Join the Ticket for the 19th Annual Whataburger Norm-a-thon Presented by Dallas Gold and Silver and Buyers Barricade located at Starpower at Arapaho and the Tollway in the SE quadrant!
The 19th Annual What-A-Burger Norm-a-thon presented by Dallas gold and Silver and Buyers Barricades will be the focus of the Norm and Donovan show on Sportsradio 1310 & 96.7fm The Ticket from Dec. 2 through its culmination with 16 hours of broadcasting live on Dec. 26th from the Starpower mega-location on the Tollway at Arapaho. The weeks long effort raises money for the Austin Street Center for the Homeless which has been recognized nationally for its remarkable work combating homelessness.
Last year’s Norm-a-thon raised $831,000! That brought the 18 year total for cash raised through the What-A-Burger Norm-a-thon to a whopping $5.6 Million-plus! The event has touched and bettered the lives of literally thousands of people in its 18-year existence and it’s all due to the incredible generosity and care of the listeners to The Ticket who’ve responded with ever-increasing support for the event.
Besides the title sponsor of What-A-Burger, who jumped on board with their support from the very inception of the concept, the success of the event has been incredibly boosted by the support and generosity of Starpower, Buyers Barricades, Dallas Gold and Silver and Crest Cars.
The What-A-Burger Norm-a-thon again consists of several “moving parts including:
—Raffling off THREE Brand-New 2020 Crest Cars, one of each Crest brands to giveaway. A white 2020 VOLVO XC40 T4 Momentum SUV, a gray 2020 INFINITI Q50 3.0t Pure and a black 2020 CADILLAC XT4 Luxury. All thanks to Crest Cars and their GM Mike Brosin.
—Our “Twelve Days of Christmas” offers one wonderful auction item for bids each day of the Norm and Donovan Show (10am-noon weekdays on Sportsradio 1310 & 96.7fm The Ticket) beginning on Dec. 9th and continuing through December 24th. A complete list of these terrific items, and the day each will be offered for bid will be posted soon!
—On the Norm-a-thon day itself (Dec. 26th at Starpower) there will be AWESOME items offered for bids throughout the day. The silent auction bidding which takes place by phone ONLY starts when the Norm-a-thon takes the air at 6am and will continue through 9pm when bidding will be closed and the high bidders are certified.
—We’ve always offered door prizes ONLY for those who come to the Norm-a-thon live at Starpower and wish to contribute $25 or more. You’ll surely want to drop by Starpower to see the remarkable number of terrific in-person guests. But we’re hoping these fantastic door prizes makes it a must for you to come by, donate and stay for the show at some point during the day. This year’s list, including $500 for Persona bracelets from our presenting sponsor, Dallas Gold and Silver, will be posted soon!
For the last several years the centerpiece of the Norm-a-thon effort to raise money for Austin Street Center has been raffling off spectacular vehicles from Crest Cars. But this year your past generosity has encouraged us again to take a true leap of faith. For this Norm-a-thon we’re auctioning off THREE Brand-New 2020 Crest Cars, one of each Crest brands to giveaway. A white 2020 VOLVO XC40 T4 Momentum SUV, a gray 2020 INFINITI Q50 3.0t Pure and a black 2020 CADILLAC XT4 Luxury.
The All-New/ Brand-New 2020 VOLVO XC40 T4 – White
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The All-New/ Brand-New 2020 INFINITI Q50 3.0t Pure – Gray
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The All-New/ Brand-New 2020 CADILLAC XT4 Luxury – Black
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We are thrilled to once again be raffling THREE beautiful cars during this year’s Norm-a-thon, thanks to our friends at Crest Cars! This year, we’re auctioning off THREE Brand-New 2018 Crest Cars, one of each Crest brands to giveaway, and we will cut off the sales of raffle tickets at exactly 3750 sold making your chances of being a winner much better. The raffle tickets go on sale starting Monday, Dec. 2. Make sure you get yours early, because these go FAST!
