It’s too bad that the late Robin Leach hadn’t known Nancy C. and Richard Rogers. Alas, the poor chap didn’t get the chance to follow the couple on their various luxury jaunts around the world and pop some bubbly at their Cabo San Lucas hideaway — Villas Del Mar Cabo.
Ah, but what Robin never experienced, a winning bidder at Friday’s Children’s Cancer Fund live auction will. The package not only includes a six-night stay at the Rogers’ casita, it also comes with a chef, butler and housekeeper. And, of course, there will be access to a private pool and Club Espiritu Fitness workout facility.
And while high-flying namedropping, Gene and Jerry Jones have arranged for a lucky bidder to fly for a Dallas Cowboys away-game on the team charter. Once there, the winner and his/her companion will have two pregame sideline passes, a one-night stay at the team hotel and ground transportation.
Still another name-dropping package boasts “Tony Romo.” Sure, he’s scoring with professional football coverage for CBS, but he still has an arm that other professional quarterbacks wish for. The lucky bidder will have Tony working with their munchkin on the perfecto pass with five of his/her BFFs. Instead of AT&T Stadium, the lesson will take place in Tony’s backyard. As a reminder of the day, the six will receive Romo jerseys signed by TR.
All of these incredible packages simply reflect the golden touch of CCF Chair Kimberly Schlegel Whitman and Honorary Co-Chairs Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.
Kim also sent word that there will be a “Hall Wine Pull this year – 100 bottles donated, prices range from $75 to $350. Guests will pick a bottle for a $100 donation. I’m so thrilled about this!”
This “incredible live auction” of a dozen one-of-a-kind packages is so over-the-top but with good reason. After all, CCF’s “An Evening In The Garden” is celebrating the fundraiser’s 30th anniversary with celebs escorting cancer-busting kids in Dillard’s fashions on the runway along with a cocktail reception, a seated dinner, the live auction and the wine pull to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and care in North Texas.
* Photo provided by Children's Cancer Fund