Sharpen your hooks for this one...you and your guest will experience outstanding Pacific Salmon fishing for three days and two nights at Warm Springs Resort, located at the head of Bute Inlet on the private Stuart Island, British Columbia, Canada. Think of the excitement of hooking a large salmon on the open seas with the help of a world class guide. Imagine being pampered by an attentive staff while enjoying amazing meals skillfully prepared by a professional chef. Experienced guides, fishing equipment, sleeping accommodation and meals are included for you and a guest.
Hunting at Big Oak Plantation - 2 Days for 4 Guests Donated by IronPlanet
If you are a discerning upland bird hunter who wants a truly authentic plantation-style quail hunt and who enjoys the finer things in life, you will love the experience on the 1,350 acre Big Oak Plantation, just south of Atlanta, Georgia. Your gun and shells will be provided. The package also includes the best in Southern hospitality with spacious accommodations at comfortable Big Oak Lodge and three meals a day. You may also enjoy the challenging skeet range, one of the stocked fishing ponds, or playing a round of golf on the Par-3 course.
Valued at approximately: $4,000.00
NASCAR Package at the 2013 Brickyard 400 Donated by Vermeer Corporation
Start your engines, NASCAR fans! Don’t miss out on this racecar speedway weekend event for two. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a behind the scene view of the race and the pit area. You and friend are headed for a super speed filled weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence.
This package includes:
2 Hot Pitt Passes for Saturday and Sunday race
Access to the pit area during the driver practice and qualifying rounds in addition to being there during the Nationwide and Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup races
2 night hotel stay in a Wyndham property hotel
Valued at approximately: $5,000.00
NCAA Men's Final Four Donated by Caterpillar and Caterpillar Financial
The greatest two days of college basketball will be upon you and a guest! The 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament culminates with the Final Four at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on April 6th and April 8th. Saturday (April 6th) play will serve up two of the most-heated matchups of the year as the Final Four teams pair up to compete in the Semifinal round of the Tournament. You simply cannot get access to two college basketball games of this caliber at any other point in the season. This is it - the NCAA Final Four Semifinal Round! Admission to the Semifinal Round gets you access to both games ... back-to-back! That is one day of college hoops you will always remember! The NCAA Final Four Championship Game admission gets you access to the big one, the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game on Monday, April 8th! It does not get any sweeter or more elite than this! Make sure you are there with premium seating.
2 Tickets in section (101-102,109-111,120-122,129-131,140 - lower corner) for both semifinal rounds plus the Championship game
4 night stay at an Atlanta 3-Star Hotel check in on Friday April 5th check out April 9th
Valued at approximately: $5,000.00
Napa Valley VIP Weekend Experience Donated by EPG Insurance Inc.
This Napa Valley trip for two includes first-class hotel accommodations for three nights at the luxurious Villagio Inn and Spa in Napa Valley, Calif. Enjoy the V.I.P. treatment during your own private tasting of premium wines with the sommelier at Merryvale Vineyards. Delight your palates with an all-inclusive wine and cheese experience featuring hand-selected cheeses, charcuterie and five Merryvale wines. Before heading home, cap off your long weekend with dinner for two at Napa Valley's top-rated Redd restaurant. Package includes roundtrip coach domestic airfare for two to and from any American Airlines destination within the contiguous 48 United States and Canada.
Valued at approximately: $3,000.00
The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta
- 2 tickets to final 2 days of the Masters.
- 1 Local Hotel Room for 3 nights
- 2 Hospitality Passes
You and a friend will attend the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National, golf’s most prestigious event. Since 1934, it has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf. It is currently ranked the number one course in Golf Digest's list of America's 100 greatest courses. Your package also includes a 5 Star Hospitality Experience including:
A hospitality facility featuring southern charm and a country club feel with 8000 square feet of patios and veranda 50 yards from gate 9 main gate.
Breakfast Buffet served from 7-10:30 with Select Coffees, Cappuccinos and Cocoa and an elegant multi course luncheon.
12 plasma screen TVs broadcasting news, sports, and network tournament coverage throughout the week.
Premium complimentary Cigars.
Wi-Fi internet service throughout the club and private business center featuring 3 workstation/computers with high speed internet access.
Afternoon Hors D’Oeurves.
Premium Open Bar from Sun-Up to 30 minutes after the last putt.
Pairings Sheets and Augusta Magazine Guide.
3-hole putting course, provided by Southwest Greens.
Your Golden Platter Sports Event Management Team On Site.
Valued at approximately: $5,000.00
Golf at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio – 2 Nights for 3 Guests Donated by Paladin Construction Group
The history of Firestone stretches back over a half century to August 10, 1929 when Harvey Firestone drove the first ball down the fairway to open the new South Course designed by the late Bert Way. Throughout the years, the legends of the game have left their permanent footprints on the fairways at Firestone. The epic contests held on these grounds have become an important part of the game's history, and have made Firestone Country Club famous throughout the world. In 2009 Firestone Country Club was ranked #4 Private Facilities in Golf World's "Readers Choice Award."
You and two guests will enjoy the challenging South Course with luxurious overnight accommodations at the Firestone Villa, friendly and professional staff, and outstanding cuisine at the Clubhouse to create the ultimate golf experience.
Valued at approximately: $2,000.00
Kingsmill Golf Weekend in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia Donated by Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.
Spend a weekend at a championship golf resort in Virginia – Kingsmill Resort & Spa. Located in historic Williamsburg, Va. along the James River, Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va., is the annual host of the LPGA Michelob UL-TRA Open each May. You and three guests will stay in a two-bedroom, course-side condominium and enjoy Kingsmill’s unparalleled Southern hospitality and fastidious service in a breathtaking setting.
