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Live Auction Preview: Bid High for Homes!

Live Auction Preview: Bid High for Homes!

Saturday, May 20 is nearly upon us - which means it's time to start thinking about which incredible auction items you'll be bidding on during the Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala! Take a look at the items that will be included in our Live Auction below.

A Week in Beautiful Kauai, Hawaii

A Hawaiian pool and beach.

Donated by: Canetani Properties and Alaska Airlines

Visit the 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, 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.

Note: Travel dates to be agreed upon by donor and winner. Some blackout dates apply. Travel must be completed by May 20, 2024. Airline tickets are upgradeable.

Brother Justus Private Whiskey Experience

A collage of photos of the Brother Justus distillery and bottled whiskeys.

Donated by: Brother Justus Whiskey Company

Experience a most unique and fun evening for your group of up to 20 at the Brother Justus Whiskey Made-from­-Minnesota distillery. Founder and CEO Phil Steger will give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes Founder’s tour of the distillery, followed by a guided tasting of the Made-from-Minnesota single malt whiskeys including the inaugural “Happy Hammers” cocktail. Then, the space will belong to you and your guests to enjoy one glorious evening together, filled with good spirits and surrounded by smiles. Light appetizers will be provided. And tonight one lucky winner will receive a bottle of the Founder’s Reserve. This is the first time this coveted bottle has been released to the public. This barrel strength whiskey is comprised of Brother Justus barrels handpicked by Founder Phil Steger and is the best of best!

Note: Event to take place on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires May 20, 2024.

Cheer on the Twins with Chris and Connie Coleman

A photo of Chris Coleman with the Twins logo.

Donated by: Chris and Connie Coleman and Thomson Reuter

Cheer on the Twins in style alongside great company when you and 18 friends join Chris and Connie Coleman to take in the game from a comfortable suite at Target Field. Root for the Twinkies to top the Chicago White Sox at the game on Saturday, July 22 at 6:15 p.m. Food and beverage provided.

Cypress Dunes, Florida Getaway

Cypress Dunes

Donated by: Skip Durocher and Ann Novacheck

Spend a week in the lap of luxury with this one-week stay in a newly built cottage-style house in Cypress Dunes, Florida. Sought after by vacationers for its first-class amenities, the popular 30A community delivers the perfect location at the western end of Scenic Hwy 30A, close to the fabulous shopping and dining at Grand Boulevard and the not-too-far off town of Destin. This quintessential Florida house features over 2,150 finished square feet decorated in a modern coastal vibe. Sleeping a total of eight, all bedrooms are ensuite. Guests will also enjoy full access to the outstanding community amenities including the stunning infinity edge resort-style swimming pool, sundeck with loungers, covered outdoor tables, Amenity Center, tennis courts, paddle court, public green space, and the smaller second community pool…all just short walk from the house. Also included is a $500 Delta gift card to help get you there!

Chef Dinner with Brian Ingram

Chef Brian Ingram smiling in front of a fire pit.

Donated by: Brian Ingram

With over 30 years in the restaurant industry, Chef Brian Ingram has done it all, most recently forming Purpose Restaurants, a fast-growing family of restaurants driven by its promise and purpose to serve the community. It has weathered a pandemic; fed health care workers, protesters, and the unemployed; served as a free community kitchen and food bank; and established a non-profit (Give Hope) to benefit restaurant workers in the Twin Cities metro area.

You and up to 10 guests will experience a personalized and unique private 5-course dinner with wine pairings.

Note: The event will be hosted—after hours—at one of the following Hope Breakfast Bar locations: St. Paul, St. Louis Park, or Eagan. Expires May 20, 2024.

A Week in Belize

The Tang Blue Inn on a beach in Belize.

Donated by: Bruce and Lisa Paradis and US Ban

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 six night/seven day stay for two people in an ocean view suite, which includes daily continental breakfast and a half-day kayak rental for two. The suite offers a full kitchen and air conditioning. Relax by the private pool or rejoice on the third-floor sundeck with inspiring panoramas of the ocean and reef.

Note: Included in this package is 100,00 Altitude Points to be used towards travel. Valid through December 14, 2023.

Custom Polaris Ranger 570 Premium

HHBT Polaris 1

Donated by: Polaris

If you’re looking for a machine that’s just the right size, with the right features, nothing beats a Polaris Ranger SP 570. This one-of-a-kind "Minnesota Vikings Edition" Ranger is great for work, fun to ride, and the perfect fit. Its engine delivers 44 horsepower to take on the toughest tasks. With 1,500 lbs. of towing capacity, 1,000 lbs. of payload capacity, electronic power steering, and a 11” ground clearance, the Ranger is purpose-built. And we’ve souped it up for you bells and whistles, including a fully enclosed cab system, detachable plow and winch, and audio system.

In addition to these items, there will be dozens of great silent auction items at the Gala! Get ready and excited to bid!

Still have questions about the event? Take a look at our FAQs here.


Presenting Sponsor: Dominium. Title Sponsors: Andersen, Marsden Holding, Thrivent, and Wells Fargo.

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