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VIP Weekend at the Kentucky Derby

Attend one of the most exclusive sporting events in the world! You and a guest will enjoy reserved Grandstand seats for both the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 3, 2019 and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The package also includes round-trip airfare, 3 nights accommodations, VIP Fast Access into Churchill Downs, Rooftop Terrace hospitality, and a meet and greet with a celebrity jockey. Don’t miss the most exciting two minutes in sports!
Donor: JDRF

Exclusive Jamaican Paradise

Vacation in luxury with a week at Tryall Club’s Haystack, your own private villa situated on four acres with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. The Tryall Club in Jamaica is an exclusive gated villa resort with one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. Every day your personal staff of seven will pamper you and your guests. Haystack accommodates 16 guests in eight bedrooms and features a pool, outdoor bar, game room, fire pit, three dining areas, and more!
Donor: Anonymous

Country Music’s Biggest Night!

See the hottest country music stars at the 2018 Country Music Awards show in Nashville, TN this November. Your trip begins with a 2-night stay at the downtown Omni Hotel located next to the Bridgestone Area where the CMAs take place, and a 10-minute walk to Music Row. While in town, enjoy a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and dinner at a Nashville hotspot. Tickets to the CMAs cannot be purchased, so don’t miss this chance at a once in a lifetime music experience.
Donor: JDRF Middle Tennessee

Emerald Isle Escape

Lovely 4 bedroom holiday home on the Inishowen peninsula in rural Malin, County Donegal, Ireland. The home offers breathtaking views of farms and mountains, with peeks of Trawbreaga Bay. Two Blue Flag beaches are a short drive from the house. The house is three quarters of a mile from the lovely village of Malin (twice winner of “Tidy Town” award as prettiest village in Ireland), and 7 miles from Malin Head, the most northerly point on the island. Be sure to stop at Farren's pub, the most northerly pub in Ireland, for a pint on your way back from Malin Head.
Donors: Margaret & Gregory Drake

Golf Like the Pros

Experience the ultimate golf vacation with two rounds at TPC Sawgrass, the home of the PGA Tour. First, you and three guests will play a round at The Players Championship Course. Next, enjoy a second round of golf for four at the Dye’s Valley Course. Both courses are among the top golf locations in Florida. And just like the pros, you can relax after a long day with two double room certificates for a 2-night’s stay at the luxurious Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. Located next to the TPC course, the hotel helps sets the stage for a visit you won't soon forget.
Donors: The PGA Tour and Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

In-Home Gourmet Dinner and Guided Wine Experience

In-home, 5-course dinner and wine pairing for eight with Culinary Institute of America-trained Executive Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar, noted as one of America’s Best Chefs with a guided wine experience from Jacob Studenroth with the Wise Old Dog in West Hartford.
Donors: Hunter Morton, Max’s Oyster Bar and the Wise Old Dog

VIP at Fenway Park

You and five guests will experience Fenway Park as a true VIP. Enjoy watching the game from the comfort of a private, corporate suite. Food and beverage round out this ultimate Boston Red Sox package.
Donor: Coca-Cola

Bruce on Broadway

A sold-out sensation and one of the most compelling and profound shows, “Springsteen on Broadway” is the hottest ticket anywhere. Enjoy two premium seats in the 11th row on Thursday, May 24th for an evening of music and stories with Bruce Springsteen as he digs deep into the bedrock of his life and ours. This package includes a two night stay at an Oakwood executive apartment.
Donors: Mary Kate and John Doyle, and Oakwood Properties

Silent/Elite Auction

Hamilton on Broadway

Still one of hottest shows on the Great White Way, this package includes 2 tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway on December 22, 2018. Enjoy all that the NYC has to offer during the holidays with a one week stay in a fabulous one-bedroom apartment in the West Village. Dine at one of the best steakhouses in the city with a gift card to Benjamin Steakhouse.
Donors: Steven & Marjorie Sussman and Benjamin Steakhouse

Honorary Observer Experience at the Travelers Championship

Being an Honorary Observer will provide you and a guest with the exclusive opportunity to be as close as possible to PGA Tour action, by walking “inside the ropes” during competition rounds of the Travelers Championship on Thursday, June 21st. You also receive 2 tickets to the Mohegan Sun Sponsor Club and a Clubhouse Valet hangtag.
Donor: Travelers Championship

A Year of Flowers

Each month you will receive a hand-crafted arrangement of seasonal flowers from TK & Brown’s Flowers
Donor: TK & Brown’s Flowers

Hartford Golf Club

Enjoy a round of golf for 4 with carts and lunch.
Donors: Lynne and Richard Creed

Chango Rosa Chef's Dinner for 10

Enjoy a custom 4-course Latin-inspired dinner for 10 guests with cocktail pairings created and presented by Chango Rosa's Executive Chef and Bar Manager.
Donor: Chango Rosa

Peppercorn's 12 Person Cooking Class

You will never find another cooking class in the area with as much fun and good food as this! This is a rare opportunity for 12 people to learn from the master – owner and chef extraordinaire Dino Cialfi of Hartford’s famed Peppercorn’s Grill will take you through a 5-course cooking lesson where you can participate in a masterful creation or sit back and learn from a true local gem. The lucky winner of this experience can work with Dino to help develop the menu.
Donor: Peppercorn’s Grill

Amelia Island Getaway

Enjoy a three-night stay in an Executive King Suite at the Residence Inn by Marriott - Amelia Island in Florida. Your visit includes a round of golf for 4 at the Golf Club of Amelia.
Donors: Meyer Jabara Hotels and Renee and Diane Samuels

David Yurman Bracelet

Oval cable link bracelet from the David Yurman collection.
Donor: Lux Bond & Green

VIP Visit to London

Your London getaway includes a 2-night/3-day stay at a fully furnished and accessorized executive apartment, two Platinum Membership seats to see the Arsenal Football Club play at Emirates Stadium and an invitation the Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London personally escorted by the Serving Military Officer in charge of the event.
Donors: Oakwood Worldwide and New England Asset Management, Ltd.

