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Premier Auction: Bid High at the Virtual Gala!

Anna Skemp
Posted by Anna Skemp on 2:51 PM on April 13, 2021

The best virtual party of the year is just around the corner! Clear your calendar on Saturday, April 24 and join us at 7:00 p.m. for a fantastic evening full of fun. Also, get ready to place your bid on some jaw dropping auction items. There are more than 100 fabulous auction items waiting for you—take a peek at our Premier Items below.

A week in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii

Donated by Canetani Properties and Alaska Airlines

Visit gorgeous Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa on Hawaii's beautiful island of Kauai. Stay in a luxury penthouse with unforgettable ocean views, two master suites, three bathrooms, two soaking bathtubs, designer furnishings, a private lanai, and heavenly beds. Enjoy central air conditioning, wall mounted TVs in every room, and a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with top quality appliances. The resort is conveniently located 10 miles from the airport in the historic town of Kapaa on the Coconut Coast. Two roundtrip coach tickets on Alaska Airlines are also included. Travel dates to be agreed upon by donor and winner, some blackout dates apply. Travel must be completed by April 25, 2022. Tickets are upgradeable.

Polaris Ranger XP 1000

Donated by Polaris Foundation 

Built for industry-leading power and capability, to tackle any job and any trail, the Polaris Ranger XP is the toughest Ranger yet. Its engine delivers 82 HP and 62 pounds per foot of torque to take on the toughest tasks. With 2,500 lbs. of towing capacity, 1,000 lbs. of payload capacity and a 13” ground clearance, the Ranger is purpose-built. And we’ve souped it up for you with a collection of accessories including a winch, snow plow system, glass windshield, metal roof, and bed storage! Delivery only in the seven-county metro area.

Bahamas Yacht Trip

Donated by The Wisdom Family 

Experience the ultimate in luxury with this four night trip for four on a private yacht in the Bahamas. You and three guests will have round trip airfare to Nassau, where you will board the 82-foot Endless Wisdom yacht for an unforgettable oceanic experience. The Endless Wisdom is a favorite among A-list celebrities. The yacht is staffed by four crew members – a captain, first mate, chef, and stewardess – and underwent a major refit in 2020. Your trip will be custom-designed to your choice of destinations, food preference, and more! The package excludes food, drink, and tip costs. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Black out dates apply for holidays and previously booked charters. Expires April 24, 2022.

Brother Justus Private Whiskey Experience

Donated by Brother Justus Whiskey Company 

Experience a most unique and fun evening for your group of up to 25 at the Brother Justus Whiskey Company distillery. The evening will begin with an exclusive tour of the NEW Brother Justus distillery in Minneapolis. Then your group will have a private party in the distillery’s Chapter Room, starting with a whiskey tasting hosted by one of Brother Justus’ mixologists, and followed by cocktail service with some of their signature cocktails and snacks. The winner of this item also receives a merchandise basket, including a bottle of their new cold-peated whiskey, signed by Brother Justus founder Phil Steger. Event to take place on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires April 24, 2022. 

Deer Valley Ski Weekend

Donated by Friend of Twin Cities Habitat

Head to Deer Valley, Utah for a three-day skiing weekend. Deer Valley is a stunning alpine village in the Wasatch Range, located 36 miles east of Salt Lake City. You’ll stay slope side in a luxury four-bedroom condo at the Black Diamond Lodge with beautiful amenities. You’ll have access to the lodge’s ski valet services, steam room, private hot tubs, and nearby fine dining and boutique shopping. And a $500 Delta Air Lines voucher is included to help get you there! Valid only February 4-6, 2022.

Stock Your Wine Cellar!

Donated by Ryan Companies 

After months of quarantine, it is time to refill your wine cellar! This package includes a curated selection of 52 bottles of wine – one to commemorate every week of quarantine over the past year. There are 37 reds and 15 whites, including selections from Robert Mondavi, Ghost Block, Penfolds, and many more! Values of these wines range from $25 to over four hundred dollars! Wines include:

  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Vigne de I'Efant Jesus 2010
  • Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • Cherryblock Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
  • Corton Charlemaqne Grand Cru 2013
  • de Ladoucette Pouilly Fume 2018
  • Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Merlot 2014
  • Fournier Pere & Fils Les Belles Vignes Sancerre Blanc 2016
  • Frog's Leap Chardonnay 2015
  • Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana 2015
  • Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
  • Jordan Chardonnay 2014
  • Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet 2018
  • Long Shadows Pirouette 2013
  • Miner Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
  • Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
  • Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2016
  • Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • Rubicon Estate Curee Rutherford 2006
  • Shafer Merlot 2017
  • Turley Fredericks Vineyard Zinfandel 2014
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut

Private Dinner with Chef Beth Dooley 

Donated by Beth Dooley 

Experience the best in local seasonal cuisine with a private in-home dinner for eight, wine pairings included, prepared by local chef Beth Dooley. For over 30 years Beth has celebrated the local food scene and the bounty of America’s Northern Heartland. Beth is a James Beard Award-winning food writer who has authored and co-authored over a dozen books, including her newest, The Perennial Kitchen: Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future, publishing in May. Beth also writes for the Taste section of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, and appears regularly on Kare 11 and MPR Appetites with Tom Crann. Dinner must be on a mutually agreed date. Not valid July or August 2021. Expires April 24, 2022.

Pub Crawl with Chris and Connie Coleman

Donated by Dual Citizen 

You and seven of your friends will join Chris and Connie Coleman on a pub crawl to some of the best breweries in the Twin Cities. This experience lasts three hours and visits three local breweries - Pryes, Dual Citizen, and Modist Brewing - where you and your guests will enjoy a complimentary craft beer at each location. Flagship, seasonal, or local favorites...you won't be disappointed, whatever you drink. And leave the driving to us –a private bus will shuttle you to each destination. Gatherings will be subject to state guidelines for indoor/outdoor dining and brewery policies. Valid after September 1, 2021. Event must be on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires August 30, 2022.

Wine Weekend in Willamette Valley

Donated by Norm and Kathy Baer, Knudsen Vineyards, and US Bank

Partake in a luxurious stay for two nights as Norm and Kathy Baer's guest in Oregon. Two guests will stay in their guest suite which includes one bed, one bath, kitchenette, private entrance, and patio overlooking Willamette Valley. One evening you will enjoy a dinner provided by the hosts (with wine, of course). There are dozens of vineyards and wineries within just a few minutes' drive from their home and they can provide recommendations, and conduct a day-long tour to small places unknown in Minnesota that are making fantastic wine, including a private tour of Knudsen Vineyards. Principal wines are world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, including sparkling wine. Finally, 100,000 US Bank Altitude points are included to help get you there. Date must be mutually agreed upon. Expires April 24, 2022

How to access our online auction and start bidding

You can begin bidding on Thursday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. Visit our website to register and you will receive a reminder when the auction opens, plus other fun tidbits leading up to the event. 

Register Now (it's free!)

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