Live Auction items

Get a sneak peak at some of this year's highlighted live auction items.

World Class Fishing Trip to the Ozarks: Whitebrooke Estate

bass fishEscape to the Ozarks on a weeklong trip to Whitebrooke Estate in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Located on Bull Shoals Lake, this beautiful estate is ideal for entertaining with 12 residential suites, pool and tiki bar, tennis courts, guest houses, conference room, commercial catering kitchen and full bar.

Bull Shoals Lake has some of the best fishing in the nation where 12 pound bass reside. Largemouth, spotted, and white bass abound with crappie, channel cat, bream, and walleye. Less than five minutes away is the world renowned White River, a trout fishing destination where rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout thrive. A large federal hatchery nearby assures continuous stocking. This trip can include a tour of the Ranger Boat factory. If you love the great outdoors in a luxurious setting, this getaway is for you! This package includes eight First/Business Class tickets generously donated by Delta Airlines.

Donated by: FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) and Delta Airlines

Muirfield Village Golf Weekend

MVGC hole09 editedEnjoy a weekend at the exclusive Muirfield Village Golf Club (MVGC) in Dublin, Ohio. Join Pat Walsh, a longtime club member, at the home course of Jack Nicklaus and annual host of the PGA Memorial Tournament, as well as the Walker, Solheim, and President's Cups.

This weekend begins on a Saturday morning with your foursome joining Pat on a private jet to Ohio provided by Club Jet. From there you'll play up to 54 holes over the course of two days. On Saturday night, enjoy a deluxe four-bedroom villa located adjacent to the first fairway. Dinner will include prime steak and seafood, which will be prepared and served at the villa. Bring your best game as Muirfield’s member tees boast a 74.1 rating with a 148 slope. Scratch golfers are welcome to try the tips (76.9/153). The date will be mutually determined by all parties.

Donated by: Club Jet and Spencer Stuart

ESPY Awards with Adrian Peterson

ESPYS editedWe've all watched them. Now be there live as the guest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. You and a guest will join Adrian to take in the 2014 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on July 16. Adrian won Best NFL Player and Comeback Athlete in 2013...what's in store for 2014? After the awards, join Adrian for dinner with his friends. Airfare and two night hotel stay included.

Donated by: All Day Foundation and Friends of Children's

Dinner with the Doctors

NeoDinner editedEnjoy an eight-course gourmet dinner for 10 prepared and served by Children’s Neonatologists. Using a menu inspired by Chef Ferran Adria of Michelin Three Star elBulli restaurant, and under the guidance of a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, the neonatologists from Children's - Minneapolis will prepare and serve a gourmet dinner for you and nine guests of your choosing. Fusing molecular gastronomy with modernist and classical cooking techniques, the group will prepare eight fascinating dishes using sustainable and local ingredients. Each course will feature a perfectly paired wine or libation. End the meal with surprising, decadent desserts. Date, time, location and menu to be mutually agreed upon.

Donated by: Minnesota Neonatal Physicians

Napa Valley Experience

Napa editedTwo couples can explore Napa Valley with this four-night exclusive package that includes a private vineyard stay, behind the scene tours and more! The Staglin family has generously offered to host you at their vineyard in Rutherford. Both couples will stay in the historic Steckter house, receive a VIP tour and tasting at their vineyard, and an etched three-liter bottle of 2009 Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, which was rated 95 points by Robert Parker’s “The Wine Advocate.” Truly an exclusive opportunity to stay at this renowned and highly acclaimed winery!

From the Staglin Family Vineyard, you can venture off to a private tasting hosted by Bob and Sue Greenberg at their Frog’s Leap Vineyard. Frog’s Leap is a historic winery amongst 130 acres of vineyards in Rutherford. The last two nights, treat yourselves to rest and relaxation at the beautiful Villagio Inn and Spa in Yountville, known for its lush garden setting accented by fountains, frescoes and flowing waterways.

The last stop on your tour of Napa is the Gargiulo Vineyard in Oakville. Enjoy a private catered dinner in the vineyard with Valerie and Jeff Gargiulo, or a morning hike guided by the Gargiulos followed by a “burritos and bubbles” breakfast. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience! All private tours are for mutually agreed upon dates and times. Delta Airlines will take your group to Napa and back with First/Business Class tickets.

Donated by: Staglin Family Vineyard, Garguilo Vineyard, Frog’s Leap Vineyard, Villagio Inn and Spa and Delta Airlines

Escape 21 Pontoon Boat

Larson editedSummer in Minnesota just got better with the newly created Escape Pontoon by Larson Boat Company. The Escape is the next generation pontoon and completely rewrites what you once thought a pontoon boat to be. With 100 years of boat-building heritage, Larson set out to create a pontoon that planes on top of the water, not plow through water like a traditional pontoon boat. With a new, innovative design, the Escape is able to achieve a higher top speed than the competition using the same horsepower engine. It measures 21 feet 4 inches long with a 10-person capacity.

