Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Texas
ICE BALL 2014

Ice Ball 2014

With a record 700 guests, the Ice Ball raised an amazing $500,000 for our kids!

It was a wonderful evening that will allow us to continue serving and supporting nearly 1,000 Little Brothers and Sisters in Central Texas. Read the full blog post.




Host Committee




  • Connie Nelson, Committee Chair
  • Maria Barrett
  • Becky Bonham
  • Amy & Tom Brown
  • Andrea Campaigne
  • Nad & Elizabeth Elias
  • Reva & Joe Enzminger
  • Lisa & Dan Graham
  • Tracy Hinson
  • Meghan Hughes
  • Pamela Malunat & William Hurley
  • Lynn Isaak
  • Julie Jones
  • Kristy Kisling
  • Jenine Kuss
  • Alice & Irving Lee
  • Sly Majid
  • Kate Stoker & Hector Perez
  • Lauren Petrowski
  • Lori Ramseur
  • Theresa & Buddy Schwab
  • Gayle Stallings
  • David Story
  • Nancy Tallman
  • Justin & Ashley Yarborough

Auction Packages

South Austin Soiree



Go Austin-chic with this evening out at Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar on South Congress.

Tailor the evening for any occasion: a birthday, an anniversary, or a staff party. Perla’s event staff will work with you in advance to plan your evening, reserve your table, and choose your food and drink menu. With fresh seafood flown in daily, Perla’s brings the very best from the coast to your plate.

Also included in this package is a limousine and designated driver for the evening.

Special thanks to Andrea and Cas Campaigne and Lauren and Tommy Moorman

The Host with the Most



Indulge your friends, family, or firm in an all-inclusive private dinner party for 30 people at Ranch 616 in downtown Austin. Work with the Ranch 616 team to completely customize your evening. This turnkey party package includes:

  • Reserved private dining room at Ranch 616
  • Seated dinner featuring Ranch 616 seasonal fresh Texas-inspired cuisine
  • Beer, red and white wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Live band selected with your input and booked for your party

Contact restaurant staff in advance to design your party and confirm menu and live music. Available Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Special thanks to Kevin Williamson and Ranch 616

Capital Flight of Fancy



Calling all Cowboys and Texans fans! This package for 6 people includes a private plane, courtesy of Capital Wings, and tickets to see the Houston Texans take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

  • Round trip private flight in Capital Wings' turbo-prop Pilatus-12, seating 6 comfortably in luxe leather
  • Transportation between the airport and stadium
  • 6 seats in the heat of the "red zone" - 8th row on the 10-yard line

Game is Sunday, October 5, at 12:00 p.m. at Cowboys stadium. Flight is same-day.

Special thanks to Capital Wings and Stephanie Forbes

Wine Country Weekend



Start with a night at the luxurious W Hotel in San Francisco and dinner at their award-winning TRACE restaurant. Make your way to the wine country for two nights at the beautifully appointed Hotel Healdsburg, named one of Conde Nast’s “World’s Best Places to Stay.” Included in this package, a hand-picked day of tastings awaits you, featuring an amazing representation of some of Napa Valley’s best vineyards, just 20 minutes apart:

(1) Schramsberg Vineyards – tour the 125-year old natural wine cellar caves known for their sparkling wines that have been served at the White House for more than 40 years.

(2) Barnett Vineyards – enjoy a tasting and picnic atop Spring Mountain’s manicured terraces; take home a special signed magnum of flagship cabernet.

(3) Crocker and Starr Vineyards – finish your day with a “Vineyard Experience” tasting of handcrafted small production wines at this sustainable estate.

Special Thanks to Andrea and Cas Campaigne

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 4 hour-long massages
  • Breakfast served daily
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Balinese dinner served with a Balinese dance performance

Visit www.JepunBaliVillas.com

Custom Outdoor Kitchen



Complete your home with a gourmet outdoor kitchen provided by luxury custom home builder, Gossett Jones Homes, named the Custom Builder of the Year by the Austin Business Journal. This package comes complete with stainless steel grill, fridge, sink, and faucet, granite countertop, and masonry surround. Take your outdoor living experience to the next level with this gorgeous kitchen, perfect for sharing a meal with friends and family in beautiful weather.

