Evening Schedule Tickets
Raffles and Auction


Friday, October 11, 2019  •  5:30pm

I Hotel and Conference Center

Make Friday, October 11th A Night to Remember - for you and the animals!

Come to The Fur Ball! The Fur Ball is a fun and interactive evening gala that features silent and live auctions, an exquisite jewelry raffle, and a delicious plated dinner, all to support homeless animals in our area.  Dress up and come try your luck at winning fabulous jewelry, cool trips, and more!

Evening Schedule

5:30pm   Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, featuring a first-class Silent Auction

7pm   Dinner choice of:

Yankee Pot Roast with Red Wine Demi Glace with Roasted Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes and 
Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables with Herbed Olive Oil

Airline-cut Chicken Breast Stuffed with Carmelized Onion, Spinach & Smoked Gouda with a Cherry Gastrique with Roasted Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables with Herbed Olive Oil (Gluten Free)

Roasted Vegetable Ravioli with Herbed Cream Sauce & Julienne Vegetables (Vegetarian)

Grilled Vegetable Tower with Vegetable Couscous and Sweet Saba Balsamic Vinegar with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes 
(Vegan & Lactose Free)

Dessert choice of:

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit Coulis

Petit Rustic Apple Tart

Panna Cotta (Gluten Free)

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Vegan & Lactose Free)


8pm Trip Raffle Drawing, Live Auction, & The Champaign Jewelers $6000 Jewelry Raffle   


Bidding instructions can be found here!


Emcees: Jack Gerfen & Emily Braun, WCIA3 News


Auctioneer: Patty Frerichs, Gordon Hannagan Auction Company


Special thanks to our Fur Ball Chair, Kristen Sackley, and our wonderful Fur Ball Committee including Sahar Alameh, Casey Arnold, Rhea Bruno, Alexis Cain, Rose Curtiss, Katie Hansen, Kristina Lawhead, Heather Miller, Ashley Morgan, Kaitlynn Ondreja, Bethany Whoric, and Jessica Wise!


We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous support of Fur Ball 2019 and their continued support to end pet homelessness in our community! 

Presenting Paw Sponsors

Platinum Paw Sponsors 


Gold Paw Sponsors















Friends of the Fur Ball

Bruno Law Offices

Chambana Roofing

Edward Jones

Health In Harmony

Martin Hood LLC

Pia's Sports Bar & Grill

Reynolds Towing Service

Two Men and a Truck

 Will you help the homeless animals by becoming a sponsor?

Trip Raffle 


What is it? Our Trip Raffle is your 1-in-100 chance to win an amazing vacaton package! Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold, and the winner of the raffle gets to choose between four amazing destination packages.

When is the winning ticket drawn? At the Fur Ball on Friday evening, October 11, at the I Hotel & Conference Center.

Do I need to be at Fur Ball to claim my prize? Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Do you think these vacations are too short, or you want to invite friends? Don't worry, if you win, you can upgrade your package for more people and/or more nights. Additional costs will be incurred by the winner and not the Champaign County Humane Society.

View a printable brochure of all 4 destinations here

Click here to buy your tickets for the Trip Raffle!


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a Junior Suite including daily breakfast for two in the dining room at this prestigious member of Conde Nast's Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. North America's #16 rated Ski Resort according to Conde Nast's Top 50 Ski Resorts. This property is located three hours from Calgary and only one hour from Banff. Timeless beauty among the peaks will be yours at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues and greens of the glacier that feeds Lake Louise. The 'Diamond in the Wilderness' invites you to hit the ski slopes in winter, paddle a canoe on the lake in the summer, savor our cuisine year round, and just soak up the casual elegance that makes The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise such a memorable experience.

This trip includes: Round trip airfare for 2, 3 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and daily breakfast for 2



Cabo San Lucas Ocean View Getaway

Enjoy a 4-night stay in an ocean-view deluxe room including daily breakfast for two at this 4-diamond hotel located on an inlet bay in the Sea of Cortés. Revel in the luxury of your room's private ocean-view balcony, sumptuous linens and richly-appointed furnishings created from handcrafted wood. Each of the vibrant, richly-styled guest rooms is the creation of renowned designer Paul Duesing of Paul Duesing Partners, rated #1 by Conde Nast Magazine and profiled in Architectural Design for going far beyond the ordinary.

