Silent Auction items

Get a sneak peak at some of this year's highlighted signature silent auction items below, or view the entire list here

Bar La Grassa Dinner

Enjoy a meal for up to 10 people prepared by Bar La Grassa’s Chef Isaac Becker, named Best Chef: Midwest by James Beard Foundation. Bar La Grassa provides an inviting and elegant setting in their private Wine Room, available Sunday through Wednesday and it’s yours all evening. Together with the chef, you may create a preset menu with no restrictions on food or wine. The winner must pay the gratuity for the dinner.

Donor: Bar La Grassa

Sutton Bay

You and a guest will enjoy two days of golf at Sutton Bay in South Dakota, along with one guest room at the lodge and a private flight from Flying Cloud airport in Eden Prairie to Sutton Bay. The Sutton Bay Golf Course sits above the spectacular landforms of the Missouri breaks and overlooks the massive expanse of water known as Lake Oahe. The 18-hole championship golf course can be authentically described as true inland links golf located on a parcel of land that provides some of the most breathtaking views found on any golf course in the world. Trip to be taken between May and August 2014.

Donor: Gary and Kathy Blackford

Twins vs. Yankees

Experience one of the best games of the year from one of the best seats in the house. Watch the Minnesota Twins take on the New York Yankees at Target Field on Thursday, July 3 at 7:10 p.m. You and 13 guests will be seated in suite 34 – right behind home plate.

Donor: Jacobs Management Group

St. Croix River Cruise

Enjoy a beautiful St. Croix River cruise for 12-14 people on a 57’ Viking Cruiser, with captain Jeff Julkowski and first mate Killian Rieder. The trip includes cocktails, appetizers and a lobster boil. Date and time of trip to be mutually agreed upon.

Donor: Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski

Dinner at Brasserie Zentral

Enjoy exclusive access to the preview dinner at Brasserie Zentral, a new Minneapolis restaurant brought to you by the owners of the Meritage. Russell and Desta Klein are crossing the Mississippi River and taking on a major project in the revitalized Soo Line Building in downtown Minneapolis. They are not replicating their four-star Meritage restaurant, instead, they'll be conjuring up the schnitzel and foie gras flavors of Austria and Hungary with Brasserie Zentral. Zentral will also include a cheese lovers wine bar called Foreign Legion, along with a retail wine-and-spirits shop and Cafe Zentral, a casual skyway-level breakfast-lunch spot.

You and three guests will enjoy the Preview Dinner at Brasserie Zentral in April 2014. The only way you can secure a table at this exclusive dinner is by bidding on invitations offered to local charities, such as Children’s.

Donor: Meritage and Brasserie Zentral

Minnesota Wild Suite - Sunday, April 13, 2014

Have the best seats in the house for the Minnesota Wild’s final home game for the 2013-2014 season. Host up to 30 people on Sunday, April 13, 2014 for the 7 p.m. game versus the Nashville Predators. The suite includes a catering package of basic refreshments.

Donor: Minnesota Wild

Mill Valley Kitchen Dinner

You and seven guests will experience one of the Twin Cities culinary favorites: Mill Valley Kitchen. This five-course tasting – paired with wine – will feature fresh, local and sustainably sourced ingredients. You will be seated in the private dining room where you will enjoy a Northern California inspired menu.

Donor: Mill Valley Kitchen

Helicopter Ride

Check out the Twin Cities with this once-in-a-lifetime trip in a Life Link III helicopter! You and a guest will enjoy a 20-minute adventure, with the route determined by the pilot. The trip will start and end at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine where participants will be required to sign a waiver and go through a safety briefing prior to the flight.

Donor: Life Link III

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