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Charity Bachelor Auction

 

You read that right:

 BACHELOR AUCTION!

 

A total of nine handsome gentlemen will be available to bid on to go on pre-arranged, fun dates. There are also couples and family packages available, so the bidding is open to everyone. Cocktail & mingle hour at 6pm, bidding begins at 7pm. $5 admission. Hosted by Bug Country's Dave Silvers and "Taylor at Work" from our sister station WUTQ.

 

Here are the bachelors available.

See below for pictures and bios:

 

1.Big Poppa Gary Spears, morning show host of 97.9/105.5 KISS-FM

2. Craig Miles, works part time at Bug Country 99.7 & 101.1 and Turning Stone Resort Casino

3. Mat Howe, Clark Mills. Works several jobs: Landscaping, restaurant, bounce house company.

4. Jose Rizzo, Senior Teller First Niagara Bank.

5. Daniel Yates, Paramedic.

6. Carl Burr, college student.

7. Don Baylor, Draftsman.

8. Bob Leuenberger, Business Owner.

9. Greg Lowry, Asset Protection Manager.


1. "Big Poppa"Gary Spears

Nickname: Well...Big Popp

Height: 6 foot-something.

Hi, I'm Gary.
CNY born & raised.
I'm thirty something years old.
Divorced father of 2.
I have a pretty cool job with amazing friends.
I'm up for pretty much anything. Quiet convo over coffee. Trying out a new place to eat, or hit up one of CNY's go-to faves.
Love going to live events, concerts, sporting events & shows and
adventuring like rollercoasters & family reunions lol.
Seriously though... Don't expect much... I suck.
Entrance song: Come Get It Bae-Pharrell.
 
Date outing: Pair of Zac Brown concert tickets for SPAC on Sunday, August 24th with an "Eat 'n' Greet!" You get to meet and eat with the band!!

2. Craig Miles

Nickname: Craigger h

Age: 23

Height: 5’11

Occupation: Farm Hand, Stage Hand, Cameraman, Board Operator and legend in my own mind. Ha ha.

Hobbies/Interests: Whitewater Kayaking, Hiking, Camping, Golfing, Reading

List 3 words that best describe you: Loud, Funny, did I mention Loud?

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? And why? To summon cheese on command… I really like cheese.

Favorite sport: Baseball

What is your idea of a perfect date? I would love to take her out for a day in the sun and finish with a campfire by the lake.

What is something your friends do not know about you? As a kid I “used to” sing and dance around my house in my underwear.

List 3 things you want to do in your lifetime: Visit Germany, Drive/Hike/Bike across the country, Marry Taylor Swift or Jennifer Lawrence… or both!

List 3 things you cannot live without: Chicken Wings, My Friends/Family, Music

Where can you be found on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Outdoors - working, playing or somewhere in between.

Favorite movie/TV show: TV – The Following, Movie – Terminator 2

Favorite Food/Meal: Chicken Wings.

Why should women bid on you?: Do it for 'Merica!

Entrance song: Timber – Kesha and Pitbull.

 

Date outing: Stanley Theater special backstage tour with Executive Director Jerry Kraus, plus names on the electronic Stanley marquee and lunch at the Bagel Grove.


3. Mat Howe

Nickname: Matty

Height: 5ft 5in.

Occupation: Landscaping, Restaurants, Bounce Houses

Hobbies/interests: Relax and chill out when possible (camp, beach, fires)

3 words that best describe me: Funny, Nice, Hardworking.

IF I HAD A SUPERPOWER and why: To fly because who wouldn't wanna fly!?     

Fave Sport: Baseball        

Idea of a perfect date: Dinner and ice cream then just spending time together either going for a walk or sitting by a fire.       

Fave song: It changes too often LOL       

LIST 3 THINGS YOU WANT TO DO IN YOUR LIFETIME: skydive, parasail, go to Bahamas

LIST 3 THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: family, friends, work

WHERE CAN YOU BE FOUND ON A SATURDAY MORNING? setting up bounce houses                           

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW: 12 Rounds and Forensic Files

FAVORITE FOOD: chicken riggies

WHY SHOULD WOMEN BID ON ME? I'm an all-around nice guy and will treat you right

Entrance song: Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) – Pitbull ft. T-Pain.

 

Date outing: Movie passes to the Marquee Cinemas in New Hartford with popcorn and soda, plus dessert at Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. 


