Car Raffle | 12 Days of Normathon Auction | Major Auction Items

The 23rd Annual Whataburger Normathon will be the focus of the Invasion from November. 27th through its culmination – a full day of broadcasting, LIVE on Dec. 26th from 6am-7pm at Crest Infiniti on the Crest Luxury Car Campus in Frisco.

The month-long effort raises money for the Austin Street Center for the Homeless, which has been recognized nationally for its remarkable work combating homelessness.

The event has touched and bettered the lives of thousands of people in its 22-year existence, and it’s all due to the incredible generosity and care of The Ticket listeners who’ve responded with ever-increasing support. Together over the last 22 years we have raised almost $9 million to help Austin Street Center.

Besides the title sponsorship from Whataburger (who jumped on board from the very inception), the success has been incredibly boosted by the support and generosity of our friends at Crest Cars.

How to be Part of Whataburger Normathon:

* BUY a Raffle Ticket for one of THREE brand-new vehicles from Crest Cars. All thanks to Crest Cars and their GM, Mike Brosin.

* BID on our “Twelve Days of Christmas” items you will find below. Listen to Norm and D Invasion (10am-noon, weekdays on 96.7FM, 1310AM and via the Sportsday App) to bid on the item of the day.

* ATTEND one of the Whataburger Normathon Remotes at Whataburger locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. At each stop, visit with the Norm and D Invasion AND drop off your unused clothing, which The Ticket will then take to Austin Street Center after the show end.

* NORMATHON DAY – Tuesday, December 26th – there will be AWESOME items up for bid. A complete list of items and bidding information will be posted soon! We will also accept donations (monetary and clothing) at Crest on the day of the 27th

* DONATE – Text AUSTINSTREET to 56651 and you can donate any amount you see fit, directly to Austin Street Center for the Homeless OR use the form below


In partnership with the Crest Family of Dealerships, we are pleased to kick off our annual car raffle starting Monday, November 27th.

Only 4,500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be Monday, December 26th at 6:10 pm.


2024 Cadillac CT4 Luxury

Purchase your raffle ticket, and you could experience the 2024 Cadillac CT4 luxury small sedan equipped with class-leading technology, features designed to turn heads, and the performance of a 237 horsepower engine. 

This car features an 8″ diagonal multi-touch HD color screen and Natural Voice Recognition technology; Bose® premium Surround Sound 14-speaker audio system; and Acoustic laminated glass to help keep out traffic and road noise – and let you enjoy the ride. 

And this car looks sharp. It will come in Argent Silver Metallic and feature a beige interior. 

2024 Infiniti QX 50 PURE

Your Car raffle ticket could lead you to an impressive new 2024 Infiniti QX Pure. This car is built around innovation, refined for those who demand more. This is a style reinvented for those who defy the status quo. This is luxury reimagined around you.

This car features a 268-horsepower engine, LED lights, and an 8-way power driver seat to make sure your drive is a perfect fit. Inside, you’ll find 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower INFINITI InTouch® HD dual displays. 

This 2024 Infinity QX50 PURE from Crest will come in Lunar White with a Graphite interior

2024 Volvo XC40 B5

The 2024 Volvo XC40 B5 is a dynamic luxury SUV with the safety features, style, and performance you come to expect from Volvo. The B4 FWD powertrain is no longer available, leaving behind the more powerful B5 AWD configuration.  

With a Digital Driver Display, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth Connectivity, Google Assistant, and a high-performance sound system this car will not only give you the power to take you anywhere but will make your trip that much more enjoyable 

This 2024 Volvo VC40 B5 will come in Fjord Blue with a Charcoal interior.

It is so easy – just use your credit card at the button above or below. And remember, a 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.

Thank you for your continued support of the Crest Car raffle. We hope you’ll do as you have always done – quickly sell out this year’s event once again, and you could be the winner of a brand-new Crest Cadillac, Infiniti or Volvo. Buy your raffle tickets knowing that you’re supporting the most marvelous homeless center in our country… Austin Street Center for the Homeless.

