Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Texas

Ice Ball 2016

Hyatt Regency Austin, Zilker Ballroom

August 20, 2016 6pm – Midnight
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the Ice Ball. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, auction and live music.

Host Committee

  • Kate and Hector Perez, Committee Chairs
  • Christine and Blake Absher
  • Becky Bonham
  • Amber Davis and Peter Erdel
  • Michael Forte and Toni Schach
  • Pamela and Will Hurley
  • Joanna Just
  • Chris and Laura Villagran Johnson
  • Heather Ladage
  • Thomas Miranda
  • Gordon Moore
  • Lauren Petrowski
  • Charlie Phillips
  • Yvette Ruiz
  • Gayle Stallings


A Week on Flamingo Beach. Enjoy 7 nights in a 3-bedroom 3-bathroom private residence that sleeps 6. Recently remodeled with curving verandas, lush terraces, and a private pool. Just steps from the beach, this property is located at the tip of the Flamingo Beach peninsula, noted for pristine powder white sands framed by the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean and verdant mountain foliage. Watch the sun rise over the marina and set over the Pacific. Just 45 minutes from the new Liberia International Airport, a direct flight from Houston.

Special thanks to Ed Podolak


Dreams do come true for football fans! On Monday, December 7, 2015, the Dallas Cowboys will go head-to-head with the Washington Redskins and you – plus 3 friends – will be in the stadium! Package includes 4 fabulous lower level seats in FedEx Field, 4 roundtrip airplane tickets from Austin to Ronald Reagan Airport and 2 nights at the 4-star Gaylord National Harbor – the largest luxury resort in the D.C. area and the official home-team hotel for the Redskins. Transportation is provided to the game and back, and you will have a driver both days who can take you on a private tour of the capital city’s sites.

Special thanks to Colt and Rachel McCoy


Take a Shine to the City of Lights. Enjoy a romantic 4-night trip for 2 to Paris! This beautiful flat is located in the heart of the city on the border of the 7th and 15th arrondissements. Stroll past sidewalk cafes on your way to The Eiffel Tower, The Champs-Elysees, and the Arc de Triomphe. Indulge your Tour de France dreams with 2 “Day Bicycle Tour” tickets and see Paris from the ground. Or use your 2 “Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower Tour Passes” and head to the top for the aerial view. Paris restaurants invite you to dine sumptuously; or, the condo has a well equipped kitchen for your own culinary adventures.

Special thanks to David and Kelly Mebane

Ultimate Bobby Bones Experience

Are you a die-hard Bobby Bones fan? Would you and a friend like a three day/two night trip to Nashville to meet Bobby and sit-in on his top-rated morning show? If so, we’re about to “tell you something good!” You will enjoy the ultimate Bobby Bones fan experience while spending an hour in-studio during the show, touring the studio and getting plenty of pictures and autographs from Bobby and his co-hosts. The winner will also enjoy a special “shout-out” from Bobby on-air. Package includes airline voucher, hotel accommodations in the heart of Nashville and, while you’re there, enjoy the amazing sites this Music City has to offer with passes to the historic Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and more. It’s a once in a lifetime trip! Click here to download this 4-page document with all information about the package, absentee bidding, and absentee bidder form

Special thanks to Bobby Bones and Iheartmedia

Bali Beachfront Bliss

This all-inclusive 7-night stay in Bali is an experience that will last a lifetime. Your party of 8 will be welcomed and chauffeured to the unparalleled paradise of Jepun Villas. The entire resort is yours for the week!

  • 7 days and nights for up to 8 guests
  • Private transportation to and from the airport
  • 4 master bedroom villas with private en-suite bathrooms with open-air showers
  • Multiple living and dining areas, recreation villa, marble terrace, and private massage pavilion
  • All designed around an infinity-edge swimming pool with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean
  • On-site staff caters to every need
  • Includes: full day of island sightseeing, 4 scuba or snorkeling sessions, and 8 hour-long massages
  • Breakfast served daily
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Balinese dinner served with a Balinese dance performance


Crystal Peak Lodge

Enjoy a week-long trip for four to luxurious Crystal Peak Lodge, a ski-in ski-out resort at the base of Breckenridge’s Peak 7, and just a 5-minute gondola or shuttle ride to restaurants and shopping in Breckenridge. This mountain-view corner residence has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, a full kitchen, and access to resort amenities including outdoor hot tub, fire pit, fitness center, and bowling alley. You can ski and snowboard, or try snow kiting, ice skating, and sleigh rides – or visit in the summer for hiking, biking, rafting, and golf.

