.

13

Hammer Down Package from Birmingham Legion FC

Generously donated by Birmingham Legion FC
Value

$381

The Birmingham Legion is the city’s new professional football club! This package includes four field seat tickets to one Birmingham Legion FC home game during the 2020 United Soccer League Season, a signed player jersey, and an inaugural scarf. Hammer Down!

14

Ladies Get Fit Package

Generously donated by Gus Mayer Shoe Salon, Villager Yoga and Emilie Maynor Living
Value

$455

This package will help you address all facets of your fitness and give you the tools you need to begin (or continue) a healthy lifestyle. You’ll receive a pair of women’s ON running shoes, one month of unlimited yoga at Villager Yoga, a nutritional consultation with Emilie Maynor of Emilie Maynor Living, and a $100 gift card to Gus Mayer Shoe Salon!

15

Gentlemen’s Get Fit Package

Generously donated by Gus Mayer Shoe Salon, EW Motion Therapy and Alabama Outdoors
Value

$480

This package will help you address all facets of your fitness and give you the tools you need to begin (or continue) a healthy lifestyle.You’ll receive a pair of men’s ON running shoes, three bodywork sessions from EW Motion Therapy and a $50 gift card to Alabama Outdoors!

16

Dread River Distilling Co. Tour

Generously donated by Dread River Distilling Co.
Value

$250

After a tour of this Southside distillery/brewery, be among the first connoisseurs to experience Dread River Distilling Co.’s craft liquors in the new tasting room. You’ll learn about the manufacture of Dread River’s in-house spirits, and the mythical river it’s named after. Package includes a sampling of vodka, gin, whisky, and rum, two souvenir tasting glasses, and a T-shirt.

17

Wine collection of one bottle each of 2009, 2010, and 2011 Arista Pinot Noir Perli Vineyard Mendocino Ridge

Generously donated by Dr. Howard Goldberg
Value

$160

The Perli Vineyard on the Mendocino Coast is one of the most remote and ruggedly beautiful places in Northern California. Owner Steve Alden is beyond dedicated to caring for his crop, contending with treacherous slopes and challenging soil conditions. The fruits of his labor are evident in these Pinot Noir grapes featuring a tangy acidity and flavors of black currant, graphite, Asian spice, and wild berries. In fact, even the local bear population has taken notice!

18

Botox Treatment

Generously donated by Skin Wellness Center
Value

$650