Purchasing your raffle tickets is easy and very safe. Simply go to austinstreet.org/normathon and for each ticket purchased you get your name in the bin for the drawing which will take place live during the Norm-a-thon at Starpower at 8pm on Dec. 26. It takes just a moment to purchase your tickets. One ticket gets your name entered once. Buy five (5) ticket and your name gets entered five (5) times, etc.
Use your credit card. It’s so easy. And a Norm-a-thon car raffle ticket makes a wonderful stocking stuffer for Christmas.
As with all such raffles, there are some rules:
- Employees of Cumulus Media and their families are not eligible to win.
- One person or family can only win one of the vehicles.
- We will draw cars as follows: Volvo 1st, Infinity 2nd, and Cadillac 3rd.
- Winners must pay the tax, title and license on the vehicle.
But, while on the subject of tax, we have even more sensational news. Thanks to Crest and its General Manager Mike Brosin the Norm-a-thon has been able to obtain these cars at a price such that this year’s winners WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY ANY IRS TAX!!!! This means a savings of thousands of dollars in this situation.
Thank you so for your support of the Crest car raffle in the past. We hope you’ll do as you have always done—-quickly sell out this year’s event where you could be the winner of a fabulous brand-new Crest Volvo, Infiniti or Cadillac. And buy your raffle tickets knowing that you’re supporting the most marvelous homeless center in our country—Austin Street.
NORM-A-THON’S 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
(Items being added daily)
Monday 12/9 #1 Cowboys Suite Package
Join the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium for the December 29th matchup against the Washington Redskins! Package includes: 4 suite tickets, 4 pre-game sideline passes to watch player warmups from the field, and 1 parking pass.
Tuesday 12/10 #2 Dinner at Bob’s in Plano
Your table awaits you! High bidder gets dinner for 6 at Bob’s Steak and Chop House in Plano. Host Silvio provides a fantastic dinner for your party of six including appetizers, entrees, dessert and wine chosen by Bob’s sommelier (That’s the wine guy!!!). And you’ll be joined by Donnie and Twiggy Lewis, Mike Sirois and Mary and Norm Hitzges. High bidder selects a few evenings that are convenient, the Ticket crew chooses one that works for them and the party is on.
Wednesday 12/11 #3 Dallas Gold and Silver Package
A remarkable gift of diamonds from the diamond experts at Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange. This two-part gift from DGSE begins with a pair of stunning diamond stud earrings with a total weight of one carat and valued at $1,295! But this DGSE package gets even better!
High bidder also receives a $1,000 gift certificate good for the purchase of the extremely popular Persona bracelet and beads–one of the hottest jewelry items in today’s market.
Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange’s integrity and outstanding customer service has, for 40 years, made them the name you can trust for all your ring, jewelry, and coin buying and selling needs.
DGSE also specializes in remarkable prices for pre-owned luxury watches. Go to their website—DGSE.com—for locations and special holiday hours. DGSE: where the educated customer shops and where you can afford to be extravagant!
Thursday 12/12 #4 Staubach Helmet
A fantastic Cowboys collectible from Gameday Connexion! It’s an authentic Dallas Cowboy helmet signed by Roger Staubach and Roger has inscribed it “Roger Staubach—Captain America.” This is one of those truly priceless Cowboy collectible items that’s be the centerpiece of an office bookshelf, a man cave or a media room. It’s provided by Gameday Connexion which for 17 years has been one of the leading sports memorabilia and collectibles companies in the country.
If there’s a sports fan on your Christmas shopping list Gameday Connexion offers an incredible selection of items and their helmets and autographed photos, jerseys and game balls are all 100% authentic and licensed. And they have merchandise from the more that 150 teams and universities they do business with. Gameday Connexion has 5 DFW locations and an online shop as well. Complete information can be found at their website: www.gamedayconnexion.com.
