The Norm-a-Thon is an 18-hour radio broadcast marathon featuring Norm and Donovan on Sportsradio 1310 the Ticket to support Austin Street Center.
The 2017 Norm-a-Thon shattered records!
Thanks to you, we raised over $540,000 to support men and women experiencing homelessness.
To everyone who bought a raffle ticket, bid on an auction item, or made a donation: we could not be more grateful. On behalf of those we serve, thank you.
The car raffle winners were contacted and notified live on the air during the Norm A Thon. Congratulations to Brian, Larry, and Paul!
ITEM #1—Lets play the ponies!
Once again this year Lone Star Park has donated a luxury suite for 20 people for a day or night of racing during their 2018 thoroughbred racing schedule which runs from April 20 through July 30. This suite comes complete with FIVE valet parking passes, racing programs, chef’s buffet, open bar and all service charges for your group of 20. In addition, Norm Hitzges will be in your suite 40 minutes before the first race to conduct a racing seminar on handicapping that day’s races! http://www.lonestarpark.com/home.aspx
ITEM #2— Play Ball!
The Texas Rangers have donated a luxury suite for 20 people for a Rangers game on a Sunday through Thursday during the 2018 season at Globe Life Park. Although the available dates exclude a handful of games like Opening Day and series against certain key rivals like the Angels, Astros and Yankees, it will be a fabulous night at Globe Life for you and 19 of your closest friends if you’re the high bidder for this item.
ITEM #3 Ron Speed Jr.’s Amazon Fishing Trip
What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught? Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures creates fishing experiences around the globe and here’s your chance for the trip of a lifetime! Ron Speed Jr’s has donated a week-long trip for two to fish for huge peacock bass in the Amazon region of Brazil. The high bidder must arrange his or her airfare to Manaus, Brazil. But once your plane touches down you are taken care of by a first class operation. You’ll be met at the international airport and transferred to the local airport for your one hour plane trip deep into the Amazon region. For the next six days you’ll live in your air-conditioned cabin on the beautiful Amazon Otter houseboat.
All food and alcoholic beverages are included. You’ll work your way down the Rio Negro River (absolutely no mosquitos) fishing inlets and hidden ponds eventually arriving back at Manaus. Rods will be provided but you must bring your own reels. You’ll experience the gorgeous Amazon wilderness while landing giant peacock bass that can reach as large as 28 pounds!!! This trip is good from September of 2018 through February of 2019 depending on availability.
This fishing trip of a lifetime is valued at more than $10,000! http://www.ronspeedadventures.com/
And to get you started off, our friends over at Robert Carter’s Fishin’ World at 4402 West Lovers Lane in Dallas Fishin’ World have thrown in a $100. gift certificate. Fishin’ World is where you can find all the apparel and gear you need for your Amazon adventure. http://fishinworld.com/
ITEM # 4 NASCAR / Texas Motor Speedway Package
Got a need for speed?!?
The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway invites you to enjoy the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Cold Action Pass Package for Two! April 7 – 9, 2018
Your Cold Garage Action Package Includes:
- 2 Weekend long Cold Garage/Cold Pit Passes
- 2 Speedway Club Grandstand Tickets for Practice/Qualifying
- 2 Speedway Club Suite Tickets for The Cowboy 300
- 2 Speedway Club Suite Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
- 2 Pre-Race Passes
- Xfinity Victory Lane Celebration
- 2 Tickets to the Post-Race Party & Champagne Toast
- Speedway Club Access
- Crystal Lot Parking
*Inclusions subject to change
Be the high bidder on this package for 3 days of NASCAR high-octane excitement!
ITEM #5 A fabulous football collector’s item
Our friends at GAMEDAY CONNEXION have gifted us a remarkable NFL collectible! In celebration of 50 years of the Super Bowl, NFL league helmet maker Riddell created this very limited full-sized authentic commemorative Super Bowl 50 helmet, signed by three of the greatest SB quarterbacks of all time; Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, and Troy Aikman. Those three QB’s won 11 of the first 50 Super Bowls and each was selected as Super Bowl MVP at least once! The top of the helmet features all 50 Super bowl logos with room to add more autographs.
100% authentic and licensed, Gameday Connexion’s unique combination of top-notch customer service, pricing, quality and authenticity makes them the best value in the sports memorabilia and collectibles market place today!
All of their merchandise is obtained directly from the athletes through paid signing sessions where a Gameday Connexion representative witnesses every item being signed.
