The auction team is hard at work pulling together Live Auction packages for 2016. There are some great new ideas and packages, and we've brought back some fan fav's.
Have a look below. Be sure to check back often as details become clearer.
And don't forget, for a mere $100 investment (or multiple $100 investments!), the winning Golden Ticket can get you ANY of these packages!
Each year, we start off the bidding with alcohol reminiscent of the era that we are celebrating. The 80's has sooo much to offer! This bright blue, tropical tasting treat would make Crockett and Tubbs 'like totally' proud! And, we'll give you enough shot glasses for your peers if you choose to share...uh, duh!
Want an experience of a lifetime away from the tourist traps of France?!? Well, take that trip into the heart of Burgundy wine country! Enjoy France's most awe-inspiring, natural splendors in a Burgundian vineyard. There is no better way to discover this part of the world. Package includes accommodation for 4 (basic B&B), special French dinner, wine tasting, working in the vineyard and wine cellar, training (optional), single-engine plane ride (weather permitting), and a customized tour through Burgundy with an English-speaking guide. Inspire your family and/or friends and create cherished memories on this one of a kind trip!
Airfare not included. Additional guests can be added at additional expense. No expiration date; subject to availability and not available during peak wine season (e.g. September).
Generously donated by Chantal & Guy Ciquin, with support from Laurence Rouvet, coordinated by Barbara Simon-Evrenosoglu.
How cool would it be to take 8 kids for an experience they could never imagine…and never forget. Gain access to the Nike SB Private Skate Warehouse, the training and wear-testing facility for the Nike SB Skateboarding Team. Pick a Saturday and Nike will block out 2 hours of exclusive access to the skate park. Load up 8 boys or girls with proper gear (helmet required, skateboard if you have one*, all other pads are parent optional) and head over. Ben Wixon, Executive Director and Instructor for DROP IN TO SKATEBOARDING, will be onsite to provide lesson rotations for each participant. And don’t be surprised if a Nike SB Pro rider shows up to hang with the kids and do a little free skating too. The kids will leave the skate park with some SB swag and of course bragging rights that will be hard to top!
*Skateboards provided if needed. Expires December 31, 2016.
Generously donated by Nike SB.
Portland rain getting you down? Start dreaming of your 7-night escape to this 5BD/4.5BA oasis with private cook and housekeeper. This is the only apartment on the 5th floor, which comes fully furnished and includes a kitchen, dishwasher, dining and living rooms with terrace ocean view, W/D, and cable TV. Step out onto the terrace to enjoy the spectacular ocean view. The apartment has an elevator and 2 parking spots are included. There is no wifi but it is available in the business center and restaurant within the building. Onsite amenities (some for additional fee) include: spa, restaurant/bar, business center, beach, kids play area, pool, salt water slide, and jet ski/yacht/boat/water skis rentals. 20 minutes from airport. After spending a week in paradise, we can assure you, that you won’t want to come home. Why not invite your besties to go with…there’s plenty of room for dos familias! Contact Stephanie Wilson if you'd like to see a collection of photos!
10 available weeks to choose from: May 7-14, May 28-Jun 4, Jun 25-Jul 2, Jul 23-30, Aug 6-13, Sep 3-10, Sep 24-Oct 1, Oct 22-29, Nov 19-26, Dec 3-10. No pets, maximum 8 people. Airfare not included.
Generously donated by Victor Tello through Begona Paz.
Imagine floating over the Willamette Valley's beautiful wine country in one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime. A group of 4 has the opportunity to experience a 3-hour hands-on adventure including an approximately 1-hour hot air balloon flight and sparkling brunch to follow. The adventure begins at dawn in Newberg. During the flight, you'll see the winemaking hills of the Willamette Valley, the twisting river, 10 mountain peaks on a clear day, and a number of other balloons flying around you. The very best way to fly!