Friday 12/13 #5 Fishing in Mexico
Fish one of the hottest bass lakes in Mexico. This trip is for a truly avid fisherman—whether that’s you or someone you’d love to give this wonderful experience to. Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures will take you to one of two fabulous fishing lakes in Mexico—Lake El Salto or Lake Picachos. This three-day trip is for a single fisherman and is good any time between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, depending on available dates and your schedule. High bidder arranges his or her own airfare to Mazatlan. But once you’re there you’ll be met at the airport and taken for three days of fabulous fishing. While at camp you’ll stay in a wonderful lakeside cabin with all food, alcohol and guides provided. You’ll then be taken back to Mazatlan where your last night’s hotel is not covered but the folks from Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures can assist you in finding excellent rates at a fine property in the city.
In addition, to help you get the clothing or gear you need for this journey, this prize includes a $100 gift certificate from our friends at Robert Carter’s Fishin’ World at 4402 W. Lovers Lane in Dallas. When you need anything for fishing you’ll find it at Fishin’ World!
Monday 12/16 #6 The Ticket Broadcasts from Your House
Imagine “The Ticket” broadcasting from your house. High bidder for this item will have the Norm and D Invasion show broadcast from their living room, dining room, or wherever. Mike, Donnie and Norm will arrive at your home about 8:30am or 8:45am, do the show prep meeting there and then broadcast their 10am-noon show right from your home. And to make it even much more special —Killer Kellison engineers and brings some kind of breakfast for everyone. And the stories you’ll have to tell! High bidder simply arranges a date that’s convenient for everyone and the Norm and D Invasion then invades their home for a day broadcasting.
Tuesday 12/17 #7 Catered Dinner for 13 Weeks
Imagine — A dinner party at your home once a week for 13 weeks and you won’t have to do a moment of cooking. All Event Catering has donated this delicious prize where they will deliver a fully prepared meal that serves 4-6 people to your home once a week for 13 weeks. It will include two entrees, two sides, soup or salad and fruit or dessert. Imagine, every week having gourmet food arrive at your home fresh and ready to enjoy! All Event Catering offers a wonderful, varied menu to choose from. You order and presto! Your dinner party arrives like clockwork every week for 13 weeks. All Event Catering offers customized menus, wedding, birthday and holiday catering and can handle whatever your meal planning needs might be. Reach them on the web at www.allevent.catering.com.
Wednesday 12/18 #8 Dinner at St. Rocco’s
Your very own FEAST! This has been one of our most popular items for several years now. Jay Valley, owner and chef for the fabulous St. Rocco’s New York Style Italian in Trinity Groves, will prepare dinner for you and your party of 10. And we’ll add OUR party of 10 as the entire crew plus spouses from the Norm and D Invasion will join you for one huge dinner — appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine — all served home-style in the manner that has made St. Rocco’s so famous and popular. High bidder simply picks a weeknight (Monday through Thursday), we reserve our table and the party begins. No worries about ordering. We sit down and terrific food just starts arriving at St. Rocco’s in Trinity Groves.
Thursday 12/19 #9 Cotton Bowl Package
You’re headed to the Cotton Bowl! More details to come.
Friday 12/20 #10 Fishing at Lake Texoma
A day on Lake Texoma fishing for bass for your group of four! Fishing guide Collins Illich provides a totally stress free half-day trip on Lake Texoma. Collins provides everything — equipment, drinks and snacks for your five hour dock-to-dock journey on Texoma. Collins has guided and hosted fishing trips all over the world and will give you and your group a memorable day on Texoma. And there’s even more. Robert Carter’s Fishin’ World has included the popular Yeti backpack cooler with this prize. Fishin’ World is at 4402 W. Lovers Lane in Dallas and has everything you need for any fishing journey! High bidder simply contacts Collins Illich and arranges a convenient day for a fabulous fishing journey for four on Lake Texoma!