12 DAYS OF WHATABURGER NORMATHON (Starting December 8th)

Twelve Days of the Whataburger Normathon runs December 7-22 and features a fabulous auction item for bid each day of the Norm and D Invasion (10am-noon, weekdays on 96.7FM, 1310AM and via the Sportsday App). Place your bid by calling the station during the daily broadcast.

Thursday December 7th

The St Rocco’s Feast

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 your party of 8. And we’ll add OUR party as the entire crew plus spouses from The Invasion will join you for one huge dinner—appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine—all served homestyle in the manner that has made St. Rocco’s so famous and popular.

The 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

Friday, December 8th

Iconic David Woo Photos

We will be auctioning off TWO of the most iconic photos in Rangers history……one is the photo third from the left in what I’m sending you of the celebration on the field after the Kenny Rogers perfect game…..the other of David Woo’s photos is Nolan Ryan releasing the ball on what would be the 5,000 strikeout of his magnificent career.

Imagine being able to feature these two iconic photos in your office or man cave – becoming an instant conversation piece for your friends and family as you share these photos

These two photos from spectacular photographer David Woo will be auctioned off as one item.

Monday, December 11th

Night Out at Bob’s on Lemon

This will be a dinner you won’t forget. Not only will you get to experience an incredible meal from Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Lemon Avenue, you’ll be joined by four amazing hosts.

Joining your group will be Bob and his wife Monica, along with Norm and his wife Mary as you wine and dine on some of the best Bob’s has to offer.

Not only will you be treated to a delicious meal, Bob’s will also help pair the perfect wine to go with your dinner as you enjoy a meal with some great company.

Tuesday, December 12th

Ron Speed Mexico Fishing

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 (one additional space can be purchased 1/2 off) and is good any time between December 2023 and June 2024, depending on available dates and your schedule. Airfare is not included.

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 (Hotel is not included, but Ron Speed can help)

Includes $100 in Fishing World Gift Certificates.

Wed. December 13th

The Dallas Cowboys VIP

This will be one of the most celebrated moments in Dallas Cowboys history, and you can see it all from a suite! This package includes FOUR (4) Club Level Tickets to see the Dallas Cowboys play the Detroit Lions.

But this isn’t just any game – this is a game Jimmy Johnson will go into the Ring of Honor.

And to make your experience that much better – you’ll have your parking taken care of with a pass.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary package to see a historical moment, the Cowboys make a playoff run with this extraordinary package.

Thursday, December 14th

Cotton Bowl VIP

On December 29th two top 10 teams will take the field in Arlington at AT&T Stadium when Ohio State takes on Missouri – and you could be there to see it all!

Win this Normathon auction package and you’ll not only get 4 tickets to the game, you’ll get 4 tickets to the pregame bash, plus a worry-free experience getting to and from the game.

That is right, Premiere Transportation will be there with a limo to pick you up at the time you schedule, drop you off for the game, and return to pick you up in a limo to take you home.

Friday, December 15th

Dinner at Bob’s in McKinney

Experience Bob’s Steak & Chop House at his newest restaurant in McKinney at Craig Ranch.

Not only will you be treated to a delicious meal, Bob’s will also help pair the perfect wine to go with your dinner as you enjoy a meal with some great company.

That is right, your party of six will be joined by Norm Hitzges and his wife Mary for a night of laughs and stories throughout Norm’s travels and 48 years in sports media.

Monday, December 18th

Ultimate Rangers Package

This is your chance for you and three guests to attend a Texas Rangers Home Game at Globe Life Field for the 2024 season.

Wait. did we say one Texas Rangers game? We meant TWO Texas Rangers games.

Be there to watch the World Champions in person in prime seats, valued at a minimum of $150 for each group of tickets. (Subject to Availability).

Don’t miss out on seeing Seagar, Semien and a dynamic Rangers pitching staff play in 2024.

Tuesday, December 19th

Texas Motor Speedway

If you are a racing fan, this is the package for you. The winning bidder of this Normathon Auction item will receive a tremendous package from Texas Motor Speedway.

You’ll receive FOUR (4) tickets valid for one of the top races on the schedule PLUS ONE (1) VIP Parking Pass.

