2016 Sports Auction

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco

5:30 Celebrity and VIP Pre-Party
6:00 Door Open for GA Guests/Silent Auction Begins
7:30 Dinner
8:00 Live Auction
9:45 VIP Post-Party



2016 Celebrities To Be Announced

Celebrities from the 2015 Event:

John Abendroth – Professional Golfer (1975 to Present). Ten NCAA D-1 victories (Weber State). Played on PGA Tour 1975-1977. Four time Olympic Club Champion. Holder of the Course Record on the Lake Course of 62. Co-host of the radio and television show Hooked On Golf.

Antoine Bethea – Safety for the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football for Howard and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has been selected for the Pro Bowl three times..

San Francisco GiantsVida Blue – San Francisco Giants (1978-81, 85-86), Oakland A’s (1969-77), Royals (1982-83). He won the American League Cy Young award and Most Valuable Player Award in 1971.

damonbruceDamon Bruce – Host of the “Damon Bruce Show” on 95.7 The GAME. He is also the post-game host of the San Francisco 49ers and an active member of The Guardsmen.

Casie Cathrea – LPGA Golfer; 2nd youngest to ever qualify for an LPGA event; 2010 & 2011 NCGA Player of the Year; 12 – 2011 Tournament wins; 2009 & 2010 FCWT Player of the Year.

Orlando CepedaOrlando Cepeda – SF Giants (1958-66), St. Louis Cardinals (1966–1968), Atlanta Braves (1969–1972), Oakland Athletics (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973), Kansas City Royals (1974)

jeff-clarkJeff Clark – is one of the most noteworthy and respected big-wave surfers, famous for surfing Mavericks alone for 15 years before it was widely discovered by the big-wave surfing community.

Matthew Duffy – Infielder for the World Champion 2014 San Francisco Giants. In the 2014 World Series, at age 23, he was the youngest player on the Giants’ 25-man roster.

Joe FonziJoe Fonzi is KTVU FOX 2’s weekend sports anchor. He also hosts “49ers Total Access,” appears on “49er Playbook,” KTVU’s 49ers pre-game programs, and reports from the locker room for “The Point After” post-game show.

zack-follettZack Follett – is a linebacker who retired in 2011 due to a neck injury. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

tito-fuentesTito Fuentes – is a retired second baseman who played for 13 seasons in the Major Leagues between 1965 and 1978. Fuentes played for most of his career with the San Francisco Giants where he still remains a fan favorite.

Bryan Ivie – Former American volleyball player, who was a member of the United States men’s national volleyball team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

George Kontos – Relief pitcher for the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Kontos made his MLB debut for the New York Yankees in 2011 before he was traded to the Giants before the 2012 season.

Bob Lee – is a former quarterback from the University of the Pacific, Lee played in 14 NFL seasons from 1967-1981 for 3 different teams.
Javier LopezJavier López – A relief pitcher, he currently plays for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. López previously pitched for the Colorado Rockies (2003–2005), Arizona Diamondbacks (2005), Boston Red Sox (2006–09) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2010). He is a left-handed specialist known for his sidearm delivery. He also bats left-handed.

Joe Martin – is a former NFL Quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs and was an assistant coach for both Cal and Stanford.
dave-mccartyDavid McCarty – is a former first baseman and outfielder who played with the San Francisco Giants (1995–1996) and Oakland Athletics (2003).

Guy McIntyre – is a former professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He played in three Super Bowls and five Pro Bowlsas a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

craig-mortonCraig Morton – is a former professional football player. He played quarterback in the National Football League for 18 seasons, 1965-82. Morton played for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Denver Broncos. He played college football at the University of California and is a member of their Hall of Fame.

Joe Panik – second baseman for the San Francisco Giants..

garryplummerGary Plummer – Oakland Invaders (1983-85), Chargers (1986-93), S.F. 49ers (1994-97; 1,029 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and six interceptions), KNBR 49er game Broadcaster (1998-2011)

Luke Rockhold – is an American mixed martial artist. He is a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. As of May 26, 2014, he is #5 in official UFC middleweight rankings and ranked the #6 middleweight in the world by Sherdog.

Sergio RomoSergio Romo – Relief pitcher for the 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Champion Giants (2008 – current).  That’s what’s up!

Barry Sims – is a lineman in the NFL and played from (1999-2007) with the Oakland Raiders and from (2008-2010) with the San Francisco 49ers.

Joe Starkey – Sportscaster who has served as the radio play-by-play announcer of California Golden Bears football since 1975. He previously worked as the sports director of KGO radio in San Francisco, California and play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco 49ers for 20 seasons from 1989 to 2008

art-thomsArt Thoms – is a former collegiate and professional defensive tackle who played nine seasons in the American Football League and the National Football League. He played one year for the AFL’s Raiders, then seven for them in the NFL, and one year with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. Member of the Oakland Raiders Super XI Team in 1976.

Jimmy Ward – Safety for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

gary-weaverGary Weaver – Former NFL linebacker. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

JamieWilliamsJamie Williams – Played 12 seasons in the NFL as a tight end, with the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Raiders. Currently, he is the Associate Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Eric Wright Former member of the San Francisco 49ers who was selected in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Before that, the 6’1″, 183 lbs. cornerback from the University of Missouri was an all-Big Eight defensive back in 1979 and ’80.

2016 Auction Items

To Be Announced




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