Special thanks to Connie and Bill Nelson

Carefree in Cabo

Spend 5 nights in warm sands and the gorgeous blue waters of Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the luxurious Hacienda Beach Club and Residences, a 22-acre, $230 million private beach club and residential community. Your 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths villa sleeps 10. Relax in the elegance of the living area or by the infinity-edge pool while you gaze over the terraces at the breath-taking views. The restaurants, shopping, and nightlife of Cabo provide endless ventures for every taste and occasion.

Special thanks to Amy and Chris Ellis

Auction Donors 2015

  • 360 Splendor del Pacifico
  • Accents in Arts
  • Amy's Ice Creams
  • Antonelli's Cheese Shop
  • ALC Steaks
  • Amy & Chris Ellis
  • Austin Pet Stylist
  • Barre 3
  • Ballet Austin
  • Barley Swine
  • Benold's Jewelers
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Benjamin Beau Salon
  • Bobby Bones
  • Blue Dahila Bistro
  • Blazer Tag
  • Cafe Josie
  • Capital Cruises
  • Castle Hill Fitness
  • Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano
  • Charm School Vintage
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
  • Chuy's
  • Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown
  • Congress Avenue Kayaks
  • Connie & Bill Nelson
  • Consuela
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • CorePower Yoga
  • Congress Austin
  • CYC Fitness
  • Deep Eddy Vodka
  • Dinner Lab
  • Dinner Detective
  • Doc's Bar and Grill
  • Eastside Yoga
  • Eco Estate Jewelry
  • Ed Podolak
  • Elegant Limousine & Charter
  • Eliza Page
  • Esther's Follies
  • Esty Skin Studio
  • Franklin Barbecue
  • Fresa's Chicken al Carbon
  • Scott Swingle
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Frio Pecan Farm
  • Fredericksburg B&B
  • Fogo De Chao
  • Foreign and Domestic
  • Flemings
  • Fusion Indoor Cycling
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Steve & Kerry Hall
  • Halcyon
  • Hawaiian Falls
  • Hotel Eleven
  • Hotel Saint Cecilia
  • Hotel San Jose
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
  • Starla Halfmann
  • Jack Allen's Kitchen
  • Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile
  • Jeffrey's
  • Jireh Services
  • J&J Spirits
  • Kendra Scott
  • Kelly Wynn
  • Kome Sushi Kitchen
  • The King Ranch Hunt
  • Jenine Kuss
  • LaV
  • Lick Honest Ice Creams
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Manhattan Limo
  • Make It Sweet
  • Mana Culture
  • Meg Gardiner-Shreve
  • Merlin Works
  • David & Kelly Mebane
  • Montage Laguna Beach
  • Kristi Marby
  • Nashville Hotel
  • Noonday
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Olive & June
  • Roberto Ochoa
  • Painting with a Twist
  • Paper Place
  • Parkside Projects
  • Perla's
  • Perry's Steakhouse
  • Hector & Kate Perez
  • R&R Limousine and Bus
  • Rachel & Colt McCoy
  • Rogue Running
  • Russell Korman Fine Jewerly & Watches
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Mark & Lori Ramseur
  • Salon Intuitions
  • Shady Grove
  • Snap Kitchen
  • Spanish Oaks Golf Club
  • Sports Court of Austin
  • Starla Print
  • St. Philip Restaurant
  • Stubbs Bar-B-Q
  • Southwest Airlines
  • David Story
  • Susy Kochevar
  • Michael and Rebecca Stern
  • Take Heart
  • Texas Rowing Center
  • The New Handshake
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Driskill Hotel
  • Tom's Dive & Swim
  • Train 4 The Game
  • Truluck's
  • Travaasa
  • Uchiko
  • VIVA Day Spa
  • VIP Marina Lake Travis
  • Water 2 Wine
  • Whole Foods
  • West Bank Jewelry
  • Wanderlust Yoga
  • David & Catherine Worley
  • Yoga Yoga
  • Z Tejas