Luxurious Weekend in Maine

Your gracious hosts invite 3 couples to enjoy a 2-night stay in a picturesque log cabin and will provide light apps Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning and dinner Saturday night.
Donors: Kate and Glen Bolduc

Let’s Go Yankees, Let’s Go!

See the Bronx Bombers take on the Texas Rangers on Sunday, August 12th with 4 tickets behind home plate (Section 121A) at Yankee Stadium.
Donor: Bank of America

Weber Genesis II SE-310 LP

Weber is a name you know and trust. This upgraded gas grill features an open cart design, stainless steel cooking grates, flavorizer bars and fuel gauge as well as a Weber grill cover.
Donor: Hoffman Auto Group

Signed Jersey from MLB Pitching Legend Sandy Koufax

Own a piece of history with a Sandy Koufax Autographed 1955 Mitchell & Ness Dodgers Jersey with Certificate of Authenticity. A famed former pitcher for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Koufax is a 6-time All-Star and winner of the CY Young Award in 1963, 1965 and 1966.
Donor: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

One Week on Beautiful Cape Cod

One week in a spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bath home, .2 miles from the beach on Cape Cod near the Cape Cod National Golf Club. The master bedroom has a king bed and private bath, two bedrooms with queen beds (one with private en suite bath), and the fourth bedroom has two twin size bunk beds. Updated open concept kitchen with entertaining space. Large yard with two patios, outdoor fireplace, and hot tub.
Donors: Jane and Gregg Cerosky

Calling All Patriots Fans

A true collector’s item awaits with a signed Patriots jersey signed by 5-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. The framed memorabilia comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Donors: Cherrie and Andy Bessette

In-Home Party for 20

Indulgence is served with a fun and fantastic party for 20. Emily’s Catering will create a memorable event specifically for you, one morsel at a time. A selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres along with stationary displays will make your party extra special. Two professional staff members will keep the party flowing while you socialize with your guests.
Donor: Emily’s Catering

It’s Wine Time

Chamard Vineyard's private signature wine tasting for 10 includes a guided tour through the wine cellar and seasonal hors d' oeuvres. Experience one of Connecticut’s most beautiful wineries and hospitality that is second to none during your visit.
Donor: Chamard Vineyards

Ready for Some Football?

4 tickets to any one preseason or regular season home NE Patriots football game at Gillette Stadium. Section 335, row 13 or equivalent; excluding Columbus Day weekend. Must call or text donors within 30 days of winning the auction item.
Donors: Cynthia and Craig Bond

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Here is your chance to own the largest, most detailed LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model ever created! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo's unforgettable space freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, laser cannons, landing legs, and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. If you are a fan of Star Wars, this is a must have item!
Donor: Anonymous

A Day as a Yard Goats VIP

Enjoy a day at Dunkin Donuts Park as a Yard Goats VIP! Your experience includes a private luxury suite for up to 24 guests, a pre-game behind-the-scenes tour of Dunkin Donuts Park and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of the game at any Yard Goats home game (Monday-Thursday) of the 2018 Season.
Donor: Hartford Yard Goats

Big Green Truck pizza party for 50

Enjoy a one of a kind pizza party for up to 50 guests. These specially outfitted antique trucks serve as mobile pizzerias – they pull up to the party location, turn the wooden sides into tables, heat up the wood fired pizza oven and start to make fresh, hot pizzas right on the spot!
Donor: Big Green Truck Pizza

See Elton John in Style

Your chance to see a legend! You and a guest can have the opportunity to see one of music’s greatest icons perform on his final world tour. These hard to procure seats are 20 rows back in Section 114 at the XL Center on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. A limo ride to and from the show will allow you to enjoy your evening with the “Rocket Man” to the fullest.
Donors: XL Center and Cherrie and Andy Bessette

Croft Vintage Port 1977

Croft is one of the most distinguished of all Port houses. Founded in 1588, it is the oldest firm still active today as a Port wine producer. With a red brick color turning to amber on the rim the 1977 Croft reveals a seductive, ripe and complex nose with undertones of rich jammy and figgy fruit. There is fine caramel and exotic notes of cedar wood and spice.
Donors: Marshall and Gerda Grossack

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Imagine lush tropical gardens, shimmering pink sand beaches, azure blue seas and spectacular sunsets, and you have envisioned Bermuda. The perfect trip for two includes a four (4) night stay at the Southampton Fairmont, airfare from anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, daily breakfast for two (2) and concierge service for booking.
Donors: The Esposito Family in Memory of Donna Hughes

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