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 4 nights in an ocean-view room at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, and daily breakfast for 2


Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway

Enjoy a trip for two to your choice of an exciting Friday, Saturday or Sunday MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL regular season game, non-major PGA golf tournament* - that’s up to 5,000 games a year to choose from among 50 markets nationwide. Relax and attend your favorite U.S. professional sporting event. Take a trip to see your home team play on the road or just get away for a fan-tastic sports adventure! You have the ability to pick the sports event you want to see and when you want to see it.

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 2 nights at a Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton, Wyndham, or comparable hotel, and 2 lower level seats to your chosen regular season sports game



Become a Sonoma Valley Winemaker

Enjoy a 3-night stay in The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. This resort is blessed by natural mineral hot springs and set in the heart of the California Wine Country. The spa's inspiring architecture reveals pools, baths, and treatment areas unique in the West. It is a true spa, created in the grand European tradition and based on the benefits of the property's thermal mineral springs. Along with an amazing stay, this package also includes a tasting and tour of the vineyard and wine cave at the Benziger Family Winery, a tasting for two at Chateau St. Jean, and a first-hand educational tasting experience at 
Imagery Estate Winery.

This trip includes: Round-trip airfare for 2, 3 nights in The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, tour and tasting for 2 at Benziger Family Winery, tasting for 2 at Chateau St. Jean, intimate blending seminar for 2 at Imagery Estate Winery, and daily breakfast for 2 

Jewelry Raffle 

What is it? Your chance at winning one of five fabulous pieces of jewelry totaling $6000! 

What's new this year? The total value of this year's jewelry has increased by $1,000 compared to previous years, plus there 

are FIVE different pieces that you have the opportunity to win instead of just four! 

How can you buy tickets? You can buy tickets online before the event, or you can also purchase your Jewelry Raffle tickets at Fur Ball. Please note that winners need to be present at The Fur Ball to win these items.

How much are raffle tickets? They are 1 for $30 or 4 for $100 

Click here to buy your tickets for the Jewelry Raffle!                                              

Here is a little about the five fabulous items!...

Pendant and Earring Set

One Halo Style Sterling Silver Pendant and Earring Set. The Pendant is Set with One 0.95Ct Round Amethyst 
And 0.09Tw Round White Topaz.  The Earrings Are Sterling Silver French Hook Drop Halo Earrings With 
2=0.76Tw Round Amethysts And 0.14Tw Round Cut White Topaz.

Value: $350


Men's Citizen Corso Eco-Drive Watch

The Citizen Corso collection, a combination of functional simplicity with a touch of timeless elegance is 
powered by any light with Eco-Drive Technology. This model features a two-tone stainless steel case and 
bracelet with classic white dial.




Value: $395


Cluster Pendant Set

One Lady's White 14 Karat Cluster Pendant Set With 0.30Tw Marquise and Round Cut Diamonds with 
G/H Color and Si2 Clarity.  The Pendant is on a 14k
white gold box chain.

Value: $1,200


Miracle Plate Stud Earrings Set

One Pair of 14k White Gold Miracle Plate Stud Earrings Set With 2=0.51Tw Round Diamonds with 
H/I Color and I1 Clarity.



TOTAL VALUE: $1,200 



Halo Drop Pendant Set

One Lady's  14 Karat Two Tone Elegant Halo Drop Pendant Set with 0.67Tw Round Diamonds with G/H Color and Si1 Clarity.  The Pendant is on a 14k Yellow Gold cable link chain.

TOTAL VALUE: $3,000  

 Live Auction
Check out what's up for bid in this year's live auction today!

Would you like to DONATE an item? Please contact Kristen Sackley.


Do you have items you would like to donate?

Use this form: auction donation form to provide us all the details. 

We are accepting Silent and Live Auction donations until September 13th. 



Our events would not be nearly as fabulous without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer for Fur Ball, please contact Rose at rmcjuly@gmail.com to get involved!