ADDITIONAL PACKAGE DETAILS:
Package includes overnight accommodations for two nights and one round of golf each day for four people on both the River and Plantation Courses.
Airfare not included.
Valued at approximately: $2,500.00
Scottsdale Golf Retreat for 9 Donated by WTP Advisors
Enjoy a week in a deluxe golf retreat in Cave Creek, North of Scottsdale, Arizona. This 5,000+ sq. ft. vacation villa sleeps 9 (2 king beds and 5 twins). Included is a foursome at the following 5-star private golf club: The Golf Club Scottsdale or FireRock Country Club. Enjoy all the amenities Scottsdale has to offer. Perfect for team building, customer entertaining, or a family getaway. Not available during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years.
Valued at approximately: $9,200.00
Florida Retreat at Legends Golf & Country Club Donated by Gorilla Hammers, Inc.
Overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of historic citrus groves, where orange blossoms once bloomed as far as the eye could see, is Legends Golf & Country Club. It's located in one of Florida's most charming area, just 35 minutes west of Orlando in Clermont. Legends is a dream community - a place where you can relax by the pool, a place where you can enjoy an afternoon playing golf, tennis, spend a luxurious day at the spa, simply watch the Florida sun set in full color and watch the Epcot fireworks from the lanai.
You and your guests will stay in a four-bedroom, course-side executive home. Package includes overnight accommodations for three nights and one round of golf at the Legends Golf & Country Club.
Valued at approximately: $3,000.00
South Sea Pearl Pendant Necklace Donated by BLS Enterprises, Inc.
In this beautiful necklace contains the South Sea cultured pearl which highly sought after for its size and luster. Our necklace features a 12-13mm pearl. 18’ necklace is set in 14kt white gold.
White South Sea pearls are often referred to as the queen of gems. They are among the largest and most valuable pearls produced in the world. They are grown primarily in Western Australia in the Pinctada maxima pearl oyster. This oyster, which can grow as large as a dinner plate, produces pearls with a satin-like luster, which is an unmistakable characteristic of white South Sea pearls. They are amongst the largest commercially harvested cultured pearls today, and also the rarest, which is why they are the most valuable.
Valued at approximately: $1,800.00
His and Hers Movado Swiss Watches Donated by LiuGong Construction Machinery Dressta North America, Ltd.
Not one but two timeless classics by Movado. Clean and contemporary, Movado's Concerdo watch is a masterpiece of sophistication. For him a Men's Concerto automatic watch, 40 mm stainless steel case with black 3-hand dial with silver-toned signature concave dot. For her, a Women's Concerto watch, 30 mm stainless steel case and link bracelet, black Museum® dial with discreet minute index.
Valued at approximately: $2,150.00
"Wine Locker Stuffer" - Assortment of Fine Red Wines Donated by Ajax Tool Works, Inc.
2 Bottles of GEMSTONE, 2007 Proprietary Red Wine A gorgeous perfume of blue and blackberries and crushed rocks gives rise to minerality in the aromatics. With the tell-tale purity and equilibrium/harmony that are so much a part of this vintage as well as sweet tannins, this flashy, gorgeously proportioned, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon should be accessible young, yet age nicely for 15-25 years. This wine may turn out to be the finest wine this estate has yet to produce.
2 Bottles of STAGLINE FAMILY VINEYARD, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon The wine has a deep ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of scorched earth, crème de cassis and blueberry, and some and cedar tobacco leaf. Complex for such a young wine, but with full-bodied richness, a multi-layered mouthfeel and superb purity and depth, this wine will last at least 20+ years.
2 Bottle of ALTAMURA, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Notes of espresso roast, graphite, black currants, sweet black cherries and earthy, loamy terroir are all present in this dense purple, full-bodied, exuberant, concentrated and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. This shows both power and finesse, ending with a wonderful burst of dark berry fruit. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.
3 Bottles of VINE HILL RANCH, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Expect wild aromas of crushed blackberries and cassis with dusty cocoa nib, echoes of a woodland floor, intricate spices of dried sage, anise and black truffles. A long, long finish adds to an impression great balance and sheer pedigree. Only 75 of this three pack collection were produced!
Valued at approximately: $1,780.00
A Case of Exquisite 2008 Château La Dominique Wine Donated by Bomag
Tasting La Dominique is an exquisite experience for the senses. From the first scent, it is the exuberance of the fruit which dominates. Red and black fruits mingle in a bouquet of subtle aromas, underpinned by a rich, concentrated tone. Its fullness and length in the mouth, with soft tannins, give the wines of Château La Dominique their unique character which is recognized the world over, that harmonious alliance of the velvety power of Saint-Emilion and the vigour of Pomerol. La Dominique shares absolutely the same conditions as Cheval Blanc, one of the best wineries in the region. The Chateau La Dominique is a Fayat company. Bomag is also under the Fayat umbrella.
Valued at approximately: $2,500.00
The Iron Horse Seating™ 1000, High Back Executive Chair Donated by United Group, Industrial Seats Div.
This collection includes the iPad 3- 64 GB with WiFi capability, Smart Cover and 2 year AppleCare Protection plan plus an iPod touch- 32 GB. The iPad 3 and iPod touch offers the latest in Apple services including Facetime so you always stay in contact. This new, third-generation iPad with stunning retina display, 5mp iSight® camera and ultrafast 4G LTE for hours of fun and creativity on the go. The AppleCare Protection Plan for up to 2 years provides one stop for technical support with Apple experts for both hardware coverage and software support. With the iPod touch, you don’t just play your music. You hear it, and see it, in entirely different ways.
Valued at approximately: $1,200.00
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THANK YOU TO RITCHIE BROS. AND TO OUR GENEROUS AUCTION ITEM DONORS!
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