2017-2018 Cincinnati Heart Ball
Heart disease and stroke are the number one and five killers in Greater Cincinnati and across the United States. Although the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association funds innovative clinical studies which will lead to major medical breakthroughs, millions of research dollars go unfunded each year. The money we raise at the Heart Ball will help make the difference between life and death for so many.
Your help is our hope.
LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW
MEET & GREET WITH CINCINNATI’S FAVORITE HIPPO
This unique and memorable behind the scenes visit with our famous, fabulous Fiona and family is sure to bring out the child in all of us! Travel to Hippo Cove to meet over 7,000 pounds of hippopotamus! Start your experience by receiving a unique look at the state-of-the-art filtration room to see what it takes to maintain Fiona and Bibi’s 70,000 gallon cove, also known as "Cincinnati's largest hot tub". Next, stop by the kitchen to learn about the specialized diet it takes to satisfy each hippo’s huge appetite. You will meet Fiona's staff who will share intimate details of her personality and what it takes to guide her and her family from a premature birth to a healthy and growing life. Round off your tour by watching a training demo between our animal care team and our hippos. If schedules permit, the also internationally renowned Thane Maynard, will stop by to fill the group in on the story of Fiona. Take a piece of the tour home with you as your group will walk away with your own artwork painted by one of our resident hippos. This private tour is reserved for up to eight guests, Monday through Thursday at a mutually agreed upon date. Children must be over the age of 10 with an accompanying adult. Fiona and her fellow hippos request a temperature of 50 degrees or above so they can splash and swim without a chill. The health of Cincinnati's hippopotamus community is a top priority.
Donated by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
Travel in luxury with a limo ride to and from the Cincinnati Zoo. Reservation is good for six hours in the Stretch Chrysler 300 Limo.
Donated by Xtreme Limo.
Finish the evening with delicious burgers at any Jeff Ruby restaurant ($300 gift card included) before you return home with sweet dreams of #teamfiona.
Donated by Brian & Nancy Carley.
PRIVATE THEATER EXPERIENCE AT CINCY SHAKESPEARE
Private party and show tickets for 30 Guests: Cocktail reception, meet & greet, tour of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new Otto M. Budig Theater, catered dinner and sneak peek of the final dress rehearsal of Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Donated by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
WEEKEND IN BELIEVE-LAND
Cheer on the Cleveland Cavaliers with four club seats at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday March 23 against the Pheonix Suns.
Donated by Ulmer and Berne.
Arrive in style with a Weekend Drive Package in a Mercedes-Benz to the Cleveland Cavaliers game including: Full Vehicle Detail of your car while you're in Cleveland, Men's & Women's Mercedes-Benz Accessories: (2) Shirts, (2) Hats, Grey Felt Tote, (2) Coffee Thermoses and Mugs, (2) Key Tags.
Donated by Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati & Mercedes-Benz of West Chester.
Enjoy dinner and a hotel stay in Cleveland with a $1,000 Visa gift card.
Donated by Tim and Joni Conway.
PRIVATE TOUR AND DINNER AT PROBASCO CASTLE
Renowned Chef Proprietor, David Cook, will prepare a gourmet meal including four courses, dessert and table service with wine at the stunning Probasco Castle in Clifton. Date to be mutually agreed upon with Daveed’s and the homeowner.
Donated by John and Sara Neyer and Dr. Frank & JoAnne Noyes.
TIMELESS JOURNEY TO FRANCE
Relax in the French countryside for seven nights (August 25th-September 1st, 2018) in a refurbished 1820 Fleuret Cottage with original bread oven and stone sink. The cottage, that sleeps up to 14, is situated in the picturesque village of Curemonte, close to beautiful villages such as Collonges la Rouge, Turenne, Bretenoux and Martel. Spend the week flavoring the enchanting Dordogne valley or take your own adventure a few hours to the Bordeaux Wine region. Maid service is included.
Donated by Dr. DP and Subhadra Suresh.
GRAND SLAM PARTY AT THE SKYBAR
Celebrate a special occasion or entertain clients at the Cincinnati Bell Connections SkyBar during a Reds game in the 2018 season. The SkyBar package at Great American Ball Park includes food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for up to 40 guests. Game date to be mutually agreed upon.
Donated by Cincinnati Bell.
ADVENTURES AT WALLOON LAKE
Enjoy a trip for up to twelve people to Northern Michigan for a week of rest, relaxation, and recreation at the Lakeside Retreat on Walloon Lake, Michigan. Less than thirty minutes from Petosky, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, three area ski resorts including Boyne Mountain, Nubs Nob, the coveted Tunnel of Trees and many other seasonal attractions. This home features a sandy beach, fire pit, dock, lawn games, with plenty of space for family and friendly fun. This home may be used anytime from September 11,2018 to June 16, 2019.
Donated by John & Carrie Hayden
A “KICKIN” TIME AT FC CINCINNATI
Enjoy 22 of the hottest tickets in town with a luxury suite on the fourth floor of the West Pavilion of Nippert Stadium for an FC Cincinnati game. Date to be mutually agreed upon during the 2018 season.
Donated by Ohio National Financial Services.
Catering for all 22 is provided, though alcohol is not included.
Donated by Funky's Catering.
This package also includes a signed, game worn Harrison Delbridge jersey and four pre-game sideline passes.
Donated by FC Cincinnati.
YOUR OWN BOURBON BARREL
Tour a Wild Turkey Distillery, sample from different barrels of bourbon and then select the barrel of Russel's Reserve bourbon to be bottled specifically for you or your company. Each Barrel produces different quantities and proof of bourbon, but generally will produce around 25 cases of bourbon. The dates of the tour and barrel selection will be negotiated with the winner for fall 2018.
Donated by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
Live Auction sponsored by:
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Super Silent/Silent Auction
Open Your Heart
9:30 pm - 1 am
Dancing to Johnny Clueless
and DJ Ron Mixico
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Heart Ball Special: $99 plus tax