Special thanks to Gossett Jones Homes http://gjhlife.com/

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. http://www.haciendacaboresort.com/

Special thanks to Amy and Chris Ellis




Auction Donors




  • A Little Bundle
  • Ace Of Hearts Bed & Breakfast
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • Allen's Boots
  • Amy & Chris Ellis
  • Amy's Ice Creams
  • Andiamo
  • Angie and Steve Ramseur
  • Anna Gray Gift & Jewelry
  • Aquatonic Float Spa
  • Arro
  • Ashley and Justin Yarborough
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Austin Kula Yoga
  • Ballet Austin
  • Barley Swine
  • Barnett Vineyards
  • Betty and George Blankenship
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Blazer Tag
  • Bobby Bones
  • Breed & Co.
  • Cafe Josie
  • Cafe Monet
  • Cap City Comedy Club
  • Capital Cruises
  • Capital Wings
  • Carmelo's Italian Restaurant
  • Cedar Door
  • Chez Zee
  • Chuy's
  • Connie & Bill Nelson
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Crocker & Starr Wines
  • Curvy Canvas
  • Cynthia's Manhattan Limo Service
  • dalia jewelry
  • Deck the Walls
  • Dharma Yoga
  • Dinner Detective
  • Disneyland
  • Doc's Bar & Grill
  • Driven Performance
  • Duncan Jones/Wild World
  • D-CRAIN
  • Eastside Cafe
  • Easy Tiger
  • Eddie V's
  • Esther's Follies
  • Evan Love Massage Therapy
  • Falconhead Golf Club
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
  • FLOSS
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Fresa's Chicken al Carbon
  • Frio Pecan Farm
  • George and Betty Blankenship
  • Go Dance Studios
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Gossett Jones Homes
  • Grey Rock Golf Club
  • G'Raj Mahal
  • Halcyon
  • Heat Bootcamp
  • Home Slice Pizza
  • Hooked On Health, LLC.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar
  • Hotel Healdsburg
  • Hotel Saint Cecilia
  • Hotel San Jose
  • Hut's Hamburgers
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
  • Jack Allen's Kitchen
  • Jeffrey's
  • Jenine & Mark Kuss
  • Julie & Chris Jones
  • Justin and Ashley Yarborough
  • Kate Spade
  • Kendra Scott
  • Kevin Williamson
  • Kim Abdallah
  • Kim Abdallah
  • Kome Sushi Kitchen
  • Kristy Kisling
  • Kristy Kisling
  • Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
  • Lauren Petrowski
  • Leighelena
  • Lick Honest Ice Creams
  • Limos of Austin
  • Lone Star Riverboat
  • Madewell
  • Make It Sweet
  • Massage Envy
  • Massage Harmony
  • Matthew Horne, DDS
  • Merlin Works
  • Monika Ostrowski
  • Montage Laguna Beach
  • Nature's Treasures
  • Noonday
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Omni Austin Hotel
  • Painting With A Twist
  • Paper Place
  • Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Phil's Ice House
  • Point of Origin
  • PubCrawler of Austin
  • Qui
  • Ranch 616
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Richard M. Jones D.D.S.
  • Ritual Salon + Spa
  • Rogue Running
  • Russell Korman
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
  • R&R Limousine & Bus
  • Salty Sow
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Schramsberg Vineyards
  • Simpli Tha Best Casino
  • Shady Grove
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spec's Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods
  • Starla Michelle
  • Stars In Your Eyes Optometry & Optical
  • Stella Says Go
  • SUP ATX
  • SXSW
  • Texas Performing Arts
  • Texas Rangers
  • The Art Garage
  • The Copper Restaurant
  • The Goodnight
  • The Impeccable Pig
  • The Wiewel Law Firm
  • Theresa Skloss
  • Tiff's Treats
  • Tom Taylor
  • Tom's Dive & Swim
  • Toybrary Austin
  • TRACE Austin
  • Travaasa
  • Trio at Four Seasons
  • Uchiko
  • Vom Fass Wine & Oils
  • W San Francisco
  • Water 2 Wine
  • West Bank Jewelers
  • Westgate Lanes
  • Whole Foods
  • W3ll People
  • Z Tejas
  • 24 Diner