Imagine Our Youth Fundraising Celebration

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Thursday 06, Sep 2018


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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Marriott – Capitol District
222 N 10th Street
Omaha NE,

About Imagine Our Youth

The 2018 Imagine Our Youth Fundraising Celebration is an evening dedicated to bringing together those who share in our mission to support and strengthen the youth, young adults and families served by Omaha Home for Boys.

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. VIP Reception with the opportunity to meet and interact with keynote speaker, J.R. Martinez
6:15 p.m. Social hour and silent auction
7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:45 p.m. Program

Keynote Speaker | J.R. Martinez

JR Martinez

Omaha Home for Boys is honored to welcome Jose Rene “J.R.” Martinez, an American actor, author, motivational speaker, and retired U.S. Army soldier, to our 2018 Imagine Our Youth Fundraising Celebration!

In March of 2003, Martinez was deployed to Iraq. Shortly thereafter in April he suffered a devastating injury when his Humvee hit a roadside bomb and he sustained severe burns to over 34 percent of his body.

After a grueling recovery that tested Martinez’s determination like never before, he became an actor, author and highly sought-after motivational speaker.

Martinez began his acting career on the Emmy Award winning daytime drama All My Children starring as injured veteran Brot Monroe. Since then he’s appeared on numerous television shows, including Dancing with the Stars where he won season 13 with his dance partner Karina Smirnoff.

Martinez is the author of the New York Times bestseller Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit. He also serves as a spokesperson for Operation Finally Home, as well as for the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and Glasswing International.

Martinez travels the country speaking about his experiences and will bring his message of resilience and hope to the 2018 Imagine Our Youth Fundraising Celebration.


We would like to extend many thanks to our 2018 Imagine Our Youth sponsors. We greatly appreciate your support!

$25,000 Speaker Sponsor

$15,000 Diamond Sponsors

Media Sponsors

$5,000 Emerald Sponsors
Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air
A Friend of the Home

Signs Sponsor
PIP Marketing Signs Print

$2,500 Sapphire Sponsors
Access Systems
American National Bank
Bank of the West
DA Davidson
Darren & Tammy Carlson
Diamond Communication Solutions 
A Friend of the Home
Grunwald Mechanical Contractors & Engineers 
The Lund Company
WellCare Health Plans


Live Auction Items

Bruce Springsteen on Broadway
City Slickers Experience
Thrill of the Hunt at Dismal River Club
Lakin's Bel Lago Escape

Enjoy an intimate evening with The Boss, his guitar, a piano and his stories as Bruce Springsteen brings his solo acoustic performance to Broadway. 

This Experience Includes: 

  • 2 mezzanine tickets to Bruce Springsteen on Broadway
  • 2-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton or comparable hotel
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New York
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

Enjoy two mezzanine level tickets to Springsteen on Broadway, the autobiographical acoustic rock concert from the legendary Bruce Springsteen.

The show has extended its previously sold out run for a third time. Since the show arrived on Broadway in late 2017, fans and critics alike have been wowed by The Boss. The Oscar and Grammy-winning musician treads new theatrical territory with Springsteen on Broadway. The production, which features The Boss telling stories about his life and delivering riveting arrangements of his songs, has been an enormous success. “As portraits of artists go,” Jesse Green wrote in The New York Times, “there may never have been anything as real – and beautiful – on Broadway.” 

While largely a solo show, the singer’s wife Patti Scialfa joins him onstage for a few songs. The Boss’ entrance at the stage door is adjacent to the audience entrance. You may see a crowd standing behind police barricades. Springsteen has signed autographs—though there is no guarantee—and some lucky fans have snapped some up-close photos either before or after the show.

Note:  Winning bidder to provide three date options. Performances are scheduled to run through December 15, 2018 at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. The show is recommended for ages 16 and older. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.

Hotel Accommodations
Enjoy a 2-night stay in a standard guestroom in hotel accommodations such as Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton or comparable, subject to availability.

This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to New York, subject to availability. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program. 

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours. 

Additional Information 

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included. 

Trade the city lights in for blue skies and starry nights as you experience all the thrills of being a cowboy for a day at the Dismal River Club in Mullen, NE. 

This Experience Includes: 

  • Two days, one night lodging for four people in two king suite rooms
  • 5 hour horseback trail ride
  • Dismal River Club branding experience
  • Evening bonfire under the stars

 Food and beverages are not included. 


Breathtaking views, exclusive access and the thrill of the hunt are all part of this unique hunting experience at the Dismal River Club in Mullen, NE. 

This Experience Includes: 

  • Two nights lodging for four people in two king suite rooms
  • Access to 5 Stand and Long Range Shooting Areas
  • 1 1/2 days upland bird hunt

 Food and beverages are not included. 

 The Dismal River Club and the habitat of the Sandhills is unique in that a wide-variety of game birds can be found here, offering the wingshooter a fantastic opportunity for a mixed-bag hunt. The area around the club is home to pheasants, bobwhite quail, prairie grouse (greater prairie-chicken and sharp-tailed grouse), and mourning dove. Additionally, we supplement native populations with pheasants, quail and chukar partridge and we offer exclusive hunting opportunities on our Controlled Shooting Area, which allows us an extended season from September 1 through April 15 each year. All other bird hunts are subject to Nebraska hunting regulations, seasons and bag limits. 

Your luxurious Colorado escape awaits at Lakin’s Bel Lago! Just a short distance from the Beaver Creek Ski Resort and overlooking sparkling Nottingham Lake, you will find the grandest views of Beaver Creek from Lakin’s Bel Lago in Avon, Colorado. With the charm of Europe’s Alpine traditions and a Rocky Mountain feel, you’ll cast your worries aside and enjoy the 5,000+ square feet, 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths of this one-of-a-kind mountain escape.

The Vail Valley is that one place where it’s easy to leave your every day life behind, and enter a world that pleases and pampers in every season. Along with rejuvenating mountain air and inspiring views, world-class restaurants, shops, galleries and recreation for every pursuit are all just minutes away. Near the base of a mountain that sets such a high standard, Lakin’s Bel Lago fits in perfectly with this setting and its luxurious lifestyle.

Experience Includes:

  • Seven days, six nights
  • Four bedroom luxury condo with heated outdoor pool, hot tub and a large deck area with grill
  • Sleeps eight

Blackout dates include the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years as well as the months of June, July and August 2019. Expires December 31, 2019. 


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