Don’t miss out on this experience to attend some of the most exciting sports and entertainment experiences in the new year at Texas Motor Speedway

Wed. December 20th

Chef Mark McDaniel Meals

Catering by Chef Mark and
their team await your culinary desires by giving the gift of good taste! Our
Personal Chef Service offers TWELVE (12) deliveries, with each delivery providing
2 complete meals for a household (up to five guests). Imagine coming home and
not having to worry about answering that dreaded question… “What’s for
Dinner?” All custom designed around your tastes. Delivery area up to 20 miles from zip code 75034. . More information
can be found on their Facebook Business Page: @cateringbychefmark.

Thursday, December 21st

The Invasion at Your House

Win this package and you won’t just be listening to the Invasion with Donovan Lewis and Matt McClearin – you’ll have the experience of having this dynamic duo broadcast inside your own home.

Don’t miss out on this unique P1 experience and opportunity to impress the fellow P1s, P2s. and marginal P3s in your life with your very own Invasion broadcast.

We’ll also include a couple gift bags, filled with Ticket merch as part of this experience. Don’t miss out!

Friday, December 22nd

Join the Invasion at Bob’s

This is your chance to be part of the Norm and D Invasion’s family dinner! Win this auction item and you’ll secure your seats at the table – for you and five guests.

We’ll coordinate schedules and meet for a delicious dinner at Bob’s Steak and Chop House in Plano where your party of six be joined by Norm and The Invasion with their spouses for an evening of good eats and great times.

GM Silvio Carbone will take fantastic care of us – Appetizers, Entrees, Desert, and Wine will all be taken care of.


On Whataburger Normathon Day – December 26th – fabulous auction items will be offered for bids from 6am until 7pm. Simply click the link below to make a bid, or text AUSTINSTREET to 56651 to have the link send right to your device.


Item #1 | Lone Star Park Suite for 20 PLUS Norm Handicap

Once again Lone Star Park has generously donated a suite for your group of 20 for either a day or night of thoroughbred or quarter horse racing during the 2024 Lone Star season. 

Your private suite for 20 includes: 

-Parking passes and programs

-A suite-level buffet 

-An 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. The total value of this package is more than $3,000! 

Item #2 | Fishing Trip for 2 to 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! 

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 backcountry. 

For the next six days, you’ll live in your air-conditioned cabin on the beautiful Otter houseboat. All food and alcohol are 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 2024 through February 2025 depending on availability and is valued at $10,000! 

Prize includes a $100 gift certificate from Robert Carter’s Fishin’ World

Item #3 | Pat Green Home Concert 

Picture this!!! Country and western star Pat Green sitting in your home giving a personal concert. High bidder gets to invite up to 20 friends because with a crowd that size Pat won’t even need a microphone. 

He’ll simply set up in your living room or back patio and sing hits from his seven albums like Texas On My Mind, Drinkin’ Days, Girls From Texas, and Wave on Wave.

But wait, there’s more! Desperado’s will cater to your crowd of 20! They’ll bring nachos, chicken flautas, fajitas, Desperado’s shrimp, dessert, and even margaritas! 

Desperado’s is family-owned and operated for 44 years and proud caterers for the Cowboys, Mavs, Stars, Rangers, SMU, The Ticket, and Super Bowl 45. 

Get the party started with a Pat Green personal concert in your home AND Desperado’s catering!

Item #4 | A Lunch for Eight with Dirk Nowitzki at Sevy’s Grill in a Private Room

Secure the winning bid for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy lunch with former Dallas Maverick and NBA Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki!

Imagine sitting across from Dirk, hearing firsthand stories about his iconic moments on the court. This auction win isn’t just about sharing a meal; it’s a unique opportunity to connect with a sports icon, creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

You and eight (8) guests will join Dirk in a private room at Sevy’s Grill on Preston Road. With a varied menu to please every palate, professional service, complimentary valet, and a warm, inviting atmosphere, you won’t find a finer experience in Dallas.

This dream could become reality if you are the high bidder in this 23rd Annual Whataburger Normathon Auction Item.

Item #5 | Sirenian Bay Resort Package

Pack your bags and get ready for the most incredible stay at Sirenian Bay in Belize. 