Some of the other amenities include a raised two-tone fiberglass helm, built-in sink, cooler, lockable glove box, 5 gal. fresh water tank, rotary tilt steering, mahogany steering wheel, and integrated footrest.

The Larson Escape is simply the most beautifully designed and most thoroughly engineered pontoon available today. Winner to pay tax, title and license.

Donated by: Larson Boat Company

Oregon Winery Trip

vineyard editedTwo couples will enjoy the best that the Willamette Valley has to offer with a three-night stay at the Winery Hill guesthouse on the grounds of the prestigious Domaine Serene Winery. Recently, the 2010 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir was named the #3 Wine of the Year, Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2013. A true couples retreat, enjoy your own private getaway at the two bedroom, two bathroom guesthouse with picturesque views from every vantage and the heart of the valley at your fingertips. You will experience this unique and unspoiled region in grand style.

You are invited to an early evening wine reception at Domaine Serene owners Ken and Grace Evenstads’ home situated high atop the Dundee Hills with spectacular views and gardens. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and selected library wines from the Evenstads’ cellar while surrounded by the vineyards that produced them.

A case of their flagship wine, the Evenstad Reserve, from the highly acclaimed 2008 vintage is included as well as a VIP tour of their landmark five-level gravity flow winery where guests will learn first-hand how they make their ultra-premium, world famous wines. After the tour, sip exquisite Pinot Noir and Chardonnay paired with local artisan cheeses in their beautiful cave.

Six bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will be stocked at the guesthouse for you to enjoy during your visit. Also provided in the guesthouse are breakfast supplies, sodas, water and snacks, as well as concierge services for making reservations at restaurants, visits to other wineries, horseback riding in the vineyards, helicopter or hot air ballooning.*Lot must be redeemed within one year of purchase. *Wine reception at Evenstads’ home based on mutual availability of all parties. Four First/Business Class tickets via Delta Airlines are included.

Donated by: Domaine Serene Vineyard, the Evenstad Family and Delta Airlines

Polaris Ranger 570

Polaris editedThe RANGER 570 EFI gets the toughest jobs done. Easier to maneuver, park and store inside barns and sheds, the RANGER fits on a trailer or even in the bed of many full-size trucks. The ProStar EFI engine now delivers 25 percent more power. With the engine placed under the box and behind the rear seats, it is also a quieter ride for work both on- and off-road. All-wheel drive keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to two-wheel drive when you don’t. And it has a 1,250 pound towing capacity so you can pull trailers and wheeled equipment with ease. Winner to pay tax, title and license.

Donated by: Polaris

Jackson Hole Adventure

wyomingSpend a week at this beautiful six bedroom, six and half bathroom home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Situated on a Robert Trent Jones golf course in the exclusive Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Estates, this mountain property has it all--for summer or winter! Check out the pristine mountain landscapes and abundant wildlife via the world-class ski terrain, biking and hiking trails or wildlife safaris. There is also a variety of dining, art galleries, and shopping options so you are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime.

The home has a great open floor plan with a newly remodeled kitchen, a field rock fireplace, and seating for up to 20 at the dining room table. The master bedroom with Jacuzzi is separate from the guest wing and each bedroom has its own bathroom. An outdoor hot tub and wrap-around deck allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscape and spectacular views of the Grand Tetons.

Date to be mutually agreed upon, excluding Christmas and New Years. Airfare is not included.

Donated by: Patty Comeford Adams and Clarke Adams

Porsche Macan

2015-Porsche-Macan-front editedWant a little speed and style? Then check out the two-year lease on this Macan, which won’t be released to the general public until 2015. The Macan Turbo is equipped with a 3.6 liter twin-turbo V6 engine and offers increased power (400 hp) and a faster zero to 60 mph time of 4.6 seconds, (4.4 seconds with Sport Chrono Package). The Macan Turbo also offers typical Porsche performance and efficiency combined with features such as available Air Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), a Burmester high-end audio system and Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCBs).

The new model is the automaker's fifth model line and its first entry in the compact SUV segment. Macan makes a striking impression from the very beginning: dramatic acceleration and braking figures, impressive engine power, extreme agility, and optimum steering precision. What's more, all of these features are combined with a high level of comfort and everyday drivability… and you’ll be the first in the Twin Cities to have one! Winner responsible for tax, title and license fees.

Donated by: Twin Cities Automotive Group

Vikings vs. Packers trip

vikingspackersVisit Green Bay's most famous landmark, Lambeau Field, by flying to Green Bay, WI on a private jet for four guests. Your party will leave the day of the game on a lavish four-seat jet complete with beverage and food services. Once in Green Bay, you can join the fun with tickets to the tailgate party sponsored by Miller, enjoy the game from a suite, and afterwards, your exclusive transportation will take you back to your luxurious private plane and return that evening to Minneapolis/St. Paul. This unique and memorable experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you won’t want to pass up!

Donors: North Central Aviation and Minnesota Vikings

 

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