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Live Auction Preview: Bid High to Build Forward!

Live Auction Preview: Bid High to Build Forward!

The Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is just around the corner - Saturday, April 27 is nearly upon us! Get excited to bid on some incredible auction items to support affordable homeownership in the Twin Cities. 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, Dave and Jane Moline, and Alaska Airlines

Want to get away? 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 or Horizon Airlines are also included.

Note: Travel dates to be agreed upon by donor and winner, some blackout dates apply. Travel must be completed by April 27, 2025.

2024 Polaris Voyageur Adventure 144

Polaris Voyageur

Donated by: Polaris

The 550 Voyageur Adventure is the perfect snowmobile for those who want to log miles, whether that means riding to dinner or to the backwoods. With on-board storage and touring features it's just what you need to explore and adventure.

  • Removable passenger seat for riding solo or taking your favorite passenger along for the adventure
  • Removable Adventure Cargo System locks securely onto the rear rack and provides convenient, protected storage that expands every rider’s travel options
  • Includes two full-face, heated 509 Delta R4 helmets
  • Includes cover and dolly system for transport and storage

Week at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica

Donated by: Dr. Owen O’Neill and Dr. Elizabeth Klodas and Delta Airlines

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Enjoy paradise for a week in a stunning villa with seven friends or family. Situated within the Four Seasons grounds at Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, the vacation home is a 2,400 sq foot top-floor one story beach front villa. The villa features four spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms, a full kitchen, large living area, separate dining area that seats eight, and a laundry room. Rooms are imaginatively crafted with indigenous wood and stone finishes. All bedrooms and living areas have uninterrupted stunning views of the beach. The villa is within a 2-minute walk from the Resort's pools, beaches, restaurants, and other facilities.

And if this package isn’t already decadent enough, two International Delta One tickets are included. As one of the most exclusive cabins in the sky, Delta One offers spacious lie-flat seats, complimentary access to Delta Sky Club and use of Sky Priority services — all perfected by luxurious details that truly make a difference in how you spend your time in the air.

Note: This package is a one-week (seven-night) stay. Villa available May 1, 2025 to November 15, 2025. Dates to be mutually agreed upon by winner and donor.

 

Promotional graphic with Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago logos.

Donated by: HealthPartners

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago are joining forces once again for their 2024 Heart & Soul Tour. The tour brings together the timeless music of Chicago and the iconic catalog of Earth, Wind & Fire. It's sure to be one unforgettable night of music filled with epic sets from each artist that will culminate in an encore performance with both bands on stage together. Enjoy this legendary pairing with a suite to the July 13, 2024 concert at the Xcel Energy Center. The suite includes 18 tickets, two parking passes and light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Chef Dinner with Brian Ingram

Chef Brian Ingram smiling in front of a fire pit.

Donated by: Brian Ingram

You and up to ten guests will enjoy a personalized, private dinner with renowned Chef Brian Ingram. Chef Ingram will prepare a five-course meal complete with wine pairings. Chef Ingram has more than 30 years in the restaurant industry, most recently forming Purpose Restaurants, a fast-growing family of restaurants driven by its promise and purpose to serve the community. Chef Ingram’s restaurants include Hope Breakfast Bar, The Gnome Craft Pub, and The Apostle Supper Club. The dinner will be hosted after hours at one of their Hope Breakfast Bar locations. 

Note: Expires April 27, 2025.

A Week in Belize

The Tang Blue Inn on a beach in Belize.

Donated by: Bruce and Lisa Paradis and Friends of Habitat

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. And to top it off, a $500 Delta gift card is included to help get you there!

Note: Valid May 1 - December 14, 2024, or May 1- December 14, 2025.

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 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 “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 one lucky winner will receive a bottle of the Founder’s Reserve. 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 April 27, 2025.

Cheer on the Twins with Chris and Connie Coleman

A photo of Chris Coleman with the Twins logo.

Donated by: Chris and Connie Coleman, Securian, and Tariq Malik

Cheer on the Twins in style alongside great company when you and 19 friends join Chris and Connie Coleman to take in the game from a comfortable suite at Target Field. Root for the Twins to top the Texas Rangers at the game on Saturday, May 25 at 1:10 pm. Food and beverage are provided (up to $1,600) along with two parking passes.




In addition to these items, there will be dozens of great silent auction items! You can even bid on the silent auction from the comfort of your home—bidding opens on Wednesday, April 24. Get ready and excited to bid high!

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

 

Presenting Sponsor: Dominium. Title Sponsors: Andersen, Minnesota Vikings, Wells Fargo.

 

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