4. Jose Rizzo

Age: 19

Height: 5'8

Occupation: Senior teller for First Niagara.

Hobbies/Interests: Anything involving the water, social outings/drinking/dinners, being active, family orientated.

3 words that describe me: Outgoing, fun, caring.

If I had a superpower and why: Teleporting so explore the world.

Idea of a perfect date: either a nice meal out on the beach then walk along it. Or cooking dinner for/with significant other.

What is something your friends do not know about you? Friends don't know how much I truly appreciate and care for them.

List 3 things you want to do in your lifetime: Travel, build my dream home, give back in some way

Where can you be found on a Saturday morning: Sunny Saturday out with friends or family.

Favorite food: pizza or homemade Mac n cheese.

Favorite movie/TV show: Thelma and Louise the walking dead

Why should women bid on me?  Because I'm the perfect gentleman. Entrance song: Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo.

 

Date outing: Erie Canal Friday Night Party Cruise and dinner at Franco's Pizza, Central Plaza, Ilion.


5. Daniel Yates

Nickname: Bulldog
Age: 34 Height: 5'8''
Occupation: Paramedic.
Hobbies: Motorcycling, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling.
3 words that describe me: Honest, trustworthy, easy going.
Fav sport: football.
Perfect date: good food and conversation, maybe some dancing or hanging out at a bonfire. 
3 things I wanrt to do in my lifetime: 1.See Aalaska 2.Have a family 3.Enjoy life.
3 things can't live without: Family, friends and my toys.
Where i can be found on a Saturday: in the summer out on my motorcycle and winter on my sled.
Fav movie/TV show: Two and a Half Men. Duck Dynasty.
Fav food: steak and pizza.
Why women should bid on me: Well.. I'm a easy going, laid back guy, who likes to have fun, honest and respectful. 
Entrance song: Justin Moore - Point At You.
 
Date outing: Movie passes to Marquee Cinemas in New Hartford, $25 for dinner Moe's Southwest Grill, plus dessert at Hoopla Frozen Yogurt. 

6. Carl Burr

Nickname CBJ 
Age 21  Height 5-8 
Occupation: college student.
Hobbies/Interests: Anime Video Games Manga and watching movies.
3 words that describe me: friendly Active Skillful.
The superpower I would pick is super speed so that if my friends and family need me I can be there for them.
 Favorite sport is football.
Idea of a perfect date is sitting around a bonfire with friends and family. Something my friends do not know about me: that I’m scared to lose them as friends.
3 thing I want to do in my lifetime: to do more marathons, complete college and get a career.
3 thing i cannot live without: friends, family, music. 
Where i can be find on a sunny, Saturday afternoon: outside, hanging out with friends and family 
Favorite movie: The Avengers.
Favorite food/meal: chicken riggies.
Why should women bid on me: I’m fun to be around and I have a great personality.
Entrance song: We Own The Night by The Wanted.
 
Date outing: Unlimited ride passes at Sylvan Beach Amusement Park and dinner at Yesterday's Royal in Sylvan Beach.

7. Don Baylor

Nickname: Superman
Age: 34
Height: 6'2" Weight: 225lbs.
Occupational: Draftsman and also an Architectural Student.
Hobbies/Interests: Camping, Dancing, and Traveling.
Three words to describe me: Integrity, Friend, Reliable.
Superpower: See nickname Lol
Favorite Sport: Football (New York Jets).
Idea of a perfect date: Anything that brings a smile to her face.
Something my friends don't know about me: I sing as loud as I can in the shower...badly.
Three things I would like to do in my lifetime: Skydive again, see the seven wonders of the world, become a groundbreaking architect.
Three things I cannot live without: my daughter, my friends, and my family.
Where can I be found on a sunny Saturday afternoon: hiking a peak in the closest mountain range or on the beach with my Munchkin.
Favorite Movie: Big Daddy.
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich.
Why should women bid on me: I am one of the last chivalrous men out there, I keep the smiles aplenty, and the laughter contagious.
Entrance song: Luke Bryan - That's My Kinda Night.
 
Date outing: Erie Canal Friday Night Party Cruise plus Mangia Mancrina's Wood Fired Pizza in Herkimer's "Share Your Love, Not Your Pizza" dinner: 2 pizzas, 2 drinks and fire roasted baby peppers. 