Monday 12/23 #11 Luka Doncic Autograph Package
Your own piece of Luka-mania! High bidder for the items gets an autographed Luka jersey suitable for framing, a Luka hat and a Luka autographed basketball. Thanks to the Dallas Mavericks and our good friends at Gameday Connexion you get this entire Luka collectibles package—jersey, hat and basketball from emerging NBA superstar Luka Doncic. Thanks to the Mavs and the Gameday Connexion, provider of authentic, licensed collectibles and autographs for 17 years now. Gameday Connexion has three local stores, plus a location in Round Rock and an online shop at www.gamedfayconnexion.com. Your home for the best value for jerseys, pictures, autographs and collectibles from the more than 180 schools and teams they work with — Gameday Connexion.
Tuesday 12/24 #12 Dinner at Bob’s in Dallas
Dinner with Bob at Bob’s!!! Your party of eight joins Donnie and Twiggy, May and Norm, and Bob and his wife Monica for a fantastic dinner at the original Bob’s Steak and Chop House at Lemmon Avenue and Wycliff. This unforgettable evening includes appetizers, entrees, dessert and wine at the iconic original location of the now heralded Bob’s Steak and Chop House brand. What an evening for your group of eight and our group of six. Enjoy fabulous food, wonderful, non-intrusive professional service and even hear the story behind Bob’s “moo” when you’re the high bidder to a grand evening at the Original Bob’s Steak and Chop House with us and Bob himself!
MAJOR AUCTION ITEMS
On the Norm-a-thon day itself (Dec. 26th at Starpower) there will be AWESOME items offered for bids throughout the day. The silent auction bidding which takes place by phone ONLY starts when the Norm-a-thon takes the air at 6am and will continue through 9pm when bidding will be closed and the high bidders are certified
ITEM #1 – Lone Star Park Suite
Once again Lone Star Park has generously donated a suite for up to 25 people for either a day or night of thoroughbred or quarter horse racing during the 2020 Lone Star season. The thoroughbred meet runs from April into July and the quarter horses run September through early November. Your private suite for 25 includes five parking passes, programs, suite-level buffet, open bar with house beer, wine and call spirits and service charges for you and your guests. In addition, Norm Hitzges will be in your suite 40 minutes before the first race to conduct a racing seminar on that day’s racing. Total value on this package is more than $3,000!
ITEM #2 – Fishing Trip to the Amazon in Brazil
What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught? Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures creates incredible fishing experiences around the globe and here’s your chance to go on the trip of a lifetime!!! Norm knows, he’s gone on this journey to the Amazon region with Ron Speed Jr’s THREE times! Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures has donated a week-long trip for two to fish for huge and gorgeous peacock bass in Brazil’s Amazon region. The high bidder must arrange his or her airfare to Manaus, Brazil. But once your plane touches down you are taken care of by this first class operation. You’ll be met at the international airport and transferred to the local airport for your flight deep into the Amazon back country. For the next six days you’ll live in your air conditioned cabin on the beautiful Otter houseboat. All food and alcohol is provided. You’ll work your way down the Rio Negro River (absolutely NO MOSQUITOS!) fishing inlets and hidden ponds before arriving back at Manaus. Rods will be provided but you must bring your own reels. You’ll experience the remarkable Amazon wilderness looking to hook spectacular peacock bass that reach up to 28 pounds. This adventure is good from September 2020 through February of 2021 depending on availability and is valued at $10,000!
ITEM #3 – Texas Motor Speedway Package
Texas Motor Speedway offers an incredible NASCAR weekend pack with speed, danger and fun! The TMS race weekend package for 4 people covers March 27-29 at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
High bidder gets 4 terrific tickets for each of the three races that weekend — the truck races on Friday night, the Xfinity race on Saturday and Sunday’s NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Your group of 4 also gets pit passes on Sunday’s NASCAR showdown. You’re part of the Victory Lane celebration Saturday night after the Xfinity race. You have Crystal Lot parking for all three days and you have access to the spectacular and chic Speedway Club the entire weekend. Be the high bidder for this TMS package and get ready to experience auto racing up close and personal like very few people ever have!
