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We are pleased to offer pre-bidding on a number of Items, Experiences, and Vacations for this year’s Big Wesley BBQ & Auction.

Item descriptions and the Pre-bidding form are listed below.

All bids must be entered by midnight (EST) on Friday, Mar. 1. The leading pre-bid will be taken to the Big Wesley BBQ & Auction. If you are not outbid at the event, the item is yours! Pre-bidders who win items will be contacted after the event to coordinate payment and delivery.

2019 Big Wesley BBQ & Auction Pre-Bid Form

Name *
Phone *
To enter more than one pre-bid, please fill out this form multiple times.
This amount will become the new leading bid for the item.
This optional feature allows for your bid to be increased automatically to the next available bid in the event that you are outbid. For example, suppose you bid $500 on an item with $100 bid increments and you select a maximum bid of $1,100. If another bidder bids $600, your bid will automatically increase to $700. If you are outbid again, the process will continue up to your maximum bid.

Carolina vs Duke Basketball Tickets


2 Basketball Tickets – March 9

Great tickets!!

Lower Level-- corner, section 113, row W

Value: Priceless

Current BiD: $650

Bid Increment: $75

Mr. Kiger visiting a special historic site.

Mr. Kiger visiting a special historic site.

Walking Tour and Lunch with historian Freddie Kiger

Includes Lunch at Top of the Hill for 6 people

Join nationally recognized Civil War historian Freddie Kiger on a private walking history tour of UNC Chapel Hill's beautiful campus.  Following the tour for six people, enjoy lunch at Top of the Hill Restaurant with Mr. Kiger.

Valid:      March 2019 - March 2020


Current BID: $225

Bid Increment: $25


Tour of Duke Chapel with bishop Will Willimon

Includes lunch for four at the Duke University Faculty Commons


  • Private tour of the beautifully restored Duke Chapel with Bishop Will Willimon, now a professor at Duke Divinity School.   

  • Following the tour for four, you and your guests will be treated to lunch with Bishop Willimon in the Faculty Commons on the top floor of the Brodhead Center on Duke’s Campus. 

Valid:   March-May 2019 


Current BID: $250

Bid Increment: $25


One Week Stay In Cabo San Lucas

Oct. 12-19, 2019

Enjoy a suite that sleeps six and overlooks the Sea of Cortez.

Click below for more details!

VALUE: $3,500


Bid Increment: $200

This beautiful home sleeps 11 and was recently renovated.

This beautiful home sleeps 11 and was recently renovated.

One Week Mountain Home Stay

This is the place to relax with a large family or group of friends! Sleeps 11.

Click below for more details.

VALUE: $1,300

Current BID: $500

Bid Increment: $100


Governor’s Mansion Tour

Enjoy a private tour for up to six people of North Carolina's Executive Mansion, home of Governor Roy Cooper and his family.  Construction of the residence was begun in 1883 and the Executive Mansion Fine Arts Committee helps maintain its beauty and history.  Chair of this committee, and Wesley Board member, Jennie Hayman will lead this tour.

Refreshments will be served following the tour and an official tour guide book is included.


  • Subject to availability (Governor's schedule can change at short notice; winner must be flexible) 

  • Redeem by December 31, 2019 



Bid Increment: $50

31 Romeo preparing to depart RDU on around the world trip in 2016.

31 Romeo preparing to depart RDU on around the world trip in 2016.

Private Sight-seeing Flight and Lunch at Pik-n-pig

One-hour local sightseeing flight with Adam Broome for you and up to two of your friends.

  • Includes an flight over Chapel Hill and other local sights

  • BONUS: Lunch at the renowned Pik-n-Pig restaurant on the Gilliam-McConnell Airfield in Carthage, NC!

  • Enjoy the scenery from your seat in “31 Romeo”, a Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft, departing from Raleigh Executive Jetport.

  • Piloted by a Wesley Board member with 3,000+ hours of flight experience who flew this plane around the world in 2016

To be scheduled on a mutually acceptable date during 2019 and subject to favorable weather on the date of the flight

VALUE: $450

Current BID: $300

Bid Increment: $50


TWO Blue Zone tickets to Carolina Football, including a parking pass, Saturday, Nov. 23

Enjoy the UNC vs. Mercer game in the luxurious Blue Zone, including all you can eat food and non-alcoholic beverages!

Date: Saturday, November 23, time tbd

VALUE: $305


Bid Increment: $50

Everyone’s a suspect when murder is on the menu…

Everyone’s a suspect when murder is on the menu…

In Home Murder Mystery Dinner

Host a fun, interactive dinner for 6-8 people in the comfort of your home, as you each play a role in a Murder Mystery Dinner, set in California Wine Country. Wesley Alumna Leslie Moen Willeford '17 and her father Edward Moen serve as hosts for the evening by providing all you need for an evening of entertainment.


  • 4 course dinner for 6-8 people at your home (in the greater Triangle or Charlotte area)

  • Themed invitations to invite your friends (and let them study up on their character before arrival)

  • Recommendations for decorations, props, and/or costumes

  • Secret clues revealed at just the right time

  • Fun for all

Valid: Redeem by December 31, 2019, at a mutually agreeable time.

Host to provide beverages.

VALUE: $375

Current BID: $350

Bid Increment: $25


Insider’s Unc athletic operations tour with larry gallo

And lunch for four at the Carolina Club 

Tour for four people of the new Karen Shelton Stadium for field hockey, Boshamer Stadium and Fetzer Field with Executive Associate Athletic Director, Larry Gallo. Then enjoy lunch with Larry at the Carolina Club.

Minimum age applies to tour participants.

Valid: Summer 2019 at a mutually agreeable time


Current BID: $100

Bid Increment: $25


James worthy & Eric Montross autographed basketball

Basketball signed by Eric Montross #00 and James Worthy #42.

VALUE: $100

Current BID: $45

Bid Increment: $10


Hang out with Rameses! 

Come meet Rameses at the Hogan family farm OR have Rameses come to your event—tailgate party, birthday party! 

Rameses can visit your home if it is within approximately 15 miles of the Hogan farm on Old NC 86 in Chapel Hill.

Valid:  through March 2020 


VALUE: $250

current BID: $100

Bid Increment: $25

Additional items will be available only at the Carolina Inn on March 2nd:

  • Paintings by current Wesley students

  • Dinner for four and gift basket from Acme, Carrboro

  • The Blue Blood Rivalry book package autographed by author Art Chansky

  • Handpainted Tarheel-themed toy chest

  • A facial from Durham Health & Wellness

  • Two floral arrangements by Victoria Park Florist

  • Dean Smith framed print

  • Original painting of the Davie Poplar

  • A complete set of UNC Press’s Savor the South food series

  • Two Premier tickets to Carolina Performing Arts performance by Mitsuko Uchida with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, March 27th

  • Carolina Blue Baby Basket filled with everything you need for a baby Tarheel

  • Overnight Stay and Breakfast at the Carolina Inn

  • Overnight at Aloft Hotel Chapel Hill, including drinks in the bar and pizza from Brenz

And more!