The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance established the Freedom Ball to be a patriotically themed gala that recognizes active-duty military, veterans and Gold Star Spouses for their service and sacrifice to our nation. It is the only event of its kind in the Heart of Texas area and is very well received by the military community. This is an opportunity for the public to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line to protect our nation at home and abroad. Proceeds of the event benefit the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships to McLennan County high school and college students pursuing aviation/aerospace and engineering careers and support target industry marketing of Greater Waco’s aerospace industry.
- Red Caboose Private VIP Wine Tasting donated by Red Caboose Winery | Value: $1,000
Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards in Meridian invites you and nine guests to experience a private and personal wine tasting by their winemaker. In addition to visiting their cellar to taste wines still in oak barrels waiting to be bottled, you will enjoy a short tour and explanation of the winery and how it functions.
- Moonlight Party Cruise donated by Waco River Safari and La Fiesta Restaurant and Cantina | Value: $2,230
Gather 34 of your friends for a three-hour moonlight cruise along the Brazos River. Discover the breathtaking cliffs and scenic views of Cameron Park and enjoy fascinating history along the way. Package includes Fajitas and all the fixin's for 35 and BYOB. (dates subject to availability; blackout dates apply; not redeemable on a Friday or Saturday evening; Expires October 31, 2019)
- Napa Valley’s Old World Escape | Value: $5,300
Escape to an Old World sanctuary in breathtaking Napa Valley, CA with round trip economy class air, 3 nights at the idyllic Meritage Resort and Spa. Set against rolling hills, and featuring its own private vineyards, the Meritage has become known as a destination unto itself. Savor a gourmet three-course lunch in an elegant dining car en route to the Grgich Hills Winery before your one-hour tour and tasting. The dessert course awaits you aboard the train in the restored 1915 Pullman Lounge Car for the hour-long ride back to Napa. Non-refundable, subject to availability. Airport taxes and carrier-imposed fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. Blackout dates apply. Package originates from the U.S. & is valid for 12 months from date of issue.
- Bahia Cabo On The Sea of Cortez | Value: $3,100
The Bahia Hotel is an urban-chic boutique hotel just off Cabo San Lucas, Mexicos’ most swimmable stretch of sand, Medano Beach, and steps away from activities, shopping, dining and nightlife. This package for 2 includes 5 nights in a Deluxe room, 3 days of daily excursions — stand-up paddleboard, sunset cruise or snorkeling, $200 gift certificate to the Esquina Bar and Restaurant, one signature welcome drink for two at the Sur Beach and preferential seating at the beach & daily coffee and pastries for two. Blackout Dates: Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, New Year’s Week and the month of March. Based upon availability. Travel must be completed within one year from date of event
- Wine & Dine in Tuscany | Value: $7,100
Immersed in the countryside surrounding the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona, which has always been considered one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, the Villa offers an unforgettable experience. This package for 8 includes 7 nights in Villa Magnolia, a traditional Italian meal at the Villa prepared by your own private chef, 2-hour tour of Cortona with a professional guide for 8 people, a tour of one historic building in Cortona and wine tasting, Montepulciano or Cortona wine tour including English-speaking driver, tasting and lunch for 8 people. Also, enjoy private roundtrip transfers to and from the Rome airport. Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Saturday to Saturday stay. Blackout Dates: Christmas Week, New Years’ Week, Easter Week, and May 31-September 13.
- Warm Up By The Fire | Value: $1,000
Triple Win Waco and Bombproof Pits are thrilled to present this student-designed and fabricated fire pit. Triple Win Waco exists to Connect, Cultivate and Champion (v) education, workforce, and talent through the non-tradition apprenticeships to better prepare the next generation for the modern workforce by collaborating with businesses, school districts, and families. Triple Win Waco was founded at Rapoport Academy Public School and set up to serve the community as a neutral education collaboration. This fire pit is the first production model of the student start-up, Bombproof Pits, owned by Beto Olguin and Marcus Freeman. Both students are graduates of Triple Win Apprenticeships currently interning at Holt CAT as well as dual-enrolled at TSTC and Connally Early College High School. Beto and Marcus will work with the winner to attach custom metal accents like a company logo or military insignia on the boot rail and choose a paint scheme.
- Custom Men's or Women's Boots donated by Haggard & Stocking | Value: $1,200
Hand made in Texas from the highest quality leather available. Customize the boots with a BU or your own corporate logo.
- Chef’s Table Dinner and Wine Pairings donated by JD’s Catering, H-E-B, Ted & Leah Teague | Value: Priceless
Enjoy a wonderful evening in the beautiful home of Ted & Leah Teague with 8 friends as you feast on a five star, chef-prepared four-course meal. Each course will be expertly paired with wine from across the region by the wine department at H-E-B.
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