ITEM # 4 – Troy Aikman Framed Jersey
Be the high bidder for this true collector’s item, an authentic 36” X 44” Troy Aikman framed and autographed game jersey. This piece includes suede matting, wood frame, and an 8” X 10” photo of Troy along with a name plate and Cowboy logo. It’s donated by Gameday Connexion which has been one of the leading sports memorabilia and collectibles companies in America for 17 years now. There are four Gameday Connexion locations in the DFW area. They work with athletes and teams from more than 150 schools and feature a massive line of professional sports items. Their autographed photos, jerseys, balls and helmets are 100% authentic and licensed. Whatever item you might need for your office, media room, man cave or bedroom find it at Gameday Connexion. Check their website www.gamedayconnexion.com for full details and store locations.
ITEM #5 – Starpower Home Theatre Package
Here’s your chance to get a spectacular home theater package of your dreams. This fabulous item from Starpower has it all:
-An Epson 4K projector with projector mount
-A 106-inch Draper screen
-A Sony channel ES receiver
-Five Klipsch in-ceiling speakers and a 10-inch Klipsch subwoofer
-Three hand-crafted leather theater seats
-Normal installation costs covering 6 hours of work
This incredible package ON SALE retails for about $11,000. Be the high bidder and your home becomes a fantastic entertainment place! And it’s all from SSSSSSStarpower!
ITEM #6 – Hold Your Own Private Par 3 Golf Tournament
This is perhaps the most unusual, off-the-wall item we’ve ever offered for Norm-a-thon bidding — your own private golf tourney! A loyal P1 has built a beautiful Par 3 nine-hole golf course in his backyard. There are water hazards, gorgeous bridges, bunkers with “Premier White” sand, Bermuda grass greens and Buffalo grass in the rough areas. It’s a short Par 3 course where you use only pitching wedges and putters on holes that vary from 40 to 75 yards and it’s located in Keller in NE Tarrant County. In your own private Par 3 tournament you’d invite your party of 18 (two players tee off at each hole) and your groups would go around the course twice to get 18-hole scores. Mike, Donnie and I would be at the course to play with you. Your tournament includes a chef-catered lunch at about 12:30 with play beginning at 2pm. Players could warm up on the 18-hole practice putting green. Then, once your tournament concluded, there would be drinks and appetizers for the group. This delightful course was designed by the Colligan Golf Design team whose work includes loads of course in this area and the fabulous Kiahuna Gold Club in Kauai, Hawaii — Norm’s favorite course! High bidder arranges a date convenient to everyone and then play begins!
ITEM #7 – A Glorious Romantic Long Weekend in Wine Country
High bidder and his or her guest will spend four days and three nights visiting Sonoma County wine country hosted by several former Texans who are P1’s! Once you land at the airport in Sonoma, California, now a direct flight on American Airlines, you will be met by huge P1 Jonathan Garner from Healdsburg Tours. He and lots of his P1 friends have prepared a dream journey for you. Jonathan will be your guide and transportation for the entire stay with his Model X Tesla SUV. Jonathan whisks you off to the fabulous Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg run by General Manager Brian Sommer, another P1 originally from Las Colinas. Les Mars is one truly special place! You’ll have wonderful dinners and tour fantastic wineries like Mark McWilliams’ Arista Winery and Susie Selby’s Selby Winery. And, yes, of course, both Mark and Susie are transplanted Texans and Ticket listeners.And at each of those wineries you’ll have special wine tastings prepared just for you. And trust me about those wines—they are wonderful! And should you need any further endorsement of what a special experience this weekend is we refer you to Donnie and Twiggy Lewis who took this fantastic journey this year. Be the high bidder for this well over $5,000 item and get prepared to leave your heart in California’s wine country!
