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EQUEST’S 2019 ARABIAN-INSPIRED GALA

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 | 6:30 P.M. | SIXTY-FIVE HUNDRED AT 6500 CEDAR SPRINGS, DALLAS, TEXAS

To purchase tickets, please contact CJ at (972) 412-1099, ext. 228 or cjbankhead@equest.org.

 
 

Details for the evening

WHEN?

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.*
*VIP arrival at 6 p.m. for patron ticket holders, table underwriters and their guests

WHERE?

The venue Sixty Five Hundred located at
6500 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 
near Love Field, next to Tesla

HOW?

Valet parking is provided by Sewell and Pinky's Valet
Uber and ridesharing also encouraged

BUT WHAT WILL I WEAR?

Cocktail attire
with an optional Arabian twist

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

We are returning to paper bidding this year! You will still need to pre-register your credit card (will speed you through check-in) or register your credit card when you arrive. We will give you your bid paddle for live auction & mission ask, a sheet of stickers with your bidder number for silent auction and raffle, and your program.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Your dancing shoes! 

THERE ARE NO TICKETS. Your name will be at check-in.

If you pre-register your credit card before the event, you won't need to bring anything with you! To pre-register your credit card, please visit one.bidpal.net/2019equestgala and click on "sign in" in the upper right-hand corner. Or call CJ at (972) 412-1099, ext. 228 and she will register your credit card for you.

Pre-registering will expedite your check-in, which means you can get to the bar and excitement faster! 

Agenda for the evening

6:00 p.m.

VIP arrival and VIP Lounge opens

6:30 p.m.

General arrival
Cocktail hour
Live auction preview
Silent auction opens
Entertainment by DJ Lucy Wrubel
Tarot card readers

7:45 p.m.

Presentation of Colors by VVA 920 Honor Guard
Greeting by Equest CEO Lili Kellogg
Invocation by Reverend Chris Girata of Saint Michael & All Angels Church
Dinner by Food Glorious Food
Program & Awards by Emcee Sonia Azad, WFAA Health & Wellness Reporter

8:45 p.m.

Live Auction

9 to 11 p.m.

Performances by Taylor Pace Orchestra and DJ Lucy Wrubel

9:45 p.m.

Silent Auction closes

10:30 p.m.

Auction check-out opens

 
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Gala Co-Chairs

ANNIE & TEAL GRIFFETH

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Honorary Chairs

CINDY THOMAS & BERT HEADDEN

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Emcee

SONIA AZAD, WFAA HEALTH & WELLNESS REPORTER

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Citation Award Honorees 2019

CONNIE & DENNY CARREKER

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HOST COMMITTEE

Abby & William Armstrong
Lucy & John Bannon
Rob Bertino
Lizza & Michael Bowen
Diane & Hal Brierley
Connie & Denny Carreker
Molly & Grant Carson
Nancy & Gene Carter
Eugenia & Baron Cass
Lane Cates & Brad McLain
Katherine & Key Coker
Robyn & Don Conlon
Victoria & B.A. Cullum
Anna Curnes

Patty Decker & Mark Arneson
Joan & Jeffrey Eleazer
Teresa & Tom Fishman
Cara & Jim French
Lara & Chad Gaither
Prissy & Warren Gravely
Louise & Guy Griffeth
Maggie Kipp & Jack Pratt
Natalie & John Lesikar
Shirley & William McIntyre
Elsa Norwood
Melissa Oates
Nick Olenec & Susie Siller
Aileen & Jack Pratt

Melinda & William Rathke
Molly & Matthew Ray
Debbie & Alan Raynor
Carol Seay
Stephanie & Michael Seay
Belinda Sloan-Sanchez
Faith & Garrett Smith
Beth & Jay Staples
Quinn & Matthew Weyhe
Kristina & Phil Whitcomb
Kristi & Scott Wilson
Margaret & Bill Wolf

 

All proceeds will benefit Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, a Dallas nonprofit that provides equine facilitated therapy and counseling to children and adults with disabilities, and veterans and their family members adjusting to civilian life.

 

Bid

Preview our live and silent auction items available for purchase during the Arabian Nights Gala. Although we are going back to paper bidding this year, you’ll still want to pre-register your credit card to ensure a quick check-in process.

 
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BENVENUTO IN ITALIA!

Seven nights for two people in a gorgeous, modern apartment in Florence, Italy!

Indulge in an original Tuscan cooking class where you will walk through the central market with an experienced, local chef. Prepare a traditional meal including brushetta, home-made pasta, sauces, and dessert. Savor Chianti wine alongside your creations.

Take a day tour to Siena, city of the famous Palio horse race; the hilltop town of San Gimignano with its many towers; and Monteriggioni, an amazing jewel from the Middle Ages. Stop to taste the local products: Wine, oil and other specialties.

Restrictions: Lunch and wine tastings not included; valid for two years; no blackout dates; 60 day travel notice required; airfare not included.

VALUED AT $4,600

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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND FEATURING: THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Experience five nights in Iceland for two people

Your Northern Lights expert tour guide takes you away from the lights of the city into Iceland’s countryside, where, with favorable weather and solar conditions, you can watch the incredible dancing lights in the sky!