Gameday Connexion is the expert in sports memorabilia selling only the best quality merchandise, with 5 North Texas locations:
- Grapevine Mill Mall
- Allen Premium Outlets
- Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
- Galleria Dallas
- Round Rock Premium Outlets
ITEM #6 Your own premier home theatre package !
Give your family a spectacular home entertainment area from Starpower! Check out THIS auction item.
- Starpower’s Award Winning Custom Installation services for the package system into a pre-wired room.
- Three buttery-soft, 100% Top Grain leather seats. Spectra style, Black Leather, manual recline.
- 100” Starpower custom projection screen. Fixed format for on-the-wall hanging, with 3.5” felt frame.
- Five 6.5” round in-ceiling speakers by Revel. Includes both round & square magnetic grills to look great in any room.
- Martin Logan Dynamo series 8” Subwoofer to add powerful bass and make the surround system sound its best.
- 2 channel AV Receiver by Sony. Ready for full UHD 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos / DTS:X surround sound, and easy IP integration with leading control systems.
- Universal fit mount for ceiling-mounted projectors.
- Sony 1080p HD projector with built in 3D capability. Enjoy a vivid picture with 1800 lumen output, and smooth imaging with Sony’s Motionflow technology.
Valued at $12,000, be the high bidder for this incredible system and turn your home into the entertainment center of your dreams! But more importantly, you are working with Starpower, recognized as “The Best Audio/Video Company in America” a record 3 times! Family owned and operated since 1995, Starpower was founded on the tradition of old fashioned face to face customer service. Starpower’s highly-trained employees perform your installation and they have an in-house service department certified by most major brand electronics manufacturers. With three locations in the Metroplex, Starpower is your ultimate source for luxury living.
ITEM # 7 Leave Your Heart In San Francisco’s Wine Country
Spend a dream long, long weekend in the Sonoma County, California! Jonathan Garner (a definite P1) of Healdsburg Tours has prepared this remarkable getaway for you. He’ll pick the two of you up at the San Francisco Airport in his Model X Tesla SUV and whisk you off to the fabulous Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg owned by Texan Bill Foley where you’ll spend four nights. So much thanks to Brian Sommers another Texan P1 who is the general manager of Hotel Les Mars. For those four days Mr. Garner and his gorgeous Tesla will be your transportation on an incredible journey around the wine country that will include:
- Dinner at the renowned Chalkboard Restaurant
- Wine tastings at Lancaster Estate, Chalk Hill Estate, Roth Estate and the Foley Sonoma Winery (all properties also owned by Mr. Foley)
- Mark McWilliams, another P1 and transplanted Texan is owner of Arista Winery in the Russian River Valle. Mark will host you at an incredible Food and Wine Pairing Experience.
- Dinner at the wonderful Vallette Restaurant
- A private Reserve Wine Tasting from , yes another Texan – Susie Selby, owner of the Selby Winery.
And to “put a bow on it!” this fabulous and romantic package for two, Southwest Airlines will provide non-stop roundtrip travel from Love Field to Oakland or to San Francisco. The weekend’s all planned and ready for the lucky winner to pack a bag and head to the Healdsburg wine country!!!
This package is valued at more than $6,000!!
ITEM #8 Your Own College Football “Season Ticket” For Next Season
For the first time in seemingly forever all three of our local major college football teams—North Texas, SMU and TCU— all posted winning records and accepted bowl bids. Now, during the ’18 college football season, you can see ALL of them TWICE EACH at home
The high bidder for this item gets FOUR tickets each to a pair of home games for all three of these three schools. Your package will include four seats each to:
- SMU at North Texas on Sept. 1
- TCU at SMU on Sept. 8
- Iowa State at TCU on Sept. 29
- Another SMU home game of your choosing
- Another North Texas home game of your choosing
- And finally, Oklahoma at TCU on Oct.20
There are also other perks. North Texas provides pre-game field passes for the SMU game and a visit to the home broadcasting booth in the third quarter of that game. Your SMU tickets come with a parking pass for each game. And you’ll actually sit in Corby Davidson’s own seats for that TCU–Iowa State game.
That’s SIX weekends of truly special major college football next fall! Thank you to UNT, SMU, TCU and “The Cobra” for combining to create this fantastic “Season Ticket” to games next fall.
This year we are THRILLED to raffle THREE incredible cars, courtesy of Crest Cadillac!
We will draw names for winners of 2018 Infiniti QX30s in either Silver, Black, or White during the Norm A Thon on Tuesday, December 26!
Winners must pay tax, title, and license for the vehicle.
Raffle tickets are SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!
Questions or issues?
Contact Charlotte Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-428-8157