Get your friends together and get ready for Four Nights for up to 4 people in a 2-bedroom beach bungalow for an all inclusive** experience at Sirenian Bay. This package includes unlimited food and drink options (beer, wine, well drinks, non-alcoholic drinks).  You must get yourself to Belize City airport (there are direct flights from Dallas) and once there Sirenian Bay takes over with their unmatched hospitality

This vacation will be like a dream with ground transfer from the airport (BZE or PLJ), Snorkel excursion to Silk & Moho Cayes and a dinner on the beach for FOUR people. 

But that isn’t all. 

You’ll have complimentary Wi-Fi, use of kayaks, paddle boards, and bicycles. You’ll have access to a large open beach area with beach games and toy, resort pool and hot tub, fitness center and more. 

Excludes: Airfare to Belize, Gratuity, Steak & Lobster (seasonal) available for a small upcharge based on Market Rates 

Item #6 | Have you ever wanted your own racehorse?

Imagine, not just watching the horses rushing down the stretch, but cheering on YOUR horse. It is an incredible feeling you can have time and time again with this Whataburger Normathon major auction item courtesy of CJ Thoroughbreds. 

The 2023 Whataburger Normathon is presenting you a unique opportunity to secure a 10% ownership share in a promising 2022 Street Boss colt!

The winning bidder gets 10% of the lifetime winnings of this horse and never has to pay any expenses related to the horse..

 All expenses associated with the horse, from training to veterinary care, will be fully covered by CJ Thoroughbreds, allowing the winning bidder to share in the potential financial gains without the burden of ongoing costs.

The Street Boss colt’s pedigree is impressive, and his athleticism was further evidenced by a provided photo and video showcasing his galloping prowess. CJ Thoroughbreds has meticulously selected this horse as their best young prospect, and the auction presents an exclusive chance for passionate horse racing enthusiasts to become part of an exciting venture with the potential for significant success. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Item #7 | A 5 Star Experience in New Orleans

Don’t miss out on your chance at an incredible New Orleans experience for 3 days and 2 nights at the Windsor Court in The French Quarter – considered to be the finest hotel in New Orleans, plus two roundtrip airfare for two.

New Orleans offers a vibrant blend of history, culture, and entertainment that captivates visitors from around the world. Start your journey in the heart of the French Quarter, where the iconic Jackson Square sets the stage for a cultural immersion.

Explore the historic St. Louis Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll through the lively streets filled with jazz music, and sample the city’s renowned cuisine, from beignets at Café du Monde to gumbo at local eateries. The French Quarter also boasts a lively nightlife, with countless jazz clubs and bars lining the streets, providing the perfect backdrop for an evening of celebration.

Trip dates mutually agreed upon by the high bidder and the Windsor Court Hotel.

Thanks to Dave Johnson and Horizon Capital for the donation of this item

Item #8 | Your Own Home Theater from Starpower

Turn your home into a first-class entertainment center by being the high bidder for the remarkable package from Starpower. This prize includes: 

—4K projector

—106-inch projector screen

— In-ceiling speaker system


— 7.2 CH A/V Receiver

The total retail cost of the system is just over $13,000! But the high bidder today is very likely to get an incredible bargain and help Austin Street Center for the Homeless. 

Basic installation of the system is included as an incredible cost saving measure to the winner

Item #9 | An Orlando Experience in Margaritaville!

Drift away with a 5-day, 4-night stay at the Margaritaville resort in Orlando FL, PLUS 2 Round Trip Coach tickets on American Airlines.

Margaritaville Resort in Orlando offers a tropical oasis in the heart of Central Florida, providing guests with a laid-back and vibrant atmosphere inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer Jimmy Buffett. The resort features spacious accommodations, a sprawling water park, and a variety of dining and entertainment options

Orlando is home to some of the greatest attractions in the world with the world-renowned Dinsey World and Universal Studios.

Beyond the theme parks, Orlando boasts outdoor activities and cultural attractions. Explore the beautiful gardens of Leu Gardens or stroll around Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. From theme park excitement to outdoor tranquility, Orlando ensures a diverse and exciting itinerary for visitors of all ages.

Thanks to Dave Johnson and Horizon Capital for the donation of this item

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