8. Bob Leuenberger
Nickname: Cupcake
Age: 42 Height: 6"
Occupation: Business owner.
Hobbies/Interests: being outdoors, time with family, watching movies.
List 3 words that best describe you: shy, kind, honest.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I would fly so I could get to places quickly!
Favorite sport: volleyball.
What is your idea of a perfect date? Nice summer drive through the countryside to a beautiful lakefront picnic spot. 
List 3 things you want to do in your lifetime:  have a home that is mine and needs no work, meet a wonderful woman, have a family of my own.
List 3 things you cannot live without: ice cream, the bible, the Lord.
Where can you be found on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Hanging out with friends or family.
Favorite movie/TV show: any movie.
Favorite Food/Meal: coconut pie.
Why should women bid on you?: I am easy to talk to and fun to be around so you are sure to have a good time with me.
Please list the song that you would like to use as your entrance song: Lollipop (Candy Man) by Aqua.
 
Date outing: Matt Brewery tour, $25 Brewery Gift Shop gift card, and lunch at Zeina's Cafe, Varick Street in Utica.

9. Greg Lowry

Nickname: Goyo 
Age:   44    Height: 5' 4"
Occupation:  Safety and Compliance Manager
Hobbies/Interests: Wine making,cooking, fishing, hiking, music, watching the sun set.
List 3 words that best describe you: romantic, outgoing, gentleman. 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? And why?  Mind reading-It would make my job so much easier and I would be able to read women's minds.
Favorite sport: Baseball.
What is your idea of a perfect date? Dinner, drinks and lots of talking. To see if we have chemistry.
What is something your friends do not know about you? Trained with Homeland Security.
List 3 things you want to do in your lifetime: Travel Europe, Sky dive, Visit all U.S. National Parks.
List 3 things you cannot live without: Car, music, love.
Where can you be found on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Outside enjoying it!
Favorite movie/TV show: Titanic, The walking Dead.
Favorite Food/Meal: Seafood, fresh fish with vegetables.
Why should women bid on you?: Big things come in small packages.
Please list the song that you would like to use as your entrance song:  ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man.
 

Date outing: Movie at Marquee Cinemas in New Hartford, dinner at Kirby's in Yorkville, dessert at Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt in New Hartford.


Anyone can bid on Date or Family Packages:

 

Family Package 1:

1 Year Utica Zoo Family Membership

Large Pizza from Primo's Pizza, Rt. 5, Kirkland

Family Day Pass to Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo in Rome

4 Pack of Boonville-Oneida County Fair tickets

4 Pack of Herkimer County Fair Tickets

Approx Value: $178

 

Family Package 2:

Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, 2 adult & 2 child admissions

Large Pizza from Primo's Pizza, Rt. 5, Kirkland

4 Games of Mini Golf at Bonomo's, Rt. 5, Kirkland

4 Pack of Herkimer County Fair Tickets

Family Day Pass to Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo in Rome

Approx Value: $143

 

Date Package 1:

2 S.U. Football tickets vs. Villanova 8/30 or Maryland 9/20

Haircut from $12.99 Cuts in Whitesboro or Rome

$25 Gift Certificate to Olney's Flowers, North James Street, Rome

$25 Gift Card to Laser Spa 610, French Road, New Hartford

5.5 carat amethyst, 1 carat Garnet sterling silver cocktail ring, valued at $400. Donated by Gary & Bev Zilkowski.

Approx. Value: $580

 

Date Package 2:

Full "Afternoon Tea" at The Oak & Ivy Bed & Breakfast, North George Street, Rome

Haircut from $12.99 Cuts in Whitesboro or Rome

$25 Gift Certificate to Olney's Flowers, North James Street, Rome

4.8 carat skyblue topaz, .28 blue sapphire, 10k gold ring. Valued at $400. Donated by Gary & Bev Zilkowski.

$25 Gift Card to Joette's Gifts, Genesee Street, New Hartford.

Approx. Value: $550

 

Date Package 3:

2 passes to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich

$25 Gift Certificate to Hot Off The Brick Pizzeria, Clark Mills

4 Passes to the Boonville-Oneida County Fair

$25 Herb Philipson's Gift Card

2 Cups of Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt, New Hartford

Approx. Value: $94

 

Items subject to change.

 

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