DOOR PRIZE #1 – Mike Larsen Person Training Package (2 Winners)
Start off 2020 by getting Fit! Long-time Dallas personal trainer Mike Larsen offers his services for a month to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to take better care of yourself. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with Mike to discuss your fitness goals, and then train twice a week at home or a gym. Mike has connections at several gyms, simply choose the one most convenient for you, and Mike will do the rest! Mike’s counsel also includes meal planning with a visit to the grocery store, to help you shop for a healthier lifestyle. And to help you make better choices, he’ll train you how to eat well when on dining out or on the road. Bid on this life changing package for you or someone you love! The value of Mike’s month is $750.
DOOR PRIZE #2 – $500 for Dallas Gold and Silver Person Bracelet
A $500 gift certificate from Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange to be used to purchase the remarkably popular Persona bracelet and beads. Shop DGSE for the best prices by far on engagement rings, wedding rings, diamond jewelry and more with four locations in our area: Southlake, Euless, Grand Prairie and the flagship store at LBJ and Preston road in Dallas. Check exact locations, store hours and their incredible selection of items at www.DGSE.com.
DOOR PRIZE #3 – Autographed College Mini Helmets
Gameday Connexion, your sports and memorabilia headquarters in the Metroplex, has provided us a three-pack of autographed mini-helmets from three of the finest college football players to ever come from Texas colleges. This prize includes a Texas A&M mini-helmet autographed by 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, a Baylor helmet signed by 2011 Heisman winner Robert Griffin and Texas helmet autographed by Longhorn icon Vince Young who just went into college football’s Hall of Fame. The winner gets all three of these helmets from Gameday Connexion, which specializes in sports autographs, collectibles, custom framing and public appearances by athletes. Gameday Connexion, with three local locations plus a store in Round Rock and online site, offers collectibles from more than 180 teams in the U. S. Check out their website at www.gamedayconnexion.com. They sell 100% authentic and licensed items and offer the best value in the memorabilia and collectibles marketplace today!
DOOR PRIZE #4 – Advent 10” Flip-Down DVD Player
Trinity Leather and Accessories has given us an Advent 10 inch all-in-one flip down DVD player for your vehicle. These units can play DVD’s or the user can bring a game player from their home and plug it into the HDMI input. This prize comes complete with two wireless headsets, a remote and installation, and includes a three-year 36,000 mile factory warranty. Trinity Leather and Accessories offers incredible expertise in automotive leather and virtually every other accessory for your vehicle. They’re tops in the industry for upgrading automobile interiors from upholstery to trim and they install a complete range of automotive electronics like these DVD players to stereos and seat heaters and coolers, as well as truck accessories like side steps, bed covers and bed liners. This terrific door prize is valued at $1,100.
Don’t miss some amazing deals from StarPower, only during the Normathon on December 26th (while supplies last). A portion of each offer will be donated to Austin Street Center.
- ARCAM AVR-390 ATMOS RECEIVER, $1,499, REG $2,499 (129AVR390) – $100 DONATION
- KLIPSCH POWERED SOUNDBAR W/ SUB, $398, REG $574 (570BAR48) – $30 DONATION
- SENNHEISER WIRELESS HOME THEATER HEADPHONES, $169, REG $279 (820RS175) – $15 DONATION
- B&W WIRELESS SPEAKER DEMO, $199, REG $699 (180ZEP-B) – $20 DONATION
- REVEL TOWER SPEAKER PAIR, $949, REG $1599 (808F35) – $50 DONATION
- KLIPSCH IN-CEILING SPEAKER PAIR, $459, REG $768 (5705650C) – $40 DONATION
- SONY 65” 4K HDR OLED TV, $3,188, REG $4,499 (88065A9F) – $100 DONATION
- EPSON 4K HOME THEATER PROJECTOR DEMO, $1,588, REG $2,499 (3395040B) – $50 DONATION
- SONY 4K ES HOME THEATER PROJECTOR DEMO, $3,688, REG $9,999 (880385B) – $100 DONATION
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