Reservation changeable up to 72 hours in advance of scheduled flight. No show, arrival after balloon has departed or cancellation within 72 hours is not honored. Weather cancellations are at the discretion of Vista, and reschedule able. April to October, weather permitting. Expires December 1, 2017.
Come stay 1 week in beautiful Bend! This 3BD/3.5BA newly-constructed home is amazing and close to everything! A short bike ride into town and a quick 30-minute drive to Mt. Bachelor. Walk 2-3 blocks and you will find all sorts of fun - a GREAT bottle shop/restaurant, coffee shop, growler station, cafe, and yoga studio. This home is fully equipped and has a common area upstairs complete with TV/Blu Ray (great for the kids), 2 inflatable SUP boards (including SUP board trailer for your bike), river floating gear, bike trailer for the littles, and more! Late add: $100 gift card to Versante Pizza!
Generously donated by Sierra & Mike Lavelle and Versante Pizza through Stephanie & David Johnson.
The winner of this package receives 2 night's accommodation for 2 in a deluxe view room at The Resort at Port Ludlow. It includes a round of golf with cart rental for 2 and 1-hour stand-up paddle board or kayak rental also for 2. We've also thrown in a $100 gift card to the restaurant on property to enjoy a nice meal.
Just 90 minutes from Seattle: a half-hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle or Edmonds, or a scenic drive from Bainbridge Island or Kingston.
Great addition to our Live lineup! Check it out: portludlowresort.com.
Valid through January 1, 2017. No extensions or substitutions. Not valid July or August.
Generously donated by Port Ludlow Resort.
Who needs some time away from the kids? If your answer is a firm Me...Please!, then consider an early present to yourself with this Staycation. First, you'll drop off your car at Kuni Lexus for an exterior/interior detail and exchange it for something a little nicer (well at least newer!); you have your choice of a Lexus RX350 or ES350 for THREE whole days! At some point, whisk yourself off downtown to a lovely dinner at El Gaucho with $100 in your pocket and/or $60 at Harvey's Comedy Club for a show, food/bev or dinner/show package. And finally, relax as you stay in deluxe accommodations for a night at The Westin Portland (parking included).
Lodging expires February 2, 2017. Harvey's expires March 4, 2017 and cannot be used for gratuity. Detail expires March 8, 2017. Driver must be 21 years or older, have a valid driver's license, and have current full coverage insurance. Vehicle must stay in Oregon and not exceed 500 miles. Expires December 31, 2016.
Generously donated by El Gaucho, Harvey's Comedy Club, Kuni Lexus of Portland, and The Westin Portland.
If you are a Red Sox (or Mariners) fan, this is for you! Four premium tickets to a Boston Red Sox vs Mariners game during their 2016 series. The experience includes an opportunity to watch batting practice as a special guest of the Red Sox. It wouldn't be complete without a little cash to burn at Safeco Field. And finally, we don't want you driving home groggy, so 1 night of lodging at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is included as well! Say goodbye to Big Papi in person!!!
Date choices for the game are August 1-4, 2016.
Generously donated by Kelli & Dave Henry and Red Sox Organization.
Back due to popular demand, a fantastic wine tasting day is in the works, this year returning to Dundee. A group of 8 will enjoy a day in Dundee being transported between Winderlea, Archery Summit, and Stoller. Tastings for 8 are included for each, and you have up to 6 hours transportation through Shanghai Portland Party Bus & Tours. Shanghai's bus seats 14 and has a 50" LCD and premium sound. Plus $100 to spend at Red Hills Market along the way. Will be fun ON and OFF the bus!
Stoller tastings expire December 31, 2016. Winderlea tastings expire February 2017.
Generously donated by Archery Summit Winery, Shanghai Portland, Stoller Family Estate, and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery.
Bonny Slope Community Organization is the parent teacher organization dedicated to enriching the education of students at Bonny Slope Elementary School.
If you have questions, feedback or wish to be involved, please reach out!
Karen Rasor-Cohen & Stephanie Wilson, Chairs