Let the adventure continue with Iceland’s “Golden Circle Tour,” highlighting waterfalls, geysers, a volcanic crater lake, and Thingvellir National Park!

Restrictions: Valid for two years; 60 day travel notice required; no blackout dates; airfare not included; moderate surcharge for two additional people; your choice of nice, modern apartment or a hotel for two people for five nights.

VALUED AT $4,200

 
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RELAX IN THE BAHAMAS

Enjoy a three-night stay for two guests in an Ocean View King Studio Suite at the new Rosewood Baha Mar.

Your stay includes daily breakfast for two guests served at the Commonwealth restaurant, and a day-bed at Lagoon Pool for one day.

Restrictions: Valid for a stay between March 23, 2019 and March 22, 2020; see certificate for redemption policy (90 days prior to arrival); Certificate is subject to availability and must be confirmed within 90 days prior to arrival. Black-out dates: February 15 - 19, 2019; March 15 - 30, 2019, April 14- 21, 2019, July 1 - 5, 2019, August 30, 2019 - September 3, 2019; November 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019; December 18 - January 2, 2020 and January 17 - 20, 2020 inclusive. Black-out dates subject to change. Certificate may be used to extend a stay on an existing reservation but is not combine-able with any package offers. Certificate validity cannot be extended for use beyond March 22, 2020 and will be null and void after this date. Certificate excludes any incidental charges such as food, beverage, spa, transfers or activities, unless otherwise noted above. Certificate is non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash or credit value if not utilized or only partially utilized. Original Certificate must be presented upon check-in. Certificate cannot be sold online or to any third party. Additional Terms & Conditions apply. Airfare not included.

VALUED AT $6,070

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A LONG WEEKEND IN NEW YORK

Enjoy a romantic weekend away

You will spend three nights in the elegant Park Lane Hotel on the edge of Central Park.

Enjoy your choice of a private, historic, horse-drawn carriage tour of Central Park and neighboring sites, or a highlight tour of NYC (Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street).

Choose from one of many Broadway shows, including Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera, or Wicked.

Enjoy a dining experience at one of New York’s best: Rudy Foo’s, Isabella’s, Blue Finn Grill, Dos Caminos, or Strip Grill.

Restrictions: Valid for two years, 60 day travel notice required, no blackout dates, airfare not included

VALUED AT $4,000

 
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ST THOMAS VACAY

One week in three-bedroom condo at the Ritz Carlton overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean from the beautiful island of St. Thomas. 

Horseback riding for eight on the beach by Golden Age Ranch, and a day-long, private boat charter excursion by Island Time Charters to island hop, snorkel or swim with turtles.

Restrictions: The winner can choose between the following weeks (Saturday-Saturday): May 25, 2019, June 1, 2019, December 7, 2019, December 14, 2019, June 6, 2020, or June 13, 2020; eight person max; children welcome; boat trip requires passports presented by all passengers to captain; $200 worth of fuel provided for boat trip, guests to pay overage; airfare and tips not included.

VALUED AT $7,080

STARTING BID $2,830

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DALLAS STARS LUXURY SUITE FOR 12

Includes 12 tickets (for LP Flagship Level Luxury Suite #1116 at American Airlines Center), parking passes, and use of JLT beverages. Catering not included. Game is against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 2, 2019. 

VALUED AT $4,999

STARTING BID $2,000

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TWO FRONT ROW RANGERS TICKETS

Two front row seats to a 2019 Texas Rangers regular season home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Donor to specify game.

VALUED AT $2,000

STARTING BID $800

 
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GREEN BERET EXPERIENCE

Learn to shoot U.S. Military Grade weapons with Special Forces Green Berets!

This event takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Mile Range in Ennis, Texas. The event includes fire demonstration, BBQ lunch, raffle prizes and gifts.

VALUED AT $1,000

STARTING BID $400

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JAN BARBOGLIO ANGEL PARADO VESSEL CANDELABRAS

A pair of Angel Parado Vessel Candelabras that are 25"x7"x5". The Candelabras are wax cast iron double angel on stand with mouth blown glass insert.

VALUED AT $1,400

STARTING BID $560

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PRIVATE TOWER DINNER & WINE IN GORGEOUS HIGHLAND PARK HOME

10 guests will enjoy a chef-prepared dinner and wine in the private tower of a beautiful Mediterranean-style home in the heart of Highland Park. Chef from Food Glorious Food. Tour of wine cellar.

VALUED AT $1,500

STARTING BID $600

 
 
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RAFFLE TICKETS

Available for purchase: ONE for $25 or FIVE for $100

You could win…

  1. $5,000 William Noble Rare Jewels Gift Certificate

  2. Eight Byron Nelson Harwood Club Tickets (includes 8 tickets, autographed pin flag by 2019 champion, and $100 gift card to golf shop)

  3. Angel Fire, New Mexico Vacation (five-days, four-nights in a three-bed/three-bath condo)

  4. Big D Dining Package ($1,000 worth of gift cards to Dallas restaurants)

  5. 100% Cashmere Scarf by ETRO

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS & UNDERWRITERS!

To learn more about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please view the documents below, or contact Director of Community Engagement Christine Volkmer at cvolkmer@equest.org, or (972) 412-1099, ext. 227.