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Hawaii, Hamilton, & Habitat: gala live auction preview

Blake MacKenzie
Posted by Blake MacKenzie on 3:08 PM on March 28, 2018

When you see the fabulous items at this year's Hard Hat & Black Tie gala live auction, it's OK if you can't stop yourself from waving your imaginary bidding number and yelling SOLD—TO ME!

Just imagine yourself cruising through the streets of your neighborhood this summer on your new Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler. Or sipping a cocktail on a beautiful beach in Kauai. Or jamming out to Hamilton in New York. Check out these and more live auction items below, and get excited.

Still need a ticket to the Twin Cities Habitat Hard Hat & Black Tie gala on Saturday, April 7 at The Depot - Minneapolis? Get it here! 

If you can't make it to the event that doesn't mean you miss out on bidding on the fabulous items below - you can proxy bid! Simply fill out the proxy bid form and return it to Bryanna Nagan before the event.

Polaris Slingshot SL

Polaris Slingshot open air roadster three-wheeled motorcycle

Donated by Polaris

The Slingshot open air roadster 3-wheeled motorcycle. Absolutely powerful. No roof. No doors. No regrets. Finished in sunset red metallic paint with cast aluminum wheels, you will be in the spotlight at every stoplight. Only standard drivers license required in Minnesota.

Hamilton Weekend in New York City


Donated by The Wilf Family, Delta, Park Central Hotel and DB Bistro Moderne

See one of the hottest shows of our time in one of the hottest cities with this Hamilton package in New York City. You and a guest will fly round trip on Delta to New York City for this weekend-long extravaganza, which includes a two-night stay in a premier room at Park Central Hotel, a three-course dinner for two after the show at DB Bistro Moderne and, of course, two tickets to see Hamilton at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Saturday, September 29.  

Attend a Twins game in the Wells Fargo suite with retiring President & CEO Sue Haigh

Target Field

Donated by Wells Fargo and Sue Haigh

You and 15 guests will help Sue celebrate her retirement from Habitat by watching the Minnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers from the “suite” view of the Wells Fargo suite at Target Field. Game is on Saturday, June 23 at 1:10 pm and includes $250 in food and beverages.

A week in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii

View from Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa

Donated by Canetani Properites and Alaska Airlines

Wanna get away? 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. Two roundtrip coach tickets on Alaska Airlines included.

Private in-home dinner for 10 with local Chef de Cuisine

Ben Moenster, Chef de Cuisine at Borough and Parlour

Donated by Ben Moenster

Enjoy a truly VIP culinary experience with Borough and Parlour Chef de Cuisine Ben Moenster. Ben will come to your home and cook an eight-course meal for you and nine guests, wine pairings included. Originally from Denmark, Ben moved to Minnesota in 2013 and in that short time has made waves in the Minneapolis restaurant scene. He worked with chefs Tim Mckee and Mike Duchamp at La Belle Vie until the restaurant closed its doors, had stints at Sea Change and Monello, was sous chef for the opening of The LynHall and was a nominee for this year’s Charlie Awards rising star chef. Dinner must be on a mutually agreed upon Sunday evening.

A Week in Paradise

View from Blue Tang Inn in Belize

Donated by Bruce and Lisa Paradis and US Bank

Experience a private paradise at Blue Tang Inn in Belize. Located in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, Blue Tang Inn is one of the town’s most charming beachfront inns. This is a 6-night/7-day stay for two people in an ocean view suite which includes daily continental breakfast and a half-day kayak rental for two. Suites offer full kitchens and air conditioning. Relax by the private pool or rejoice on the third floor sundeck with inspiring panoramas of the ocean and reef. Included in this package are 100,00 Flex Perks Miles to be used towards travel.

Four Days on the Bourbon Trail

Donated by Jeff and Mary Smith

Whether you are a first-time Bourbon taster or a veteran Bourbon drinker, you’ll enjoy exploring the rich tradition and proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit” on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Base your four days and three nights of travel in Louisville, where you will have access to world-renowned distilleries such as Bulleit, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, and more!

Your getaway for two includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare on Delta
  • Accommodations at The Galt House Hotel on the banks of the Ohio River
  • Private two person, nine-hour distillery tour in a chauffeured luxury vehicle
  • “Brew in the Lou” Louisville beer tour
  • $500 Visa gift card for dining, shopping, site seeing, or whatever strikes your fancy

On top of all these live auction items, you'll find dozens more fabulous items in the silent auction. You won't want to miss this year's Hard Hat & Black Tie gala!

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