Goose Creek Education Foundation offers online auction

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel signs a baseball for Annalise Bergen, which she generously donated to the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation All-Star Gala Silent Auction. The gala is on Sept. 14 at Minute Maid Park.

While tickets and sponsorships are closed for the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation’s All-Star Gala, the entire community can still take part virtually through its incredible online auction to help support educators and students at the district.

The gala is on Sept. 14 at Minute Maid Park but bidding on the items will open today at 10 a.m. so anyone can take home a piece of sports history or unique items!

“While we know that not everyone is able to attend this event September 14, we want to give everyone a chance to bid on our auction items,” said Gena Hutto, gala auction chair. “You can bid on these fantastic items, some of which are one-of-a-kind, from home, work or anywhere you have a smartphone, tablet or computer and internet access.” 

There is something for everyone in this auction – moms, dads, children and even Beatles enthusiasts.

It’s easy to bid and the program even gives you notifications via text or email when you’ve been outbid!  Simply log on at and click on start bidding.

You’ll create an account, log in and then bid on your favorite items! For the lucky winners, you’ll pay online via credit card and you will be notified on Monday, Sept. 16, on how to pick up your winnings.

Online bids will close on Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. All proceeds benefit the foundation.

“We are trying something new this year so that the entire community can participate in our fundraiser and you can do so from anywhere in the country,” said Jennifer Walsh, gala chair. “We are hoping that you at least take a look at what we have to offer and pass it along to people who might be interested in bidding on some really unique items.”

Once you’ve logged in, you can scroll through nearly 70 items up for auction where there are photos and detailed descriptions.  Some of the items include autographed baseballs by Gerrit Cole, Yuli Gurriel and Josh James, an autographed football by DeAndre Hopkins, an Apple Watch, an iPad, a night at the Alley Theater, a cordless Makita tool set, Astros tickets, a solar-powered backpack, a birthday party package at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center catered by Chick-fil-A food, , a round of golf at the Woodlands Country Club, Yeti ice chests, a limited edition Raymond Weil Beatles watch, a truck bedliner, a cabana on the Comal, Jr. Forest’s World Famous Cinnamon Rolls and much more. And who wouldn’t want to bid on those custom 7.5-size Astros heels?

Every bid is helping the GCCISD Education Foundation support teachers as they enrich the curriculum for students! All donations are tax deductible. 

In addition to the online auction, there will be many live auction items that will only be open to bidding by attendees including autographed merchandise from Jeff Bagwell, Hall of Fame Astros legend, and a special brewery tour and gift baskets from KHOU’s Brandi Smith. 

The gala will feature Bagwell in attendance as well as celebrity emcees Jason Bristol and Brandi Smith from KHOU. It is certain to be a memorable evening with dinner, dancing, photo opportunities, silent and live auction bidding and even a few surprises. 

The foundation will also honor Roger Elswick, the first president of the foundation in 2009, with the Education Legacy Award and Gilbert Santana, also a past president of the foundation, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. 

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