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Central Texas Medical Center: News

26th Annual Stars of Texas Gala Auction Items Announced


SAN MARCOS, TEXAS—The Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Foundation will host its 26th annual Stars of Texas Gala on Sunday, October 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center in San Marcos.

Each year, the silent auction is an exciting feature of the Gala, and this year is expected to be no different with travel packages, concert and Formula 1 Racing experiences, designer goods and more on the menu.

Items that will be available for bid the night of the auction include:

Ireland Golf Adventure

The Emerald Isle is a golfing mecca. Unique as a golfing destination, Ireland is home to the highest number of true links golf courses. Many of Ireland’s iconic sights are within easy reach so you can enjoy the historic spots and stunning views. And don’t forget the legendary 19th hole—the ‘craic’ in Ireland is great, both on and off the course! This experience includes: golfing in Dublin, Killarney and Ennis, VIP tickets to the Guinness Storehouse, car rental and 6-night stay for two, including breakfast daily.

US Open Golf Premium Trophy Club

This is a golf lover’s dream! Enjoy two Trophy Club Tickets to the 2020 US Open Golf Championship Rounds. This is the second of the four major championships in golf and is a favorite among the players and fans alike. The tournament is played at a different course every year, the host course for 2020 is Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. This package includes: Two Trophy Club Tickets for Saturday, June 20, 2020 and Sunday, June 21, 2020, 3-night stay at the Grand Hyatt New York or similar from Friday, June 19-Monday, June 22, 2020 and coach class round trip service for two.


5 Night Costa Rican Adventure

This experience includes: 5-night stay for four at a Los Suenos Resort and Marina 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom condo, roundtrip ground transportation from the airport in San Jose to Los Suenos Resorts and Marina and your choice of one of Costa Rica’s most popular adventures.

Lady Gaga in Vegas

Lady Gaga is known for her unconventionality and provocative work, as well as visual experimentation. See the Grammy and Oscar winner in glamourous Las Vegas next year. The winning bidder will get the choice of two tickets to Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano on May 10, 2020 or two tickets to Lady Gaga Enigma on May 15, 2020. Both options include a two-night stay at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for two.

The Players Championship Package

Originally known as the Tournament Players Championship, the Players Championship offers the highest prize fund of any golf tournament and hosts a field that usually includes the top 50 players in the world. Your Players Championship experience includes: two tickets to Saturday and Sunday rounds of the Players Championship in 2020 at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl., access to the Turn Hospitality Club, three-night double occupancy hotel stay for two and coach class roundtrip service for two.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Snow Lovers’ Package

Bundle up for a three-night stay in beautiful British Columbia. Nestled at the foot of the Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, the majestic Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options and a full-service spa. This top-rated ski resort offers some of the finest skiing in North America. Enjoy a standard Fairmont room with daily breakfast for two, roundtrip coach class airfare for two to Vancouver and $500 in Fairmont gift cards which can be used towards lift tickets for skiing or snowboarding at Whistler and Blackcomb ski resorts.

Circuit of Americas Package

Get your motors running for this Formula 1 Grand Prix and concert package. The highest bidder will receive two tickets to the 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix November 1-3, 2019, two tickets reserved Turn 15 grandstand seats, two tickets to the Tower Observation Deck and three-day parking pass. During the weekend, you will also be able to see Grammy-winners Imagine Dragons and P!nk perform live at the Music Festival Superstage on November 2.

Argentina Fly Fishing Trip

If you would like to fly fish in small creeks, beautiful small rivers, nice lagoons or small lakes, this is the perfect destination for technical dry flies and nymphs. The Northern Patagonia region has the largest variety of Trout fisheries in Argentina. This amazing opportunity will allow you five full days of guided fly fishing in Patagonia and accommodations at Maiten Lodge, with room for up to 10 fishermen. The lodge is located just five minutes from downtown. Guests will enjoy the peace and quite of the area and the unique views offered by Los Andes mountain range and volcano.

Dove Hunt in Argentina

Dove hunt in the sport’s world capital of Cordoba, Argentina. The Northern area of the Province of Cordoba is a paradise for wing shooters from the United States and Europe with an Eared Dove population of over 50 million birds. A regular program for dove shooting includes four nights at one of Pointer lodges and three and a half days of shooting with an expert field guide.

Kissing Tree Golf Package

You don’t have to travel far to test your skills on a beautiful golf course. Grab three of your closest golfers for a round at Kissing Tree. In addition to a round of golf, this package includes lunch or dinner and drinks for four, a Kissing Tree golf bag, leather shoe bag and various Kissing Tree swag.

Luxury Items from Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott and more…

Each year, the Stars of Texas Gala supports service and technology expansions keeping CTMC on the leading edge of healthcare. This year’s proceeds will benefit the CTMC Women’s Center Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is a nine-bed unit with two isolation rooms for readmission infants up to 28 days old.

Individual tickets are $200 and available until October 1 via


About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.

Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $10.6 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS). With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, Adventist Health System (AHS) is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.


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